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Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

These vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes are quick and easy to make! Add some chocolate chips into the pancake batter, a couple more to add on top, and drizzle the pancakes with maple syrup. It’s the most perfect breakfast ever!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes drizzled with maple syrup

If you are looking for a super simple vegan pancake recipe for a weekend brunch, this is it. I mean, who doesn’t love pancakes?! And who doesn’t love chocolate?

I’m sure you will love these, because: 

  • These pancakes are quick to make – 30 minutes max from start to finish.
  • You can make the pancake batter in 1 bowl (minimal clean-up!).
  • They are made with basic ingredients (flour, baking powder, maple syrup, oil, plant-based milk, banana, chocolate chips – most of them are household staples anyway, right?!). 
  • They are the fluffiest pancakes ever. Trust me on this one.
  • The recipe is highly versatile. Mix it up by adding coconut flakes, fruits (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries,…).

How to make Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

The ingredients

You will need:

  • a very ripe banana
  • plant-based milk – I am using unsweetened rice milk but you can use any milk here
  • maple syrup
  • flour – I am using all-purpose wheat flour.
  • baking powder
  • dairy-free chocolate chips – you can use dark or sweet
  • baking spray or oil

The basic steps

Making these vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes is really easy.

As always you can find the whole written recipe at the end of the post. But I want to show you the process step-by-step first:

strawberry pancakes wet ingredients
Step 1: Mash a ripe banana. Add plant-based milk, and maple syrup. Whisk.
pancake batter
Step 2: Add flour and baking powder. Whisk.
pancake batter with chocolate chips
Step 3: Add chocolate chips. Whisk.
chocolate chip pancakes in pan
Step 4: Brush/spray a pan with oil. Use an ice cream scoop to add the pancake batter to the pan (over low to medium heat). Do you see the bubbles in the middle and the corners that have set? It’s time to flip!
chocolate chip pancakes in pan
Step 5: Let the pancakes cook on the other side until golden. Then set them aside and repeat until you’ve used up the pancake batter.
stack of vegan chocolate chip pancakes

I like to add a couple more chocolate chips on top and drizzle the pancakes with maple syrup.

Pancake FAQ

What can I do if my pancakes are raw inside?

If your pancakes are golden brown on the outside but not cooked all the way through, reduce the heat! That way they have more time to cook properly.

What can I do if my pancakes aren’t fluffy?

Add more baking powder! This will make them fluffier. Mashed bananas + baking powder = are a good recipe for fluffiness! :)

My pancake batter is spreading too much/not enough?!

No worries, you can easily adjust the batter! If the batter is spreading too much in the pan, whisk more flour into the batter. If your pancake batter isn’t spreading enough, add a bit more plant-based milk!

Are vegan pancakes healthy?

These pancakes are made completely without white sugar. They are sweetened only with bananas and maple syrup. So I consider these pancakes to be a much healthier alternative to traditional pancakes. Also, they don’t contain any animal products! And there’s only minimal oil. If you want to make these pancakes even healthier, you can use a mix of spelt and wheat flour or use whole wheat flour.

How to make pancakes without eggs and dairy?

Pancakes without eggs and dairy? It’s totally possible! You don’t even need any weird egg replacement powders. For these pancakes, I’ve used mashed bananas and a bit more baking powder than usual. This results in the fluffiest pancakes ever! And they hold together perfectly. No need for eggs at all! I promise. As for the dairy, I’ve simply used plant-based milk (in this case rice milk but you can use any you want!).

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes drizzled with maple syrup

Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan
These vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes are quick and easy to make! Add some chocolate chips into the pancake batter, a couple more to add on top, and drizzle the pancakes with maple syrup. It’s the most perfect breakfast ever!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 2 stacks à 3 pancakes
Calories 450 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened plant-based milk e.g. rice milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup + more to drizzle on top
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips + more to add on top
  • baking spray or oil for the pan

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mash the peeled banana, add the plant-based milk and maple syrup. Give it a quick whisk.
  • Then add the flour and baking powder. Whisk until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spray a flat pan or griddle with oil and heat it up to medium heat. Add a small ladle of pancake batter*. Let it cook until the middle becomes bubbly and the corners set, then flip with a spatula. Let it cook on the other side until done. Repeat for all the pancakes. You should be able to get 8 pancakes out of the batter.
  • Stack the pancakes, add a couple more chocolate chips on top, and drizzle with maple syrup.

Notes

*If the batter spreads too much in the pan, whisk a bit more flour into the batter. If it doesn’t spread enough, add a bit more plant-based milk.
Tips for making the perfect vegan pancakes: 
  • Flip the pancakes when you see small bubbles in the center.
  • If your pancakes are golden brown on the outside but not cooked all the way through, reduce the heat!
  • Not fluffy enough? Add more baking powder.
  • If your pancakes stick to the pan, make sure you use a non-stick pan or griddle and to spray the pan with oil before adding the batter.

Nutrition

Serving: 3pancakesCalories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 90gProtein: 9gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 581mgFiber: 4gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 88IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 174mgIron: 4mg
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Lisa

Sunday 31st of January 2021

Can I use oat flour?

Bianca

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Just tried them today with oat flour and the same measurements. They were a bit denser than with the regular flour but still good!