On those cold, rainy, weekend mornings, my daughter and I love to enjoy a stack of these 8-ingredient, gluten free, Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce and Chocolate Whipped Cream paired with a cup of antioxidant-rich, Life Extension®’s Coffee, while indulging in yet another Netflix marathon!
You’ve heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers” right? Well, y’all, it’s been showering here in Northeast-ish Georgia through most of February and March and those May flowers have already started blooming – in March! With azaleas in all their vibrant glory, blooming trees in all shades of green, and wisteria that seems to grow in the most hopeless of areas, spring has always been the most colorful season for me. And, those colors seems to pop even more so on grey, drizzly days, like today.
Last year when my daughter and I were hiking through Short Sands Trail near The Oregon coast with a group of new friends, I was overjoyed to find out that I wasn’t the only one who thought so, when a chap in the group pointed out how a grey, drizzly day really makes the colors around pop. Reds are redder, greens are greener, and blues are just more mesmerizing. But, unfortunately, it’s hard for me to echo my sentiments of the outdoors, while I am indoors. That sounded confusing – right? What I was trying to say is that while I like a grey-drizzly day while I am out in it, I tend to want to sit around and wallow when I’m inside my home. And, I’m not a fan of wallowing. So, I chose to make something chocolatey (like this stack of Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes) as rumor has it that chocolate is an antidepressant! Chocolate = a ray of sunshine indoors, for dramatic souls like my daughter and I. Right now I’m so glad I gave up on giving up chocolate for lent!
This stack of Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes are so easy to make. Just eight simple ingredients that you probably have lying around your kitchen, such as:
milk of your choice,
and brewed Life Extension® Rainforest Blend coffee.
Just a little Life Extension® Rainforest Blend coffee in the pancakes as well as the chocolate sauce seems to multiply that chocolate flavor I cannot seem to get enough of. Coffee is naturally packed with plenty of antioxidants. However, traditional roasting techniques strip coffee beans of these health-promoting compounds. Life Extension® Rainforest Blend medium-dark roast antioxidant coffee comes from 100% USDA certified organic Arabica beans prepared using a special HealthyRoast® process that preserves potent antioxidants, is easier on the stomach, and has a rich and delicious flavor.
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Getting back to these Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes, they are very similar to these Easy Oatmeal Pancakes I reshared on here recently. The chocolate sauce that accompanies them is simply chocolate chips melted together with a splash of dairy free milk and brewed Life Extension® Rainforest Blend coffee. And the whipped cream is dairy free whipped cream mixed with cocoa and a sprinkling of sugar. We threw in some strawberries too and ended up dipping them in the leftover chocolate coffee sauce. I have a confession to make, my daughter and I couldn’t finish this stack of 8 pancakes by ourselves. So, we ended up storing these Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes in the fridge in an airtight container and enjoying them for breakfast over the next couple of days!
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Dawn - Girl Heart Food
Thursday 8th of March 2018
No flowers blooming here yet...well, aside from our orchids inside! I have 4 little ones and they are all blooming and oh so pretty :) This is one delicious stack o pancakes, my friend! Talk about over the top delish! Love that there's actual coffee in the pancakes...bet it pairs beautiful with the cocoa! I can see myself sitting down on Saturday morning with a huge stack and lot and lots of coffee besides what's in those pancakes ;) Have a wonderful weekend! XOXO
David @ Spiced
Thursday 8th of March 2018
I totally know what you mean about colors popping out more vivid against rainy, grey skies. Laura has commented that everything appears greener after a rain. I bet it has something to do with the way light refracts in humid air? I might have to look into that! But first, pancakes. And what a genius idea to put coffee in your pancakes...with chocolate! I'm usually a coffee in the mug and pancake on the plate kinda guy...but I've got to go rethink this one now. That LifeExtension coffee sounds delicious! We've been searching for a new coffee lately, so I might have to give them a try! Also, I'm really jealous about your azaleas right now. I see about 18" of snow out of my window...
Thursday 8th of March 2018
As a coffee lover and a chocolate lover these easy chocolate oatmeal pancakes paired together with that LifeExtension Coffee are perfect to me! Also, I'm glad you're getting some signs of Spring there, but perhaps you could send it our way too? It's still freezing here and STILL threatening more snow!
Wednesday 7th of March 2018
My hubby would always say NO to sweets but he is game for any sweets with chocolate. He would never say no to it. Hahaha I think I will try this recipe one day for my hubby. :)