Banana Coconut POW Pancakes Topped with Chocolate – by Suus


I just started experimenting with your ultimate Protein Pow(d)er cookbook and from the start I am a big fan of the fluff and pancakes. Also I am a SUPER big fan of Quest bars and the coconut cashew is one of my favorites. For this challenge…. would I make muffins, pancakes, even bread?? No it HAS to be pancakes, because they are so easy to make and great for me to bring to work (I am a pilot), they are A LOT better than the crew meals! I just picked my favorite ingredients from the list – thought about the amounts I had to use and tried it…. Usually my first pancakes are a mess…. but THESE… were right from the beginning…. om nom nom nom.

I LOVE Nutella as well but that was not on the ingredient list so why not make my own chocolate sauce to top my pancakes?? Here you find my recipe and I hope you do enjoy them as much as I do!

I started off making the chocolate sauce first:


1/2 cup coconut milk (Coconut dream) unsweetened
50 gram Lindt 90% dark chocolate
1 teaspoon (4 gram) coconut sugar

Heat up the coconut milk in a cooking pan, add the chocolate (break in tiny pieces first) and whisk with a handheld whisker until you have a smooth sauce.

I added some coconut sugar for sweetness. You can leave it out or add more to your taste.

Then the pancake batter:


1/4 cup rolled oats (25 gram)
1/4 cup = 1 scoop Optimum Nutrition Whey Banana Cream
1 whole egg
1/2 cup liquid egg whites = 3 egg whites
1 small banana
1 Quest Coconut Cashew protein bar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda


1. First cut the Quest bar into very small pieces.

2. Then add all the other ingredients (except the Quest bar) into a bowl and blend together with a handmixer on low speed until a smooth batter.

3. Add in the Quest bar pieces and stir.

4. Bake the pancakes in a very HOT pan (nonstick and I used some coconut oil to make it further nonsticky). Once the batter is in the pan turn heat to medium and when the bubbles crack flip the pancake.

5. I topped my pancakes with half of a small banana, my chocolate sauce and some unsweetened coconut flakes.

IMG_4264Macros per pancakes (out of eight): 76 cal – 1,9 fat – 8,4 protein – 6,9 carb – 2,8 fiber – 1,5 sugar

Macros for the chocolate sauce (per 1 tablespoon): 32 cal – 3,05 fat – 0,5 protein – 1,2 carb