My mother-in-law knows I love to “upgrade” unhealthy recipes to healthy versions. So, she sent me this hot chocolate pancake recipe.
In the modern world, kids are exposed to sugar bombs everywhere. I think it isn’t realistic to say they will never have treats. That’s why I like to make the treats at home so I control the ingredients, but we still can have fun breakfasts or desserts that are much better (even if they are still indulgences). I would rather have kids begging for homemade treats like this one compared to going out for sugary stuffed french toast or ice cream sundaes.
Here is my healthier version of hot chocolate pancakes that is gluten-free, paleo, and has some nutrient dense ingredients:
Hot Chocolate Syrup:
- 5 mejool dates
- 2 TBSP Lily’s chocolate chips (sweetened with stevia)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice)
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 TBSP honey
- 4 TBSP grass-fed gelatin
Top with Lily’s chocolate chips for serving
For the pancakes:
For the hot chocolate sauce:
For the whipped topping: