I think I peaked recipe-wise when I created Pancake Truffles. Luckily, the variations are endless.
I couldnâ€™t sleep last night so I was brainstorming what to cook for breakfast (does anyone else do this or is it just me?). I thought of the wonderful bag of cherries that Iâ€™d just bought from the store and realized Chocolate Cherry Pancake Truffles would probably be mind-blowing.
I was right!
The thing I really liked about these truffles is the use of cocoa powder and not actual chocolate. This imparts a chocolate flavor without creating sugar overload.
Ingredients (for 3 truffles or 1 serving):
- 1/2 cup raw oatmeal
- 1/3 cup whole wheat pancake mix
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 3 cherries, halved and pitted
- 1/4 cup whole pecans, crushed
- Maple syrup to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine first five ingredients in small bowl.
- On a plate, spread out crushed pecan.
- Grease cookie sheet.
- Separate mix into three piles.
- Half and pit the cherries.
- Take two of the cherry halves and hold t ogether with one hand. With the other, grab a 1/3 of the pancake mix and wrap around the cherry. It will be kind of sticky and wet, but thatâ€™s fine.
- Form ball around the cherry segment, and then roll in the crushed pecans.
- Place on greased cookie sheet.
- Repeat with other banana segments.
- Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
- Remove, plate, and drizzle in maple syrup.
In other news, I found a (dead) mouse on the floor of our bedroom this morning. I die. Is this a normal thing for North Carolina? What am I suppose to do? I donâ€™t want to trap and kill mice!