Easy Vegan Chocolate Pancakes
I’ve been craving fluffy vegan chocolate pancakes for breakfast for quite some time and seem to be making these on almost a daily basis lately.
When I first became vegan, I thought that this was one thing that I would have to give up as most vegan recipes contained ingredients that either doesn’t seem as ‘healthy’ as I’d like, are hard to find ingredients for or wouldn’t work if I didn’t have a non-stick fry pan.
I don’t like using non-stick fry pans as they are toxic and release chemicals every time you heat them, however, this could be a post in itself! If you’re on the lookout for new pans, I would personally recommend brands like Solidteknics, Neoflam and Prepd Skillet (currently in the crowdfunding phase).
So I started experimenting and using ingredients that I have at home 99.9% of the time. Simple, easy, effective and tasty! I finally formulated one that I think is pretty difficult to get wrong.
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How to make vegan chocolate pancakes
I have experimented with half, half all-purpose flour and buckwheat flour. You can also use various amounts of flavours, so get creative, just keep in mind that different flours can have different absorbency levels. So look up the ratio of normal flour to the one that you’re using.
You can also add in fruit, cinnamon, vanilla extract or paste, peanut butter and other nuts, desiccated coconut, chia seeds, poppy seeds and the list goes on!
Make sure you get the base right and then feel free to experiment with the additional flavours. I chose chocolate (cacao powder) and choc chips for this recipe, well, because who doesn’t love chocolate, right?!
How to serve these fluffy vegan pancakes
These are so delicious on their own that you won’t even need any topping. If you want you can drizzle some peanut butter, fruit or more chocolate sauce. I made a simple chocolate sauce for these pancakes.
Make the chocolate topping by melting about 2 tbsp of chocolate chips in a double boiler. Wait for them to start melting and then add about a ¼-½ cup of coconut cream. Mix in well and pour over pancakes. Add more coconut cream/milk to make the topping thinner if desired.
I also love them with a berry or apricot jam. Chocolate goes well with fruit.
I hope you enjoy these super easy, fluffy, vegan chocolate pancakes and add them to your weekly rotation. You’ll be amazed how simple they are to make, and best of all, how delicious they are!
Other recipes you’ll like:
- Apple, Blueberry and Vanilla Vegan Oat Bran Porridge
- Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding with Cashew Cream
- Easy Vegan Paleo Pancakes (Grain-Free)
- Cherry and Almond Vegan Sheet Pan Pancakes
- Easy Vegan Crepes
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Easy Fluffy Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 14 pancakes
These fluffy, super easy to make double chocolate chip pancakes are the perfect way to start your morning.
- 2 cups / 500ml plant-based milk (we like almond or soy)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted (plus more for frying)
- 2 cups / 270g all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips (or chocolate block chopped up into small pieces)
- In two separate bowls, mix the wet ingredients and sift the dry ingredients.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients whisking until all lumps are gone.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Heat frying pan on medium heat with a heaped teaspoon of coconut oil. Wait for the pan to heat up and then scoop about ½ cup of the pancake batter onto the pan, spreading out to make a nice circle. (I can fit 3 pancakes at one time on my pan.)
- Wait for the bubbles at the top to collapse and the batter to start separating from the pan. This normally takes about 2-3 minutes.
- Flip with a spatula and cook on the other side for an additional 2 minutes.
- Repeat process with all the batter.
- Stack pancakes and serve with whatever topping you like.
Chocolate topping: I created this chocolate topping by melting the chocolate chips (about 2 tablespoons) in a double boiler and wait for them to start melting. Add about a ¼-½ cup of coconut cream. Mix in well and pour over pancakes. Add more coconut cream/milk to make the topping thinner. Alternatively, try our chocolate hazelnut spread.
- Diet: Vegan
It was gross, it didn’t call for sugar and I didn’t think to put some in. I feel so badly leaving a bad review, it is extremely seldom that do this but I don’t want anyone else to waste their time making this only to throw it all away.
Hi Mel, I’m so sorry to hear you didn’t like these. Did you add the chocolate to the batter? I didn’t add sugar because the chocolate adds sweetness to the pancakes. Did you follow the recipe exactly? I’ve had plenty of great feedback on this recipe and I’ve made it plenty of times so I’m not sure why they didn’t turn out for you. Was it just the sweetness that wasn’t working for you?
I adore these!! They’re delicious and super filling!! I always half the mixture to make three medium thickness pancakes for myself lol. Totally delicious and filling. I like to serve mine with vegan dark chocolate spread
Thanks for your review, Charlie! Yum! I love a good chocolate spread 😊
It tastes AMAZING!!! It calls for way too few chocolate chips. I doubled or maybe tripled the chocolate chips in the recipe.
Glad you like this recipe, Justine 🙂 Haha each to their own, sounds like chocolate heaven!
I used a gluten free baking mix and made waffles. Then I topped with warm raspberry preserves. YUMMY!!!!! Thanks for a great recipe:)
Sounds delightful, Sandee! Glad you enjoyed them 🙂
Hello, these pancakes look so good!! Can’t wait to try them! Only thing, at the moment I’m not allowed to have normal flour, do you think the recipe would do even with wholewheat flour? Thank you so much!
Hi Samira, I haven’t personally tried it but I don’t see why it would be an issue! A GF flour blend could work as well. Let me know how you go 🙂 Masa
Hello, I tried them in the end, it went fine even with wholemeal flour! Only thing, they were a bit dry… should I put more coconut oil? Thank you for the help!
I’m so sorry I didn’t respond sooner! I only just saw this comment! Yes some more coconut oil or milk would be fine.
haha, the first thing I thought when I saw the title was: “well this is probably not going to work without a non-stick frying pan” I hate those things for the exact same reasons as you plus they are throwaway items, a steel/iron/stainless steel pan will last forever if you don’t let it get run over by a truck… so much nicer. i will definitely try those! thank you
I hear you Simon! I think the same thing when I look at recipes that involve a frying pan. Hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂
These look amazing, since becoming Vegan I crave chocolate. Im sure these will do the job.
Great website. Can you recommend a good pan? Many thanks
Thanks Anna! We personally use a Neoflam frying pan.
Thank you! I will check it;) Because I haven’t found a good one yet. Maybe this one survives my cooking 😉
Beautiful looking pancakes! I’m such a sucker for anything chocolate. 🙂
Haha us too! X
Oh these look soo good! Can’t wait to make them. Beautiful photos too! 🙂
Hope you enjoy them Kim! Let me know how you go 🙂 Masa x
Wow these look so good!!! I’m curious what brands of cacao powder and chocolate chips do you buy? I’m struggling to find a brand that doesn’t contribute to child slavery and is vegan:
Hi Josephine, here in Australia, we have some wonderful brands like Loving Earth and Alter Eco. I normally just chop up the chocolate block 🙂