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Chocolate Banana Pancakes!

Updated: Dec 27, 2017

If you don't have (raw) cacao powder in your pantry - and you love chocolate! - you need to. This recipe combines the most powerful superfood on the planet with a classic American breakfast entree...the pancake. Rich in antioxidants, Cacao also contains many amino acids and phytochemicals that increase blood flow, elevate mood and reduce pain. No better way to start your day, I say. After all, it's chocolate season!

Chocolate Banana Pancakes

(serves 4-6)


3/4 cup gluten free flour blend (like Trader Joe's brand)

1/4 cup cacao powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

1 Tbsp flax meal

pinch sea salt

1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 banana)

1 cup almond milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp maple syrup

2 Tbsp coconut oil, plus extra for the griddle

1/4 cup chopped goldenberries, plus more for garnish

1/2 cup sliced banana, for garnish

1 tsp cacao nibs, for garnish

Maple syrup, for serving


In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients (flour, cacao, baking soda, baking powder, flax, and salt). In a blender, combine mashed banana, almond milk, vanilla, maple syrup, 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and combine with a fork just until blended (do not overmix). Fold in goldenberries.

Warm a skillet and brush lightly with coconut oil. Drop 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Allow to bubble and brown very slightly at edges. Flip and cook until golden brown on other side. Keep in a warm oven until ready to serve. Serve with maple syrup, top with banana slices, and sprinkle with cacao nibs, and extra goldenberries.

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