Chocolate paleo plantain pancakes filled with a creamy, chocolate mascarpone filling become delicious stuffed double chocolate grain free pancakes that are easy to make, but sure to impress.
On Christmas, I made some 2 ingredient paleo plantain pancakes that my family just happened to love! It was sort of by accident because I didn’t have anything planned, and just started to experiment with what I had on hand.
If you have tried the 2 ingredient banana pancakes that were popular on Pinterest for a while, I know what you might be thinking: “Those aren’t going to work and aren’t going to be great.”
I know, I unsuccessfully tried to make the two ingredient banana pancakes several times, but they just didn’t hold up very well for me. It was super difficult to get the pancakes to set up well enough to easily flip them. I could never understand how the Pinterest pictures showed pancakes that actually looked like the real deal. How did they do it? Did they leave them for 10 minutes on each side over super low heat so they wouldn’t burn!?!
Something about the sugar content in the bananas made those pancakes a “no go” for me, but plantains are a lot more starchy and less sweet so they can be used in a similar way to make something that actually does resemble “real” pancakes. Not only are they easy to cook and flip on the skillet, but they taste so much better than the banana variety.
I’m sharing my original recipe for paleo plantain pancakes, with a few optional tweeks, on Rubies and Radishes, but I decided to share with you something a bit more sinful here, something that would even be perfect for dessert.
While these look fancy and impressive, they are actually quite simple to make. Did I mention they’re delicious?!?
The pancakes themselves are paleo, but for those who are strictly paleo and dairy free, my chocolate mascarpone filling won’t work. That’s why I decided to call these grain free pancakes, but if you want them to be more strictly paleo, you can substitute my filling with a chocolate ganache made from coconut milk and chocolate bars. (Read the last step of the recipe for more information.) Or you could just make some unfilled chocolate paleo pancakes.
Stuffed Double Chocolate Plantain Grain Free Pancakes
These delicious stuffed double chocolate grain free pancakes are easy to make, but sure to impress. They are chocolate paleo plantain pancakes filled with a creamy, chocolate mascarpone filling.
For the Pancakes:
Preparing the Filling:
Before beginning to make the pancakes, make the filling by mixing together the cheese, chocolate, and honey. Spread the filling out into circular shapes on wax or parchment paper and freeze it into disks for easy placing in the pancakes.
Making the Pancakes:
Peel the plantains and slice them. Add the sliced plantains to a blender along with the eggs, cocoa powder, and honey.
Blend until smooth.
Pour in a little bit of the batter, and use a spoon to spread out the batter a little and make it a bit thinner.
Heat up a skillet/frying pan over low-medium heat. Add in a little bit of coconut oil or ghee until melted.
Remove a disk of frozen mascarpone filling and place it onto the batter in the skillet.
Immediately pour a little more batter over top of the frozen filling, enough to cover it completely. Spread it out over top of the filling with a spoon if necessary.
When you see bubbles forming around the edges, carefully use a spatula to flip the pancakes and cook on the other side for a minute or two, enough to brown them on the other side.
Continue making stuffed pancakes until you have finished making all of the pancakes.
Making the Chocolate Sauce (Or Paleo Filling)
To make an optional chocolate sauce, heat the coconut milk in a skillet until simmering and then remove from the heat. Add in the dark chocolate, broken into small pieces, and stir it in to completely melt and incorporate the chocolate into the coconut milk. (This sauce can also be put into the fridge to set- long enough to make it spreadable, and then made it into disks that can be frozen and used as a dairy free, paleo filling.)