Easy Fluffy Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Easy Fluffy Vegan Chocolate Chip 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 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.

Easy Fluffy Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

How to make vegan chocolate pancakes

I have experimented with half, half all-purpose flour and buckwheat flour. You can also use a various amount 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!

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Easy Fluffy Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Yield: 12-14 pancakes

Easy Fluffy Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These fluffy, super easy to make double chocolate chip pancakes are the perfect way to start your morning.

Ingredients

Wet:

  • 2 cups plant-based milk - I normally use almond or soy
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted + more for frying

Dry:

  • 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.

Notes

* 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 Fluffy Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Other recipes you’ll like:

  1. Apple, Blueberry and Vanilla Vegan Oat Bran Porridge
  2. Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding with Cashew Cream
  3. Crispy Vegan French Toast
  4. No-Bake Ginger Slice (GF and Vegan)
  5. Vegan Apple Crumble (Gluten-Free)

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  • 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!

        • 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.

  • 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 🙂

  • Romekka 28/07/2017 Reply

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

  • 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 😉

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

  • Kim 10/05/2017 Reply

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

  • 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 🙂

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