A stack of these pancakes are literally my weekend brunch heaven! I love drowning them with the chocolate sauce and the caramelised banana are just the most utterly indulgent topping! The chocolate sauce although is super simple and completely oil free and made with only a couple of ingredients!
Instead of using raw cacao powder in pancakes batter I have used One Earth Chocolate Dream blend which is an incredible combination of different superfoods like cacao, chlorella, vanilla, beetroot & baobab plus taste delicious too!
Makes about 6-7 pancakes depending on the size
½ cup of oats
1 ripe banana
1 1/2 cup of almond milk
3 tablespoons of One Earth Chocolate Dream
1 teaspoon of baking powder
A pinch of salt
For the chocolate sauce:
3-4 pitted dates (make to soak them in some water for at least ½ hour)
2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
About ½ cup of water
For the caramalised banana:
1 ripe banana
3 tablespoons of coconut sugar
1 heaped teaspoon of coconut oil
A splash of water
A pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Fresh berries of your choice
To caramelised the banana. Place the coconut sugar into a pan on a medium heat and add 2-3 tablespoons of water. Let the sugar caramelised until it start to bubble away. Be careful not to burn it! Turn down the heat slightly if you feel is too hot. Cut the bananas in chunky slices and add them to the pan. Shake the pan around so the banana slices get coated with the caramel mixture. Add the coconut oil and cook the banana for about 5 minutes, making sure to shake the pan from time to time. Remove the pan from the heat and let the banana sit in it while you are making the pancakes.
To make the chocolate sauce: simply place the pitted and soaked dates into a blender with the raw cacao powder. Start by adding the water gradually, you don’t want to have a watery chocolate sauce so stop when your blender is able to blend smoothly the mixture.
Place the oats in a blender and blend until you have a flour kind of consistency. Add the banana, almond milk, One Earth Chocolate Dream, baking powder and the pinch of salt.
Blend everything well until you have a smooth batter.
Heat half a teaspoon of coconut oil in a pan, then spoon in large spoonful of pancake batter. Allow to cook on a medium heat for 5-6 minutes until golden brown, then flip and repeat on the other
To serve stack the pancakes on a plate and pour the chocolate sauce on top.
Top with caramelised banana slices, fresh berries and shredded coconut. Serve and eat straight away!