Thursday, 13 February 2014

Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes...

As if the mere mention of the word 'pancakes' wasn't enough to excite me, I had to go one better this week... Imagine a fluffy pancake with a chocolate filling... Imagine that gooey Nutella flavoured chocolate filling was hidden in a little pocket in the centre of the pancake... Now imagine for a second, you could make them in less than 15 minutes at home, and they were 100% natural... Awesome right?

These buttermilk pancakes are grain & refined sugar free, light & fluffy and taste absolutely incredible... 

For the pancakes:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 3 tbsp buttermilk (or coconut milk if you're DF)
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp raw Irish honey
  • 2 tsp hazelnut butter
  • 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • water*
  • coconut oil 

Start by whisking the pancake ingredients together until smooth and frothy. 

Mix the filling together to form a paste. *Depending on the hazelnut butter, you may need to add a little water if it's too stiff.. 

Melt a little coconut oil in a non stick pan. 

Pour batter onto the hot pan, immediately dropping 1/2 tsp of 'Nutella' into the centre of the pancake. Cover this with an extra tablespoon of pancake batter.

Flip pancake when small air bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake. 

Try not to eat the pancakes the second you take them off the pan... They are amazing served with strawberry coulis and Greek yoghurt...

Give them a go... I guarantee you'll love them! The filling really adds to them...gooey chocolate hazelnut bliss in the centre of what's already my favourite treat in the world! These are unbelievably good! 


  1. Hi Diane love your blog, recipes are fantastic and so great to see you from Ireland. I was wondering where do you get almond flour? I only ever see ground almonds or coconut flour even in the Irish health food shops. Is almond flour for your recipes different to ground almonds?

  2. Thanks for the comment :) Great to have people interacting on the blog & FB... Really encouraging to know that people are actually using the site to improve their nutrition. Almond flour is basically just ground almonds... I really should just call it ground almonds to avoid confusion! As for the coconut flour... I'd recommend buying it from health food stores rather than Asian stores. While it's cheaper from Asian supermarkets, it's more coarse and gives baked goods a heavier texture. Hope this helps!

  3. Tks so much for timely reply. So Aldi ground almonds should work and I can make a start trying your recipes. Will be great to have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. I have had great success improving mood and energy since I have started eating paleo low carb but I miss baking for occasions / celebrations. You have given such great sweet and savory recipes. Thank you for such generous sharing of your expertise.

    1. Ground almonds are perfect :) Eating Paleo/Primal makes me feel so much better too. Hopefully the recipes I post will help keep you on track and give you ideas for keeping your diet varied. If you have any suggestions for food you'd like to see on the blog let me know ;)