Coasting along on my maca streak, the next recipe experiment clearly had to be pancakes. I leaned on my single serving pancake recipe here, with maca and cocoa powder added to the mix.
Hints of chocolate and coffee made me think of a mocha and as an option in this recipe, you can sub some of the non-dairy milk for that leftover bit of coffee in your morning pot. These are the most special pancakes I've made yet.
Choco Maca Pancakes
1/2 cup spelt flour
1 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
1/2 tbsp maca powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2/3 cup non-dairy milk
1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
optional: 1/4 cup coffee, reduce non-dairy milk by 1/4 cup
optional: cacao nibs, chocolate chips, or slivered almonds
Again, notice how I don't add sugar to my pancakes? Feel free to tuck in some maple syrup to your batter (subtracting amount from other liquid) if you like. I prefer to add my syrup as a final touch and find that the chocolate flavor really comes through without being bitter at all.
Mix dry ingredients, add wet, cook like normal pancakes. Makes 5 small pancakes for 1 serving.
Introducing my other new loves:
Cookie Dough Balls adapted from Oh She Glows. A certain someone in this household could not get over the name and proceeded to chant "Cookie Dough Baaaaallllls" for the rest of the night with a distinctively Southern twang. He's not always perfect.
I skipped the sugar and went with the extra tsp of maple syrup and used 1/2 cup oats instead of 1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup flour. After blending my nut and oat flours, I mixed the rest of the ingredients in by hand. Blending everything would make a smoother batter, but you know, I like to be gentle with my balls.
The raw cookie balls are then frozen and kept in the freezer - an addictive dessert that takes all of 5 minutes. I managed to save a few to top a bowl of overnight oats. Dessert for breakfast wins again.
Cookie Dough Breakfast Bowl.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. My new work tool...Amazingly light and thin, great handling and performance, and absolutely gorgeous resolution.
And the best part? It's open, not locked down like some other fruity tablets. *NERD RAGE*
Out of the case...I despise cases for phones and tablets because if you have a truly beautiful and sleek tool, why would you want to cover it up with pink rubber? Because this tab is one of the lightest to date, it does need a case. However, it looks so much better naked.
Off to dress myself and the tablet for the day. Things have been getting a little too sexy around here, I know. It's back to librarian sweaters for us.