Celebrate February’s day of love with a sweet brunch idea that will satisfy your need for chocolate-covered strawberries. Aside from being low in calories ¡ª under 260 ¡ª these adorable heart-shaped flapjacks are made with protein powder. The pancakes are also topped with a Greek yogurt sauce so the protein punch (almost 20 grams) will keep you energized for a run with your favorite loved one or any other type of physical activity you have in mind.
It’s fun to draw these heart-shaped pancakes freehand, or if you’re not feeling so artsy, place a metal cookie cutter on the pan and fill it with batter for more precise shapes. Either way, these pink protein pancakes are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
For pancakes:1 cup whole-wheat flour2 ounces vanilla protein powder (I used Garden of Life Raw)1 tablespoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 egg1 tablespoon maple syrup1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup vanilla soy milk (or almond milk)1 tablespoon canola oil8 fresh strawberries, pur¨¦ed (can use frozen)Cooking spray for pan
For the sauce:8 fresh strawberries, pur¨¦ed (can use frozen)6 ounces nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
For the topping:5 fresh strawberries, chopped4 squares of dark chocolate, chopped