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Growing up it was a Sunday tradition that my mom would make pancakes. It was something we all looked forward to each week. Mom worked 3rd shift when I was little but on Sundays, I had her all to myself. She would wake up and make a batch of pancakes and I could spend some quality time with her while she cooked chatting about the week before.

To this day, I’ve kept that tradition strong. Mostly every Sunday I wake up and head to the kitchen to make my favorite dish; pancakes! Our daughter loves her mommy’s pancakes especially these chocolate cakes topped with sliced strawberries. What a perfect pair; dark chocolate and strawberries! I know it sounds decadent and rich however these pancakes are packed full of protein and taste like a dessert. Yummy!

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About a year ago, my hubby came across Kodiak cakes and oh, my goodness, I am in love! It makes my pancake mixing a cinch and is filled with protein. There are several different ways you can make these cakes depending on how much protein you want to add.

  • You can add just water to the mix (however I feel like the cakes aren’t as fluffy),
  • you can add just milk,
  • or add milk and a whole egg.
  • I, however, add a cup of  lightly whipped liquid egg whites to my dry mix for added protein and these pancakes are so yummy and fluffy! 

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I then top my cakes with sliced, fresh strawberries and drizzle lightly with 100% maple syrup (optional). You could even add sliced bananas which would be so delicious! Give these pancakes a try and join in on our Sunday tradition.

So do you have a weekly meal tradition with your family? Would love to hear from you so let me know by leaving a comment below!

Chocolate and Strawberry Pancakes

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Serves: 4

Protein packed pancakes that taste like a dessert!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Kodiak Power Cakes dry mix (dark chocolate)
  • 1 cup lightly beaten All Whites liquid egg whites (or 1 cup Skim Milk)
  • 8 strawberries sliced
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • Pam Spray
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine dry mix and liquid until combined and smooth
  2. Heat a flat griddle or frying pan
  3. Lightly spray surface with pam spray
  4. Ladle ¼ cup of pancake mix onto griddle
  5. Let pancake set for 2 minutes
  6. Flip pancake when you see bubbles forming
  7. Cook opposite side for 1 minute and remove from heat
  8. Repeat until all pancakes are cooked
  9. Top with sliced strawberries and syrup
  10. Serve immediately

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