Hey luvs,

We are all about pancakes again today. More cocoa pancakes!

Really?!? More cocoa pancakes? Yep. C’mon we know there is never enough pancakes in the world. More the better πŸ˜‰

Michelle thinks so.

And I do too!

Guess we are on a little pancake kick lately.

Hemp protein cocoa pancakes that are grain-free gluten-free nut-free soy-free dairy-free and low sugar.

grain-free hemp protein cocoa pancakes recipe from purelytwins.com

Just like our 4 ingredient cocoa pancakes we aimed to keep the ingredient list short for these protein pancakes as well.

We also wanted to jazz these pancakes up with adding in some protein powder. So we reduced the amount of eggs and plantains to add in hemp protein. Β  We actually got this idea from our original plantain protein pancakes.
Perfect pillow-like protein pancakes.

healthy gluten free hemp protein pancakes

These pancakes are light and fluffy. Perfect for drizzling with maple syrup or honey. Or topping with yogurt and fresh fruit.

two cocoa easy pancakes

And our cocoa pancake love continues…

Happy protein pancake making!

hemp protein cocoa pancakes

hemp protein cocoa pancakes


  • 1/4 cup hemp protein powder
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao
  • 1/2 green/yellow plantain (3 1/2oz once peeled)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, liquid
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ** optional few drops stevia for sweetness


  1. Peel plantain.
  2. Place peeled plantain into food processor or blender.
  3. Add in eggs, hemp protein powder and raw cacao powder.
  4. Mix together.
  5. Next add in coconut oil and vanilla.
  6. Continue to blend together.
  7. Heat up skillet or griddle on medium-low heat.
  8. Scoop about 3-4 tablespoons of batter and cook until bubbly on top and golden on the bottom, about 4 minutes.
  9. Flip and cook until golden on the bottom, about 2 more minutes.
  10. Makes about 10-12 pancakes. Serves 1-2.


Promise we make more than just cocoa pancakes like these other great recipes.

plantain protein pancakes

Our plantain egg-free (vegan friendly) pancakesΒ 

our green spinach protein pancakes

baked tahini pancakes


thin plantain pancakes

[Tweet “#glutenfree chocolate hemp protein pancakes perfect for breakfast “]

We are off to go dream about more pancakes πŸ˜‰

What pancake flavor is your favorite? Waffles or pancakes? Share your purely thoughts below.


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9 thoughts on “hemp protein cocoa pancakes

  1. Do you realize it’s impossible to see a plantain and NOT think of you girls! πŸ™‚ And I just did the stats on this recipe and it’s a great breakfast for me – 20+g protein and 20g of carbs. LOVE!! Adding to my meal plan now! πŸ™‚

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    1. awww thanks Heather πŸ˜‰ xoxo

      Posted on January 23, 2014 at 7:50 pm
  2. I am so with Heather on the plantain- purely twins association! It’s a good thing. πŸ™‚ These look awesome, as always.

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 5:14 pm
    1. haha love it πŸ™‚

      Posted on January 23, 2014 at 7:49 pm
  3. mmmmmm these look to die for! it’s been so long since i have made a pancake but the looks of your savoury pancake today was AMAZING

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 8:09 pm
  4. I so wish I was at home to make these!! YUM!!

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 9:34 pm
  5. I live in Australia and can’t get plaintains here. Is there something I can substitute? I know bananas aren’t the same. I lives in NY for over a decade so I know plaintains…I need to make these pancakes!!!

    Posted on January 24, 2014 at 5:35 pm
  6. OMG, I just made the pancakes, you women are brilliant they are soooooooo gooood! Thank YOU!

    Posted on February 5, 2014 at 10:22 pm