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.

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    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.
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    Serve pancakes warm with oven fruit on top, drizzled with real maple syrup. Trust me the fake stuff does not compare!

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    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.

    Enjoy!

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