This is not gluten-free nor vegan but in my opinion, its the highest grade of a pancake ever made. (please do let me know if you know any recipes that can beat this.)
For a very long time, cacao butter was only for making chocolates or using for raw cakes for me.
It was only earlier this year in 2017 that one of my good friend from Cameroon opened my world to cacao butter. This ingredient is not only for desserts! He cooks with it! Yes, you got it right. He does his daily cooking with cacao butter instead of butter, oils or other fats. Not only for baking but for savory dishes like sauteing. Cacao butter is not sweet. It does have a hint of chocolate to it but its there is no sugar in it so it actually goes well with any kind of food.
I also learnt that the smoke point is high (370°C - this can be higher then some coconut oils or ghee!) so its less carcinogenic and suitable for using on the frying pan.
I had the luxury to use this fresh coconut butter for testing my recipes and the results were amazing.. once you get used to this oil, its hard to go back to others...I've used cacao butter in the batter and this will add on to the flavor and texture - this pancake tastes good even when its cold!
If you don't like your pancakes sweet, you can skip the maple syrup. If you do like it sweet, I think maple syrup adds pleasant sweetness to the cake.
As you know we are a great fan of sprouting here, I was inspired by a recipe made with Rude Health products and had to make my own version of it (with cacao butter of course!). This is a pancake recipe that is easy, healthy and delicious. By using sprouted grains you will feel the difference in your GUT! Specially in the morning you don't want to be dragging yourself to work or feeling sluggish for the rest of the day just because you made the wrong choice for your breakfast.
This pancake will give you the good energy that you can burn.
Enjoy the recipe!
Unsweetened nut or seed Mylk - 250ml
Sprouted Spelt Flour - 150g
Cacao butter - 60g
A ripe banana - 1
Organic Eggs - 1
Maple syrup - 1 Tbsp. (optional)
Vanilla extract - 6 drops
Baking Powder - 2 tsp.
Natural salt - 1/8 tsp. (a pinch)
- In a high-speed blender, pour the liquids in to the jug and pop in the other ingredients on top. (If you are not using a high-speed blender, please melt the cacao butter before doing this)
- Spin the blender for about 1-2 minuets until all is blended like a smoothie.
- Heat the frying pan on medium fire and let a cube of cacao butter to melt. Once the pan is warm pour about 60ml (1/4 cup) of batter onto the ban and cook until you start to see bubbles on the surface. Flip the pancake and cook both sides well.
- Stack the pancakes and top it with your favorite fruits and a dash of maple syrup.
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