Chocolate for Breakfast

Lately it seems that pancakes have taken over my houshold.  Ever since I made my mom’s molasses wheat germ pancakes I have been OBSESSED.  Let’s see…. Today’s Friday right?  Out of 5 days this week I think I have made these pancakes about 4 times.

And I’m still not tired of them. 

But this morning I was feeling a bit crazy, and decided to take it one step further.

I was craving pancakes.  I was craving chocolate. 

Hmmm…. I wonder what would happen if I combined the two……

source:

I’m an evil genius.

Be careful cause these babies are dangerous!!

Dutch Chocolate Pancakes for one

Ingredients:

1/2c Oat Flour

3 TB Wheat Germ

2 TB Flax Seed Meal

1/2tsp baking powder

1 TB Cocoa Powder

1/2c lite chocolate soymilk (you can also use original soymilk, or almond milk)

1/4 cup egg whites

But what really made these pancakes shine was my signature chocolate sauce.  I invented this stuff on a whim a couple of months ago and have been known to slather it on anything from pancakes, to oatmeal, to french toast, to apples slices.

Raina’s Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients:

2 TB Almond Milk (use can more or less milk depending on how thick you want the sauce to be)

2 TB Cocoa Powder

A couple drops of Stevia to taste

Directions:  Whisk firmly in a small bowl with the tip of a knife or a spoon until the cocoa powder breaks down and eventually blends in with the milk.  The result is a super creamy, super rich, super decant chocolate sauce.  O-MAY-ZING!

There they are cooking in the pan.

OooOOooh look how chocolatey.

Needless to say, I had a VERY happy belly this morning.

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And in the Morning, I’m makin’ WAFFLES!

Err…..Pancakes.

Yesterday I had the most amaze-a-balls breakfast!  Behold!On the plate–wheat germ pancakes.  In the bowl–plain yogurt, cocoa powder, stevia, protein powder.

I made up this delicious batch of whole wheat, flax seed, wheat germ pancakes.  My mom has been making these  pancakes for my sister every morning for the past few weeks.  After drooling over them for so long I finally decided to just make some for myself.  They came out perfect!  I love their rich wheat flavor and how they rise and get really fluffy if you cook them just a few minutes longer.  Mmmm…just how I like my pancakes!!

Molasses Wheat Germ Pancakes for one (adapted from Natural Healing Cookbook which I highly recommend)

Makes about 6 small pancakes

Ingredients:

1/2c Oat  Flour

3 TB Wheat Germ

2 TB Flax Seed Meal

1/2c Soy or Almond Milk

1/4c Eggwhites

1 TB Applesauce

1 TB Molasses (optional if you want it sweeter)

1 tsp baking powder

Note: if the batter is too thin you add in more flour until it’s thick enough.

Served with a side of carrots and peanut butter.

Look how fluffy!!

Well, my tummy is having a fit right now so I’d better get some brekkie for myself.  Hmm…..I think I’ll make pancakes again!