Chocolate Pancakes: A Sweet and Filling Breakfast

If you think Chocolate Pancakes should be thick and fluffy and you are looking for a vegan recipe that involves chocolate, don’t look further.

I love thick and fluffy pancakes. And egg whites are the key to get them like that. This is why It took me so long to find out the perfect ingredients to create a vegan version for fluffy pancakes. I used raw organic cacao powder to get a rich chocolate flavor without adding too many fats and calories.


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One interesting fact about chocolate pancakes is that they can be traced back to ancient civilizations, such as the Mayans and Aztecs, who consumed a bitter drink made from cocoa beans. The drink was often with spices and served during religious ceremonies and special occasions.

Today, chocolate pancakes are a popular breakfast dish that is enjoyed all over the world. They are typically made with a basic pancake batter that is flavored with cocoa powder or melted chocolate. Chocolate pancakes can be served with a variety of toppings, such as whipped cream, fresh berries, chocolate chips, or syrup, to enhance the chocolate flavor and add sweetness.

Chocolate pancakes can also be made with healthier ingredients, such as whole wheat flour, almond milk, and natural sweeteners, to create a more nutritious breakfast option. Additionally, some chocolate pancake recipes incorporate superfoods such as chia seeds or maca powder, to add extra nutrients and to the dish.

Whether you prefer your chocolate pancakes indulgent or healthy, there is a recipe out there to suit your taste buds and dietary needs.

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Chocolate pancakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 8 people
Calories 500 kcal


  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 bowl


  • 200  grams  flour
  • 20  grams  raw organic cacao powder
  • 25  grams  potato flour
  • grams  baking powder
  • 1 pinch  salt
  • 250  ml  oat milk
  • 120  ml  water
  • 4 Tbsp  maple syrup
  • 1 tsp  vanilla bean paste
  • 1 Tbsp  coconut oil, melted


  • In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  • In a small bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
  • Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Don’t over mix, lumps are fine. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Heat a small non stick saucepan on medium heat. (I used a 12 cm diameter saucepan). Pour about 1/4 cup of the mixture into the preheated saucepan and bake on each side for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Top with your favorite toppings. I used coconut yogurt, blackberries, blueberries, cacao nibs, chocolate chunks and coconut chips.


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Nutritional ingredients

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The nutritional ingredients of chocolate pancakes can vary depending on the recipe and the specific ingredients used. However, here are some common ingredients in chocolate pancake recipes and their nutritional benefits:

  • Cocoa powder: Cocoa powder is a rich source of antioxidants and flavonoids, which can help improve heart health and reduce inflammation in the body. It is also a good source of iron and magnesium.
  • Flour: Flour is a source of carbohydrates, which provide energy for the body. Whole wheat flour is a healthier option as it contains more fiber, protein, and nutrients than white flour.
  • Eggs: Eggs are a good source of protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscles. They also contain important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D and choline.
  • Milk: Milk is a source of calcium, which is important for strong bones and teeth. It also contains protein and vitamin D.
  • Sugar: Sugar is a source of carbohydrates, which provide energy for the body. However, it should be consumed in moderation as excessive sugar intake can lead to health problems such as obesity and diabetes.
  • Baking powder: Baking powder is used to make the pancakes fluffy and light. It is a combination of baking soda, cream of tartar, and a starch such as cornstarch.

Overall, chocolate pancakes can be a nutritious and delicious breakfast option when made with wholesome ingredients and consumed in moderation.

Serving Suggestions

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Chocolate pancakes can be served in many different ways to enhance their chocolate flavor and sweetness. Here are some serving suggestions:

  • Fresh berries: Serve the chocolate pancakes with fresh berries such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries for a burst of freshness and color.
  • Whipped cream: Top the chocolate pancakes with whipped cream for an extra indulgent touch.
  • Chocolate chips: Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the pancakes for added chocolate flavor and texture.
  • Nut butter: Spread nut butter such as almond or peanut butter on top of the pancakes for a delicious and healthy breakfast option.
  • Syrup: Drizzle maple syrup or chocolate syrup on top of the pancakes for added sweetness.
  • Ice cream: Serve the chocolate pancakes with a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream for a decadent dessert-like breakfast.
  • Nuts: Sprinkle chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts on top of the pancakes for added crunch and flavor.

Remember to store the pancakes in an airtight container to keep them fresh, and enjoy the delicious chocolate flavor in every bite!


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