Extra fluffy & oil-free chocolate chip almond butter pancakes, for a deliciously wholesome breakfast.
When I first started Chocolate Covered Katie, I had no idea anyone was ever going to read it.
The blog has grown at such an unbelievable rate, and I still have a hard time realizing millions of people are reading the words I write.
This past week, three different people came up to me because they recognized me from the blog – once at a restaurant, once at a party, and once at Target (the second time I?ve been recognized at Target).
If you ever see me, please absolutely feel free to say something; it always makes me happy when people come up to me, and I?ve even made two really great new friends this way.
About a year and a half ago, as I was getting my mail in the lobby of the apartment building, a girl stopped me and asked, ?Are you Chocolate Covered Katie"?
She?d been reading the blog for three years and had made many of the recipes, her favorite of which was the Healthy Cookie Dough Dip.
With a shared interest in food, chocolate, and healthy living, it isn?t surprising that we became immediate friends, and when she asked if I was planning to post a new pancake recipe for Shrove Tuesday (which I?d completely forgotten was coming up), I figured it was a great time to invite her over for brunch and test out some ideas.
These sweet chocolate chip almond butter pancakes were our favorite recipe of all the flavors we tried!
To increase the nutrition and give the healthy pancakes a soft and buttery texture, I replaced the oil with almond butter.
They come together very quickly and easily ? I made a short video of the process, which I?ve posted below if you want to check it out:
The best part about these pancakes is their versatility.
Feel free to substitute your favorite nut butter or allergy-friendly spread for the almond butter if you wish, and the chocolate chips can be exchanged for raisins or any other ingredients you think sound lik...