Chocolate Socca Pancakes & a Smile

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You know what brings a smile to my face? Not this, that's for sure.

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Hehe you can tell I was having fun with photoshop, can't ya?

Now, THIS will bring a smile to your face!  Let's go ahead and turn that frown right side up, shall we? :D

Chocolate Socca Pancakes

Ingredients:

1/4 C garbanzo flour (chickpea)

1/4 C oat flour (I grind my oats)

1/2 tsp baking powder

3 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 tsp stevia

1/2 C almond milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

First, grab a medium bowl and mix all the dry ingredients.  Then, simply add the wet ingredients and whisk away! The consistency will be perfectly liquidy, but will hold together rather well.

When you ladle on the batter onto the sprayed pan, you can use the 1/4 C measuring cup to make them even.  Approximately 3 pancakes will come out as a result.  Serves 1 happy camper. :P

I had 'em with a side of bold coffee as usual.  I didn't realize how much I missed coffee since my recovery!

Of course, I topped it off with one of my fave foods.  Fage Greek yogurt, honey,  and fruit.

I really loved these pancakes because of their nutritional value, and because they've been keeping me satiated for at least 3 hours so far!  That's rare for me as I'm usually hungry every 2 hours.

They're a bit on the chewy and dense side, as opposed to the normal "fluffy" and buttery effect that one would expect from pancakes.

Now, I don't count calories and I usually eat perfectly sized portions for ME.  I wouldn't want anyone to get obsessed with all that useless calorie counting junk--at least not when they're here in this blog.

I do, however, count them if I'm eating, say...a twinkie or something.  Hah! Just an example.

Regardless of all that, I'd like to show you the amazing nutrition in this breakfast pre-topping!  Just because I know that calories are still important to some extent, and some of you may want to know the protein statistics. I think it all depends on when and why we should think about calories.  Moderation in thinking about calories is important too--I just think we shouldn't overdo it.  I believe it ultimately comes down to listening to our bodies.

There are approximately 230 calories and well over 13%, or 10 g of  protein! I don't think that's too shabby considering that there's a full day ahead of us and we can keep getting more protein from other foods. ;)

With that said, make this breakfast with your favorite toppings on!

As for these cookies that I had mentioned last time...

Oopsies!!! Somebody lost the recipe!! Noooooo.  These cookies had the unique spice called "Coriander" and coconut oil, and it was my first time trying Coriander  in a baked goodie.  Hopefully I can find the recipe the future.

My weekend was filled with "trying to effectively study" with not a whole lot of studying done.  I kept dozing off as I hit the textbooks and E-books.

I hope you're all having a blessed start of the week.  After reading some blogs, I'm now craving Jessica's Tiramisu Froast and Hannah's bars. Mmmmm

Have you ever tried to post a recipe and then realized that you lost it?

What's one memorable event about your weekend?

What's have YOU been craving or wanting to try lately?

Grace & Peace,

Ellie <33