Pancakes hold a very special place in my heart. They’re what I make my boyfriend every weekend (and by weekend I mean Tuesday/Wednesday, because he’s a tattoo artist so lol what’s a normal weekend), after he has worked hard all week and finally has a chance to relax. Making him breakfast is one of my favorite things in the world.
He’s usually a fan of plain, buttery pancakes, but I wanted to make something different this weekend. You guys know how obsessed I am with blood oranges, so it was time for blood orange pancakes. I’m a firm believer in putting citrus in everything you can.
These pancakes are so light and fluffy, with a tart citrus kick and rich dark chocolate to balance it all out. They’re so good, I definitely snuck one off the skillet while I was making them and ate it in two bites. And I definitely burned my mouth a little bit, but it was definitely worth it.
How to Make Blood Orange Pancakes:
These pancakes are so simple to make, and are ready within 15 minutes. Heat up a pan with some butter while you make the pancake batter to make the process even quicker!
Blood Orange Chocolate Chip Pancakes (Vegan)
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. baking powder
- 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- pinch of salt
- 1 1/4 cups nondairy milk
- juice and zest of 1 large blood orange
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt).
- Add the wet ingredients (oil, milk, orange juice, and orange zest) and mix well.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Let the pancake batter sit for 5-7 minutes. This allows the batter time to rest and also allows the baking powder to start working, which leads to the fluffiest pancakes!
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat, then add a Tbsp. of butter to the hot pan.
- Scoop the pancake batter onto the buttered pan, and cook until golden brown.
Recipe adapted from The Pretty Bee
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