Maple madness

I was dying to use my new maple syrup. All last week, I kept opening the lid of the jug just to get a whiff of perfect maple goodness. So I decided to create a recipe to pair it with.

I have to say that this recipe turned out better than I imagined. The pancakes are not really sweet but more cocoa-y. As a result, the maple syrup was able to shine without making the whole dish overly sweet.

The fruit topping was a win as well! My bf has already requested “oven fruit”again; but the second time I made the topping, we enjoyed it over ice cream of course.

Chocolate chia pancakes

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp chia
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chocolate milk (I used dark chocolate milk, if using regular you may want to add a couple tbsp of cocoa)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl, fry pancakes at medium heat until cooked. Recipe yields two pancakes.



    Oven Fruit

  • 1 sliced peeled apple
  • 3 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 3 tbsp raisins/ dried berries
  • 3 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp Flavored vodka (I used Pinnacle whipped vodka)
  • Dash of vanilla
  • Place all ingredients in an oven safe dish. Toss. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes Tossing again midway.
    Serve pancakes warm with oven fruit on top, drizzled with real maple syrup. Trust me the fake stuff does not compare!


    If you don’t happen to have the real stuff on hand here are some wonderful resources:
    Maple Syrup World (world wide shipping)
    A great article on a common variety of syrup in Quebec.



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