Comfort foods can help lighten our minds of the troubles we might go through if we ever had to use our food storage to get by. One thing my wife is addicted to, and most other women, is chocolate anything. Having this in mind, I decided to work up a chocolate pancake recipe for the current WonderMill Challenge that I am participating in (which I hope to get some cash from). I found a chocolate whole wheat pancake recipe on Food+Fun=Life blog that looked delicious.
After trying her recipe, I decided to make some I made some big changes. I added an egg, used spelt flour (freshly milled at a fine setting), and used a baking powder / baking soda combination instead of 4 teaspoons baking powder. I really liked the taste and texture that I got and I think the spelt flour tastes better than whole wheat flour with chocolate, plus spelt is better for you.
These pancakes disappeared super quick and are now our family favorite, it tastes a bit like chocolate cake. We have been topping them with a vanilla sauce found at the Food+Fun=Life blog, she also has a peanut butter sauce there that I would like to try also. Here is my pancake recipe below.
- 2 cups spelt flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups milk
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg
- Pre-heat electric griddle to 375 degrees..
- Add all dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk together.
- Add all wet ingredients to a 2nd mixing bowl and whisk together.
- Add dry ingredient mix to wet ingredient mixing bowl and whisk till it just comes together.
- Lightly spray your hot griddle with cooking spray.
- Use a ¼ measuring cup to scoop the pancake batter onto the griddle.
- I cook my pancakes 1 minute 45 seconds on the first side and 2 minutes 15 seconds on the second side for perfect pancakes, this may vary on your griddle.
The photographs are courtesy of my wife, she is a great photographer.