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Vegetable Chocolate Black Bean Pancakes (recipe)

I guess now would be a good time to give you specifics to this recipe, so here goes.

  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 3 prunes
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage, chopped
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1/2 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 1/2 cup raw oats
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • nutmeg
  • chives, fresh (chopped) or not fresh
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped

You will need a food processor for this – perhaps a blender would work as well? I put all of the vegetables, the cocoa powder, the brown rice, and black beans into the food processor.  Mixed it up really well.  I then added the baking powder.  More processing.  Then I added the garlic and sea salt and prunes.  Basically, just throw it all in there. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl.  I added the chives and nutmeg last, and just mixed that by hand.  Heat a skillet.  Put about 1/4 cup of the ingredients in the pan and watch for bubbling.  Cautiously check the sides to see whether or not it needs to be flipped.  Obviously this is different from your ordinary pancake so you will need to be careful when flipping, this baby tends to be fragile.

This mixture makes about three servings, two and a half depending on how much of the mixture you pour; I poured about 2 to 4 tbsp per pancake (4 tbsp. = 1/4 cup).  I considered a serving to be 2 pancakes.  Atop the pancakes I drizzled 1 tbsp. of honey.  You can use a sweetener of choice.  You can refrigerate the rest of the mixture for up to 2 to 3 days.  I kept mine for two days, and it tasted just fine.

This doesn’t take particularly long to make.  Add in your own vegetables or fruits of choice.  Mix and match.  Either way, you’ll be getting plenty from this meal.

Vegetable Chocolate Black Bean Pancakes qualify as breakfast, lunch, or supper – triple whammy.


4 comments on “Vegetable Chocolate Black Bean Pancakes (recipe)

  1. Bri
    July 30, 2012

    When does the rice go in?

    • ericathevegan
      July 30, 2012

      The brown rice goes in with the vegetables and black beans. Sorry I forgot to add that.

  2. Bri
    July 31, 2012

    Thanks! I’ll have to try these out soon 🙂

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