Chocolate Chip Chickpea Pancakes (Flourless, single serving)

Quick and easy to make, you’d never guess these flourless chocolate chip pancakes have beans in them! Chickpeas, along with the molasses and vanilla, are what give these pancakes a “cookie dough” taste and texture and an extra boost of protein and healthy carbs

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Imagine a world where you can eat chocolate chip cookies for breakfast and still feel great and satisfied afterwards.
Well, no need to imagine because such a world exists. 🙂

You’d never guess it…, but these beans in here!

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Yes! Beans!

I was inspired by all the chickpea blondies and black bean brownies floating around the web, so I thought, hmmm… Beans. Can you pancake it?

And yes. Yes you can.

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Surprisingly, the beans are what give these pancakes this awesome “cookie dough” taste and texture, which reminds me of eating a huge stack of chocolate chip cookies, only light and fluffier. A big stack of chocolate chip cookies for a nutritious and healthy breakfast? Who can say no to that?

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Inside Pancakes by Vivian

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Pancakes
Serves 1, makes 4-5 medium pancakes
Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, flourless

For pancakes:
½ c drained canned chickpeas, no salt added
½ banana, mashed (save the other half for topping)
1 large egg
1 extra-large egg white
1 tsp coconut flour
2 tsp flax
½ tsp molasses
vanilla and stevia, to taste

¼ oz (1 tbsp) cocoa nibs
dark chocolate chunks: 1 tbsp
Real butter, for cooking

Toppings (ideas):
½ banana (saved from the pancake batter mix)
peanut butter
chocolate sauce: 1 tbsp cocoa powder + 1 tbsp almond milk + stevia
cottage cheese: 1 tbsp (optional)

First preheat a nonstick pan to medium to medium-high heat.
In a blender (I used a Magic Bullet), combine the pancake batter ingredients, except for the chunks or chips and cacao nibs. Fold in the chocolate chunks/chips and cacao nibs. Let the batter sit for a couple minutes.

Lightly grease the pan with a bit of butter. Once the pan is hot, do the pancake routine! Flip when bubbles form with a spatula.

Serve immediately! Top with whatever you like. I personally love enjoying these with some banana and my healthy chocolate sauce.

When I got to my last pancake, I thought a pancake sandwich would be fun, so that’s what I made. A little bit of cottage cheese, chocolate sauce, and banana slices. Best last two bites ever!!

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Entire recipe (not including toppings): 334 kcal, 12F, 41C (10g fiber, 12g sugar), 22P

Entire meal (including my toppings): 360 kcal, 17F, 63C (15g fiber, 24g sugar), 26P


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