The Healthy, Gluten-Free Nutella Chocolate Pancake Recipe Katrina Kaif Loves!

Founder of the Better Binge, Juhi Pahwa—whose roster of celebrity clients include Janhvi Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and more—shares the droolworthy recipe for Katrina Kaif's scrumptious Sunday cheat meal that you can *never* get enough of.

'Healthy dessert'—what seems to be nothing but an oxymoron—is in fact the rationale behind Juhi Pahwa's artisanal bakery, The Better Binge (@thebetterbinge), situated in the bustling city of Mumbai.

As people from all walks of life grow increasingly conscious of their dietary habits, this Mumbai-based pastry chef caters to their indulgences by offering guilt-free, healthy alternatives that don't leave you in regret. Her delicious, droolworthy creations are often custom-made keeping the celebrities dietary restrictions in mind, whether it be a gluten-free baked goodie, a keto cookie, or a sugar-free tiered cake! 

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And, were you aware that B-town A-lister, Katrina Kaif—a fitness enthusiast whose washboard abs would put anyone to shame—has a penchant for sweet goodies? Yes! "Katrina absolutely loves her pancakes, more than any other dessert. She also happens to be extremely strict and specific about her cheat meals, so I make sure to make the pancakes healthy yet binge-worthy," says Juhi Pahwa. 

Juhi's special pancake recipe primarily contains ingredients including buckwheat flour, keeping Kat's gluten sensitivity in mind, whey protein and eggs, to maintain her protein intake, a zero sugar sweetener, the best Belgian cocoa powder, and a dash of cinnamon. The delectable pancakes are topped with healthy vegan Nutella from the Better Binge and sugar-free marshmallows and peanut butter from Juhi's kitchen.

 

Here's the recipe to make Katrina's favourite Sunday cheat meal right at home—dig in!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup Buckwheat Flour

1/3 cup Dark Cacao Powder

1 scoop Whey Protein Isolate 

3 tbsp Monk Fruit Sweetener

1 tsp Baking Powder 

1/2 tsp Baking Soda 

1 tsp Cinnamon Powder 

1 cup Milk

1 large Egg

Vanilla Extract

A pinch of salt

 

Directions:

1) Sieve all the dry ingredients through a wired mesh.

2) Whisk the egg and milk together with a generous helping of vanilla extract.

3) Mix the dry and wet ingredients to obtain a smooth pancake batter.

4) Use a 1/4th cup measurement to create 12 hot chocolate pancakes.

5) Serve with The Better Binge's healthy Nutella, peanut butter and marshmallows!

 

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"I'm a *major* foodie myself, and the inspiration behind the brand was to be able to enjoy desserts guilt-free. I truly believe that you eat with your eyes first, followed by your taste buds. The Better Binge is all about establishing a great customer experience, with the motive to make this world a refined sugar and flour-free place, one cake at a time," adds Juhi Pahwa.