I’ve never been a person who liked sweet breakfast foods.
Cereal, waffles, pancakes, French toast— all of those things are sub-standard to me. I will gladly choose a breakfast burrito or bacon and eggs above a plate of pancakes anyday.
I make sweet breakfasts for my husband all the time. He enjoys eating oatmeal before work, so I like making overnight oats that are sweetened up with fruit. I’ll sneak a few tastes every now and then, but I typically stick to my savory breakfasts.
I tried these pancake bites out after finding a recipe on Pinterest. They looked so cute and easily poppable, so my husband could eat them on the go. I loved the way they turned out, and if I liked sweet breakfasts more, I’d eat them again!
This was my first time using protein pancake batter and it turned out really well. The Kodiak cakes brand is the one I chose, but I’ve seen the Krusteaz variety works well, too.
You can only slightly tell a difference between regular pancake mix and protein pancake mix. The protein mix is a bit thicker (probably because of the added protein) but other than that, it tastes remarkably similar. Once you mix in a bunch of strawberries and top with syrup, you can hardly tell a difference.
Strawberry Chocolate Chip Protein Pancake Bites
An easy breakfast to grab-and-go, with strawberries and chocolate chips to make mornings sweeter.
- 1 cup protein pancake mix (like Kodiak or Krusteaz)
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 cup diced strawberries
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Powdered sugar and syrup, for serving
- In a large bowl, whisk together pancake mix, milk and eggs. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a mini muffin tin well.
- Stir strawberries and chocolate chips into pancake mix. Pour pancake mix into mini muffin tins, going up about 2/3 full on each cup.
- Top with more berries & chocolate chips. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let muffin pan cool before turning out muffins on a wire rack to cool completely. Top with powdered sugar or syrup and serve.