I really like brownie batter.
I even once posted a recipe for Brownie Batter Oatmeal.
And now I’m at it again—in pancake form! Normally, I shy away from powdered supplements because I have no problem getting more than enough servings of fruits, veggies, and leafy greens into my daily diet. However, when the Amazing Grass Company offered to send me a care package (more on that later)… well, I’m definitely not one to turn down free stuff! Right away, I wanted to experiment with the Chocolate Super Food packets. The resulting experiment speaks for itself.
Chocolate Spinach Pancakes
(According to the Amazing Grass Company, each pancake serving contains about 3 servings of fruits and veggies!)
- 60 grams buckwheat flour (I used Hodgson Mill buckwheat pancake mix)
- 3 packages (the 8-gram packets) Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood (If you don’t like Amazing Grass, try subbing chocolate protein powder. Or perhaps sub cocoa powder for the AG?)
- 35 grams unsweetened applesauce, which is about 2T (you can sub mashed banana for the applesauce)
- 1/2 tsp Ener-G egg replacer (or baking powder)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup water or non-dairy milk (use less for thicker pancakes)
- Chocolate chips (I threw in a few Whole Foods Brand extra-dark chocolate mini chunks) (For an even richer batter, you can melt the chips before adding them to the mix.)
- Sweetener of choice
Mix the dry ingredients (flour, powder, sweetener, egg replacer, salt, and chips), then turn on the heat on your pancake pan. Now add the milk/water and applesauce/banana (and extract, if using). Mix.
- Drizzle with, or dunk into, a tall glass of non-dairy milk—it’s like eating warm, gooey brownies for breakfast!
- Top with hot maple syrup, dust with powdered sugar, or spread on some coconut butter for Mounds Bar Brownie Pancakes.
- Add vanilla, almond, or even mint extract.
- Throw some cocoa powder into the mix, to make them extra chocolate-y!
Or, for chocolate-cheesecake pancakes, top with Cheesecake Sauce.