Everyone loves pancakes, and it is essential to have a good few recipes for creating quick and exciting breakfasts or puddings, and obviously for Shrove Tuesday a.k.a. Pancake Day 🙂
It would be logical to presume it wouldn’t be possible to make nice pancakes without the milk and eggs, because in essence a pancake is just milk, eggs and flour. But you would be very wrong, it is in fact very easy to make delicious, authentic tasting and looking pancakes without any milk or eggs in sight. I have, mind, eaten some bad rubbery vegan pancakes along the way, but these are not them. These turn out as lovely light, puffy pancakes (yes no egg needed involved!). Perfect for eating from a stack and smothered in sauce.
We’re generally a sugar and lemon, or golden syrup household, but the picture on the cover of this month’s Waitrose food magazine of these chocolate pancakes tempted me in. Chocolate pancakes covered in chocolate sauce looked so deliciously double chocolatey good, that I had to have a tweak of the recipe to make it dairy and egg-free.
And they’re good. We had them as a dessert, as I am not sure I can cope with that rich chocolate sauce at breakfast time. But you never know! There’s a sinful breakfast right there if you want one.
Happy Pancake Day to all. I hope you enjoy these deliciously chocolatey pancakes as much as we did.
(dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)
makes approx 10-12 pancakes
1 cup plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp caster sugar
pinch of salt
1 tbsp flavourless oil, I used sunflower
1 cup dairy-free milk
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cocoa, sugar and salt.
- Pour in the oil and milk and whisk to make a smooth batter. If possible leave to rest for half an hour before using.
- Heat a frying pan to medium hot, wipe with a dab of oil and fry ladlefuls of the batter. You will know it’s time to turn them over because the bubbles will rise to the surface of the pancake showing it’s time to flip.
- Keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.
Rich Chocolate Sauce
(dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, can be soya-free, vegetarian and vegan)
50g dairy-free chocolate
1 tbsp dairy-free margarine
1 tbsp maple or golden syrup
2 tbsp dairy-free milk
- Gently melt all the ingredients together, either in a saucepan or in the microwave.