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Cacao & Walnut Pancakes for All The Family

We love pancakes in our house and this recipe has won everyone over. The pancakes are light, fluffy, gooey and delicious, they can be eaten as a snack, for breakfast, as a treat or an after dinner pudding. The best thing is the children think they are eating naughty chocolate pancakes, when cooking they smell like chocolate cake – yum!

I like quick and fuss free recipes so am pleased to say you only need a few ingredients to whip up a substantial batch of pancakes.

I have teamed up with Indigo Herbs who sent me some amazing ingredients to cook with. The first ingredient is Organic Cacao Powder which is sourced from a fair trade supplier in Peru. You can add this super food to all sorts of things such as yoghurt, cereals, smoothies and chocolate bars. The quality of the Cacao Powder is superb and super tasty.

I was also sent Organic Walnuts, I was very impressed with the size of them they were huge. I think it is important to incorporate healthy foods into my children’s diet and these walnuts are a great source of vitamin E and B vitamins.

So here is the recipe and how to make these scrumptious Cacao and Walnut Pancakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil (Liquid) plus a teaspoon extra for frying
  • 3 Tablespoons of Raw Cacao Powder
  • A handful of Walnuts

Method

  • Peel the banana and chop into chunks
  • Put banana, eggs and cacao powder into a bowl and mix
  • Melt coconut oil in the microwave for around 25 seconds and add to the mixture
  • By now all ingredients are mixed together and look a bit like cake mixture, if there are lumps of banana that haven’t been mixed in not to worry as this adds to the gooeyness of the pancake
  • Heat the extra coconut oil in a frying pan until hot then add a scoop of the pancake mixture to the pan
  • Let the mixture cook for a minute or so and flip, cook for another 2¬†minutes or until the top has turned a bit crispy
  • Serve in a stack, drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle the walnuts on the top along with a dusting of the cacao powder

This recipe makes around 10 pancakes

As you can see above these pancakes look divine and they certainly passed the taste test with my children.

 

Disclaimer: This is a collaboration post and I was very kindly sent ingredients to use in my cooking.

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