hemp protein cocoa raspberry cream pancakes

by purelytwins

On my way over to Lori’s I was getting caught up on one of my podcasts that I like to listen to — Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast. I was listening to the one about anxiety. And what Ben said at the beginning really hit home for me, as I never really had anxiety before until a few years ago. It seems to come with age as the older we get the more stress and responsibility we feel leading us to always be thinking of what we should be doing or what we should have accomplished already. The doctor on the show mentioned that the word SHOULD be taken out of our vocabulary as it brings anxiety.

As I sat there in traffic I thought about that statement. How true. Now as I get older I notice myself thinking about everything I wanted to have accomplished by now in my life. The pressure of others judging me for things I should be doing… the pressure I put on myself for not reaching certain goals.

I could feel me getting anxious. Nervous. Stressed.

Do you know what helps me when I have anxiety?


Especially ones with a raspberry cream.

Haha, okay, pancakes might not help completely but they should make me feel good! They bring back happy memories, therefore I am more calm. Take that anxiety.

Lori is facing a little anxiety this morning. Well, we all are over here as today she finds out the SEX of her baby!!!!!! Happy dance

Raspberries are one of our favorite fruits. Besides figs of course. A little side note: they taste wonderful together for a post workout smoothie in case you were wondering 😉

Grain-free hemp protein cocoa raspberry cream pancakes.

grain free cocoa raspberry cream pancakes purelytwins

It feels like forever since we’ve made pancakes as waffles have been our thing lately.

Pancakes are coming back.

But really, do pancakes ever go out of style?!? Probably not.

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Our anxiety raised a little as we felt the pressure to deliver an amazing recipe.

After a few recipe trials we are happy to say that these fit the purely twins bill of approval!

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The pancakes are light and fluffy with a subtle cocoa flavor.

And the smooth creamy raspberry cream completes the mile high stack of pancakes.

Layers and layers of heavenly bliss with each spoonful.  Chocolate and raspberries are perfect together.

A sure fix to any anxiety 😉

raspberry cream chocolate pancakes grain free hemp protein purelytwins

How to make hemp protein grain-free, gluten-free, low sugar chocolate pancakes with raspberry cream.

Substitution ideas:

Replace arrowroot starch with corn starch, tapioca or potato starch.

Replace cocoa with carob for those that can’t have chocolate.

Replace hemp protein powder with your favorite protein powder or nut meal.

Replace coconut milk with any milk or non-dairy alternative you like.

We have not tried it with a flax gel to replace egg to make it vegan, but we think it should work.


hemp protein cocoa raspberry cream pancakes

Quick simple healthy chocolate waffles with a delicious naturally sweetened dairy-free raspberry cream. Perfect pancakes for brunch. Light and fluffy filled with protein and healthy fats to fuel you for the day.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 medium pancakes 1x


  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch (1oz)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (1oz)
  • 6 tablespoons hemp protein powder (1 1/2oz)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 810 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, liquid (1/2oz)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (4oz)
  • 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

raspberry cream

  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 45 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Place all dry ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together.
  3. Next add in egg, vanilla, stevia and coconut oil.
  4. Stir.
  5. Next add in coconut milk and apple cider vinegar.
  6. Continue to stir.
  7. Cook pancakes on skillet. A few minutes on one side, then flip to cook the other side.

Raspberry cream directions

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until creamy.
  2. Scoop cream onto pancakes.


  • Serving Size: 1-2 servings

Next time you feel a little anxious, give us a call and we will bring you some chocolate raspberry protein pancakes 🙂


Who wants some chocolate raspberry cream pancakes? Do you like raspberries? What is your favorite fruit?

Do you suffer from anxiety? How do you deal with it?

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Jojo @ RunFastEatLots April 29, 2014 - 9:12 am

What I was little, we had some raspberry bushes growing in my landlord’s yard. I would go pick them and eat them right off the bush! Love raspberries just plain, or in a smoothie

purelytwins April 29, 2014 - 9:36 am

Awesome Jojo! wish we had a tree

Am April 29, 2014 - 9:16 am

This post made me smile 🙂 I do love raspberries! I don’t know what my favorite fruit would be, but apples are pretty high on the list! When I get concerned with what I should/should not be doing I like to go outside, and write – nothing official, just getting my thoughts into words 🙂

purelytwins April 29, 2014 - 9:36 am

Great tip Am! Writing things out helps us too

Michelle April 29, 2014 - 10:14 am

These look SO YUMMY. Per the usual:) And as a matter of fact I do suffer from anxiety and panic attacks. :/ Started in jr. high, but they’ve come back with nasty vengeance this year. Trying to control them/not think about them is often a losing battle, and they just come on suddenly. I suppose it might be time to seek medical advice, as it interferes with life…and, dangerously, driving! Yikes. Ok apparently this was confession day? Sorry ladies- hope you’re having a great day!

purelytwins April 29, 2014 - 2:00 pm

oh no Michelle sorry to hear that you suffer from anxiety attacks! we totally understand and wishing you all the best. Seeking a dr when be a great idea 🙂 HUGS

Page April 29, 2014 - 12:07 pm

I have an allergy to coconut oil (I know rare and crazy, I hate it), but is there anything I could substitute? I’d love to give these a try!!

purelytwins April 29, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Page you could use butter or try olive oil

Brittany @ Delights and Delectables April 29, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Oh the “shoulds”… I feel ya! Anxiety is something that I struggle with too, but I have found that it comes when I’m not spending enough time in God’s word and trusting Him with my situations. I def need to check out that podcast!!

On another note… I have everything I need for those pancakes!!! 🙂

purelytwins April 29, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Brittany totally agree 🙂

Linz @ Itz Linz April 29, 2014 - 2:01 pm

ok chocolate raspberry is like my most favorite flavor combo ever!

lindsay April 29, 2014 - 3:05 pm

they are almost too pretty to eat! does that mean you’re having a girl? hehe

Heather@ Cook it Up Paleo April 29, 2014 - 7:57 pm

Yum these look really delish! When I was younger we had a raspberry bush and we would pick from it every day during the summer. Great memories 🙂

purelytwins April 29, 2014 - 9:26 pm

Heather, awesome. We wish we had a raspberry tree.

GiGi Eats April 30, 2014 - 12:30 am

I really just need to make a Purely Twins Pinterest Board because I pin SO MANY of your recipes!!

Vicky May 1, 2014 - 11:27 am

Those pancakes look absolutely delicious! I love chocolate and raspberries.

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