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Orange chia chai pancakes

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Orange chia chai pancakes

Orange chia chai pancakes

That’s a mouthful to say isn’t it!

This is an interesting recipe. I can’t explain why but this feels like a kind, karmic start to the day. Must be the chai that says “there is love in every cup”. That’s it. Now there is love in my pancakes too.


I tried out coconut flour this morning and it makes an interesting pancake texture. I enjoyed these a lot, don’t get me wrong. But rather than “pour” the batter, coconut flour makes it more like a paste to spread into the pan. It is very unusual. I’m interested to know more about coconut flour and how it holds moisture because it seems to be an endless pit of absorption. If you don’t have coconut flour, just use an all purpose GF flour (or wholemeal if you prefer gluten). They would work as buckwheat also. I have since watched this video on the Spunky Coconut on all things with coconut flour. Yes, it is an unusual flour!

Regardless, I like these. They are not your usual pancakes but they are creative, healthy, zesty and yum.

1/2 cup brown rice flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup hazelnuts, ground

1 dessert spoon cacao

1 tsp baking powder

1 T rice syrup

2 tsp orange zest

1 cup non dairy milky chai tea

1 chia ‘egg’ (i.e. soak chia seeds so they become gelatinous and use this in place of the egg)

Blend the dry ingredients together until well mixed, then add the wet ingredients. Fry pancakes in pan and top with orange flesh and freshly squeezed juice. Love in a pancake 😉



Author: Rah

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