Chocolate chip pancakes

Shrove Tuesday. I bloody love it. This year will be the 9th year that I host my annual pancake party for my friends and I just can’t wait! For starters I’m a whole lot better at flipping them these days given that baby H demands them most mornings, but also it’s just such a nice tradition to have, hopefully I can carry it on for many more years!But what is a Shrove? And why is it on a Tuesday? Excuse my ignorance (I’m Jewish so Christian festivals aren’t my forte. Except Christmas. And Easter. Always Christmas and Easter) but is that even a word? Google says:

The word shrove is a form of the English word shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of Confession and doing penance.

Ok so I’ve never heard anyone using the word shrive before either, but maybe it should be a thing;

‘OMG serious shriving needed, I just ate ALL the pancakes I made for my friends’

Yep, that could word. Anyway these pancakes taste SO devilishly good that you’ll be shriving all over the shop after you’ve dug into a stack or two. Prepare yourselves…they’re just five ingredients, so amazingly tasty and so so easy to make!

Go make them, you can shrive me later.

Makes 4 large pancakes:

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 4 tbsp cacao nibs or chocolate chips

To make the pancakes, blend the oats in a blender (or food processor), then add in the other ingredients (except the nibs or chocolate chips) and blend again for about a minute until you have a smooth batter.

Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a frying pan on a medium heat until it melts, then pour 1/4 of the mixture into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes until you can flip it over. Cook the other side for a further minute and then pop on a plate and repeat, adding in more coconut oil if you need. Serve with chopped banana and the choc chips or nibs.

Love, Mrs H xx

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