Sometimes a little Insanity in life is great. When I did the long 58 min Insanity workout (I usually avoid that one--it's hard), I was dripping sweat and shaky after 15 minutes, but I kept going, fantasizing about what flavors to combine to make the ultimate protein pancake lunch treat. This is what I came up with, and it tasted amazing. In fact, just typing up the ingredients is making me want it for dessert. Or dinner. I wonder if the hubby would mind...
yields 6 little pancakes
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons Wild Friends Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter
4 teaspoons ground chia seeds
1 teaspoon psyllium husk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 mashed banana
1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs
optional: additional Wild Friends Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter and raw cacao nibs, for topping
This topping is ridiculously good. If Wild Friends wanted to send me some, I would cry tears of joy most likely. I'm still imagining a Wild Friends/Running Girl Bakery dream team...maybe one day. Dreaming big!
1. Mash banana, and puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor until creamy; set aside 10 minutes to thicken and set.
2. Preheat oven and bake "pancakes" on parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat at 350F for 8-10 min, or cook traditionally in a pan stovetop.
3. Enjoy warm and top with Wild Friends Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter and raw cacao nibs if desired.