It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the time of delicious holiday foods. Whether you are home, cuddled up on a snowy cold weekend or are hosting a fun holiday brunch, these pumpkin spice pancakes with chocolate sauce are a must have. They are also the ultimate x mas morning breakfast dish for the whole family.
Not only are they extremely delicious, they are also tolerated by most people with food sensitivities. They are gluten, dairy, grain, nut free and paleo.
Tips and tricks for the best pumpkin spice pancakes with chocolate sauce:
- You can whip up the batter within a few minutes using a blender and you are good to go. For this recipe I am using one green and one yellow/ripe plantain, or a 50/50 ratio if you are doing the batter for more than 2 people. For the perfect outcome this combination is quite important. The yellow/ripe plantain gives a lot of sweetness to the batter. The green plantain is responsible for the fluffy texture of the pancake. Using only ripe plantains will result in a batter that will be too moist for proper frying.
- As always you can adjust the sweetness of the batter to your liking. If you like very little additional sugar make the batter without the maple syrup. Don’t try the batter since it has raw eggs. Fry a small test pancake, try it and adjust the batter accordingly. I would always suggest doing that since working with fresh ingredients can always change the sweetness. Depending on how large or sweet the plantain is that you are using, your batter will vary slightly in taste. Keep in mind that the chocolate sauce will make this dish quite sweet.
The pancakes taste actually very delicious just by themselves or you could also use leftover cranberry sauce from your holiday meals as a topping. But for me the best part about this recipe is the homemade, warm chocolate sauce on top. I cannot even look at the picture of the pumpkin spice pancakes with chocolate sauce without craving them so much.
To make the chocolate sauce you only need 4 ingredients: coconut oil, vanilla extract, raw cocoa powder and honey. Make sure you make this sauce on the lowest temperature of your oven to avoid caramelization of the honey.
This recipe is really easy to make and will be a hit for you and your family during the holiday season. If you like my pumpkin spice pancakes with chocolate sauce check out my pancakes and my winter fruits with chocolate sauce,