In association with Planted
‘If I make some chocolate pancakes with a peanut butter sauce,’ I asked Belle one day this week, ‘will you eat them?’
‘Will I eat some chocolate pancakes,’ she said, looking like she might have misunderstood the question, ‘if you make them for me right now?’
‘Yes,’ I said.
‘Well yes,’ she said, ‘obviously.’
And so I did.
I’d been trying to think up something to make with the cartons of Planted I’d been sent to try out, and who doesn’t love a chocolate pancake?
If you tend to look for dairy free alternatives, Planted could be worth trying the next time you’re shopping. It currently comes in two flavours – oat drink with banana and coconut drink with cocoa – and two more flavours are on the way along with smaller, ready to drink cartons.
Both flavours are vegan approved by the Vegetarian Society, and are fortified with calcium (for maintenance of normal teeth & bones), vitamin D (for absorption of calcium & phosphorous) and vitamin B₁₂ (for normal function of the immune system). They also tick the conservation box – a donation of 2p for every 1L carton sold goes to the Woodland Trust, the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity.
How to make dairy free chocolate pancakes
These dairy free chocolate pancakes are super quick and easy to make. All you need for the pancake mix is:
- 120g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp any dairy free spread, melted
- 250ml of coconut and cocoa Planted
- 1 egg
If you wanted to make them vegan chocolate pancakes you could easily switch the egg out for half a mashed banana.
To make the pancake batter, just mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another, and gradually add the wet to the dry, whisking until smooth. Heat a pan with a rub of oil or a few squirts of cooking spray, and pour in a little mixture. (I made my pancakes roughly 12cm across and had enough mixture to make nine.)
When the pancake is just starting to set up top, flip it over for about another 10-15 seconds, and then transfer it to a plate. Repeat until you have a pancake stack.
I topped my dairy free chocolate pancakes with raspberries and a peanut butter sauce. I made the sauce by heating about a tablespoon of peanut butter gently in a pan and adding Planted coconut drink with cocoa until I had a thick pouring consistency.
Pour the sauce over the pancakes and you’re ready to serve.
To go with the chocolate pancakes, I made a really simple smoothie using bananas and the Planted oat drink with banana. I used two bananas and filled a regular Nutribullet cup about two thirds full.
Then I just blitzed it up and served with a straw. (Paper obviously.) Two bananas made enough for two people.
Win £50 of Asda vouchers + Planted goodies
As Planted is currently available to buy from Asda, the lovely people at Planted are offering one lucky reader a cool £50 to spend at Asda, as well as some Planted treats.
To get your hands on this fab prize, simply complete as many of the entry mechanisms in the Gleam widget below as possible. The more you’re able to do, the more tickets you’ll have in the prize hat. If you also fancy pinning the image below to Pinterest that would be much appreciated, although not obligatory. (I’ll be your friend though.)