Sunday, August 23, 2009

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Blueberry Pancakes with Walunts

I felt like having pancakes for breakfast, and I have recently been trying to decide which recipe I was going to use from Chocolate Covered Katie's blog to enter in her Spiralizer giveaway. Luckily for me, she lists pancakes as one of the things you can make from her blog to get 6 entries in the contest. I didn't have the chance to make anything for her earlier pancake creation contest, but I'll take this opportunity to come up with something of my own.

I just picked up a bunch of blueberries at the farmer's market yesterday as they are getting close to the end of their season. I love chocolate, and I am quite a fan of Isa's Fudgey chocolate brownies from Vcon that have blueberries in them. I put the two together to give you, Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Blueberry Pancakes with Walnuts!

For the batter:
-1 1/8 cup whole wheat flour
-3 Tbsp cocoa powder
-1 tsp baking powder
-dash of salt
-2 Tbsp maple syrup
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/8 tsp almond extract
-1/3 cup water
-1 cup soymilk

I sifted together the dry ingredients and then mixed in the wet until the batter was well combined. I then folded in the chunky ingredients, but didn't really measure:
-chocolate chips (about 1/2 cup)
-blueberries (maybe 3/4 cup)
-walnuts (about 1/4 cup)

When I was making these, I thought "why don't more people put tons of stuff in their pancakes?" Then as I started mixing, I was a bit worried about how these loaded pancakes would hold together. No matter! They went off without a hitch, and I got quite tasty results!

As always, I drizzled some flax oil on the pancakes for some added Omega 3 benefits. Pancakes absorb stuff like a sponge, so this is such a great way to get Omegas in addition to the walnuts. I lightly drizzled the pancakes with some agave nectar, but didn't need much as they were sweetened from the vegan chocolate chips and blueberries. I'd say my creation was quite a success!

1 comment:

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Thanks for the shout out! I entered you :)