Carob Boston Pie Pancakes

The idea for Carob Boston Pie Pancakes came to me when I spread some yummy Coconut Yogurt on another carob confection I was experimenting with.  What if I could make a healthy, vegan, gluten-free pancake version of the famous delicacy, replicating the delightful creamy, custard-y insides and the oh-so-thin fudgy frosting?

Of course I did what every modern cook does in that time of culinary vision: I googled. And I found several 'pretty-close' recipes, then I added my own spin, fussed about with a couple of sample bakings and picture-taking.  Hope you like this *healthy chocolate version of the classic!


  • 1 c.+2 T./150 g Buckwheat Flour (or fave GF Cake Flour Blend
  • 2 T. /30 ml       Coconut Flour**
  • 3 T. /45 ml       Carob Flour/Powder
  • 1 tsp./5 ml        Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp /l ml      Baking Soda
  • 1/8 tsp /.5 ml    Fine Sea Salt
  • 2 T. /30 ml        Flax Seed, fine ground
  • 2 tsp. /40 ml      Chia Seed, fine ground
  • 2 tsp. /40 ml      Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 2/3 c./400 ml   Non-dairy Milk of Choice (not Light)
  • 1 tsp/20 ml           Vanilla Powder***
  • 1/16 tsp./.25 ml  Green Organic Stevia Leaf Powder****


  1. Measure out all ingredients and lay out
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl or food processor
  3. Add the Apple Cider Vinegar and Non-Dairy Milk and stir  or process until well-combined.
  4. Pour into a hot griddle and cook or bake in a 300F/150C degree oven on parchment rounds until puffed up and golden.  
  5. Cool on racks

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How to Make Icing:

Combine a couple of tablespoons of Carob Powder with Agave Nectar to taste (or sweetener of Choice).  Mix up until smooth and syrupy.  You may want to add about 1 tsp. of melted Coconut Oil.

Putting it all together:

  1. Spread Coconut Yogurt fairly generously on 2 or 3 pancakes.
  2. Layer three deep
  3. Frost the top layer and sides (or pour over, pancake style)
  4. Top with fresh seasonal fruit (mango, peaches, raspberries, etc.)

There you have it: a delectable confection that somewhat resembles my old favourite, Boston Cream Pie-- now to be known as Carob Boston Pie Pancakes!

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