Chocolate Pomegranate Pancakes
adapted from Lauren ( these are my favorite variety)
1c minus 2T whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat or AP flour)
2T cocoa powder (I used this kind )
1t evaporated cane juice (or more if desired)
1t baking powder
1/2t baking soda
pinch of salt
1/4c semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus more for garnish
3/4c pomegranate arils, plus more for garnish
In a large measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Whisk well to combine. Add chocolate chips and pomegranate arils and gently toss to coat. Pour in buttermilk mixture and stir until just combined.
Heat a large nonstick griddle over medium low heat. Coat with cooking spray if you need to (mine works well even without) and once hot, use a 1/4-cup measure to spoon out pancake batter. Cook a 2-3 minutes, until you start to see bubbles on the surface. Flip and cook another 2-3 minutes.
Serve, topped with extra pomegranate seeds and chocolate chips.
What will you be cooking up this weekend??