Hot Chocolate

Seriously, though, who doesn’t love hot chocolate? I mean, the whole concept of hot cocoa, next to the fire place, with cookies just screams Christmas!

December 12 was National Cocoa Day. I, therefore, made pancakes….

WP_004887Hot Chocolate Protein Pancakes

serves 1

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 packet hot chocolate, reduced calorie, diet or fat free
  • 2 Tbsp cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg substitute, or 2 egg whites
  • dash cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Blend in a food processor until completely smooth. Spoon the batter onto a warm pan, over medium heat, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Flip and cook accordingly.

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Marshmallows are a classic hot chocolate topper, so I tried adding a few mini marshmallows to the pancakes and found that the mallows melted when you flip them. SO, out came the fluff! I topped these chocolatey pancakes with some fluff, that melted over the cakes and added the perfect sweetness!

Heck! Hot Chocolate is so good, Tom Hanks sings a song about it!

Hope that made you smile  🙂

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