I don’t know about you but when it comes to chocolate I take things very seriously. If you don’t, believe me, I always have a 5lb bag of cocoa powder on hand that I use for just about everything.
Making chili? Cocoa Powder.
Only have vanilla ice cream? Cocoa Powder.
Need an energy boost? Cocoa Powder.
Not only is it delicious, but the benefits are out of this world good! It is a great source of magnesium and potassium, gives you a little kick of caffeine, and is believed to promote better digestion!
Chocolate is good in any situation, and I came up with this recipe after having a kick for chocolate chip pancakes but didn’t have any on hand. When I was younger we would go to a breakfast spot where their chocolate chip pancakes had just the chocolate chips sprinkled on top, so they would melt and cover your pancakes like butter! I wanted to recreate this, and figured that with cocoa powder and a little sweetener I could rule the pancake world!
This recipe has a strong cocoa flavor so if you need to tone it down feel free to add a little bit more almond milk or honey, but be careful because it will make the consistency more runny than syrup-like.
So without leaving you hanging, here is the recipe!
1/4th cup cocoa powder
3 tbsp. honey or maple syrup
Pinch of salt
3 tbsp. almond milk
Combine all the ingredients. Mix using a fork or small whisk until smooth.
Pour on top of pancakes, blend into milk for chocolate milk, top on ice cream or just eat it straight from the jar!
Thank you for stopping by, let me know how you like the recipe in your comments below!
The chocolate fanatic, Sonya Peacocke