My MEH (Meat Eating Husband) buys chocolate protein by ten pound bags. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my Friday night than to play around in the kitchen with protein. This is my FIRST attempt at protein ‘crepes’, and I must say, they turned out pretty dam good.
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Recipe (Makes 4-5 crepes):

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (I used atta flour)
  • 2 scoops of whey protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup skim milk
  • 2 heaping Tbsp Greek Yogurt

Directions:
1. Mix all of the dry ingredients together and then combine the wet ingredients.
2. On medium-high heat, spray large frying pan with cooking oil.
3. Place one scoop of the batter in the centre of the frying pan and then spread the batter out by holding the handle and moving the pan around.
4. Cook the batter on one side for 3-4 minutes on until you see air bubbles. Then, flip the crepe on the other side and cook for another two minutes. Enjoy!

The Taste:
It felt like I was eating a chocolate spongecake, but flattened and more dense. Because I used atta flour, the pancakes has a similar consistency to that of a thin flat bread and were not as thin as a crepe.

For a more intense chocolate flavour, I recommend eating the crepes cold. I made a large batch and ate them on the run when I missed my alarm clock. They are perfect for on the go!

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It’s about balance . . . 
I have been trying to make my own crepes and chapati’s for weeks now because I noticed the frozen chapatis I had been purchasing from the grocery store contain a lot of ingredients I cannot pronounce on the nutrition label (a classic sign to try and make my own!). For these crepes, I used 100% whole wheat atta flour.  Atta flour is a flour that is finely milled, so it is used to make chapatis, phulkas, rotis, parathas, and other flat breads.Regardless of the whole grain flour you like to use, scientific research is telling us to eat as many whole grains as we can. The health benefits of choosing whole grains over refined grains (such as white bread, white rice, etc) are vast. Whole grains have been linked to reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. Beyond this, whole grains aid in supporting digestive health (enough said about that one!). To find out more about the benefits of whole grains click here

Overall recipe rating: 3/5 Kiwis

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