Simple, nutritious chocolate pancakes for Pancake Day

Pancake day takes place on Tuesday, February 16, and this recipe is packed with nutritious chickpeas and cashew and is deliciously good for you.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 11:52 am
Chocolate pancake

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday - the first day of lent.

Prep: 5-10 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Serves: 4 pancakes

Allergens: Dairy (optional)

Skills: Sieving flour, whisking, flipping a pancake, chopping fruit

Ingredients you’ll need:

For the pancakes:

100g chickpea/gram flour (your can purchase this on our website here)

200ml water

Glug of olive oil

For the chocolate sauce:

60g cashew nuts

60g dates

130ml milk (or dairy free alternative)

15g cacao powder

For topping:

1 banana



Measuring scales

Frying pan



Mixing bowl


Cooking instructions:

1. Sieve the chickpea flour into a mixing bowl and whisk in the water and a small splash of olive oil.

2. Heat a frying pan with a little olive oil. When it's hot pour some batter into it, shape it into a circle and then flip when it starts to bubble and the sides come away (around 2-3 mins) - you will need to use a spatula/turner and if it sticks just give it another minute to cook.

3. Cook for another 2-3 mins on the other side and then repeat until all of the batter is used up (you may need a splash more olive oil after the second or third pancake).

4. Blitz the chocolate ingredients in a blender until smooth - add a splash more milk if it needs it to blend easily.

5. Spread a big dollop of chocolate sauce over one half of a pancake, add sliced banana and then cover with the other half of the pancake.....enjoy!

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