Chocolate and Banana Pancakes
Gotta love a good stack of pancakes! Since we have already posted a recipe for some delicious apple and sultana pancakes, we are going down the choco route on these bad boys!
Again, like all of our recipes, you can be sure we don’t use anything refined so you can have a great breakfast to start your day. Or treat yourself to a cheeky snack as a dessert with some ice cream and your other favourite toppings!
We haven’t used any baking powder in our recipe, but if you feel like you want them to be a bit lighter and like using it, then pop a teaspoon in. This recipe makes 6-8 pancakes so depending on how hungry you are, will feed 1-2 people….go on treat yourself to the whole stack!
- 10g chia seeds or ground flax seed plus 50ml water
- 60g gluten free oats (or regular if you have no allergy/intolerance)
- 60g ripe banana – split in to 40g and 20g – if your banana is larger just save the rest to top your pancakes with!
- 150ml milk of choice (coconut milk works really well in our opinion)
- 1 heaped tablespoon cacao/ cocoa powder
- 1 tsp maca (if you have it, if not just leave it out)
- 1 – 2 tablespoon maple
- Put your flax or chia seed (whichever you are using) in to a small bowl/mug with 50ml water and leave to thicken for 10 minutes or so. You will need to give it a still every few minutes so the seeds don’t all just clump together.
- While that is thickening, to a blender add; 40g banana, your oats, milk, cacao, maca (if you have it) and maple. Blend until all the oats have been pretty much obliterated and the banana is blended fully.
- Tip out in to another bowl and leave to thicken up for 10-15 minutes.
- Chop up your other 20g banana in to fine chunks and add to the mixture.
- Once your chia/flax seed is all thick and gloopy, add that to the oat mix too. Combine fully.
- Leave the mixture, now it is all combined, to sit for another 5 minutes.
- Heat a stick proof pan on a medium heat. (Depending on how good the non stick is, use a little oil).
- You may want to add a tablespoon of milk to your mix before cooking the pancakes if it has thickened up a bit too much.
- Dollop your mixture in the pre heated pan. You will need to spread the it out a bit in the pan to flatten out in to pancakes. Then cook for a few minutes on each side, flipping every now and then. If you can fit 2 or more in the pan at a time, it will speed up the process alot.
- Serve up with some banana, yogurt, granola, ice cream, cream…..whatever you want! Enjoy!