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….
- 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.
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 🙂