Marvellous Marble Pancakes

Marvellous Marble Pancakes

We love a Sunday brunch at the Kate Percy's HQ! And these amazing pancakes really hit the spot, whether it's after a run in the woods, a Pilates session, game of rugby - or dare I say it, a lie in!  With antioxidants and polyphenols from the dark chocolate, healthy fats from the avocado, carbs to replenish energy stores,  good quality protein and even some gut-friendly probiotics, these pancakes are healthy, nutritious and very delicious!

What's more, they are great for post-exercise recovery. After intense training sessions, it’s important to replenish depleted energy stores and allow your muscles to recover, so they're ready for another training session the next day. 

Swirl the avocado and the chocolate batters together in the pan for a very attractive marble effect.

Prep 5 mins | Cook 5 mins | Makes 10-12 pancakes


  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 75ml milk
  • 10g melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • Knob of butter
  • 1 tsp cold-pressed rapeseed oil

Chocolate pancake

  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 10ml milk

Avocado pancake

  • ½ ripe avocado, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate sauce

  • 25g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
  • 5g butter


  1.  Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl beat together the yoghurt, milk, melted butter and egg and then pour onto the flour mixture. Mix gently until just combined.
  3. Divide this mixture into two bowls. Add the cocoa, sugar and egg to one bowl and mix gently with a fork until just combined. Add the avocado and vanilla to another bowl, again mixing until just combined.
  4. Heat a splash of oil and a knob of butter in a non-stick frying pan. Cook 3-4 pancakes at a time. For each pancake add a tsp of avocado batter and immediately add tsp of chocolate batter, then repeat with another tsp of each. Swirl around a little with a fork to create a marble effect, creating a small, 6cm diameter pancake. Cook over a low to medium heat for 2 minutes, or until little air bubbles start to appear on the surface. Flip over with a palette knife and cook on the other side for another 2 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile melt the chocolate and butter in a microwaveable bowl. Pour over the pancakes and serve immediately, with fruit.

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