One of the first pieces of advice I give to my clients struggling with emotional eating or sugar addiction is to swap their sweet treats for something that they enjoy, yes, but that is more nourishing and less sugary. These low-sugar chocolate pancakes are exactly that.
I made these pancakes during the first lockdown. With all the anxiety for the beginning of the pandemic, the little space to move and the inability to do the most basic things, it was easy to fall into unhealthy eating habits or using food emotionally, to soothe emotions.
I am glad to say that thanks to my background training in health coaching this did not happen in my case, and actually I used the first lockdown as an occasion to optimize my metabolism creating what is called metabolic agility.( more of this in another post).
Ready-made confectionary contain way too much sugar and highly inflammatory vegetable oils
When you prepare your food yourself you can not only choose how much sugar you use, if any at all, but also choose the quality of all the other ingredients. In this case for example, you can use organic flour, which does not contain the pesticide glyphosate, a known hormones and gut microbiome disruptor.
Many ready-made foods, not only contain lots of sugar and refined starches, but they often have highly inflammatory vegetable oils, and a host of additives and preservatives of dubious source.
A great substitute recipe for those who love pain o’chocolat..
Coming down to this lovely low sugar pancakes chocolate recipe, they are really delicious as much as they are simple to make. They are a great substitution for pain o’chocolat, but with basically very little fat and sugar, so much healthier.
They have no added sugar
The best benefit of these delicious chocolate pancakes, is that they have no sugar added, so they great for kids for example of those who want to limit their sugar intake.
A bit of chocolate can be good for you…
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be afraid of chocolate, but on the contrary chocolate, or even better raw cacao can be beneficial for you. Cacao and dark chocolate are rich in magnesium, an important mineral many people are deficient from.
In any case if you chose to eat chocolate, my advice is to go for organic 70% dark chocolate, to avoid the extra-sugar and all the other fats and additives normally added to the most popular brands.
Serves 1 | 4-5 pancakes | Ready in 10 min
- 3 tablespoons of self-raising flour ( organic if you can )
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons full-fat yogurt ( organic if you can )
- 30 gr 70% dark organic chocolate
- Coconut oil or butter to oil the pan ( optional )
Whisk the egg and then add the flour and mix, then add the yogurt and mix well.
Break the chocolate in small pieces add it to the mix. Use a spoon to pour the batter into a hot non-stick pan making a circular shape. If needed rub some butter or coconut oil in the pan. Cook the pancakes both ways and serve!
- The all-purpose white flour can be swapped for gluten-free flour.
- Yogurt can be substituted with milk and a tiny pinch of sodium bicarbonate to create more fluffiness.
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