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Cheeky Vegan: Chocolate Chip Pancakes

It's a Cake in a Pan... Mmmmmmmmmm

by Rea Frey – October 10, 2011

There are few things I love more in this world than a big batch of chocolate chip pancakes. For breakfast, dessert or a snack, these pancakes, originally inspired by YumUniverse’s buckwheat pancakes, can be eaten hot or cold – and they travel well on road trips (bonus!). Loaded with vegan chocolate (which is dairy, nut and soy free) and easily digestible ingredients, such as buckwheat flour, flax and cashews, these gluten-free pancakes pack a nutritious and delicious punch. The best part? All you need is a blender and a griddle!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes


1 cup buckwheat flour

1 Tbsp. flax

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

3 Medjool dates (pits removed)

1 1/2 cups water or nondairy milk

1/4 cup raw organic cashews

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Cinnamon, to taste

1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Cocoa powder, optional

1. In a blender, add all ingredients except chocolate and blend until well combined.

2. Stir in chocolate chips.

3. On a griddle or large pan, lightly coat with coconut oil or cooking spray and heat over medium to medium high.

4. From the blender, pour batter into little rounds onto griddle until blender is empty.

5. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles start to appear.

5. Flip and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

6. Dust with cocoa powder (optional). Serve with fresh maple syrup, agave nectar or eat by themselves! Enjoy!

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About the Author: Rea Frey

Rea Frey is a lover of food, words and relationships (possibly in that order). She is the author of two books, Power Vegan: Plant-Fueled Nutrition for Maximum Health and Fitness and The Cheat Sheet: A Clue-by-Clue Guide to Finding Out if He's Unfaithful.

Posted in Cheeky Vegan, Food