Chocolate Vegan Pancakes with Caramalised Banana Topping and Whipped Cream
For some reason, the other night, I had a massive craving for some chocolate pancakes. So, after dinner, I decided to put the kitchen back in use, and create some pancakes, with some caramalised banana topping. And the whipped cream I bought from the Vegan Expo on Sunday. I chucked up quite a fuss to make this. So here goes:
Chocolate Vegan Pancakes
1 1/2 cups of organic soy milk (I got this one from Aldi),
1/3 cup of sugar (I used white, you can use brown or raw),
1/3 cup of cocoa,
2 teaspoons vanilla essence,
1/2 cup of water,
1 1/2 cups of self-raising flour,
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder,
1 tablespoon of apple cider,
Whisk all the ingredients together.
At this point, you have to toggle the amount of flour and water, to get the consistency correct. Depending on how thick you want the pancakes, that’s how runny you want to make the batter.
Put the tiniest bit of oil in a pan, and raise the heat to a high medium heat. I always set mine on 8.
I actually like using an ice cream scoop to pour the batter into the pan. It makes for same-sized pancakes.
Using something flat, peel up the edges when the pancake bubbles. Then turn over, and cook the other side.
Try an awesome flip in the air for extra points.
The Caramalised Banana I tried the first time as a paste, jam thing to have with tea. It was amazing, as it had just come out of the fridge. The other night, we tried it hot, straight off the stove and onto the pancakes, and it was amazing. This is really simple, and you make it along with the pancakes.
1 cup brown sugar – or raw, depending on what mood you’re in.
Pour the sugar into a pan, with no oil.
Set on a low heat, and stir until the sugar melts.
Put a teaspoon or so of Nuttelex into the pan. Stir it all together, until you have a nice consistency.
Chop up the bananas into little pieces, add them to the pan.
I like the mush the bananas into the sugar, but you can just let it cook and mush on its own.
Just continue mixing it all together, and you’ll get this awesome paste.
Taste it, you’ll love it. Let it cool, though… it’s kinda hot.
I love this paste so much, that as soon as I get my ice cream maker back, I’m going to try to make an ice cream out of it. Let me know!