I am finally back with another recipe! Work has been so draining that I haven't had the time to experiment in the kitchen, so let's start off with a simple one before I get back to my groove ;)
Making a good pancake stack seems to be the trick on Instagram, am I right? People are constantly drooling over a perfect layered stack and nothing beats drowning them in chocolate. I, myself love chocolate, but store bought chocolate sauce usually contain ingredients you don't wish to put in your body.
So, I decided to make raw chocolate sauce, which goes well with the Matcha pancakes. It's made with really simple ingredients - Avocado, carob powder and maple syrup!
Carob powder is not commonly found in SG - I got mine from iherb. It has more nutrients than cacao powder. But, if you wish to use cacao powder for this. You may as well! Something to note: cacao powder is slightly bitter compared to carob powder, you may wish to use more sweetener!
If you realise, I like to keep my recipes simple and using as little ingredients as possible. It's no surprise that this pancake batter also contains just a handful of ingredients that you're bound to have lying around in your kitchen.
I made the batter using Teathos Organic Matcha Powder. They are a local based company and being a big fan of Matcha, Teathos has definitely one of the best powders I have tried. Usually you'll tend to find tons of Matcha powder brands in supermarkets, but did you know there are actually different grades of Matcha?
They recently released a new product - Cacao + Matcha! WHAT?!?! Sounds amazing doesn't it? I can't wait to try it!
If you do make the recipe, do tag me so that I can see your creation! I hope you like it as much as I do :)
INGREDIENTS & METHOD:
RAW CHOCOLATE SAUCE
1 whole avocado
3/4 cup water
3 tbsp carob powder
2 tbsp maple syrup (or any sweetener of choice)
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup room temp water
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp cane sugar (or any sweetener of choice)
1 tbsp Teathos Matcha powder
- Blend avocado and water together
- Add in carob powder and sweetener
- Blend well and you have your raw choc sauce!
- Heat up non-stick pan on medium heat
- Mix the dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda) in a large mixing bowl
- Slowly mix in room temperature water to batter. It should be slightly watery as compared to a cake mix. Add more water if needed
- Stir in matcha powder and cinnamon
- Pour 1 tbsp of batter onto non-stick pan for 1-2 min till bubbles formed on top
- Heat the other side for 30secs-1 min
- If using cacao powder, you may wish to use more sweetener as it might taste bitter (unless you prefer a bitter sauce)
- Carob powder is already sweet so not much extra sugar is needed