These healthy chocolate pancakes are about to be your new go-to! They are super fluffy, vegan sugar-free, and perfect for kids and adults alike.
It’s not often that I make pancakes, so when I do, I like to go all out!
Safe to say, these pancakes fit the bill — without being overly unhealthy. Made with zero animal based products or refined sugars, these pancakes are also coincidentally vegan AND sugar free.
I think these pancakes would make the perfect breakfast treat for special occasions: birthdays, Easter, Christmas, or any celebratory day!
How to Make These Pancakes Perfectly
Here are a few tips to nail these healthy pancakes and ensure that your pancakes turn out light and fluffy — even without eggs!
- Let the batter sit for a few minutes before cooking. Doing this will help ensure that your pancakes rise, rather than spreading thin.
- Grease the pan before cooking. You can use vegan butter or coconut oil to do this. Ensuring that your pan is greased will prevent your pancakes from sticking to the pan and make it easy to flip them.
- Get the temperature right. This step is easier said than done, but try and keep the temperature of the pan in the low-medium low range to ensure that the pancakes cook slowly and evenly.
- Keep the pancakes warm. As you cook your pancakes, keep the finished ones on a baking tray in the oven. Keep your oven on the lowest setting, as you want the pancakes to stay warm but not get dried out.
Special Ingredients to Have on Hand
These pancakes require a few special ingredients that you might not have on hand otherwise. Two worth mentioning are the cocoa powder / cacao and stevia drops.
I use raw organic cacao powder from Power Superfoods. However, you can use any cocoa or cacao powder that you can get your hands on.
For sweetness, I use chocolate flavoured liquid stevia. Any liquid stevia would work the same way, and I think that salted caramel and vanilla would both be awesome flavours to add to these pancakes if you have those sweet drops on hand. If you’d rather use a granulated sweetener, just use 2 tablespoons as opposed to 4 drops. Of course, you can also swap this for sugar or maple syrup — just keep in mind that they’ll no longer be ‘sugar-free’ if you do.
Questions & Troubleshooting
Can I make these healthy chocolate pancakes ahead of time?
Absolutely! You can make these pancakes the night before and store them in an airtight ziplock bag. In the morning, heat them up in the oven (at 180° C/ 350° F) or in the toaster.
Can I freeze these healthy chocolate pancakes?
Yes. To freeze these pancakes, first let them cool to room temperature after cooking. Then, place in a ziplock bag and freeze. When you’re ready to eat the pancakes, place them on a lined baking tray and bake at 180° C (350° F) for 10 minutes.
More Recipes to Try
- Chocolate Baked Oats
- Vegan Chocolate Strawberry Mousse
- Healthy Mars Bars
- Overnight Nutella Weetabix
- Berry Chia Pudding
Leave a comment and star rating if you try this recipe! I can't wait to hear what you think.Print