Pancakes with chocolate orange sauce

Pancakes with chocolate orange sauce

Serves 2 (makes about 8 smallish thicker pancakes – not the thin crepe types)

Vegan and GF (if using GF flour)

Total time – 20/30 minutes


For the pancakes:

  • 1 x ripe banana
  • 2/3s cup of non dairy milk (I use Rude Health)
  • 3/4 cup flour (gluten free if avoiding gluten)
  • A drop of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking soda/powder
  • pinch of salt

For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup (add more after mixing everything if you want it sweeter)
  • 1 heaped tbsp coconut oil
  • The juice and zest of one orange
  • 1 heaped tbsp cacao powder (or cocoa if you don’t have cacao)
  • 1 tsp Grand Marnier or Cointreau (optional – but does make it taste great)



  1. Put all of the sauce ingredients into a small saucepan on a low heat
  2. Stir continuously with a small whisk
  3. Bring to the boil then lower the heat and simmer for a few minutes until you’ve reached your desired thickness
  4. Add more maple syrup if you need it – set aside


  1. Preheat the oven to 100 degrees centigrade (to keep pancakes warm during cooking)
  2. Using a hand blender or food processor – blend the banana with the milk and vanilla until combined
  3. In a bowl mix the flour, baking soda and salt
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk until fully combined
  5. In a large non stick frying pan or pancake pan heat the oil over a medium heat
  6. Using a 1/4 cup, pour the mixture into the pan to form pancakes (i usually fit 3 in at a time)
  7. Fry for a few minutes, until the mixture starts to bubble and it has started to brown
  8. Flip over and cook on the other side for a few more minutes
  9. Place cooked pancakes into the oven on a plate to keep warm whilst you do the rest
  10. Pile the pancakes on a warm plate
  11. Add some segments of orange (or any other fruit) if desired
  12. Pour the chocolate orange sauce over and serve!