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hot chocolate pancakes

Vegan Chocolate Pancakes Recipe (Gluten Free!)

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Griddle
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Fluffy and sweet vegan chocolate pancakes drizzled in a hot chocolate sauce! Completely dairy free with a gluten free option, these are a Christmas breakfast favorite!


  • 1 cup all purpose flour or gluten free 1:1 baking flour or oat flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed with 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup dairy free milk + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Toppings: coconut whipped cream, fruit, chocolate chips, melted chocolate, maple syrup, nuts, seeds


  1. Prepare the flaxseed and the dairy free milk mixtures in separate bowls. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cacao powder, coconut sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. Add in the flaxseed mixture and the dairy free milk mixture, and mix until it’s a consistent batter and there are no more streaks.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Prepare the pancake griddle or pan with coconut oil or olive oil. Once fully heated, add about 1/3 cup batter for each pancake. Cook for 2 minutes on one side, then flip to cook another 30 seconds to 1 minute on the other side. Plate and repeat for the remaining batter.
  6. Top and enjoy!


Recommended pancake griddle: the Presto Pancake Griddle. It’s less than $35 and has lasted me 10+ years. I swear by this griddle!! Makes the whole process (even the clean up part) so much easier and faster.

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