Chocolate Brownie Pancakes

IMG_5876

By now you know I have a thing for pancakes, they are the ultimate breakfast food, especially when they are packed with wholesome ingredients. I often like to experiment with my go to basic recipe (featured here) and come up with different flavour combinations using alternative flours and other superfood ingredients.

In honour of valentines day, I decided to make the most indulgent, chocolately, fudgey, brownie batter inspired stack of pancakes. And yes they do taste as good as they look. If you are a chocolate lover like me then you won’t be disappointed, you can have your cake and eat it too! Packed with iron rich cacao, banana, oats and eggs, these protein filled pancakes will keep you going all day long!

I topped mine with a simple homemade chocolate sauce by combining maple syrup, coconut oil and cacao powder. I added walnuts and cacao nibs on top for a bit of crunch. Chocolate heaven!

IMG_5860

 

Ingredients:

  •  ½ Cup of coconut flour
  • ½ Old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Cup of almond milk
  • 2 Tablespoons of cacao
  • 2 Free range eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons of maple syrup
  • ½ Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Tablespoons of desiccated coconut

Use coconut oil to grease the pan

In a food processor, add all of the ingredients, then process until smooth. Leave to sit for 5 minutes (the coconut flour will absorb all the moisture, you should be left with a thick mixture).

Heat a greased pan on low. Spoon 3-4 tablespoons of batter in to the pan, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Keep the pancakes small as they are much easier to flip that way.

Makes 8-10 small pancakes.

Chocolate Sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons of cacao

Mix ingredients in small pan over low heat.

To Serve:

  •  Chocolate sauce (recipe above)
  • Almond butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Walnuts
  • Cacao nibs

Layer pancakes. In between each layer spread with almond butter and chocolate sauce. Sprinkle walnuts and cacao nibs over the stack of pancakes. For extra sweetness pour maple syrup over the top.

IMG_5858IMG_5870

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s