raw organic chocolate

So I asked you on INSTAGRAM which recipe you wanted to see on the blog ‘n the most answers I got were for the recipe for the chocolate ‘ginger bread'oatmeal … ! Here it is ! :-)
I really hope you like the recipe , as it is a really warming breakfast , perfect for the cold (sadly snowless) mornings.
Please , if you make it - TAG me in the pic 'n caption on INSTAGRAM [ @ pearsnpancakes ] so I can see it ! I love seeing your recreations 'cuz I love love feedback and 'cuz it means I don’t just post the recipes here for nothing… and also because from time to time I wanna share my favorite recreations on my INSTAGRAM page for all to see ! :-)

Chocolate 'Ginger Bread'Oatmeal

70g fine oats , gluten free
250ml cashew milk (or any other non-diary)
1tsp ginger paste
1tbsp raw cacao powder
1/4tsp ceylon cinnamon
1/4tsp ground star anise
a pinch nutmeg 'n cardamom
1tsp raw cacao bean nibs
1 piece dark chocolate


In a small sauce pan mix the oats with cashew milk , ginger paste , raw cacao powder , cinnamon , nutmeg , cardamom 'n ground star anise. Turn on the stove , bring to a boil 'n reduce the heat. Stir from time to time. When it reaches the consistency you like , stir in the cacao bean nibs 'n the piece dark chocolate.Make sure it has combined well or add the dark chocolate piece on top after you have moved the oatmeal to a bowl. Add your toppings and enjoy with a cup of tea.

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Coco-Cacao Energy Truffles                            
Power up your afternoon with these scrummy treats.  These babies are nut free. Great on the go energy boosting snack!                                

1 cup of gluten free rolled oats
1 cup puffed rice
¼ cup seeds (flaxseeds, pepitas and sunflower kernals)
¼ cup shredded coconut (set some extra aside)
½ cup sultanas
½ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup cacao nibs
1 tablespoon coconut butter
1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup
2 drops vanilla essence


Blend until smooth. Using hands, form balls and coat in shredded coconut.  

Tip: These can be kept in the fridge or the freezer in an airtight container, or wrapped individually in aluminium foil as a quick take away snack.  

Vegan Chocolate Drop Smoothie

Some people may turn to an expresso in the middle of the day to give themselves a boost of energy.  My shot of energy comes in the form of cool, creamy, and decadent liquid chocolate.

Freeze any leftover you may have and now you have a frozen malted.


2 cups ice
1 cup organic hemp milk
1 cup filtered water
1 organic banana
2 T organic nut butter of choice
2 T organic raw cacao powder
Vegan organic chocolate sauce


Place all ingredients (except the chocolate sauce) into a high speed blender, blend until totally smooth.

Now the fun part, grab your chocolate syrup and squirt all around the inside of a large glass, pour in smoothie and enjoy!!