I think that having pancakes Sunday morning is almost a tradition over the blog world. I would love to make pancakes more often than once a week (and it's not always on Sunday), but Sunday is, in general, the only morning when I don't have to rush off to some event. And, thankfully, today was one of those more relaxing mornings. I immediately took advantage of it and decided to make something slightly more decadent than plain old pancakes. Enter chocolate pancakes! Well, it's more like extra chocolate pancakes. These little guys are definitely loaded with chocolate. Oh, did I mention that they chocolaty? ;)
Death by Chocolate Pancakes (serves 1)
1/4 cup whole wheat pasty flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Stevia (or other sweetener), to taste
A handful of chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli 60%)
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1 egg (or replace with one flax egg or another vegan egg replacer)
1/4 cup almond milk
First, you will probably want to set out your ingredients (it looks like a lot, but it doesn't seem so bad during the pancake making process):
Next, combine the dry ingredients (flour, oats, baking powder, stevia, chocolate chips, and cocoa powder):
Now, add the liquid ingredients (vanilla, applesauce, egg, and almond milk) and mix away!
The batter is now ready to be transformed into cakes, so pour about 1/4 cup increments onto a heated, non-stick pan. The cakes cooking away (most of my pancakes end up looking like mickey mouse, but that makes them more fun to eat, right?):
The cakes pre-toppings:
The cakes post-toppings:
My toppings included coconut butter, peanut butter, and Greek yogurt.
If there really was a way to die by eating chocolate, I think that these pancakes would be that way. However, I think it would totally be worth it ;)
The daily question: Do you like pancakes? What's your favorite flavor?
I obviously like pancakes, but I don't know if I have a favorite flavor (although these chocolate ones were mighty tasty :)