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Cranberry Orange Pancakes

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I hope that everyone who celebrated it had a great time with people that they love, or at least really like. ;) I also hope that everyone’s food was awesome! Speaking of Thanksgiving food, I have quite a bit of leftovers. I guess that’s what happens when the dinner includes 4 people and there’s enough food for, I don’t know.. 8? Oy.

Maybe you have some leftovers, too? Maybe some cranberry relish or sauce? Or maybe you don’t have leftovers, but would like some extra cranberry in your life. Either way, I have you covered! I actually made these pancakes before Thanksgiving, and I’m glad that I did, because it inspired me to make homemade cranberry sauce for the actual dinner. Even if it was just myself and my sister’s boyfriend eating it.

I like my recipe because there is no corn syrup (high-fructose, or otherwise) and not as much sugar as many recipes call for. Plus, it’s poured over some delightfully fluffy, warm, orange pancakes. Mmm. It’s kind of funny, because like the One Ingredient Chef, I’ve always been slightly underwhelmed and terrified by my homemade pancakes. That’s not to say that they didn’t turn out good, before; they just weren’t how I wanted them to be and didn’t look the part of the perfect pancake.

This time, I’m happy to say that I nailed it! Sweet enough to go with the tart cranberry topping and subtle enough for just a touch more maple syrup. You should definitely be making these for a weekend brunch!

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Chocolatelove: Gluten-free Chocolate Pancakes with Peanut Butter Sauce!

I’m having a hard time putting my feelings into words when it comes to this month’s bloghop topic. One thing that I can say is that I absolutely love it! I’m so excited for all of the delicious recipes that will be floating around before and even after Valentine’s day, although, I don’t think that my waistline is. ;) I already have so many ideas whirling around my head, I can’t wait to spoil you all with decadent recipes that seduce you into making them. But, don’t worry, I’ll sneak in a few healthy ones here and there so as not to be so guilt inducing.

The bloghop, this month, is filled with so many amazing blogs! I love that I’m able to be a part of it, and continue to share the foodie love. Here’s a list of all of the bloggers that are participating!

Easily Good Eats ~ Three Cookies
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose

Please join in on the #chocolatelove fun by linking up any chocolate recipe from the month of February 2012. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #chocolatelove event! The twitter hashtag is #chocolatelove.


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Cocoa Pancakes with Strawberries & Cream Topping

Cocoa Pancakes with Strawberries

I. Love. Pancakes. I usually end up eating them at least once a month, which is good enough for me! The combination of chocolatey pancakes with sweet strawberries and a vanilla cream sauce is PERFECT! You might be able to get away with not making the cream sauce, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

(Serves 4):

Creamy Vanilla Cashew Sauce:

-1 Cup Soaked Cashews

-3/4 Cup Water

-1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract

-1 tsp. Maple Syrup

Directions:

Puree all ingredients in high speed blender until creamy, and without chunks. You may need to add a little more water so that your blender is able to full blend it.

Strawberry Topping:

-1 1/2 Cup Chopped Strawberries

-2 Tbsp. Water

-1 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon or Orange Juice

-1/2 Tbsp. Agave Nectar

-1/2 tsp. Arrow Root or Cornstarch

-A pinch of Salt

Directions:

Put all ingredients into a small sauce pan and heat over medium until it is boiling. Continually stir the mixture and turn down the heat to low-medium or until it is simmering. Simmer and stir occasionally for about 15-20 minutes or until your it is to your preferred thickness.

 

Strawberry Topping

 

Pancakes:

-1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour

-1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder

-2/3 tsp. Baking Powder

-1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

-1/3 tsp. Sea Salt

-1 1/3 Cup Water

-2 Tbsp. Agave Nectar

-2 tsp. Melted Coconut Oil

-1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract

-1/3 Cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips

-1 Tbsp. Club Soda

-Coconut Oil for Pan frying the Pancakes

Directions:

Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl except for the chocolate chips, make sure that there are no clumps. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl, then combine the two to make the batter. After it is thoroughly mixed add in chocolate chips and let the batter sit for about 10-15 minutes.

Use ladle to pour out 4-5 inch pancakes on a hot pan over medium heat. When you seen many air bubbles popping through the top see if you can flip the pancakes over to cook the other side. Once you have cooked the pancakes, top with strawberries and then drizzle cream over it; if you want to get fancy, shake a little organic powdered sugar on top. ;)

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Reader’s Recipes, 3rd Edition!

This week for Reader’s Recipes, we have Mixed Fitness’s version of my Cocoa Hazelnut Banana Pancake Cake! Here’s a lil’ excerpt from his page, and his pictures are great for giving a how-to on how to make them. :)

I came across this recipe for vegan cocoa hazelnut banana pancakes last week and I couldn’t resist making them over the weekend. Mine didn’t look as fancy as the ones in the original recipe, but they still came out tasting great. They aren’t what I’d call healthy, so if you’re not trying to cut calories or if you’re looking for a cheat meal, try them out!

Thanks, Alex, for trying them out and I’m SO glad that you liked them!!

Have you ever made one of my recipes? Send it in to me with a picture or link to your post and I’ll show it on here!

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