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)

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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):
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Nextcombine the dry ingredients (flour, oats, baking powder, stevia, chocolate chips, and cocoa powder):
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Now, add the liquid ingredients (vanilla, applesauce, egg, and almond milk) and mix away!
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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?):
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The cakes pre-toppings:
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The cakes post-toppings:
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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 :)
 


Comments

01/09/2011 04:55

*Swoons* You had me at the title, alone!

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Alexandra
01/09/2011 05:57

Katie,

They are definitely right up your alley! :)

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01/09/2011 06:30

Those look incredible! Pancakes are my second favorite breakfast choice. Oatmeal comes in at number one. ;)

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Alexandra
01/09/2011 07:07

Kristi,

I might just have to agree with you that oatmeal is the best - I normally eat it every day during the week :)

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01/09/2011 10:03

Hi! These look great! Makes me want to make pancakes right NOW!

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Alexandra
01/09/2011 10:28

Hi Julia,

Haha - whenever I see a picture of pancakes, I start to wonder why I'm not eating them myself :)

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01/09/2011 11:33

These look to live for! I especially love the topping of coconut butter as this is something I eat straight out of the jar and have rarely put on a single dish.

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Alexandra
01/09/2011 12:12

GirlonRaw,

Haha, love the "to live for" ;)
I've never tried eating coconut butter from the jar, not yet......... :)

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01/10/2011 15:20

I am obsessed with pancakes. But I only eat them when I'm hoem from school...

My favorite are pumpkin pancakes. :) Though chocolate ones sound awesome as well ;) Ooh, chocolate pumpkin pancakes... that sounds liek it'd be worth a try! ;)

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01/10/2011 17:40

I'm with Katie--the title alone made me excited!! These pancakes sound amazing. I love all the recipes on your blog!

By the way, I'm so glad you found me. Thanks for your sweet comment. How cool that you were homeschooled, too!

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Death by Chocolate! FABULOUS!! I want to eat them right off the screen!!!
Hehe, I love mickey mouse pancakes. :)

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01/11/2011 06:08

Hey girl, I tagged you! ;)

http://nicolecooks.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/tagged/

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Alexandra
01/11/2011 10:45

Kelsey,

Thanks for YOUR sweet comment! :)

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Alexandra
01/11/2011 11:09

Nicole,

Chocolate-pumpkin pancakes sound fabulous! If you do end up trying them, be sure and let me know how they turn out - I'm sure they would be great (after all, pumpkin and chocolate are two things you can't go wrong on ;)

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We used to have pancakes every Sat and a full egg bfast on Sundays-how I miss those days!

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01/13/2011 17:06

Those pancakes look AWESOME! :)

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Alexandra
01/14/2011 01:02

Thank you, Angie! And thanks for commenting :)

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Flurina
04/16/2011 22:51

My favorite are cinnamon pancakes with a lot of Maple syrup :D

The step by step pictures helped me a lot to make the chocolate Pancakes :)

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Pan cakes are my most favorite desserts to have after the meal. Your recipe is so easy and amazing that even I can make it by my own. Your posts are my favorite over the internet.

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