Who does not love pancakes??? Even though I grew up with crepes, for the first 20 years of my life, I quickly developed a deep love for their thicker, more doughy brother, the pancake. How could you not love these fluffy little buddies?
Let me tell you another thing about myself: I never really liked chocolate. Not until I became vegan and started eating raw, minimally processed chocolate. It totally changed my life. I also figured out why I didn’t like chocolate before: because it was uber sweet, often contained dairy and very little actual cocoa. On a recent trip to London, I discovered Conscious chocolate, a local raw chocolate company that makes 15 different flavors of truly delicious chocolate. Some of the flavors are even sweetened with coconut syrup! I also discovered, that this chocolate tastes amazing in my new vegan pancake recipe. So I went with the essential orange for this recipe, but truly, any flavor would be divine.
The pancakes are even better when I topped them with a homemade coconut cocoa sauce. I used this creamy coconut milk for it and it’s truly delicious. The berries add some freshness and a healthy touch to it all 😉
- 1¾ cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup coconut yogurt
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1½ cup cashew milk
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ cup chopped raw chocolate
- 1 pinch of salt
- 14 OZ coconut milk (full fat and refrigerated over night)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 cup fresh berries and/or cherries
- In a bowl, combine flour with yogurt, oil, milk and baking powder. Then mix in raw chocolate and add a pinch of salt.
- Let rest for 1 hour in the fridge.
- In the meantime, prepare coconut sauce by opening the cold coconut milk can and just scooping out the harder part on top (you can save the coconut water at the bottom for a smoothie) and adding it to a chilled bowl.
- Now add maple syrup and cocoa powder and start mixing with a hand mixer until creamy. Refrigerate.
- In a skillet, fry pancakes until all the pancake mix us used up.
- Serve topped with coconut sauce and fresh berries.