Chocolate Pancakes that are Gluten Free, Vegan, Banana Free and Refined Sugar Free? Yes it is indeed possible. They're nice and moist too, given my choice of ingredients.
I'll tell you what I used, but also give a few options for replacements in the notes. Everyone has different dietary needs and goals, and luckily many items are interchangeable with ingredients of a similar consistency, but totally different composition. So play around until you find something that suits you.
It's Winter in Australia, rainy and windy outside, so eating chocolate and strawberries seemed like a sensible alternative to going outside. A cup of sugarfree hot chocolate would also go down well with these babies.
I do love my pancakes, but try and look for different alternatives to suit myself and also you guys. As it's good to change things up. I didn't add banana to these, as believe it or not, some people don't like banana, plus it adds a banana-y flavour to things (shock!). But obviously feel free to add it instead of the apple sauce and potentially even instead of the egg replacer or flax egg. Half a mashed banana should do the trick.
Gluten free pancakes can be notoriously bland in my book, so make sure you add some natural sweeteners to combat this, or use a nice maple sauce. I used pureed apple sauce and coconut sugar-sweetened Hot Cacao mix in my recipe for this reason.
I hope you give them a go...
Chocolate Lovers Gluten Free Pancakes
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1 Tbsp brown (or white) rice flour
1 Tbsp Arrowroot (Tapioca) flour
1 egg replacer (Orgran brand) (or flax egg)
1/2 tsp bicarb soda (baking soda)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp Cacao Hot Chocolate mix (DamnSugar brand) (Or mix Cacao powder & Coconut Sugar)
1 Tbsp organic pureed apple sauce (or coconut oil) (For moisture. Apple Sauce is lower in fat but higher in natural sugars))
1/3 cup almond milk (to consistency)
Cook in a non stick pan over medium low for a couple of minutes each side
1 Tbsp Cacao Hot Chocolate Mix (Damn Sugar brand)
Boiling water to consistency