Chocolate Coconut Pancakes

I’m constantly serving one of my boys pancakes for breakfast.  I love how easy it is, because all I have to do is pop them in the toaster!  Of course, I have to actually make them at some point, but once I cook up a large batch, I just freeze them and pull them out as he eats them.  (The other kids eat pancakes too…but not nearly as much as twin boy J.  The kid LOVES pancakes!)  I’ve made several varieties in the last few months, so I was especially excited when I saw this recipe for “Chocolate Coconut Pancakes.”  Before I tell you how much we enjoyed these pancakes (because we did), I first have to say that they were not quite as chocolaty or quite as “coconut-ty” as I imagined they would be….but they were still enjoyable!  With a little bit of butter and some maple syrup…yum.

Chocolate coconut pancakes with a side of fruit

Chocolate Coconut Pancakes

(Recipe source: www.weelicious.com)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 T sugar
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 cups milk (I use organic whole)
  • 2 T coconut oil

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and sugar.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and coconut oil (I had to melt mine a little first).  Stir the wet ingredients into the dry.  Heat a griddle and pour a little less than 1/4 cup for each pancake.  Flip and serve!  Topping suggestions: Maple syrup, honey, raspberry sauce, whipped cream or grated coconut.

Eating real foods at home is getting easier and easier every week.  This whole ‘change’ has become so routine for me now that I don’t even think about it when I’m putting meals together.  The processed food is almost all gone from our house!  (Yes, we still have a few things like ketchup and salad dressings, but we’re so much closer now.)  Most of our meals are 100% whole foods these days.  When we leave the house, it’s another story…but we’re making baby steps towards progress and choosing better options all the time.  I’ve been working on a blog post that I’m hoping to share soon about my biggest struggles with this transition, however, overall, I’m so very happy we made this switch.  I would recommend it to anyone!

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