I am a firm believer in “Hangover Sunday”. This special day of the week is for you and your friends to join together to rethink your previous night’s choices. Hangover Sunday is best spent groaning, lying on a couch, watching an entire season of something on Netflix and eating something that will take away the pain.
Therefore, I submit for your consideration: Chocolate-Beer Pancakes.
First, a warning- If you are the burping type consider washing these down with a digestion-aiding mint tea. Because chocolate-beer pancake burps can be a little hellish…but it’s totally worth it!
Loosely adapted from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s lifesaving cookbook “Vegan Brunch”
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
3/4 cup porter, or another dark beer (I used Kilkenny, mostly because it was what was in my fridge)
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
The trick to vegan pancakes is to let your pan heat up while you are mixing the ingredients on low-medium heat. Also, when you are mixing you want to call it when it’s still a touch lumpy because if you overmix it you’ll get chewy pancakes (in a bad way). Let your batter sit for about 10 minutes to let the gluten develop, leaving you with some pretty fluffy and tasty breakfast makings.
Mix together all your dry ingredients and make a little hole in the centre. Pour all your wet ingredients into there (creating “the volcano” according to my 8 year old self). Mix it together and then cook like pancakes.
Really tasty served with berries and a bit of powdered sugar!