I have finally moved! Moving from wordpress.com to a self-hosted site is like moving from an all inclusive resort where you’ve never done a thing for yourself in your life to a remote island where you need to grow you own food. No joke. Why do this, you ask? So I could have my own pretty design, so I could do cool things like have the recipe in an easy-to-use printable format (some posts are done, the others will be adapted ASAP)…all kinds of unique possibilities. Another major reason for the move is my Shockingly Healthy Brownie Shop which you’ll see to your right in the sidebar.  It’s pretty exciting to be bringing healthy desserts out into the world! You can expect to see some more exciting improvements around here in coming weeks, but I wanted to get this baby up and running already.

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My boyfriend Cam has been VERY helpful in the last few while I’ve been trying to make this happen. He’s worked on this in the evening after work, many, many hours. I’ve been trying to thank him with lots of food. He loves the combination of chocolate and raspberries, so today I’ve got chocolate raspberry pancakes with the BEST raspberry syrup. I made these while he was working on the site migration, of course.  Coming up in the future I’ve also got chocolate raspberry cupcakes. I don’t think Cam is sick of the flavour yet. While working on the back-end technical side of all this, I’ve really missed posting! I’ve got a few different doughnut flavours coming, even some spicy savory plantain doughnuts! There’s a delicious wheat berry salad coming, and a Moroccan chicken salad sandwich. I’ll even be introducing you to Tempeh bacon.

If you made a comment in the last couple of days on the old site www.cravingsgoneclean.wordpress.com, it might be lost in the deep sea of the internet, and I’m sorry for that! It’s just a little complicated with the transition. Sorry!  Now it’s time for the recipe!  As you can see, if you’d like to print it, it’s super easy 🙂

I often try to make unique syrup flavours to go with my breakfast creations, and I think this is my favorite syrup yet.  It’s very very raspberry!

Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
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Serves: 2
  • Pancake Ingredients:
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 2 T chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1T chia seeds (if you don't have it, replace w flaxseed or flour)
  • 3 T plain yogurt
  • 1 T coconut oil (or other oil)+extra for greasing pan
  • ⅓ cup flour (I used spelt)
  • ⅓ cup quinoa flakes (sub with flour or oatmeal if don't have these)
  • ⅛ cup cocoa
  • 1 t baking powder
  • tiny pinch salt
  • Syrup ingredients:
  • ⅛ cup almond milk
  • ⅛ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup raspberries
  • 1 T chia (optional, to thicken)
  1. If you're using frozen raspberries, start by thawing them in a pan over med/low heat.
  2. Preheat your pan, and put a little coconut oil (or other oil in)
  3. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, yogurt and oil.
  4. Fold in all dry pancake ingredients.
  5. Fold in raspberries and chocolate chips.
  6. Pour onto griddle, and flip when edges start to look a little firm.
  7. While the pancakes are cooking, make your syrup!
  8. If using frozen berries, defrost them.
  9. Combine everything except chia in a magic bullet and puree.
  10. Fold in chia. Enjoy!

The perfect bite:
As if you aren’t ready to run to the kitchen to make these, want a few more reasons?

Raspberries have more fiber than any other food!  One cup contains 8.3 grams of dietary fiber. They’re also a great source of Manganese (important for digesting protein, for antioxidant support, and for normal bone and joint membranes) and Vitamin C.
Chia seeds help reduce your cholesterol and balance your blood sugar levels.
Cocoa is rich in flavanoids.
Pancakes make you happy. If you are happy and have a positive outlook, you will live longer!

Lauren Breuer

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