Easy Fluffy Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Easy Fluffy Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I have been craving fluffy pancakes for breakfast for quite some time and seem to be making them pretty much on a daily basis. When I first became vegan, I thought that this was one thing that I would definitely have to give up as most recipes contained ingredients that I don’t deem as ‘healthy’, are hard to find or wouldn’t work if I didn’t have a non-stick fry pan. I don’t like non-stick fry pans as they are toxic and release chemicals every time you heat them, but this could be a post in itself!

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 fool proof. You can also substitute a bit of the flour for others if you’d prefer a blend, so it’s not a super strict recipe. I have experimented with half, half all purpose flour and buckwheat flour. You can also use a various amount of flavours, so get creative! Some are adding fruit, cinnamon, vanilla, peanut butter and other nuts, 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! These are so delicious on their own that you won’t even need any topping. If you wan’t you can drizzle some peanut butter, fruit or more chocolate sauce. I made a simple chocolate sauce for these pancakes.

Easy Fluffy Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Total Time: 30 minutes

12-14 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups non dairy milk - I normally use almond
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted + more for frying
  • 2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips or chocolate block chopped up into small pieces

Instructions

  1. In two seperate bowls, mix the wet ingredients and sift the dry ingredients.
  2. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients whisking until all lumps are gone.
  3. Stir in the choc chips.
  4. Heat frying pan on medium heat with a heaped tsp of coconut oil. Wait for the pan to heat up and then scoop about ½ cup pancake batter onto the pan, spreading out to make a nice circle. I can fit 3 pancakes at one time on my pan.
  5. Wait for the bubbles at the top to collapse and batter to start separating from the pan. This normally takes about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Flip with a spatula and cook on other side for an additional 2 minutes.
  7. Repeat process with all the batter.
  8. Stack pancakes and serve with whatever topping you like.
http://theminimalistvegan.com/easy-vegan-chocolate-pancakes/

* I created this chocolate topping by melting the chocolate chips (about 2 tbsp) in a double boiler and wait for them to start melting. Add about ¼-½ cup of coconut cream. Mix in well and pour over pancakes. Add more coconut cream/milk to make the topping thinner.

Easy Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

16 comments… add one
  • Josephine Gingerich 07/05/2017 Reply

    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:
    http://www.foodispower.org/slavery-chocolate/

    • Hi Joesphine, here in Australia we have some wonderful brands like Loving Earth and Alter Eco. I normally just chop up the chocolate block 🙂

  • Kim 10/05/2017 Reply

    Oh these look soo good! Can’t wait to make them. Beautiful photos too! 🙂

  • Beautiful looking pancakes! I’m such a sucker for anything chocolate. 🙂

  • Anna 12/06/2017 Reply

    Hi,
    Great website. Can you recommend a good pan? Many thanks

    • Thanks Anna! We personally use a Neoflam frying pan.

      • Anna 12/06/2017 Reply

        Thank you! I will check it;) Because I haven’t found a good one yet. Maybe this one survives my cooking 😉

  • Romekka 28/07/2017 Reply

    These look amazing, since becoming Vegan I crave chocolate. Im sure these will do the job.

  • simon 12/08/2017 Reply

    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 🙂

  • Samira 23/08/2017 Reply

    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

      • Samira 30/08/2017 Reply

        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!

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