If there’s a pancake that qualifies as an early morning ‘Superhero Pancake’, a pancake that does it all, this is the pancake. Chocolate pancakes with apple cranberry compote.
This pancake also takes less than five minutes to make. Well, to measure and mix that is. Five minutes to measure and mix the ingredients into a pancake batter, Yes, cooking the pancakes will add an additional ten minutes to the process, but fifteen minutes for a hot early morning breakfast? Yes, please!
Now, I did claim that this pancake “does it all,” so let me add a little disclaimer here. There are a few things this pancake just can’t do…
- This pancake can’t get you doing yoga
- This pancake can’t get you doing meditation.
- This pancake can’t help you reach your workplace on time.
We all knew that, right?! I add this little disclaimer because I also have some really good news.
This pancake will actually help you have more time in the morning, which means there’s no excuse for not getting up, making your breakfast, and getting to work on a busy weekday morning. As I said, this pancake truly does it all, including, making a busy morning easier to tackle.
Would you like me to introduce you to this busy morning Superhero Pancake?
Friend, meet the pancake, that saves our busy mornings over and over again. These pancakes are made with simple ingredients that can regularly be found in my real food fridge or pantry: old-fashioned rolled oats (yep, the same ingredient used to make a bowl of oatmeal), almond flour, spice, milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, and eggs. That’s it! The wholesome ingredients are all poured into a bowl and 60 seconds later…a pancake batter is ready for a hot skillet.
Yes, these pancakes are incredibly simple to make, but that’s not the real reason these pancakes save so many of our too-busy-for-a-hot-breakfast mornings.
These pancakes are an ideal meal to prep in advance. On the weekend, when pancakes are a necessity along with apple compote with cinnamon and cranberries, I double the pancake recipe and triple my coffee.
Chocolate Oats and Almond Pancake with Apple-Cranberry Sauce
These chocolate pancakes are made with simple ingredients that can regularly be found in the pantry: old-fashioned rolled oats, almond flour, spice, milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, and eggs. That’s it! The wholesome ingredients are mixed into a bowl and 60 seconds later…a pancake batter is ready for a hot griddle.
- 2 cups powdered oats (see notes)
- ½ cup almond meal (see notes)
- 2-3 tablespoon cocoa powder (optional(see notes))
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ -1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 teaspoons brown sugar
- Butter to cook
- For the compote/sauce..
- 4 apple (Royal gala chopped)
- 2 teaspoons of butter
- 2-3 teaspoons of brown sugar
- 1/4 cranberries (or raisins)
- 1/2 cup orange/apple juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
Mix the wet ingredients, eggs, milk, coconut oil, sugar vanilla. Mix well to combine everything together.
Mix the dry ingredients, oats flour, almond meal, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together, and then add it to the wet ingredients.
Allow the batter to rest for 5 minutes as we heat a cast-iron skillet.
Add butter and drop ¼ cup of batter in the pan and cook for a couple of minutes till bubbles appear on the surface.
Flip over and cook the other side till golden.
Keep cooking these pancakes in batches till all the batter is used up.
Serve topped with maple syrup or serve with Apple Cranberry Sauce
Apple Compote with Cranberries
Heat a pan and add butter. Then add the chopped apples, orange juice/apple juice, cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon and cook briefly. The apples will cook and the juices will thicken and the cranberries will swell..Serve warm with pancakes.
- Blend oats Instant/rolled to make oats flour.
- Blend almonds to make an almond meal. Almond meal is a budget-friendly way to make pancakes Though it may make the pancake a little browner due to the presence of the almond peel it tastes just as good. Alternatively, you could use almond flour available in the market.
- Use Aluminium Free baking powder for health reasons.
- Use certified gluten-free oats if you wish.
- Skip cocoa powder for a variation.