Chocolate Chunk Pancakes
Because to me part of living life is making room for chocolate and pancakes...
Happy Hump day peeps!! I am currently on a 10 day detox, which means no pancakes for me....but that doesn't mean I can't dream of them!! I am definitely not about restrictive dieting, I believe in a sustainable lifestyle and my regular diet is plant-based and gluten-free, however I do believe in conscious eating.
Lately I have been a bit lenient with myself, eating far to many processed foods and added sugars, natural or otherwise, so I decided I needed to hit the reset button. This detox is not a juice cleanse, its not calorie counting and its not restrictive in the sense that I can eat as much food as I want. The goal is to cut processed foods, added sugars, gluten, dairy if you eat it, and other natural inflammatory foods for 10 days. Getting back to basic whole foods, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs etc. and tune in to what my body is telling me.
But for those of you not currently detoxing these pancakes are a serious treat and you should make them, post them and tag @fitgirltreats so I can live vicariously through you ;) because you can bet I will be making a large batch of these as soon as my ten days are up!
What You Need
1C Gluten Free flour
1/2 ripe mashed banana (about 1/4C)
2 Tbsp Eating Evolved Coconut Butter*
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2C almond milk
1/2 bar chopped Eating Evolved Caramel Crunch Bar
First things first break your chocolate into large chunks and set aside. Then place all other ingredients in your blender and pulse until smooth. Once your batter is well blended fold in your chocolate chunks and set a side. Spray a medium size skillet with Avocado Oil and heat on medium-low heat. Once your pan is hot scoop 1/4C dollops of batter into the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, flip and cook for 3-4 more minutes. Continue until all the batter is used up.
1- I keep my oven on at 200F with a plate inside and set pancakes in the oven until I am finished cooking to keep them warm.
2- You can replace chocolate chunks with anything you like, blueberries, bananas, coconut, etc.
3- Make sure you pulse the blender so the batter does not over heat and activate the baking soda/powder. If it does over heat your batter may explode.
*You can sub out coconut butter for you favorite nut or seed butter of choice.