Monday, June 23, 2014

Choc-Orange Pancakes

Welcome to the final edition of Meatless Monday A-Z.
Today's ingredient is Zest.

Although I have been eyeing off our neighbours overflowing lemon tree for the past couple of weeks, I decided not to pinch any without seeing them & asking them first!!!
So today, although I had high hopes of bringing you a lemon zest recipe, you instead have an orange zest recipe. But don't worry, I'm sure it won't disappoint!

Choc-Orange Pancakes
You'll need:
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon ground flax mixed with 3 Tablespoons boiling water
1/2 cup motherless milk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed)
1 Tablespoon orange zest
1 Tablespoon dairy-free chocolate chips

Make a "flax egg" by combing the ground flax with the boiling water & whisking together with a fork. Set aside to thicken.
In a measuring jug combine the milk and apple cider vinegar and whisk til milk starts to separate and thicken slightly.
In a mixing bowl combine the flour & baking powder. 
Add the zest & choc chips. Stir through til evenly distributed. 
Make a well in the centre and combine all the wet ingredients. Mix well.
Pour spoonfuls of mixture onto a preheated frying pan & turn when bubbling. Give the final side a minute or so before removing and serving. Repeat until all the batter is used.

This will make about 12 small or 6 large pancakes and "should" serve 2.
Though they are reallllllllllllly good, so perhaps you're not willing to share ;-)

Question of the day?
What's your favourite chocolate combination flavour? 
I'm sure it will come as no surprise to you that mine is choc-orange, though I do also really like choc-mint!


  1. These look and sound great! Chocolate orange is a brilliant flavour combination so you didn't need the neighbour's lemons after all :-) (I do always feel tempted to take overflowing fruit when I see it though!)

  2. These look amazing! Choc orange is my all-time favourite choc combo! I'm going to have to try these next Sunday for our weekly 'pancake' fry up. I've got a bowl full of oranges and choc chips in the cupboard, so we're good to go! :D

    1. Yay for another choc-orange lover! Hope you enjoyed them! :-)

  3. Boy, those sound great! I'll have to play around with those flavors.

  4. Made these for breakfast today. Yum! I subbed cranberries for the chocolate.