Chocolate Cinnamon Pancakes
Over the holidays I picked up a copy of The Feed Zone Cookbook from Allen Lim and Biju Thomas. I recently started flipping through it (don’t ask me why it took so long!) and got excited about trying some of the recipes.
After last weekend’s TrainingPeaks University where it was catered by the above mentioned chefs’ company Skratch Labs, I became even more motivated to dig in.
Breakfast is the theme for March so I gave some of their breakfast options a whirl. I haven’t eaten pancakes in a while so that looked appealing. I will warn you I tend to use cookbooks as guidelines and modify to what I have or am in the mood for.
I flipped to page and saw the almond cinnamon pancakes. As I didn’t have almond flour and didn’t want to grind my almonds to make my own, I modified it to rice flour and decided to make them chocolate flavored.
In a bowl as my pan was heating on the stove I mixed (amounts are approximate, I don’t really measure):
½ c brown rice flour
1 T Agave nector
3-4 T Almond milk
1 scoop protein powder
1 T cocoa
¼ t cinnamon
This made three pancakes and I cooked them in coconut oil. As they were cooking I warmed some frozen blueberries in the microwave. I spread a little almond butter on them and topped them with the blueberries. That added liquid so no syrup was needed.
I think in less than 10 minutes (including the time to grab the cookbook from my shelf) I was sitting down to a hot and filling breakfast.
The chocolate and cinnamon were definitely a great combination. Next time I might even try to make them ‘Mexican’ style with a little cayenne pepper. These were pretty hearty and gave me plenty of energy for my 2 hour ride later that morning that included more than just a few VO2 Max intervals.
What is your favorite kind of pancakes? And be sure to come back next Friday when we talk about waffles!