I said on Instagram the other day, if there’s a healthier way to eat chocolate for breakfast, you better bet I will find it! Pancakes are one of my all-time favorite breakfast treats. Who can resist a fluffy stack of pancakes topped with fresh fruit?
If you raised your hand, then that just means there’s more for me!
If you have browsed through my recipe archives at all, you may have noticed a bit of a trend, where every few posts is a chocolatey something or another. And, as if that weren’t enough, I have a bad habit of adding chocolate on top of chocolate. Mmmmm…
But, don’t worry, I added a whole shredded zucchini to these oat pancakes, so the vegetable automatically cancels out any unhealthiness that may be found in these..that’s, like, a rule or something. The good news is, these pancakes are made with wholesome ingredients, so the added zucchini ends up being a bonus!
Bonuses are always a good thing, right?!
- 1 cup oat flour
- ½ cup gf all purpose or regular all purpose flour (I used King Arthur Gluten Free Multipurpose Flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon Flaxseed Meal
- ¼ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 cup shredded zucchini, about 1 whole small zucchini
- 1 cup almond milk, a little more may be needed
- ¼ cup Maple Syrup
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil, plus extra for pan
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- You can easily make your own oat flour by grinding whole oats (I use my coffee grinder, but a food processor works!)
- In a large bowl, combine all listed ingredients. Mix together just until incorporated. Let rest for a few minutes for the oats to soak up the liquid.
- Grease a pan or griddle with extra coconut oil and place on the stove over medium heat. Pour batter onto the hot pan by ¼ cupfuls. Flip when edges have set and cook thoroughly. If it gets too thick, stir in a splash of milk.
- In a small bowl, combine together the maple syrup, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Add extra cocoa powder to make it thicker or add more maple syrup to thin. You can heat for 15-20 seconds in the microwave if you'd like it warm.
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