Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chip Pancakes combine the pillowy, light chew of traditional pancakes with cocoa and warm melted chocolate. But don’t let that awesome decadence scare you away. They are gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free and oil free! And they even have a nice helping of plant-based protein. Breakfast dreams do come true!
Gluten-Free Vegan Pancakes
I have frequently found myself missing the days of firing up the griddle and placing a heaping stack of golden goodness on my plate. There is something about watching that maple syrup slowly envelop each and every pancake.
I knew that transforming a recipe that always contains milk, eggs and regular flour would be no easy task. But I have been working on this recipe for quite some time. I wanted to achieve the perfect ratio of gluten-free flours that would mimic the traditional texture of pancakes, while adding in almond flour to bring a healthy dose of plant-based protein and fiber. Success at last!
After finally conquering the flour conundrum, I decided to elevate these pancakes to the next level of nutritiousness. As always, my goal when developing a recipe is to make it as healthy and nutritious as possible without sacrificing the taste or texture.
So I could not rest until I had at least attempted to remove the oil too. In some cases, removing the oil from a recipe will compromise the quality of the dish. Sometimes so much that I put it back in (using a healthier oil and the minimum amount necessary).
That was not the case with this recipe. I removed the oil, using applesauce instead. These babies sang!
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chip Pancakes
I am so happy to be able to share this recipe with you. Completing this has transformed my breakfast experience because . . . well . . . pancakes. And I hope it elevates yours too.
I love the flexibility of refrigerating or freezing these fellas for a quick reheat in a breakfast pinch.