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Caramel chocolate pancakes

These caramel chocolate pancakes are a delicious dessert and/or breakfast on weekends. They are vegan, gluten-free, can be made refined sugar-free, and nut-free.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 pancakes
Author Michaela Vais

Ingredients

Dry ingredients:

Wet ingredients:

Caramel filling:

Instructions

Caramel

  • Put all "caramel filling" ingredients into a small bowl and stir with a whisk.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and spoon about 1 heaped tbsp onto the paper. Use the back of the spoon to spread it out into a round disc about 7-8 cm in diameter (see photo above in the text). Make 6 discs in total.
  • Put the pan into the freezer for about 20 minutes.

Pancakes

  • Meanwhile, put all dry pancake ingredients into a bowl and stir with a whisk.
  • Process all wet pancake ingredients (except the oil) in a blender.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir with a whisk to combine. Let the batter rest for a few minutes.
  • Once the caramel discs are firm, you can start making the pancakes: Preheat a skillet to low-medium heat and add a little bit of oil (or you can use cooking spray).
  • Pour about 1 1/2 heaped tbsp of the pancake batter into the skillet, spread it and place 1 frozen caramel disc into the center of the batter. Add more batter (approx. 1 tbsp) to cover the caramel.
  • Put a lid on the skillet and cook the pancake for approximately 3 minutes. The lid is important, otherwise, the pancake won't cook properly because of the frozen caramel disc! Flip the pancake and cook if from the other side for a further 1-2 minutes. Continue with the remaining pancake batter. (Tip: By using two skillets at the same time you'll save time).
  • Enjoy with banana slices and a chocolate sauce!

Notes

  • You can use 80 g of applesauce instead of the banana.
  • You can use regular oats or gluten-free oats. To make oat flour, simply process the oats in a blender or in an electric coffee/spice grinder.
  • Any nut butter like almond butter, cashew butter, peanut butter will work