Death by Chocolate Cake Pancakes
It took me a couple times to perfect these because the cocao seemed to deactivate the baking powder, making them not as fluffy as I need my pancakes to be! These are a chocolate-y amazing adaptation to my regular pancakes. They are cakey, fluffy, moist, chocolate-y.... Everything. A real paleo treat! I'm not claiming these to be health food, guys! They are grain free and dairy free but obviously the chocolate chips have sugar, so here's how I always serve pancakes at my house. As a side with lots of protein and fat! You get 2 pancakes topped with a scoop of ghee and 2 eggs and some sausage or bacon and fruit. Breakfast is the biggest meal in our house and my kids eat more at breakfast than any other meal. I never ever feed them or me just pancakes for breakfast, that's not a balanced meal, in my opinion. Serve with protein and fat, now you have a filling meal with a treat that's still gf/df. These reheat well, so you can take out 2 for yourself and put the rest of the batch in the freezer or refrigerator for future enjoyment!
A few notes.... You can use cocao or cocoa. See here for more ingredient details. The batter is thick, that's how it should be. I've tried a thinner batter with more milk and the pancakes flatten like... well like pancakes! But too flat, thin and no fluff. No bueno. Ok so here it is, enjoy!
|See how thick!|
Death By Chocolate Cake Pancakes
3 large eggs
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 Tbsp cocao or cocoa
1/4 cup full fat coconut milk, blended then measured if fat has separated from liquid
1-2 Tbsp Grade B Maple Syrup
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. Heat your skillet to medium-low.
2. Dump eggs in the blender.
3. Dump everything else except chocolate chips in the blender and blend until smooth.
3. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, allowing the baking powder to do it's thing.
4. Add chocolate chips and hand mix them into batter.
5. Pan fry in butter, ghee or coconut oil. Makes about 9 medium sized (2tbsp batter per cake) pancakes. Enjoy with extra maple syrup on top!