“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people”
Christmas Pancakes Recipe
I am so excited to bring you this Christmas Pancakes recipe!! It came about because I wanted pancakes, but I was feeling Christmassy (and I also didn’t want to go to the shops to buy any ingredients… student problems!!) So I whipped up these pancakes out of the things I had lying around (yes, I did actually have maca powder lying around.. I may be a student but have you seen my instagram? haha but for real tho, Aldi are now selling all kinds of exciting (well, it’s exciting for foodies) goodies like maca powder, cacao powder, spirulina powder, and more. It’s all for around £2.50 each! If that’s not a bargain the I don’t know what is.
These pancakes taste like a cinnamon-y, toffee-y, chocolate-y, fluffy mouthful of Christmas cheer. I’m classing them as Christmas pancakes because I feel like pancakes are a classic Christmas morning breakfast! It might just be my family.. but we used the chocolate that we got in our stockings (or if we were lucky enough to have a 25th day on our advent calendars, that chocolate went in, too!) to top our pancakes on Christmas morning! And the cinnamon… well, what is the Christmas season without cinnamon on everything??
[makes around 8 pancakes] (I ate all 8, so if you’re making them for more than just you, you might want to double the recipe, if your appetite is as healthy as mine, that is) 😉
100g flour (any kind of flour will do)
100ml soy milk (or almond milk, or coconut milk, or hemp/oat/rice milk.. any plant based milk you prefer!)
1 tsp baking powder (warning: don’t taste the raw batter, all you will taste is baking powder, not nice) (yes i made this mistake) (twice)
1-2 tsp maca powder
1 tsp cinnamon (1/2 tsp for the mixture, 1/2 teaspoon for topping)
1/2 tsp brown sugar
Sweet Freedom Choc Shot (or any Christmas chocolate you have – if you want to keep the recipe vegan, make sure the chocolate you use is vegan!)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, milk, baking powder, maca powder and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and stir well until you’ve got a nice smooth batter.
- Using a non-stick pan on a medium heat hob, pour out around a palm size of mixture onto the pan. When the mixture starts to bubble a little bit, you know it’s ready to flip! So flip it over, allow the other side to brown a lil bit, then remove from the pan and onto a plate to cool.
- Repeat this process until all of your batter has been used up.
- in a small bowl, mix the remaining 1/2 tsp cinnamon with 1/2 tsp of brown sugar using a fork.
- Pile up the pancakes, putting a sprinkling of the sugar/cinnamon mixture between each pancake (best idea ever, if I do say so myself)
- Drizzle some maple syrup over the pancakes.
- Add your chocolate (this recipe is definitely Elf-inspired, if you couldn’t tell already)
- Serve up your pancakes and enjoy!
Okay, after writing this I’m craving pancakes!!! Maybe I’ll try some form of mince pie recipe soon, oooh or mulled wine?? I’m listening to Christmas music as I type this, and I’ve just finished university for Christmas break so I’m 100% in the spirit of the season. If you guys try out this recipe, let me know how it goes! I loved hearing from you when you made the cinnamon swirl mug cake. I hope you’re having a lovely Christmas season, I’m currently doing Vlogmas so if you fancy following me around in video format for the next couple of weeks leading up to Christmas, then check out my YouTube channel! And of course, you can always find me on Instagram.
“This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”