Pancakes

Espresso, dark chocolate Pancakes with Coconut yoghurt

Some days we eat and drink the coffee……

Ok, so there’s coffee cake, espresso martini’s and then there’s coffee (ESPRESSO) PANCAKES. Not your typical childhood breakfast pancake stack, But these pancakes are GROWN UP pancakes – Why? Because they”ll FORK you up! Literally. I ate this stack with my homemade almond milk latte and I had the shakes all morning from a major caffeine high.

Now, I drink 2-3 coffee’s a week as a treat, I enjoy the taste and I don’t use caffeine as a stimulant – Yes, that’s right, this is not an intervention, I’m not an addict, I have self control haha. So for the record, what my caffeine sensitivities are will likely not be the same as other people’s so please do try this recipe, I hope you will enjoy making them as much as I did eating them.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Shot of espresso coffee
  • 1 yellow and brown spotted banana
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp Cavassa flour
  • 1 tbsp Almond meal
  • 1 tbsp Coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1-2 chopped squares of high percentage dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp collagen powder
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • Coconut yoghurt to serve

Method:

Prepare and blend all ingredients in a high speed food processor and blitz up until smooth and runny.

Heat a small pan on a medium heat, add coconut oil, leave to melt, then add a tablespoon of your batter to the pan, each side will take around 2 minutes to cook.

Note: Paleo pancakes will always tend to come out quite dense as the nut and root flour’s used do not contain yeast to give a light and fluffy texture, however adding baking powder will help these pancakes rise a little but bare in mind they will come out a little heavier than your average grain based flour fried pancake, still tasting delicious!

Once you’ve cooked yourself up an impressive stack, add the coconut yoghurt and add a teaspoon on coffee to the top for added flavour. I also grated additional chocolate to the top for an extra bitter sweet finish.

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