A touch of chocolate and orange makes your taste buds wake up. These these fluffy pancakes are sweetened with Norbu monk fruit sweetener delicious … and dare I say oh so healthy.
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Recently I was asked to try Norbu monk fruit and NatVia natural sweeteners. So lately I’ve been playing around with both of them in my recipes…and this is the first one I’m posting.
So what is monk fruit, anyway? Monk fruit has been used by the ancient Chinese as a sugar alternative for hundreds of years. It is fructose free, low in calorie, and 100% natural.
Chocolate Orange Norbu Walnut Pancakes with fresh Strawberries
Yields: Approximately 12-16 pancakes
1 1/2 cups all purpose gluten free flour (I like this one)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup orange juice
2 eggs, separated
1 Tablespoon Norbu monk fruit sweetener (or sweetener of your choice)
2 Tablespoons melted butter (cooled to avoid scrambling your eggs)
1/2 teaspoon orange blossom extract
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl. Whisk in cinnamon and cacao.
In a separate bowl, beat together your wet ingredients, except egg whites and Norbu.
In separate bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy.
Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in walnuts. Fold in egg whites.
Preheat a griddle, skillet or pan on medium heat. Grease with coconut oil spray. Pour the batter on the griddle with 1/4 cup measure.
Flip when “the bubbles” appear on the surface. Cook until nice and golden brown on both sides. Continue until all of your batter is used up.
Serve with powdered sugar, hot buttery maple syrup and strawberries.