What are you doing on a lazy Sunday? Half sick and half I am so tired, I decided to make some soul food. And what better soul food than pancakes! Even better when combined with Nutella.
To admit I went a little crazy on these as I thought chocolate over the pancakes would not be enough and I wanted to have them filled with chocolate. The recipe for the vegan Nutella can be found here. However, you can also use a store-bought Nutella and do exactly the same thing. When I don’t have the time to do a homemade version I love Trader Joe’s Cocoa Almond Spread
Although I am a confessed oatmeal lover I love to make pancakes on sundays as they are such a great late breakfast thing to eat. On the other hand, they require a little bit more time and effort than a simple oatmeal. Before you’ll come to the recipe I will list (again) the 3 tipps you should consider when making pancakes.
First thing. Over mixing is your enemy! Don’t laugh it is real. You can destroy a properly made mixture by simply over mixing. I got so many responses of people saying they tried the recipe but the dough was terrible and it was too sticky or simply not holding together.
You can avoid 90% of these occurrences by being nice to your dough and not whisking him too fast.
Second might be a personal thing but I figured out that I can form much prettier pancakes when I put the dough (once done) back into the fridge. I have no idea what it does to the dough but my pancakes look prettier when I do it.
Last but not least. Flour matters! You might know that different flour types have different consistencies and they soak the liquid ingredients more or less according to their “dryness”.
This said, let me tell you that coconut flour is a very dry flour and depends heavily on the brand.You might use a very dry one and then the dough looks dry and sticky. When you see that simply add a little more coconut milk and this will solve the problem. Pancakes require a lot of flexibility
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup almond flour
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed (substitute with 1.5 tbsp Chia seeds soaked in water)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- fresh figs
- more Nutella as desired
- First we spread the Nutella with a spoon on baking paper and freeze for about 1 hour. See the "Nutella coins" in the picture below
- While the Nutella is freezing, we make the "egg substitute
- Put the flax seed (or alternately the Chia seeds) in a small bowl and whisk together with half of the coconut milk (1/4 cup)
- Set aside to thicken for 10 minutes
- Combine all ingredients in a mixer until smooth.
- Place in the fridge for 10 minutes.( don't skip this step!)
- Heat the oil in a small pan on medium heat.
- When the pan´s hot enough, start frying your pancakes.
- Fry for about 2-3 Minutes or when bubbles appear. Then place the Nutella "coin" in the middle and cover it with more dough.
- Flip over!
- For the Topping, simply slice the figs and decorate
- Finally, top your pancakes with as much chocolate spread as you like. (Nutella Spread from my Ebook )