Okay, so today I got up on the right side of my bed - feeling cheerful (the norm is grouchy, extremely lazy) and dashing into the kitchen with a zealous intent to make Chocolate pancakes for breakfast...just out of the blue! Any interesting recipe in hand?? Nah! just ingredients whirling in my head... a bit of this, a bit of that and the result is my below recipe.
My hubby dearest was out for his regular morning jog and my idea was to serve him a 'guilt free' yet scrumptious brekkie when he returned after breaking a sweat. He definitely enjoyed these pancakes with a good drizzle of golden honey and dark chocolate sauce, served with a tall glass of freshly squeezed orange juice; quick and easy, it is a delightful way to start the day, is it not? So here goes without further ado - before I forget my instinctive culinary formula of the day :D
Eggless Chocolate Pancakes: Recipe
Ingredients (makes 7 to 8 small pancakes):
- Whole wheat flour - 3/4 cup
- Refined all purpose flour - 1/2 cup
- Cocoa powder (100%) - 3 tsp
- Cinnamon - a pinch
- Salt - a pinch
- Baking powder - 1 tsp
- Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
- Low fat yogurt - 2 tbsp
- Low fat milk - about 1 cup or as required
- Brown sugar - 3 tsp
- Oil - few drops to grease the pan
- Roughly whisk the dry ingredients - flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar, with a wire whisk till they are well combined.
- Add the yogurt and gradually add the milk. Whisk well to form a batter - not too thick or too thin. When you lift the whisk the batter will fall in ribbons.
- Heat a skillet or non stick pan and grease the surface with very little oil. Add a ladle of this batter to the centre. If the consistency is right the batter should spread a little to form a small pancake.
- When bubbles form on the top surface, flip it using a flat spatula and then cook the other side. Serve hot with honey, chocolate sauce and fresh berries.
Serving this on Let's Cook Speedy Snacks by Simply Food, Summer Spunk by Tomato Blues, I'm the Star by Rasi, Cakes, Cookies & Desserts by Anjali: