Pancake Day; healthy buckwheat chocolate pancakes with chocolate avocado sauce
Cooking for a low GI, lactose free, gluten free family
Some of the ingredients for this recipe were kindly gifted by Rude Health
Planning a lactose free, low GI and gluten free meal can feel a little challenging at times but my family’s dietary requirements dictate this. Even as a keen cook it pushes my creativity sometimes so when Rude Health offered to send me a Pancake Day friendly food parcel I jumped at the chance. It provided a great opportunity to discover new healthy ingredients and experiment a little.
Celebrating Pancake Day is a must for us at Starre Corner. My favourite flavour combo is traditional sugar and lemon but my girls love sweet sauces such as chocolate or caramel. This year the big question was how could I create healthy low GI, lactose free and gluten free pancakes which still satisfied my family?
When I opened my Rude Health parcel I was presented with an array of lactose free drinks such as oat, coconut, almond, soya, hazelnut and tiger nut to name but a few. If like me you may not know much about Tiger nuts but thankfully Rude Health kindly educated me on their website – Tiger nuts; all you need to know. Continuing with my food parcel I also received whole buckwheat flour which looked more than suitable for pancake making. Finally there were a couple of packets of rather delicious looking muesli and granola which I have currently hidden out of sight away from my children as I rather fancy keeping these all to myself.
Looking at the ingredients I decided to experiment with chocolate hazelnut drink and buckwheat and set out to create lactose free, low GI, gluten free chocolate pancakes with a chocolate avocado sauce served with raspberries, blueberries and cherries. For a first attempt my family and I gave my chocolate pancakes the thumbs up and I’ll be whipping some up on Pancake Day and many other days too.
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Prepare chocolate sauce first.
Chocolate avocado sauce ingredients;
1 large ripe avocado
10ml Rude Health chocolate hazelnut drink
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
Maple or agave syrup to taste
Sprinkling of Canderel to taste if required
Chocolate avocado sauce method;
Place all ingredients together in a food processor and mix until smooth.
Buckwheat chocolate pancakes ingredients;
750ml Rude Health chocolate hazelnut drink
2 tbsp vanilla extract
220g Rude Health buckwheat flour
50g almond flour or ground almonds
Pinch of baking powder
Agave syrup, maple syrup or sweetener such as Canderel to taste
Coconut oil for frying
Buckwheat chocolate pancakes method;
Beat eggs, chocolate hazelnut drink and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Once all combined add all dry ingredients and gently beat into the wet mix. Add agave syrup or sweetener as required and mix in well.
Heat coconut oil in small frying pan and once oil is hot add a ladle of mixture into frying pan. Allow the pancake to cook before attempting to turn. Cook one pancake at a time and place in warm oven until all pancakes are cooked.
Serve with chocolate avocado sauce and fresh berries such as raspberries, blueberries, cherries or strawberries.
Top tip; add cherries or raspberries to mixture before cooking. They taste delicious cooked within the pancake.
Sending a big thank you to Rude Health for my food parcel. I’m excited to try out more Rude Health products. Click here to view full Rude Health product range.