It is very common to have a severe sweet tooth when you are dieting. My theory is that your body wants to replace the calories you are burning, and the fastest way to do that is through sweet rich foods. So even a person, like me, who doesn’t normally crave sweets can find herself staring at the peanut butter like an addict stares at crack cocaine.
To satisfy my body’s cravings, I tend to make more sweet flavored high-protein treats like fun protein shakes, protein popsicles and protein pancakes. Today, I was in the mood for something a little different so I whipped this concoction together and it was totally delish!!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cakes
1 Scoop Adaptogen Tasty Whey Chocolate Protein
1 Tablespoon PB2 (powdered Peanut Butter)
1/4 C Steel Cut Oats
1/4 C Greek Yogurt
1/2 C Eggwhites
1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil
3 Packets of Stevia (optional)
Whisk all of the above ingredients together until it has your desired consistency. I personally wanted my cakes a little thin. I used coconut oil to prepare the pan and wanted to make several smaller pancakes so I could put the extras in the fridge for snacks or quick breakfasts.
Top your cakes with a teaspoon of peanut butter and light maple syrup. If you have really been good on your diet and you want to take this over the top, add a few mini semi sweet chocolate chips on top – or chocolate sprinkles to give it some crunch.
Makes 8 small 4″ pancakes.
Nutrients per cake:
Nutrients for a light meal:
2 cakes, 1 teaspoon of peanut butter & 1 ounce light maple syrup
Nutrients for a big manly meal:
4 cakes, 1 tablespoon peanut butter & 2 ounces light maple syrup