It’s lazy susan time again and as February is all about love, the theme this month is foods we love.
Sounds simple enough, except when I tried to narrow down the foods I love, it was nearly impossible to cut things!
So, I though about foods my kids love and about how they are always begging me to make pancakes. I decided to add a little chocolate, strawberry sauce, and cute heart shapes to make the occasion even sweeter.
Do you remember as a kid seeing “chocolate chip pancakes” on the menu at a restaurant and realizing it really didn’t qualify as a healthy breakfast, but every once and awhile, you were allowed to order them? Then when they arrived, the scent of the still warm pancake topped off with gooey melted chocolate chips was simply divine! Truly a sinful and simple pleasure for any child and something I wanted to pass onto my children.
I guess more than making something I loved this month, I wanted to make something that the people I love LOVED. *insert sappy tunes here*
1 1/2 cup flour
3 teaspoons baking poder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
2 tablespoons warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons ener-g
3 tablespoons earth balance – melted
1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cups coconut, soy, or almond milk
chocolate chips – optional
maple syrup- optional
2 cups strawberries- cleaned and quartered
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
in a large bowl, combine first 4 ingredients and mix well with whisk. prepare the ener-g egg equivalent as directed on package, melt earth balance. with a large spoon, make a well in the dry ingredients and add the ener-g, earth balance and 1 1/4 cups coconut milk. mix with spoon just until combined, adding addtional milk as needed to thin batter.
on a preheated and lightly greased griddle or pan, pour 1/4 cup of batter ( in a mold for shapes, sprinkle with chocolate chips if desired) and cook until bubbles form. using a spatula, flip the pancakes over and cook until lightly golden brown.
in a saucepan, combine ingredients and cook over low heat for 15 minutes. blend with a hand mixer or fork for smoother sauce, leave as is for a chunkier sauce. add additional sugar to taste.
Now that you are jonesing for some pancakes, click on through to see what deliciousness Bree from baked Bree has made for us, tiramisu anyone?