A while ago I posted a recipe for gluten free pancakes promising a recipe for gluten free chocolate pancakes in the future. Well, today’s that day! These pancakes are super simple to make (provided you have a blender) and they taste amazing! Chocolate lovers (aka me), these are for you!
Gluten Free Chocolate Pancakes
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tiny pinch salt
- 1/4 cup oats
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Fry on a nonstick surface! (very very important that the pan is nonstick. My other pans couldn’t handle this batter)
- Serve with a healthy drizzle (dousing) of chocolate ganache (1 tbs of chocolate chips melted in 2 tbs heavy whipping cream)!
On a side note, my camera is still broken :( Luckily I have this picture from before it broke.
These are quite possibly the easiest cookies to make, ever.
They are vegan, gluten free, and sugar free, yet still taste great and are fun to eat. I added some cinnamon and chocolate to make them even more fun.
When it comes to baking on school nights, I’m super lazy, so these were an easy way to use up ripe bananas. Plus, my dad was able to try them, something he isn’t usually able to do because he’s still on his raw food + fish (+ chocolate ice cream, but he’d deny it if you asked) diet.
If you have bananas and want an easy recipe to try, make these cookies. They’re not thick and buttery like most cookies, but they’re still delicious! I ate them with ice cream and melted chocolate - just because.
Three Ingredient Banana Cookies
- 1/2 cup mashed bananas
- 3/4 cup old fashion oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Optional Ingredients (I added all):
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 cup chocolate chips
- Mash the bananas.
- Add 1/2 cup oats.
- Grind the remaining 1/4 cup oats in a blender or food processor to create a fine powder, then add. OR, simply add the remaining 1/4 cups whole.
- Add the coconut butter and stir the batter.
- *OPTIONAL* Add in the vanilla extract and chocolate chips.
- Let the batter sit for 30 minutes.
- Scoop into round balls onto a baking sheet, flatten with your fingers, and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Pancakes and I have a shaky history.
I remember my brother Jonathan took me to an iHop when I was younger, around the time my dad switched to a raw food diet and cut my access to all “junk food” off, and being completely astounded by the sheer number of syrup flavors, let alone pancake combinations, served. Of course, at that time, all food not raw or completely natural had a negative stigma attached to it, so my experience was only slightly tainted by the guilt of eating white flour and sugar (the horror!). Still though, they were delicious and definitely fueled the love for pancakes I have today.
Pancakes and I are on good terms now. I haven’t been to an iHop since (turns out, they’re really not that delicious compared to homemade ones), rather I prefer to make my own pancakes. My favorite part of homemade pancakes is making syrups to go along with them, a process which is actually super, super easy. Berry syrup, caramel syrup, pudding (?), the toppings for pancakes are endless.
I’m definitely going to be making pumpkin pancakes sometime soon, but for now, these super simple, but delicious, buttermilk pancakes ought to suffice.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/8 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- Stir together the flour, baking soda, sugar,and salt.
- In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg, and butter.
- Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture, and GENTLY fold together. Do not overmix.
- Cook on medium heat until golden brown.
- 1/4 cup pancake syrup (I used this sugar-free syrup, and I highly recommend it. It’s delicious!)
- 1/4 cup diced/crushed berries (I used about 3 strawberries and 2 blackberries)
- Combine the syrup and berries together in a pan. Boil until the syrup is thick and the berries are cooked.
- Serve with buttermilk pancakes! (Or basically anything)