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Recipes featured by Ted Allen using the Nespresso Pixie Chocolate Espresso Pancakes
2 cups all-purpose flour3 tablespoons granulated sugar1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup cocoa powder1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted2 large eggs, *separated (separating is optional, but will give a lighter texture and keep the pancakes from being too rich---although true chocoholics won't mind the richness)1 & 1/2 cups buttermilk3 oz ristretto1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Raspberry Coulis 2 & 1/2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen1/4 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
Garnishing
freshly whipped creama few sprigs of mintfresh raspberriespowdered sugar
Chocolate Espresso Granola (dress in a coffee mug with Yogurt bottom)5 cups rolled oats (the "rolled" part is important)1 1/2 cups sliced almonds: sunflower seeds, chopped walnuts, pecans or cashews1 cup dried unsweetened shredded coconut, optional, but worthwhile3oz of VOLUTTO OR CAPRICCIO2 Tbsp. cocoa powder1 tsp cinnamonpinch of salt1 large, ripe banana1/4 cup canola oil1 cup agave syrup, honey or maple syrup1 tsp vanilla extract1 cup dried fruit, very optional, try blueberries, raisins, cranberries, sultanas, currants, apple, fig, banana1 cup chocolate chips, also very optional
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.2. Get out 2 large mixing bowls.3. In the first mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients on the above list from "rolled oats" to "salt".4. In the second mixing bowl, mash up the banana then whisk in the oil, syrup and vanilla. ADD 3 oz of VOLUTTO OR CAPRICCIO5. Mix both the ingredients in both bowls together.6. Spread the mixture on a sheet pan and bake for about 40 minutes, stirring every ten minutes or so to prevent burning. NOTE: You might need 2 baking sheets to spread the mixture thin enough.
1. Remove from the oven and allow the mixture to cool. Add any dried fruit or chocolate chips.

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