Jaffa Pancakes

IMG_7144Hollaaaa people! It’s been a while but I’m back with a fab recipe to boot!

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for a while now but you know, life just gets in the way sometimes. After all, it’s a breakfast item (and we all know I love them), it’s pancakes, it’s got chocolate in it, it’s healthy and it’s just damn delicious.

These are the perfect pancakes for a Sunday morning (or just whenever) if you’re feeling indulgent but still want to be healthy. They might even be a good breakfast for Father’s Day coming up (hint, hint)!

Hope you enjoy!

Recipe

Jaffa Pancakes

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup orange, juiced
  • ½ orange, zest (plus extra to serve)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (plus extra to serve)

Dark Chocolate Sauce (optional)*:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cacao powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

  1. In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate large mixing bowl whisk together the greek yogurt, milk, egg, coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, and orange zest and juice.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Be sure not to over mix the batter. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Heat a large frypan with butter or coconut oil to low heat.
  5. Using a large spoon or small cup, scoop the batter from the bowl and drop onto the frypan. Once the top of the pancake begins to bubble and the edges look set, flip and cook for another 2-5 minutes. Repeat with remaining
  6. Serve with extra chocolate chips, oranges and chocolate sauce or maple syrup!

Notes:

  • If you want an extra chocolatey batter you could add 2 tablespoons of cacao powder to the batter. Add it in at step 2.
  • For the chocolate sauce I used http://www.forkandbeans.com/2012/09/11/raw-chocolate-sauce/, except I halved the recipe so that it would serve only 2 people.
  • * Instead of the chocolate sauce you could just melt some dark chocolate chips for a much easier recipe.

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I warn you: the dark chocolate sauce is certainly not for the faint hearted. It has a very strong, almost bitter taste so if you are not a big fan of dark chocolate I would recommend you leave it out. But never fear, these pancakes go great with maple syrup so you’re not missing out on anything by leaving it out.

 

Tanisha xx

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