RECIPE | CHOCOLATE PANCAKES (VEGAN)
Hope you're all doing. I've been having a major sweet tooth recently. Maybe my body is seeking comfort since my accident - who knows! All I know is I want crepes, waffles and pancakes! I really craved pancakes today and I decided to give into my cravings. A lot of people seem shake their heads at giving into cravings and personally I don't get it. It's our body's way of saying that it needs something, whether that's sugar, salt, carbs, etc. I'm a big believer in eating intuitively not restricting yourself to any kind of diet. I'm not a vegetarian, vegan or anything really, but I avoid dairy and red meats as my stomach doesn't sit well with them. I also make it a priority to eat clean, wholesome and natural ingredients. So the next time, you're feeling bad about honouring a craving, I say don't and give in in moderation. Because you know what happens when you don't, you end up finding a substitute and end up not feeling satisfied and you end up giving into the original craving! Which in my opinion, does more damage than the first. Am I right?
So here are my yummy Chocolate Pancakes. The recipe is egg-less, meatless and dairy-free! It's a recipe I've adapted from All Recipes and if you'd like the original, I'll link it here but it's not chocolate flavoured.
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CHOCOLATE VEGAN PANCAKES RECIPE
YIELDS 6 MINI PANCAKES | PREP TIME 5 MINS | COOK TIME 10 MINS
- 3/4 cup and 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon all-purpose unbleached flour
- 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon organic cane sugar
- 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup and 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon water
- 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- Extra coconut oil to grease pan
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder together in a mixing bowl. Then add in wet ingredients. Mix until smooth.
- Heat your griddle to medium heat, add some coconut oil. Add 1/4 cup of the batter to create a pancake. Allow for bubbles to form across the surface and flip. Cook for 1 minute on each side until browned. Serve with fresh fruit, vegan butter and maple syrup.