Chef Aaron McCargo Jr., star of the Food Network’s “Big Daddy’s House,’ has teamed up with Fresenius Medical Care to develop tasty, kidney-friendly recipes that are delicious for the whole family. With Mother’s Day approaching, Chef McCargo has created Chocolate Pancakes with Moon Pie Stuffing- the perfect brunch dish for those living with chronic kidney disease as well as their family and friends. For more recipes, please visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com
Chocolate Pancakes with Moon Pie Stuffing
- 1 cup flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Moon pie stuffing mix:
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup marshmallow cream
- 2/3 cup Body Fortress vanilla whey protein powder
For the moon pie stuffing, beat cocoa and heavy cream together until stiff peaks are formed. Whip in cream cheese, marshmallow cream, and whey protein powder for about a minute or until well blended, but don’t overbeat. Cover and set aside in fridge.
For pancakes, mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside. Mix all the wet ingredients in medium-size bowl. Slowly fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well mixed, but don’t over mix. Cook the pancakes on a lightly oiled griddle on medium heat, or 375 F. Use about 1/8 cup of batter to form 4-inch pancakes, flipping when they start to bubble. Top the first 12 pancakes with equal portions of the cream cheese mix; top those with the other 12 pancakes and serve dusted with powdered sugar.
Serves a dozen 4-inch sandwiches.
Nutrient analysis: Calories: 185, Protein: 8g, Carbohydrates: 17g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 120mg, Potassium: 107 mg, Phosphorus: 72 mg