Blackforest pancakes

Blackforest pancakes

Blackforest pancakes

Blackforest pancakes are my absolute favorite way of eating pancakes just coz, chocolate for one, coconut cream and super sweet soft cherry compote. All of these sound pretty fancy, but they are so easy to prepare and all of this will take you more or less thirty minutes to make. Easy, done and eat!

BLACKFOREST pancakes anyone? HELLO MONDAY. Can you believe that it is almost the month of August? Crazy how time flies, I turned 30, my son is a year and a half and it feels as though everything is just a memory and unattainable to grasp in your hands. Like summer, summer is such a beautiful season and yet it only lasts a couple months. If you love summer, then imagine endless summer, endless summer fruit, picknicks and late night sundowners. One could only dream, endless summers, endless days where you can enjoy your family- with a toddler that one is a little tricky and very very exhausting. Haha, but still, imagine.

I have missed the cherry season, and our tree was not very cherrytable this year. I never will complain of rain, but I dare say I am kind of troubled, because of all the rain my pantry is empty. I could’ve made heaps and heaps of cherry jam, pies, cherry ice cream, cherry liquor, you name it, it would’ve been on my to-do list. I would’ve stocked up our pantry and raced up our electricity bill, once again. Oops… So cherries and chocolate are a pretty good combo and somewhat mystical and fairytale-like when you cook them together. These pancakes are certainly right up there with the snow white chronicles and I would imagine that it would be something they would eagerly enjoy in the forest together.

Blackforest pancakes

These pancakes are vegan and they can be made gluten free is you wish. I used oat flour, but you can sub the flour for spelt, quinoa or any other gluten-free flour that you have had success baking with. Nut flour like almond would be difficult since they don’t really have a very good binding agent. I feel that oats work pretty well because they puff up when mixed with liquids and therefore you don’t need an egg sub. I made these on a pretty hot day his summer.

I always feel like pancakes and it’s really great that you can make a few and freeze the rest for those days when you need a batch done and ready to be eaten. Making Blackforest pancakes are def a mood booster. I was obsessed with anything chocolaty when I was pregnant and when I was breastfeeding, but cocoa, as you know, has caffeine in, so I had to do a no cocoa batch of pancakes (or sub for carob powder).

But now I make them on a regular…

Blackforest pancakes

Hope you had a good weekend, I am home alone this week so hopefully, don’t I’ll get some recipe testing done with my munchkin around. Summer vacay is full on, all our favorite restaurants are closing soon, so we’ll have to do date night when summer comes to a close don’t even want to think about that.

Luckily, this week, I have a few pancake batches done and ready for those nights where breakfast is dinner-it’s a win-win situation, always!

Recipe

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1-2 people

Blackforest pancakes

Blackforest pancakes

Ingredients 

  • 3/4 cup of oat flour or any other GF flour
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 very ripe banana (medium)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt

Cherry Compote

  • 1 cup de-seeded cherries
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or agave
  • 200ml chilled coconut cream

Method

  1. For the pancakes place all the pancake ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth and set aside to thicken for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat up a pan with a tsp of coconut oil and dollop about 1 1/2 tbsp each for every pancake.
  3. While the pancakes are cooking, place all the cherry compote ingredients in a pot on the stove and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes on medium to high until sticky.
  4. Whipp up the cooled coconut cream for about 5-8 minutes till thick, place in the fridge until serving time.
  5. Let the pancakes cool slightly before serving with the cooled coconut cream and tangy sweet cherry compote.

Extras:

  • Extra fresh cherries
  • Mint leaves
  • Caramelized nuts
  • Roasted coconut

PS: I bought a new Canon camera and I cannot be more excited to try it out! Hope you’ll like all the photo’s I’ll be shooting soon.

Enjoy**

M*

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