Forget lemon and sugar, pimp your pancakes with this pancake day treat that’s easy, gluten-free, dairy-free and actually HEALTHY!
Yes really 🙂
If like me, you’re gluten-free or lactose intolerant, then pancake day may be yet another challenge or event to be omitted. But no longer!
Many personal trainers I’m friends with, are big fans of pancakes made with protein powder. Yes these can be fantastic, but as so many of us (myself included) have trouble digesting the whey, (stomach aches, bloating, excess gas…) they may not necessarily always be the best alternative. And as it’s not always easy buying protein powder in small quantities, what should one do with all that waste?!
So here’s my Pancake Day alternative for all the family, even those that are gluten, lactose and dairy intolerant that I hope you all enjoy!
You will need:
130g coconut flour
140ml almond milk
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp coconut oil (1 for batter, one for the pan)
2 tbspn raw cacao
1 tsp lucuma powder
1 small mashed avocado + 1 tsp raw cacao mixed or blended together
Make the chocolate cream using the avocado and cacao first.
Melt the coconut oil in a non-stick pan, transferring about half of it into a mixing bowl. Chuck in everything else (apart from the avocado) into a mixing bowl and mix until the batter is thick and not too runny. Feel free to add more milk if it looks too thick.
Transfer on to a plate, spreading the avocado cream between each pancake.
Sprinkle over the lucuma powder for a lovely caramel taste.