Gingerbread Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce

Preparation time: 5 minutesCooking time: 10 minutesServes: 1.

It’s December- yes, bring on the Christmas treats! However, for many looms the reality that it also happens to be summer over here…. a.k.a bikini season. 
Well here’s the fact: with my recipes, you can have your (pan)cake and eat it too! 
These gingerbread pancakes are full of nutrition and insanely delish- I promise! I often double, triple or quadruple the recipe if cooking for more people.


  • ¼ cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ banana, mashed
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • 2 – 4 tbsp coconut water or milk
  • 1 tsp sweetener of choice (honey/ pure maple/ coconut nectar)
  •  ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 heaped tsp ground ginger 
1.   Combine dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
2.   Place all wet ingredients together and whisk.
3.   Fold into dry ingredients.
4.   Let the mixture sit for just a few minutes! (I find this helps it to thicken! Leave this step out if you’re in a rush.)
5.   Melt half a teaspoon of coconut oil in a frypan on medium heat, placing about ¼ cup of mixture on the pan each time in a circular shape. I don’t spread mine out too much as it allows them to become fluffy and thick! Leave it for a minute or 2 or until small bubbles form, then flip!
Note: if you don’t like banana, feel free to leave out! Just add less liquid!
Chocolate Sauce:
  • 1 heaped tsp raw cacao (depending on how chocolatey you would like it!)
  • Dash hot water
  • 1 tsp nut butter or tahini
  •  1 tsp sweetener of choice

1.     To make the sauce, simply combine the above ingredients until it has reached a consistency that is slightly thick, but still runny.

2.     Pour the sauce over pancakes! Top with fresh berries, activated nuts, banana, cacao nibs or whatever you desire!

My name is Sophie and I’m a 20-year-old media student from Sydney.
I have an intense love for healthy food, nutritious cooking and cafe exploring! This has been a long-term passion of mine as I understand the importance of fuelling your body with goodness. Not only do you feel amazing and energetic on the inside, you glow with health on the outside! It may sound cliché, but it is absolutely true! I love leading this healthy, active lifestyle.

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