Chocolate Espresso Pancakes

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I see all these towering pancake posts on Instagram. Like – who is spending the time to make these for breakfast?! I can barely wake up in time to do my makeup in the morning, let alone make a towering stack of delicious pancakes. Keyword – delicious. So,, I (or you) may not have time to make pancakes on a school night, but it’s definitely feasible on a weekend. And I want to show you just got simple, healthy, and VEGAN it is! I whipped some super simple Chocolate Espresso Pancakes – its like your morning coffee and breakfast in one! I bet you have all these ingredients on hand – so no excuses, get to pancake stacking!!

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Chocolate Espresso Pancakes:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour – sifted (sub in gluten-free flour if desired)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 oz dark chocolate – melted
  • Cooking Spray
  • fresh berries – for serving
  • powder sugar – for serving
  • good quality maple syrup – for serving

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1. In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients and whisk until smooth and lumps are smoothened. Let sit for 5 minutes.

2. In a nonstick skillet, place over medium flame. Once an is hot, pour in 1/4 cup of batter and evenly spread into a circle. Cook about 2 minutes – until bubbles begin to form around the edges, then flip. Cook another 2 minutes. Pancakes will be light brown in color. Repeat, until you’ve made about 6-8 pancakes.

3. You can make one giant stack for yourself (like I did for myself, because I don’t like sharing and have “youngest child syndrome”), OR you can be a nice person and make 2 small stacks for 2 people. I layer the pancakes with a touch of melted dark chocolate in between each layer. On top, I add berries, pour over remaining dark chocolate, a touch of maple syrup and a bit of powdered sugar. Yum!

Serves 2. 

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