Activated Charcoal Pancakes with Blackberry Compote with Kenwood

The perfect stack of deliciously dark pancakes made with activated charcoal and topped with a rich and jammy blackberry compote. The perfect breakfast for kids and adults alike.
Activated charcoal pancakes with blackberry compote with kenwood

This is my third recipe in collaboration with my friends at Kenwood.

I’ve had a lot of fun this January taking up their challenge to get creative in the kitchen using the Kenwood Chef (a must-have for any foodie). It allows you to have exciting, new, culinary adventures with its selection of over 25 attachments, including pasta rollers and cutters, juicers, food processor attachment, blender, and ice cream maker.

There has been an influx of all-black food popping up on Instagram, TikTok and in restaurants and bars. I’ve had some delicious black pizza in Barcelona and gorgeous black Bao buns in London. And I wanted to give this trend a go myself.

I’ve been keen to try activated charcoal for some time now. Not only does it transform the appearance of food, but it’s also said to have many health benefits such as removing toxins from the body, alleviate bloating, and it’s even claimed to have anti-ageing properties.

The Kenwood Chef mixer is the perfect piece of equipment for this challenge. It’s a super convenient and effective way to whip up pancake batters, as well as highlighting the very best of Kenwood design and engineering. I love this product because it allows you to create restaurant quality food with simplicity and versatility at home.

And boy, did it deliver. I created these fluffy buckwheat pancakes with vanilla and activated charcoal, served with a deep blackberry compote. It’s both delicious to eat and fun to look at.

My batter makes six medium-sized pancakes which I stacked layering chunky peanut butter, coconut yogurt and gooey blackberry compote.

Love Niki xx

The Recipe

Activated charcoal pancakes with blackberry compote with kenwood

Activated Charcoal Pancakes with Blackberry Compote with Kenwood

The perfect stack of deliciously dark pancakes made with activated charcoal and topped with a rich and jammy blackberry compote. The perfect breakfast for kids and adults alike.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 7 minutes
6 servings
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Ingredients

For the pancakes

  • 1 cup organic buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp food grade activated charcoal
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the compote

  • 1 big handful blackberries
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • Splash water

Toppings

  • Peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut yogurt

Instructions

  • Preheat a non-stick frying pan with a little coconut oil on Gas Mark 6 and allow to come up to temperature (you want the pan to be hot).
  • Add the buckwheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla essence, maple syrup, charcoal and water to the Kenwood chef bowl and mix on speed 2 for 30 seconds-minute to form a thick batter.
  • Spoon the mixture using a 1/4 cup ladle full at a time into the pan and fry for 1-2 minutes until the underside is firm.
  • Carefully flip the pancake over and then cook for another minute until both sides are firm and slightly golden.

To make the blackberry compote

  • Add the blackberries, water and maple syrup to a saucepan and simmer on a medium heat until the blackberries soften.
  • Top the pancakes with coconut yogurt, blackberry compote and peanut butter.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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I'd love to hear your comments…

  • Hi Niki,

    Wow! They look amazing! Do you think they will freeze ok? Thanks!

    • Hey Tania
      Thank you!
      You could try but I don’t really recommend as they are much better fresh.
      Xxx

  • How come there’s no actual recipe? Just kenwood ads?

    • Hi Sarah
      Apologies, the recipe disappeared for some reason. Its now back.

      Best wishes
      Niki

  • Hey Niki, can you recommend a supplier of activated charcoal? I’m keen to try and incorporate it in my next pancakes. X

    • Hi Sam
      I used Innovative Naturopaths for this and found it really good.
      Best wishes
      Niki x

  • I am completely missing the recipe, or my browser is not letting me get to it? Can you please help me find the recipe, Niki?

  • Where’s the recipe? It’s not visible on mobile ?

  • Wow, what a beautiful scheme of colors, decorations, and presentation! The activated charcoal pancakes look fabulous. I love how easy the batter is to make too!

    • Thank you Cassie
      The colour is pretty amazing and definitely easy!
      Love, Niki xx

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