I was feeling pretty sorry for myself this morning, as I haven’t been feeling too well. So, to treat myself and as an excuse to use my NutriBullet, I decided to whip up some pancakes. These are similar to the one I posted about here but truth be told, I think they’re waaaay better. That might have something to do with the addition of dark chocolate (insert monkey covering eyes emoji here). They’re still healthy (until you whack a load of maple syrup on them) and they make a super tasty/Instagrammable brunch. So, if you fancy trying these bad boys out, here’s how to…
Ingredients (serves 1)
- 2 eggs
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp gluten-free oats (or normal ones if you can eat them)
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 squares of dark chocolate
- Frozen berries
- Maple syrup
- Crack the eggs into your NutriBullet/food processor and add in the banana, oats and vanilla essence.
- Whizz it up until it’s all blended together and forms a smooth batter.
- Once blended, break your dark chocolate into small pieces and mix in to the batter using a spoon.
- Heat up some coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.
- Pour the mixture into the frying pan. I always struggle to make lots of small ones, so tend to make one big pancake and then quarter it once it’s cooked on one side.
- Leave for 5 mins or so, or until you can get a spatula around the edges to make sure that it’s not sticking and that it can be flipped. It’s at this point that I then cut it into quarters…it’s also just much easier to flip the quarters rather than the whole thing!
- Whilst this is happening, whack your berries in the microwave for a minute to defrost them.
- Flip over and keep cooking for about another 5 mins, until the pancake is spongy and the chocolate has melted.
- Serve up on to a plate and top with the berries and as much maple syrup as you fancy!
The dark chocolate in these pancakes makes them feel like a big treat, without being that bad for you. Hope you enjoy!
What are your fave pancake toppings?