Orange, Mandarin & Ginger Melt in the Middle Chocolate Pancakes

These deeply chocolatey vegan pancakes are filled with a molten centre of Mandarin and Ginger Dark Chocolate, and spiced up with fresh ginger and orange zest. If you’re looking for the ultimate Pancake Day indulgence, this is it. Thanks so much to Louisa Grace (@lovedbylouisa) for this amazing recipe.
  • 1 flax egg (2 tbsp milled flaxseed and 3 tbsp water)
  • 145g spelt flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 10g cacao powder/cocoa powder 
  • 25g dairy free butter 
  • 15g brown sugar 
  • 175ml almond milk (if making ganache, have an extra 50ml or so handy!) 
  • 85g Seed and Bean Mandarin and Ginger Dark Chocolate
  • 1 orange 
  • Fresh ginger 
  • Coconut oil, for cooking 
  • Prepare the flax egg. Add 2tbsp of milled flaxseed to a bowl with 3tbsp water and stir. Leave to thicken for a few minutes. 
  • Add all the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder) to a mixing bowl. 
  • Melt the dairy free butter and add to the dry ingredients, along with the flax egg and almond milk.  Mix until combined. 
  • Finely grate the zest of the orange into the mix. Once done, chop the orange in half and squeeze the juice of one half into the mixture. Then grate the fresh ginger in. You can use as much or as little zest and ginger as you like. 
  • Put the mixing bowl to one side. Break the chocolate into pieces. As a rough guide, you will need about one and a half squares for each pancake, so keep that in mind. 
  • Heat the pan and add a teaspoon of coconut oil to prevent the pancake sticking. 
  • Add a blob of the pancake mix into the pan and spread out a little. Gently press one and a half squares of chocolate into the centre of the pancake and cover with a little extra of the mix before flipping. 
  • For a quick and easy ganache, simply add the remaining chocolate to a pan with a splash of almond milk (I used around 50ml) and heat through, stirring until you have a smooth chocolate sauce. 
  • Stack them up and pour ganache over the top. And now for the best bit: cut a slice from the middle and reveal the melted chocolate centre. 
Happy Pancake Day!