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Chocolate Banana Frosting

Good morning and TGIF! I am soooo ready for the weekend, just have to get through today! Last night was really fun at the reception, but I didn’t end up doing THAT well with not drinking/healthy eating, though I didn’t bomb it either. It really helps not eating meat because they passed around a bunch of hors d’oeuvre that had meat on them, so I easily passed those up. I had two jumbo cocktail shrimp and two mini crab cakes from the passed appetizers. To drink, I had two glasses of Malbec and two vodka sodas, a bit more than I was intending. After the reception was over, a few of us finished our last drink at the bar and the waitress brought over some cheese and bread. I didn’t snap a picture, but there was some blue cheese, brie cheese, and a semi soft white cheese that I’m not sure what it was. It was all delicious and a nice treat!

This morning I woke up and was craving one thing… pancakes! Chiacakes to be exact. I altered the recipe slightly to make it a little less pointy, and had 3 perfect pancakes with chocolate banana frosting!

Into the batter went:

  • 2 tbsp flax pancake mix (1 pt)
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats (.5 pts)
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (1 pt)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (.5 pts)
  • 2 tbsp egg whites (0 pts)
  • 1/4 cup light soy milk (.5 pts)

So 3.5 points for 3 pancakes!

Then, to make the frosting, I heated up 1/2 small banana (1 pt) with 2 tbsp soy milk for 30 seconds in the microwave.

The bananas got soft, so I mashed them with a knife and added 1/2 tsp cocoa powder (0 pts). It turned into a thick chocolatey banana frosting. If you wanted it to be thinner, you can add a bit more milk, but I liked it thick! I spread some on each on the chia cakes, and got ready to feast on a delicious breakfast.

Soooooo good. I haven’t had pancakes in a while, so these really hit the spot! This frosting can be used for a lot of things, and it’s just 1 pt for all of it! Yum. So the total breakfast was 4.5 points, and super filling. I want more only because they were so good, not because I’m still hungry.

What are you looking forward to most this weekend? I have a bachelorette tomorrow night in Atlantic City. One of my best friends is getting married in less than two months, so we’re going all out to celebrate!

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13 Responses

  1. Yum – that looks so good. Must try…

  2. id love to try this with carob too!! very clever !!

    omg bachelorette night! cant wait til someone i know gets married. id love to help throw one 🙂

  3. I would love to give carob a try too!! this chocolate frosting looks so yummy!

  4. Oh yum…those look great! Have fun this weekend…bachelorette parties are always a good time! hehe!

  5. Vodka sodas are my favorite! The sweetness in Sprite was really starting to get to me before I switched it up…

  6. oh my goodness that banana chocolate frosting looks fantastic! I’m planning on my first pancake morning tomorrow, and I’m definitely going to give that frosting a try 😀 Have a great weekend, girl!

    I’m looking forward to picking up my hubby from the airport in the morning on Sat – haven’t seen him since last Sunday and I’m ’bout to cry me a river of sadness… So happy he’s coming home!

  7. I need to get me some chia seeds. And what a great idea with the frosting.

    I’m getting my hair cut and colored this weekend for the first time in almost a year, eep! I’m excited and nervous.

    Have fun in AC!

  8. have a great time with you friends! i am gonna relax and ride my bike! can’t wait 🙂

  9. Bachelorette parties are always fun!

    and that chocolate frosting topping, oh yum! Must try that.

  10. Wow, that breakfast looks excellent. I am making it tomorrow morning. Great idea for the frosting!!!

  11. mmm your pancakes look more delish each time you make them! have fun at the bachelorette 🙂

  12. I am soooo going to get my boyfriend to make these this weekend for me! Thanks!

  13. […] looks like it leaves something to be desired, but it was delicious, I promise. I had made these once before, but this time I put banana in the pancakes as well as in the […]

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