This super-easy 5-minute Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes recipe makes delicious, fluffy, and chocolate-filled pancakes that are to die for!
Is there a better way to start your day than with pancakes for breakfast? We don’t think so!
This is why we are presenting you with this really simple vegan pancakes recipe for your breakfast (or even dinner) tomorrow!
The beauty of this recipe is, you can make the batter ahead, like the night before, store it in the fridge overnight, and start your morning with a fresh batch of pancakes in just minutes.
Ready to give it a try?
Ingredients & Substitutions
The ingredient list to make these Vegan Chocolate Chip pancakes is short and pretty straightforward. You will only need:
- flour. We used all-purpose wheat flour for this recipe, but spelt flour would also work.
- sugar. Use regular sugar or a sugar variation, like unrefined sugar, brown sugar, or even a sugar-free alternative.
- baking powder
- pinch of salt
- plant-based milk. Soy milk will work best, but other plant-based kinds of milk are also fine, such as almond milk or rice milk.
- vegetable oil. Use a neutral-flavored oil, such as canola or sunflower seed oil for this recipe.
- dark chocolate chips. Choose a vegan type of chocolate chips, we used high-quality dark chocolate chips. You could skip the chocolate chips if you want a neutral pancake if you like, or replace the chocolate chips with blueberries!
How to make this Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe
Making these pancakes is really no-fuss and simple!
Start by combining your dry ingredients in one bowl (flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt) and your wet ingredients in a separate bowl (milk and oil).
Then, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir well until no dry clumps remain.
And lastly, fold in the chocolate chips.
At this point, I like to let the batter sit for at least 10 minutes, so the ingredients incorporate. This will make for a thicker batter, too. In fact, I have even made the batter the night before, stuck it in the fridge, and had the batter ready to go in the morning – and this resulted in really well-risen, high pancakes.
When you are ready to cook, just heat a pan over medium heat. I like to use a dedicated flat-bottom pancake pan for this. Once heated, lightly drizzle the pan with oil (or butter) and scoop in the batter. In my pan, I manage to cook 3 small-ish pancakes at a time, but this may be different for you.
Cook the pancakes for a minute or so, until the bottom side starts to turn a lovely golden-brown color, and air bubbles start to form on the top of the pancakes.
Then, flip the pancakes over and cook another minute or so on the other side.
And that’s it! Continue cooking until you’ve used up all the batter – or simply make the number of pancakes you wish, and store the remaining batter in the fridge for later use. The batter should yield about 12 pancakes (depending on the size you make them).
The pancakes are best served freshly cooked and warm, topped with some cream or yogurt, a drizzle of maple syrup, and some fresh berries or banana on top.
The batter will keep refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to 2-3 days.
Store the cooked pancakes in an air-tight container refrigerated for up to 2 days for best taste.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup soy milk (or other plant-based milk)
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
- In a bowl, mix dry ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1 tbsp sugar, 2 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt. In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients: 1 cup soy milk (or other plant-based milk) and 2 tbsp vegetable oil.
- Lastly, stir in 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips and let the batter sit for a couple of minutes.
- Heat a flat bottom pan (ideally a pancake pan), lightly grease with a drizzle of oil, and spoon in 3 heaps of batter. Cook on medium heat until the bottom turns golden brown and air bubbles start to form on the top of the pancakes. Flip the pancakes over and cook for another minute on the other side.
- Once the pancakes are cooked, remove them from the pan and stack on plates.
- Serve with a spoonful of plant-based cream or yogurt, a sprinkle of fresh berries, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g
Nutrition data is automatically calculated using Nutritionix and may not be accurate.
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