Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Chocolate Chocolate Pancakes

Several weeks ago, I promised a Silk Almond Milk recipe. Although I touted the benefits of Silk’s version of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, this one features Silk Dark Chocolate PureAlmond Milk.

Double Chocolate Almond Milk Gluten-Free Pancakes

½ cup of Red Mill Gluten Free Oat Flour
½ cup of Red Mill Gluten Free Baking Flour
½ cup of Hodgson Mill Soy Flour
¼ cup unsweetened baking cocoa 
1 heaping tablespoon of baking powder
1 heaping tablespoon of Truvia (stevia)
1 teaspoon of salt
1 ½ cups of Silk Dark Chocolate PureAlmond Milk
¼ cup of egg whites
1 tablespoon of corn/canola oil
¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
Preheat cooking pan on stove top at medium-low or medium heat. When the pan is fully heated, spritz with cooking spray, (optional.) Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and thoroughly mix with a fork. Add wet ingredients and mix with a fork until smooth. Pour batter onto pan to create a 5” to 6” diameter pancake. Cook approximately two minutes or until pancake bubbles and then turn over. Cook another two minutes and remove from heat. Makes about nine cakes for the single father and his three children on a spring Sunday morning.

When I served one of these cakes to The Second Beautiful Daughter on a recent weekend day morning when she was folding laundry while catching up on her favorite weekday televisions shows on the DVR, she almost immediately came into the kitchen with an empty plate and said, “These are great! Can I have another one?” For her sixteenth birthday breakfast a few days later, The First Beautiful Daughter asked for Double Chocolate Almond Milk Gluten-Free Pancakes. Well, in fact, she actually said, “Can I have the chocolate chocolate pancakes for my birthday breakfast?”

Considering the numbers, I certainly didn’t mind saying, “Yes.” Each pancake has only about 115 calories, 11 grams of carbohydrates, and only four grams of fat. However, a meal that includes two of these Double Chocolate Almond Milk Gluten-Free Pancakes contains about 12 grams of protein, which is almost 25% of an adult’s recommended daily allowance. Serve with sliced bananas or strawberries on the side and you’ve got a pretty healthy and balanced breakfast!

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1 comment:

plasterer bristol said...

Omg these look amazing.