Okay, I know it’s a big claim to make about my chocolate sauce but it’s seriously delicious!! I have used a mandarin infused extra virgin olive oil and it just takes the sauce to a new level. Its creamy, rich, tangy, sweet and full of ingredients good for you. All you need is raw cacao, EVOO and pure maple syrup. Cacao is the raw cocoa bean cold pressed which keeps all the living enzymes in tact. Raw cacao is full of antioxidants and minerals to help your body protect itself against toxins. It also makes you feel happy and loved! If you can’t find any mandarin or citrus infused olive oil perhaps try infusing your own with the rind of an orange, otherwise plain EVOO will work perfectly but without the lovely citrus flavours.
The pancakes I have made bring some more lovely flavours to the dish creating a beautiful combination that almost tastes too good for breakfast. This dish is defiantly a little indulgent so perfect for lazy weekend mornings. I like to serve mine with lots of fruit and tea and slowly much away on them while enjoying my surrounds. The pancakes are also delicious without the sauce and I have taken them like this on morning picnics.
Chai spiced berry pancakes
1/2 C buckwheat flour
1 t baking powder
1 t chai spices, freshly ground ( I used cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom and star anise)
1/3 C plant milk
1/4 C berries (I used blueberries)
Place the buckwheat flour, baking powder and chai spices in a bowl and whisk to combine.
In a separate bowl mash the banana then add the eggs and milk and whisk well.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk well. Stir in the blueberries.
Heat a flat skillet pan on high heat, turn down to medium and add 1 t coconut oil. Place spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes until bubbles form, flip and cook for a further minute.
Serve with fresh fruit and Olive oil chocolate sauce, recipe to follow.
Olive oil chocolate sauce
1 T extra virgin olive oil, infused with citrus
1 T (heaped) of raw cacao
1/2 T pure maple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a small cup and stir until lovely and smooth.
Drizzle over the pancakes.
Also lovely to dip strawberries in and drizzled over coconut ice cream. I am currently thinking up a cake recipe I can serve with this sauce as I love it!