There’s nothing quite like pilfering a recipe – especially when you shamelessly pilfer one of your own recipes. At least I’m giving myself credit – it’s just blogging etiquette. These pancakes were inspired by my very own Virtual Vegan Potluck contribution for Mocha Spice Cake. Even as I stirred the batter for that cake, I was dreaming of these pancakes. But don’t limit yourself – this batter would make awesome waffles as well.
What you’ll need:Print
Mocha Spice Pancakes
- Yield: 16 1x
Like eating cake for breakfast! Spicy, fluffy mocha spice pancakes that are dairy- and oil-free.
- 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp. Dandy Blend or Cafix (powdered herbal coffee substitute)
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. allspice
- 1 large very ripe banana, mashed
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. flaxseed meal + 6 Tbsp. water (whisk together and then let sit for a few minutes)
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1/4 cup pure maple sugar
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- 1 Tbsp. crystallized ginger, chopped
- toasted pecans, optional
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. Dandy Blend (or instant espresso powder, a dash of strong coffee or a few drops of coffee flavoring)
- dash cinnamon
Make the pancakes
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, almond meal, cocoa, Dandy Blend, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. In a smaller bowl, combine the banana, vanilla extract, nut milk, maple sugar and flaxseed meal. Stir in the cacao nibs and the crystallized ginger.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined. Let the batter sit for about 15 minutes.
- Ladle big spoonfuls of the batter onto a hot griddle that has been lightly spritzed with cooking oil. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the cake, carefully flip, and cook for a few minutes. Keep cooked pancakes in a warm oven (along with your plates) while you cook the remaining batter.
Make the syrup
- In a small saucepan, combine the maple syrup, Dandy Blend and cinnamon and heat until toasty hot.
- Serve pancakes with chopped pecans and the syrup.
Okay, I HAVE TO HAVE THESE, and what are those vegan sausages and WHERE did you get them!?! Lovely riff off the potluck post!
I got those at Harmon’s – they’re from Field Roast. Kind of fun, huh?
Really fun, I’ve had some field roast apple sausages, they’re pretty good. I’ll have to try the breakfast variety!
Love the apple sausages!
Ooh shiny! 🙂
Mocha spiced pancakes – never thought of that before and I am sure they must be wildly delicious 🙂 How do you make vegan apple sausages? I am curious….
Here’s a link to my recipe: http://unrefinedvegan.com/2012/01/09/smoky-apple-sage-seitan-sausage-red-onion-marmalade-sandwich/
But Field Roast makes a delicious version, too!
I was going to ask if those delicious looking sausages were field roast!! YUM!! This entire meal is making my stomach growl. The syrup sounds amazing.
Field Roast should be given some kind of award, don’t you think?
Ooooh Dandy blend in pancakes?? Love it!! These look amazing, I’ll have to make these this weekend I think 🙂
I’ve been putting Dandy Blend in lots of things – so good!
hmm never heard of “dandy blend” but I have tried roasted dandelion root! Love the taste and smell immensely, plus good for liver! Pancakes look great and I’m sure they taste that way too! esp with the dandelion bit
Oh, it’s so good! I couldn’t believe it would taste good (and fill the void where coffee used to be), but it does! There are other tasty brands out there as well.
Those look fantastical! We used to do pancakes every Sunday around here, and these might just be the thing that gets us back on track!
I suddenly find myself considering a whole wide world of cake-to-pancake conversions. This one looks scrumptious!
Your page is looking tasty as always! The sausages are a great addition – I will have to keep an eye out for that brand.
This looks like a heavenly breakfast to me! What wonderful sounding pancakes, I think I might have to try making them, thank you for the recipe and inspiring photos.
This looks really good!
Mmmmm…I’m going to have to try paleo-izing this recipe! The flavors sound incredible!
I’d love to see your take on this recipe!
Gorgeous looking pancakes! I’m now very curious about the Dandy blend, I’ll have to keep an eye out for it.
I kinda love it :-)!
Annie, I made this stunning recipe & my hubby Peter & I loved them so much! That syrup was so good too! 🙂 MMMMMM!
Wow, I’ve never heard about the Dandy Blend before, pretty neat. Does it taste like coffee? Also, I love flavored pancakes, especially mocha. Yum, breakfast food rocks.
It tastes SO much like coffee that it’s kind of scary.