Monday, May 10, 2010

Craving Chocolate Pancakes?

I was craving chocolate or something sweet to eat for dinner, yes I said dinner. So why not chocolate pancakes? Well, at least my version of chocolate pancakes. I was googling vegan recipes and stumbled upon this Carob and Date Pancake recipe from Diet, Dessert and Dogs. I was a little leary of the chopped dates, would the kids take a bite and discover it and wonder what it was. Oh well, momma had a craving and she is going with it. I obviously had to tweak the recipe to be gluten free and a few tweaks later, ta dah I have my version.

"Chocolate" Pancakes
2 c soymilk/rice milk
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 eggs substitute Ener-g brand or 2 Tb Potato Starch and 1 Tb warm water mixture
1/4 c oil
2 Tb Agave syrup
2/3 c finely chopped dates
2 c Rice flour or GF Flour Mix- I use just rice flour a lot if I can't get to the store
3 Tb Sifted carob powder
1 Tb baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp Guar gum

Mix milk, apple cider vinegar, eggs, oil , agave syruo and dates together and let sit for about two minutes. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix date and milk mixture into the large bowl with dry mixture. Mix well. I use a 1/4 measuring cup and pour out batter onto a skillet heated over medium heat. Cooking for about 1-2 minutes on each side.

I served with a little coconut oil and a drizzle of agave syrup. Oh yes! I found the perfect chocolate craving food. The kids loved them and said they liked them better than the "yellow" pancakes (regular pancakes). They were not too sweet and I did not even notice the dates. I will definitely make these again.


Erin said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. And, yum, those pancakes look delicious! Have a great day!

Ricki said...

So glad you enjoyed the pancakes! The irony here is that I am now gluten free as well (for the past year and a bit), so I need to revamp that recipe if I want to use it now, too! Thanks for doing the work ;)

So glad to have found your blog--my lifelong dream has been to move to Australia/New Zealand! :)

going kiwi said...

Erin: Thanks, I ate too many of them and I love repurposing, so good job to you.

Ricki: I am always converting things to GF and now vegan too which can be tiring but interesting too. I have quite a few GF recipes and would love feedback if you try any. Thanks!