By Amber

September 28th, 2020

This fall, we’ve decided to incorporate daily cooking or baking into our homeschool routine. Not only does this teach our kids (without them realizing they’re doing ‘school’) but it’s also a great bonding activity and something we have to do multiple times a day anyway, so we may as well take advantage of the teaching moments!

We recently watched the show “Down to Earth with Zac Efron” on Netflix and it really got us thinking about our health and ways we can improve it. Instead of eating sugary breakfasts, we’ve been trying to start the day with healthy and nutritious meals that are both filling and tasty. Last week we tried making protein pancakes and they turned out pretty well so we thought we’d share the recipe!

These pancakes are dairy-free, egg-free, and filled with superfoods to get your morning off to a great start. You’ll need non-dairy milk and buckwheat or other gluten-free flour, along with a few kitchen staples and your favorite chocolate protein powder. First, you’ll mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl and the non-dairy milk and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Then, combine them just until blended.

We like making our pancakes on an electric skillet because it heats up quickly and cooks evenly. I use a little coconut oil to keep the pancakes from sticking, but you can use whatever oil you prefer. We also sprinkled our pancakes with some cacao nibs!

Now because of the protein powder we used, ours were a little bitter so some fresh maple syrup was the key to sweetening them up. You could also eat these with fruit, yogurt, or other toppings you prefer! Our kids love measuring out the ingredients and we’ve really found baking and cooking together to be an enjoyable experience. Plus, the kids eat meals better when they have a hand in making it!

Check out the full recipe and pin the image below to save for later!

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Chocolate Buckwheat Protein Pancakes [Dairy and Egg Free!]
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These chocolate buckwheat protein pancakes are a filling morning breakfast that's also super healthy, plus dairy-free and egg-free!
  • 1 Cup Malk or other dairy-free milk
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Cacao nibs to taste
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil (for skillet)
  1. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl
  2. Mix wet ingredients in small bowl
  3. Pour wet ingredient mixture into large bowl and stir just until blended
  4. Heat skillet to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  5. Melt oil on skillet
  6. Pour ¼ cup of batter to form pancakes
  7. Sprinkle a few cacao nibs on each pancake
  8. Flip when bubbles appear on the top side
  9. Remove from skillet and enjoy!

This post currently has 11 responses.

  • Mia E.

    I bake with my grandchildren frequently and find it is a good way to bond and learn how to follow directions. I like how healthy and tasty this recipe looks.

  • monique s

    These look like such a treat. I have never tried buckwheat and the chocolate is so tempting

  • Michelle S

    I really like the idea of cinnamon and chocolate! It sounds like it would be good with raspberries on top.

  • gloria patterson

    I have ate a LOT of buckwheat pancakes over many years. Buckwheat is a big thing in county just up the road from me. Everybody is eating buckwheat pancakes and sausage. Crownings, fair, fun time for all. But I have never had or even saw/heard of anybody using chocolate. This will be on my try list

  • Sarah L

    Cooking with kids is a great way to get them interested in the food they eat. My father used to make buckwheat pancakes.

  • Sarah Hayes

    I love the ingredients in these! This is definitely something Id love to make especially since they have protein.

  • Dana Andrakowicz

    I have be pancake kick looking for a recipe like this! My husband is on a pancake kick lately! I have been doing Weight Watchers so I don’t like to eat unhealthy. These look amazing!

  • Helga

    I love buckwheat pancakes and these sound great for people with egg and dairy intolerance.

  • Lauryn R

    These pancakes sound delicious, I love that they are so good for you! I think my kids would like them too, especially since they love helping me as well. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

  • Thomas Gibson

    Very unique recipe for pancakes. I would love to try with added blueberries.

  • These look delicious!

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