Chocolate, cherries, and luscious coconut cream —these decadent pancakes could easily pass for their namesake dessert! Serve these fresh off the skillet, with lots of maple syrup and a cherry on top!

Black Forest Pancakes [Vegan]

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Ingredients

For the Black Forest Pancakes:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cherries, pitted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon stevia
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
For the Coconut Cream:
  • Generous 3/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or corn flour
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Preparation

Pancakes:
  1. Preheat a non-stick frying pan over low-medium heat. Grease the frying pan a little if needed.
  2. Blend all pancake ingredients until smooth.
  3. Scoop 1-2 tbs of batter for each pancake and spread the pancake slightly with the back of a spoon, so it becomes a neat circle.
  4. Fry the pancakes for about 2-3 minutes, or until the top is partially cooked through.
  5. Flip the pancakes and fry on the other side for a further minute or two.
  6. Set aside while you make the cream.
Coconut Cream:
  1. Stir all cream ingredients together in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to the boil and remove from the heat when the mixture starts to bubble and thicken (should only take a few minutes).
Assembly:
  1. Layer the pancakes with the cream, ending with the cream.
  2. Garnish with more cherries, if desired.
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