The kids are off school Friday-Monday for the May weekend (well they have been back nearly two weeks so it was about time for a break *rolls eyes*). We’ve no grand plans as we’re all choked with the cold and it is properly freezing. Like snow freezing!! This is the view out my window last night!
After a lazy long lie in watching back to back Transformers episodes with my boy my daughter appeared and requested chocolate for breakfast. While I wasn’t up for Easter chocolate for breakfast – that’s purely something we do on Easter Sunday and how on earth does she still have chocolate?? The boy had polished his off by Easter Monday! – I was up for something chocolatey so I threw together double chocolate pancakes with chopped dates and banana. Free from gluten, milk, eggs & nuts. They were so simple and so good I thought I’d share.
Double chocolate pancakes
Makes approx 12
1 cup gluten free self raising flour (I used Doves Farm)
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa (I used Tesco’s own)
1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
3 Tablespoons water
1 cup dairy free milk (I used Koko)
Generous squirt of lemon juice
Handful chopped dates
Handful dairy free chocolate chips (I used Plamil)
1 chopped banana
Sunflower oil for the pan
Place the flaxseed and water in a small bowl and sit aside
Squirt some lemon juice into a cup measure then fill with dairy free milk (could use a teaspoon cider vinegar but my fridge was closer than the cupboard)
Measure 1 cup self raising gluten free flour into a bowl, add sugar & cocoa and whisk to combine
Add the flaxseed mix and the dairy free milk to the bowl and mix well
Stir in the dates, chocolate and banana
Heat a frying pan wiped with oil on a medium/high heat. I use 7 on my induction hob
Spoon a small amount of mix onto the pan to check its hot enough. If it is bubbles will rise to the top, flip with a spatula and cook for a few seconds on the other side.
Cook by generous spoonful, 3 – 4 at a time depending on the size of your pan. Stir well between batches as the chocolate chips are inclined to sink to the bottom of the bowl.