Living without gluten, casein, soy, eggs and peanuts. Living with ASD and ADHD. Life is good!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Double Chocolate Cranberry Pancakes


I am not working this weekend, the first weekend off I've had in many months.  It is lovely to wake up slowly and not have to run out the door in a panic to punch in and work on my feet all day.  I made a leisurely pancake breakfast for the girls, lighting a candle on the table and glowing warm inside with their smiles.  Now they are outside raking the leaves for fun.  It has been a perfect morning.  Oh, and the pancakes are good too!

3/4 cup GF flour blend (I used this one)
1/4 cup cocoa powder (not dutch)
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 very ripe banana
2 tbsp. maple syrup
2 tbsp. canola oil
1 cup dairy-free, soy-free milk of your choice
3 tbsp. dairy-free, soy-free chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life)
3 tbsp. dried cranberries

Heat a skillet over low heat, I like using a cast iron griddle (low heat so the chocolate won't burn).  While the skillet is heating, whisk together the flour through the salt in a large bowl.  Make a well in the center and set aside.

In a separate bowl, mash the banana very well.  Add the maple syrup through the milk and stir to combine.  Pour the banana mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.  Add the chocolate chips and cranberries and stir.

Drizzle oil into your skillet or griddle.  Pour 1/4 cupfuls of the batter onto the hot surface and cook until the tops look dry and  the edges are firm.  Flip and cook another few minutes on the other side.  Remove to a plate and serve hot with your choice of condiments (we like fresh fruit and maple syrup).


Ina said...

Chocolate pancakes? How decadent...I so need to try! :)

Ina said...

Chocolate good is that?? Sounds wonderful!

Erin said...

Hi Ina, yes these are a wee bit decadent. So's good the girls ate them and I only got a bite!

scait said...

I was searching for casein and soy-free cheese and came across your site. Question about this recipe: when you say milk and chocolate chips, what are you using? I'm assuming they're substitutes if you're casein free ...


Erin said...

Hi scait, I used coconut milk and Enjoy Life chocolate chips for these pancakes. We are definitely casein free!