With my latest visit to Texas, I couldn’t help but notice something really popular there…Combining the flavor of chocolate and chili pepper. At first I was a tad nervous to give this a whirl but I quickly lightened up…because if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t share it and I would make something else and you never would have known I tried it. Isn’t life easy?
Chocolate Chili Pancakes
When googling around, I noticed that most “chocolate chili” breakfasts were about the same recipe and were paired with a raspberry topping. Well I didn’t have raspberries so I decided to nix that and work with what I had on hand.
2/3 cup flour
¼ cup dark cocoa powder (I used hersheys dark cocoa powder)
1/8 cup stevia
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon red chili flakes (I don’t why I even had those just hanging out at my house…the more you add the more spicy it will be)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½-1 cup milk (water works too) depending on how thick you like your pancakes. I generally use about 2/3 but don’t really measure.
little baby guys
Mix dry ingredients to wet ingredients and cook on your griddle at 350.
Well obviously if I’m sharing it with you I enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure how I’d enjoy the sweet and savory combination but let’s just say…I do.
Question for you: Ever had the combination of chocolate and chili?
I’ve always loved Red Velvet. It’s my favorite cake, ice cream…everything about it I love. It would be a dirty lie if I were to tell you I only have Red Velvet pancakes during Valentine’s day time so I won’t. That being said, I think they are extra special to have around this time so I saved reposting for the tenth time this recipe until around now. I’ve actually done a bit of reworking with it to make it easier (there were far too many ingredients that I wasn’t trying to buy).
½ cup flour
¼ dark cocoa powder (I am looking at you gharidelli cocoa powder heaven)
½ cup sweetener
1 tsp baking powder
1 tablespoon red food coloring
½-1 cup milk or water depending on your preference and pancake consistancy liking.
For the topping:
I’ve also topped with vanilla yogurt which is pretty good (not cream cheese good but pretty good).
What I’ve found to the most delicious for your taste buds in the following “glaze” type ordeal.
½ cup cream cheese
½ cup sweetener…I used stevia for this…
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons syrup
The pancakes are easy. Mix the dry to the wet ingredients adding as much (or little) liquid as you like. I tend to like thicker pancakes so I add less liquid.
The glaze is also easy…mix it all together. I’ve found melting the cream cheese (in the microwave) can get it mix easier but it’s your choice.
I’ve made many friends with this recipe and I hope you do too. Or boyfriends/girlfriends since that is what Valentine’s Day is all about…making your lover pancakes.
Question for you: Do you do anything special for Valentine’s day?
If you followed my blog about a year ago, you’ll know my obsession with dark chocolate orange pancakes. Well my friends…that obsession is back with no shame at all. I just think something about the chocolate and the orange tanginess is like a mini miracle worker.
Dark orange pancakes
½ cup flour
¼ cup dark chocolate powder
½-1 cup water depending on your consistency
1 tablespoon orange extract
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 tablespoon baking powder
*I don’t add ANY sweetener to this because I like it that way…if you aren’t into tart things you might want too.
Mix dry ingredients to wet ingredients then finally add the orange peel LAST. Mix and pour on the griddle.
topped with greek yogurt because that is what I was feeling.
So that is that. I highly recommend them and the effort to grate an orange peel is worth it.
Question for you: Fill in the blank: Chocolate+__________=my favorite.
These were inspired by one of my twitter friends, Jason. He posted a comment that he had just created this masterpiece and I knew I had to give it a whirl. Actually, I had no idea the combination of dark chocolate and cherries is called black forest, which is actually really sad because one of my favorite food combinations ever is chocolate and cherry. Shows my foodie knowledge…moving on…
Black Forest Pancakes:
½ cup flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (dark hersheys is what I chose…and always choose)
½ cup cherries
¼ cup tart cherry juice and ¼ cup milk (depending your liking of consistency)
Or just ½-1 cup milk if you don’t like to cherry bomb
Mix and pour on a griddle or pour in a waffle maker.
*Here is the thing about these. I have made them without oil and with oil. I have found the cherry juice really adds enough moisture that the oil tastes funny in there. (Not something you’d problaby notice) so anyways that is up to you.
Question for you: Fill in the blank: Chocolate+_______________ is my favorite combination. (for me either cherry or orange)
I feel like half my posts the last month and a half have been about traveling. I don’t always travel, but this last month I’ve been doing the big ole commute to and from work and home. By commute, I mean 700 miles. Sistas gotta eat somewhere along the way right?
Sushi and seaweed.
An unfilling salad
Salmon at Perkins. I apparently discovered I like mustard considering that was what it was topped with
Apple crumble. Actually I split this and mostly ate the whip cream.
Here are a few things I’ve been eating recently. I don’t deny I’ve been eating out far too much (catching up with friends, my parents love eating out…blah blah blah.). Oh and don’t forget about (PMB) Physical, mental and brags of the week tomorrow! I should probably get on promoting that more. As the typical Hollie mentality.
Question for you:
- 1. Favorite restaurant ever?
- 2. Do you eat out more around the Holidays?