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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sugar-Free, Whole Wheat Chocolate Pancakes

This past weekend, Doug and I took a quick trip to Lake George (in upstate New York) to visit his parents at their lake house.

I sure love a Lake George visit. One, because the lake is gorgeous and we always venture out to the various islands in the middle of the lake for picnic lunches. Two, because my mother-in-law cooks up a storm while we're out there and (God bless her) caters to our various dietary restrictions (self-imposed health-nutty restrictions, that is).

On Saturday morning, I woke up to a plate full of the delicious chocolate pancakes pictured above. These might very well be the yummiest - and healthiest!! - pancakes I've ever had. They're 100% whole wheat and sugar free and 100% delicious. Drop some fresh berries on top and you've got yourself a wholesome and tasty morning treat.

Here's the recipe (and some pictures from the weekend if you care to see):

- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 tablespoons cocoa (I prefer Hershey's cocoa, naturally unsweetened)
- 1 tablespoon sugar substitute
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/4 cups soy milk
- 3 tablespoons Frank extra virgin olive oil
- 2 eggs

Making it happen:

Mix first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add soy milk, olive oil and eggs and whisk until batter is smooth and fully blended. And I'm sure you can take it from here...

Happy and healthy eating!


And here are some pictures from the weekend: