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Chocolate Orange Pancake Balls !

Updated: Sep 27, 2020

Have you ever heard of cake pops? They were all the rave a few years ago. Isn't funny how there are always "in foods" like it is a form of fashion. Food fashion! It is funny to think of foods like that actually, but it is definitely true that there are foods that essentially come into fashion then. You will see them on all of the menus at restaurants and cafes then some other food will become popular and you will have soon forgotten about the previous food fashion. I have definitely gotten caught up with food trends before, of course it is good if they are super tasty and healthy, but sometimes you forget about all of the normal foods that have always tasted good. Food doesn't always have to be "in" for it to be delicious. I actually heard a podcast where someone was talking about tiramisu and the podcast host was saying how that was such an "old food" and "who even eats that anymore." As if just because the recipe was created a long time ago that it can't possibly be good now. However, there is a reason that a tiramisu is a classic. It is delicious!

So here ... I am bringing back the cake pop makers to introduce pancake balls!! Essentially it is just a pancake/waffle mix that I have used in my cake pop maker. If you don't have a cake pop maker then you can still use this recipe to make normal pancakes or waffles if you have a waffle maker. This recipe flavour combination was inspired by the classic Terrys Chocolate Orange, because they are EVERYWHERE in the shops right now because it is almost Christmas. Such a lovely and festive time of year, I love it!


( 354Kcal - Carbs 36.5g - Fat 12.2g - Protein 23.9g )


(makes approx 12-14 balls)

- 1 large egg

- 50g mashed sweet potato (or pumpkin purée)

- 1 orange (zest & 50ml juice squeezed)

- 50g quark (or thick 0% greek yogurt)

- 20g flour (I used rye)

- Tsp (5g) cacao powder

-20g chocolate protein (I used chocolate "Purition")


1. In a mixing bowl beat the egg.

2. Mix in the mashed sweet potato (or pumpkin purée), quark, orange zest and orange juice.

3. Add the flour, cacao powder and chocolate protein.

4. Mix all ingredients until well combined.

5. Add a heaped teaspoon to each segment of the cake pop maker and close lid. Cook for approximately 5 minutes.

6. If you are not using the cake pop maker then use batter to make pancakes or waffles as you normally would.

7. Enjoy!

I enjoyed my pancake balls with some greek yogurt, a sprinkle of granola and the rest of the orange that I chopped into cubes. SO delicious ! I hope you try out this recipe.

Let me know if you make this recipe and what you ate it with!

Lots of love,

Reenie :) xo

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