Chocolate pecan hotcakes
( SERVES 4 )
- In a bowl, whisk milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in another bowl, then whisk in wet ingredients to make a smooth batter. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.
- Heat a large, non-stick frying pan to medium-low. Add a film of oil, then spoon in batter to form small pancakes (hotcakes) and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown on both sides, turning once. Repeat the process in batches with remaining batter, adding more oil to the pan when necessary. You will have 12 hotcakes.
- Drain hotcakes on paper towels and keep warm in a low oven until all hotcakes are made. Serve stacks of three hotcakes layered with sliced banana. Drizzle with maple syrup and eat immediately.