Paleo Pancakes with Chocolate Syrup

31st May 2017

Guys, it’s the moment you’ve ALL been waiting for.

Well some of you have waited for it.

Maybe like three people.

Whatever.

I present to you, Paleo (and egg-less!) pancakes with chocolate syrup!

If you were a part of my childhood at all, you probably have fond memories of my dad making pancakes and chocolate syrup, a recipe that my sweet grandma, who is with Jesus now, passed on to him. It does not mess around, y’all. It was my absolute favorite meal for my entire life, and probably still would be if I could actually eat it. But here’s the good news – I found a really great Paleo substitute! Allergen friendly (minus the almond flour), dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free..all bad things free (and egg and gelatin- free because my body hates them). You’re Welcome (cue the Rock singing). And just LOOK at them.

I know, you’re drooling and dying. That’s what I’m here for.

I’ll cut the fluff, here’s the recipe that will change your Paleo life:

INGREDIENTS – makes two pancakes (which trust me, will be enough for one person)
(For pancakes)
-1 cup almond flour
-1/2 cup arrowroot flour
-1 TBSP pure maple syrup
-1/4 to 1/2 cup coconut milk (I use Aroy D brand)
-coconut oil

(for chocolate syrup)
-1/4 cup coconut milk
-1/4 cup maple syrup (optional Рplus 1-2 tablespoons for more sweetness)
-1/4 cup cocoa powder

DIRECTIONS:
-Mix flours together, then add maple syrup
-Slowly mix in coconut milk, starting with 1/4 cup. Gradually add liquid until desired consistency is reached
-Generously grease a pan with coconut oil (1-2 TBSP worth) and heat over medium
-Cook pancakes for 5-10 minutes on each side – note that you will not see much bubbling in the batter and may have to cook longer than traditional pancakes
-In a separate pot, heat coconut milk and maple syrup until bubbling, then stir in cocoa powder until dissolved and reduce to low heat. If the syrup is too thin, add arrowroot flour until desired consistency is reached. Don’t over-boil or it will get sticky!
-Flip, cook, serve, enjoy!

A couple of notes on these – because it uses arrowroot flour, the pancakes have a tendency to be chewy and squishy (terrible descriptive words, I know) IF you don’t cook them long enough OR if you try to cook them too high and too fast. Patience, young padawan. Also, they are SO rich. Like, I have a hard time making it through two of them. As your friendly neighborhood health addict, I would be remiss not to warn you to, like, not eat these every day for breakfast. Comparatively {Paleo} speaking, they are not super nutritionally dense. I literally have to eat mine with broccoli for good balance. Make sure you’re eating them with veggies and or protein, especially if they are serving as your breakfast (because let’s be honest, I can eat them any time of day)!

Let me know what you think, friends!

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