Just in time for Valentine, these delicious gluten-free chocolate pancakes are perfect for a special breakfast or for those moments when you need a special sweet but healthy treat.
Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free
Made with buckwheat, banana and raw cacao powder, they also grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, & nut-free
Buckwheat is a healthier option than traditional white flour as it is less refined, and despite its name is not a grain and it is gluten-free. It is quite nutritious and has a good amino-acids profile, good for vegetarians and vegans.
Low in sugar
These pancakes are also low-sugar as they take their sweetness from the banana rather than added sugar or sweetener. They are a great choice for those with a sweet tooth or that are easily addicted to sugar because they don’t spike up your blood sugar levels.
Made with banana milk.
Banana milk, is a perfect substitute for almond milk, keeping the pancakes nuts-free and environmentally friendly, minimizing food waste.
They are nutrients dense
The great thing about these pancakes is that, not only they are delicious, but they are also packed with micronutrients, as all the ingredients are wholesome and nutrients rich.
Raw cacao contains an amazing amount of nutrients, like magnesium, iron, polyphenols, and traces of other minerals and other phytochemicals that hacks into the pleasure centre of the brain.
Magnesium is a mineral needed to adequately respond to stress, and that is often deficient in our modern diet. Bananas are rich in magnesium and potassium, which help regulate blood pressure and recovery after a workout. Bananas also contain vitamin B5 and B6 which further help in supporting your adrenals, the organs that help make the stress hormones.
The polyphenols present in cacao powder, have anti-inflammatory properties, while cinnamon helps lower blood sugar levels.
They are delicious and light
But the most notable thing about these banana and chocolate pancakes is that they are utterly delicious! Easy to make, they are perfect with a drizzle of maple syrup, and some fresh strawberries or a strawberries coulis.
How to make these gluten-free chocolate pancakes
Buckwheat and Banana Chocolate Pancakes
- 2 Eggs
- 3 tbsp Buckwheat flour
- 3 tsp Cacao powder
- 2 Banana, ripe, small
- A Dash Cinnamon
- A Dash Sodium Bicarbonate
- A Dash Coconut oil, raw
- Maple syrup
- Beat the eggs, then pour the flour and chocolate powder in the mix.
- Blend the bananas with a bit of water, until you have a creamy consistency and pour into the mix. Add some water if needed to reach desired consistency. Sprinkle a dash of sodium bicarbonate
- Pour the mix into a non-stick pan with a tiny bit of coconut oil.
- When ready, serve a drizzle of maple syrup and some strawberries. Enjoy!
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