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Chocolate Chip American Style Pancakes - A Cheat Recipe

Written by: Georgina Ingham | Posted 12 February 2021 14:28

Chocolate Chip American Style Pancakes - A Cheat Recipe
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Tuesday 16 February, many people in the UK, and further afield will celebrate Shrove Tuesday. Before abstaining from some of their favourite foods during Lent, the pancakes will be the meal and/or dessert of choice. Pancake day has always been one of the best yearly traditions, and we all remember the excitement of our first pancake flip (or fail?) Just because you’re an adult now doesn’t mean the magic needs to be lost. 

 

Griddle Choc Chip Pancakes with JimJams Hazelnut Spread

 

Love pancakes but not the calories?

I have flippin' good news for you!  

 

Let Griddle and JimJams help bring a super tasty solution for your Pancake Day - seriously you can have fluffy American style pancakes with chocolate spread and not worry about the calories, so long as your follow the portion size guidelines. 

 

Griddle's fibre packed pancakes are made from a healthy wholegrain blend of wheat, organic rye and organic barley flours, making them not just nutritionally better than your standard white flour pancakes but much tastier and filling too.

 

Griddle Choc Chip Pancake Mix

 

JimJams have obtained the Great Taste Award for their winning Chocolate Spreads with No Added Sugar! Seriously chocolate spread with no added sugar. 

 

JimJams Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

 

Nutritional facts

JimJams – 50 calories per dessert spoon 

Griddle – 83 calories per pancake 

Total calories per pancake: 133

 

JimJams Health Claims

 

I'm vegan; I can't eat these pancakes, can I? 

Oh, yes, you can! The Griddle pancake mix and the Jim Jams chocolate spread are all made with 100% plant-based ingredients, making them 100% vegan. Whether you're a bona fide vegan or just wanting to introduce more plant-based dishes to your diet (maybe you were inspired by Veganuary) the delicious products are right for you.  

 

If you are vegetarian and want to include some dairy products you can do so. The pancake mix can either be made up with plant-based milk; alternatively, you can use dairy milk and a couple of eggs. I used homemade hazelnut milk and no eggs, but I wish I'd tried both methods to compare the taste and textures, I think the eggs might make them a little fluffier.

 

Homemade hazelnut milk? Keep an eye on Culinary Travels as the recipe will be coming soon!

 

Hazelnut Milk Homemade

 

Would I buy them? 

I would most likely not repurchase the Griddle pancakes because I like to prepare items like this from scratch, and have no dietary restrictions. If I required a vegan diet, I would be racing to stock up on these healthy products. 

 

The JimJams chocolate spreads, however, oh yeah, baby! That will be making its way onto my pantry shelves to become a staple item. I couldn't believe how good it tasted for a vegan, no added sugar product. It is so creamy and intensely chocolatey that another well-known brand will not grace my shelves again. 

 

Vegan Lifestyle JimJams chocolate spreads

 

American pancakes vs crepes 

Instead of making fluffy American style pancakes, you could try making the batter a little thinner and cooking French style crepes to fill and roll-up. Yum!

 

Which would you prefer? Let me know in the comments, please.

 

Fluffy American style pancakes Recipe

Wholegrain Chocolate Chip Pancake Stack
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Wholegrain Chocolate Chip Pancake Stack

Yield: 12
Author: Georgina Ingham
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 15 Min
Let Griddle and JimJams help bring a super tasty solution for your Pancake Day - seriously you can have fluffy American style pancakes with chocolate spread and not worry about the calories, so long as your follow the portion size guidelines.

Ingredients

Vegan Pancakes
  • 1 220g package of Griddle Wholegrain Pancake Mix (Choco-Chip)
  • 310ml plant milk 
  • Oil to grease the pan
Vegetarian Pancakes
  • 1 220g package of Griddle Wholegrain Pancake Mix (Choco-Chip)
  • 220ml milk 
  • 2 eggs
  • Butter or oil to grease the pan

Instructions

Vegan Pancakes
  1. Mix the ingredients until just combined.
  2. Heat a well-greased pan over medium heat.
  3. Spoon in the batter.
  4. Flip the pancakes after a minute and a half or once bubbles start to appear on the surface. 
  5. Serve when both sides are golden brown. 
  6. Take three pancakes per person, place one pancake on the plate, place a small spoon of JimJams spread on top, place the second pancake on top, repeat the small scoop of JimJams spread, and put the third pancake on top and scatter with hazelnuts before serving.
Vegetarian Pancakes
  1. Mix the ingredients until just combined.
  2. Heat a well-greased pan over medium heat.
  3. Spoon in the batter.
  4. Flip the pancakes after a minute and a half or once bubbles start to appear on the surface.
  5. Serve when both sides are golden brown.
  6. Take three pancakes per person, place one pancake on the plate, place a small spoon of JimJams spread on top, place the second pancake on top, repeat the little scoop of JimJams spread, and put the third pancake on top and scatter with hazelnuts and chocolate chips before serving.

Notes:

Other topping ideas include:

Bacon and maple syrup

Sliced bananas and caramel sauce

Orange segments

Sliced strawberries with a little chocolate sauce and whipped cream

Fruit compote/sauces

Ice cream

Fruit syrups

Peanut butter and jelly

Honey

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