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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes

Recipe for fluffy Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes. They are Chocolate Pancakes topped with peanut butter sauce and shaved chocolate. A decadent way to start the day :)

two stacks Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes

Aaah, Peanut Butter and Chocolate… one of life’s magical food combinations! And seriously, what would be a better start into the day, than these super fluffy Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes? I think I just went to vegan Pancake Heaven. The creamy peanut butter sauce is just slightly warm, which makes it even better and tastier. And they’re topped with shaved chocolate. Yes!

The recipe makes 8 medium to smallish – but super thick – pancakes which is the perfect amount for 2 people. Or a giant stack for one. I don’t judge. Especially not when it comes to pancakes.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes from the inside
Big Stack of Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes
Big Stack of Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes from above
Big Stack of Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes

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?! / My pancake batter isn’t spreading 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!

Can I make these pancakes without oil?

Yes, the pancakes use very little oil to begin with, so you can easily omit it but they will look different on the outside because I’ve been spraying/brushing the pan with oil.

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two stacks Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for fluffy Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes. Chocolate Pancakes topped with Peanut Butter Sauce and Shaved Chocolate.
4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 2
Calories 437 kcal


Chocolate Pancakes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon date syrup (or maple syrup)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil + more for spraying the pan with oil

Peanut Butter Sauce and Topping

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup hot water (+ more until the peanut butter sauce is drizzly)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 piece dairy-free chocolate (ca. 15g)


  • Add the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt in a mixing bowl, give it a quick whisk. Add in the date syrup, plant-based milk and canola oil. Whisk until incorporated. Let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Meanwhile, let’s prepare the peanut butter sauce. In a bowl, whisk the peanut butter, hot water and maple syrup. Depending on the Peanut Butter you’re starting out, you might have to add more hot water to make it drizzly.
  • Use a veggie peeler to shave the chocolate.
  • Back to the pancakes, spray a flat pan or griddle with oil and heat it up to medium to low 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.
  • Now, let’s stack the pancakes, drizzle peanut butter sauce on top and add the shaved chocolate. Enjoy!


Calories: 437kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 11gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 134mgPotassium: 572mgFiber: 4gSugar: 14gCalcium: 173mgIron: 4.1mg
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Recipe Rating


Friday 12th of February 2021

I love these! I could eat the whole stack!


Monday 14th of August 2017

These were enjoyed by both the hubby and I this weekend. We LOVED them! I had to add more liquid to the batter to get it just the right consistency, and I added some chocolate chips to the tops of the pancakes because well, why not?! The pb drizzle... oh my goshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. We couldn't finish the batch because they were just so rich and sweet and amazing, but that gave us a pancake each for a snack later :) Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!


Monday 14th of August 2017

Thank you so much your feedback and review, Hazel! I'm so glad to hear that you both enjoyed them :) I had leftover pancakes too and added the peanut butter sauce between two pancakes (like a pancake sandwich) and took it to work. You can't imagine the jealous looks. :D

Natalie | Feasting on Fruit

Friday 5th of May 2017

Holy peanut butter pancake perfection!!!! This is the epitome of mouthwatering weekend morning breakfast dreams, WOW! And somehow actually relatively healthy too. I think the one giant stack idea sounds like the way to go🤗


Friday 5th of May 2017

Yep, I could eat that whole stack any day :D .. I shouldn't.. but I would love to! Even my boyfriend loved them and he's usually not a fan of pancakes (such a weirdo :D). Thank you Natalie! <3

Rebecca Strength and Sunshine

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

It is a magic combo and these do look so fluffy and decadent!


Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

Thank you, Rebecca! They really are. I'm so happy with how they turned out. :)