So this week I’ve been CRAVING chocolate. It doesn’t matter what I do, my mind just keeps wondering right back to chocolate! I indulged in some vegan chocolate brownie bars but now I just feel like I want more chocolate and I don’t want to keep indulging in highly processed choices!
After some thinking, I decided I could appeal to my chocolate cravings while helping out the people who have asked for me to post more breakfast recipes on my site! So I took a moment to reflect on what one chocolate treat I would indulge in if I knew it were vegan. I finally decided that it would HAVE to be an Almond Joy because Almond Joy’s used to ROCK! In facts, it’s hard to mentally process that I haven’t had one in over 2 years!
Anyway, I decided that since I wanted to combine Almond Joy’s and breakfast. It was time to make Vegan Chocolate Coconut Pancakes…and these things are AMAZING! Sorry to toot my own horn but in the almost 2 years that I’ve been following this lifestyle I haven’t been able to make such wonderfully fluffy and rich pancakes!
I’m also still working on my photography and getting better but some weeks I feel like I could be in a magazines and other weeks I feel like a child stole my phone and took pictures with it – haha! Hopefully you get a feel for this weeks recipe from the pictures, ENJOY!
- 1 Cup Flour - Use a Flour of Your Choice
- ¼ Cup Baking Cocoa
- 2 Tbsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ½ Cup Non Dairy Milk
- ½ Cup Lite Coconut Milk
- ¼ Cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
- 2 Tbsp Applesauce
- 1½ tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients then form a small well in the center to pour in the wet ingredients.
- In a smaller bowl mix together all the wet ingredients and let it sit for 4-5 minutes.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry using the well you formed.
- Whisk until combined well but do not over whisk - leaving a few lumps will give you fluffier pancakes - and that's what we all want!
- Pour batter into small 2-3 inch pancakes on a hot griddle or pan. Be sure to let the pan get really hot BEFORE you pour in the batter.
- Wait for the bubbles to form, then flip and cook the other side!
- Serve with toasted coconut on top and enjoy!
And here’s one last picture – I’m playing with shooting vertical photos to see how they turn out!
Did you enjoy this recipe? I would be so grateful if you would share it on Facebook, that way more people can see eating vegan doesn’t have to be boring – it can be FUN!