Dark Chocolate Paleo Pancakes
I really love Valentine’s Day and all of the sweet, heart-shaped decor that goes with it.
I also love eating things that taste like chocolate cake for breakfast, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for that. Bonus points if said breakfast happens to be grain-free, dairy-free and naturally sweetened.
I really don’t like using the word “paleo” to describe things that are more dessert-like, even if they’re made from paleo-approved ingredients, but it’s a lot easier than saying “grain-free, dairy-free, and naturally-sweetened” all the time. So, paleo, it is.
Do you have any Valentine’s Day traditions? We keep it pretty low key, but we like to have fun. Besides the obligatory school valentines (we’re up to almost 70 this year), we have a “fancy” dinner together as a family. This year we’re doing a cheese and chocolate fondue night, and I’m excited to try the Family-Friendly Fondue Recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe!
With some Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes from Texanerin Baking for dessert. (Erin has the best paleo baking recipes!) Because you should always start and end Valentine’s Day with chocolate.
Annnd I might have to make these pancakes again for breakfast. Did I mention these taste like chocolate cake? They totally reminded me of my grandma’s chocolate cake recipe. Or maybe I was just really in the mood for chocolate cake.
Sometimes I’m in the mood for brownies or cookies in the morning (love how I’m just confessing all here?) and I think Taylor’s Oatmeal Breakfast Bars over on Food Faith Fitness would be amazing, too — chock full of chocolate & peanut butter, but refined sugar and gluten-free!