Pancakes & Banana Cacao Ice Cream (with Chocolate Fudge Sauce)

My kids were delighted to be served these delicious allergy friendly pancakes for breakfast this morning. Perfect healthy breakfast for a hot summer morning, or great summer dessert. Let's say, all year round - Ice cream should be enjoyed all year and not restricted to summer. Do you agree with me?? The Chocolate fudge sauce is delightful, when it hits the cold ice cream it freezes. Remember Ice Magic as a kid? Well this is the healthy version! Healthy? you say.... yep!!! Check out the ingredients...

Easy Chia Pancakes

You will need...

1 cup Gluten Free Self Raising flour
2 teaspoons Gluten Free Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Chia seeds
1 Tablespoon Rice Malt Syrup ( raw organic honey, or preferred sweetener)
1 Cup Rice Milk
Coconut oil 

What to do...
Sift flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Stir in chia seeds, rice malt (honey - or whatever sweetener you prefer).
Whisk together until combined and smooth. Set aside until bubbles start to form on top of batter.
Heat a non stick frypan, add a small amount of coconut oil.
Pour batter into frypan, cook until bubbles form on top. Flip pancakes over and cook on the other side.
Remove to a plate. Repeat until all batter is used up.

Banana Cacao Ice Cream
You will need...
2-3 large bananas, frozen
1 heaped Tablespoon Raw cacao powder
1 Tablespoon Chia seeds
2 Tablespoons Chocolate DariFree (optional) { I use for extra calcium}
dash of rice milk - just to make it a bit creamier

What to do...
Place frozen bananas into food processor and process until chopped up a bit. Add raw cacao powder, DariFree (if using) and chia seeds. Process until smooth. Add a dash of rice milk to achieve desired consistency- I only used about 1 teaspoon. You can add more cacao powder is desired.


Chocolate Fudge Sauce
You will need...
3 Tablespoons coconut oil
2 Tablespoons Raw Cacao powder
1 Tablespoon Rice Malt Syrup ( or raw local honey- whatever sweetener you use)
What to do...
Heat coconut oil slightly until it is a liquid. Skip this step, if it's already melted due to the warm weather. Combine all ingredients into a bowl. Stir until smooth. Adjust according to taste.
Drizzle over ice cream.

Serve pancakes with few scoops of Banana cacao Ice Cream and drizzle with the Chocolate Fudge Sauce. I served with some left over frozen cherries as pictured. Would also be delish with fresh strawberries or blueberries....

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Eat immediately!

If you wait too long (like I did trying to take a perfect photo) you will be drinking your ice cream on a hot day like today is.....

Please let me know what you think...... I LOVE your feedback

About the ingredients.....

Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil has so many health benefits both internal and external - Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
You can purchase it from your local health food store and online . Some brands are also available at your local supermarket. As with most things though, you really get what you pay for.
My suggestion is to try a few different brands according to your taste, budget and priority on good quality. Here's a few online stores where you can find good quality coconut oil....

Raw Cacao Powder
Raw Cacao powder is sooo good, its full of nutritionals  - it's high in magnesium, antioxidants, also contains - serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine (PEA),which are 4 well-studied neurotransmitters, associated with feelings of well being and help alleviate depression. Raw Cacao has 14 times more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine, 21 times more than green tea, and 7 times more than even dark chocolate. Available at health food stores or online

Chia Seeds
Not only are Chia Seeds a great substitute for replacing eggs in certain recipes - they are also full of goodness including - Omega 3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, fibre and boron. Available online, health food stores and also at your supermarket

Some online stores where you will be able to purchase Coconut Oil - Raw Cacao powder and Chia seeds

Nourished Life -  offer FREE Express Post on all orders over $99 (within Australia)
Coconut Magic - Free postage in Australia over $100
One Stop Allergy Shop
Changing Habits -

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