Blood Orange Chocolate Chip Pancakes – Light and fluffy pancakes packed with blood orange zest and dark chocolate chips. The perfect spring breakfast!
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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 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, and since you guys know how obsessed I am with blood oranges, it was time for blood orange pancakes. It just had to be done.
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.
Here’s What I Used:
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ Tbsp. baking powder
- 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- pinch of salt
- 1¼ cups nondairy milk
- juice and zest of 1 large blood orange
- ½ 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 – “Light & Fluffy Vegan Pancakes“
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