Bake Delicious Vegan Pancakes

By Naomi

Since restaurants and cafés are still closed, most of us are probably spending quite some time in the kitchen. We hope you’re all having fun and getting creative in there! 

Today we thought of presenting you a pancake recipe, that is slightly differently than the classic one, but surely as good (if not even better!). Pancakes are not only easy to make, they also taste delicious and are perfect for a late breakfast on the weekends or they can add some sweetness to any afternoon! Your roommates, friends or siblings are surely going to be willing to test-taste them, since everyone can choose their preferred toppings. 

This recipe is vegan-friendly, since it is eggless and dairy-free, however, this doesn’t mean that our non-vegan friends are not welcome to taste this delicious variation! 

The only thing you need is a bowl, a pan and put simply you just need to mix together following ingredients (Keep in mind: these quantities are for approx. 6 small-medium pancakes, feel free to adjust them to your needs): 

Dry ingredients:
*80g of flour (Recommendation for a good texture: 60g oat flour (gluten-free) + 20g coconut flour) 
1 tsp baking powder 
Pinch of salt 

Wet ingredients: 
1 tbsp ground flax/chia seeds + 2 ½ tbsp water (set aside for 5 minutes)
1-2 tbsp (30g) maple syrup 
**160 ml plant-based milk 
40 g (dairy-free) chocolate chips (you can also use chocolate chunks of your favorite chocolate!)

*Flour: Although you can use any type of flour you prefer, some types of flower will change the texture and add some extra lightness to your baking product. Coconut flour is the type that can make pancakes a bit fluffier, so we would recommend to use it in combination with oat flour if you can find some. Of course, all-purpose flour will also do the job! 

** Plant-based milk: Add a little bit (½ tsp) of oil if you use soy, oat, almond milk. 

After mixing and setting aside the flax/chia seeds with 2 ½ tablespoons of water for a little while, put all dry ingredients in a bowl and stir them together. Then, add the wet ingredients and stir until they are combined (you can add a little milk if the batter is too thick). Add the chocolate chips in the end and stir the batter one last time. The batter is now ready for the pan. 

You surely know how the rest works: Just make sure to heat 1-2 tsp of oil and cook the pancakes on low to medium heat from both sides until they get a nice gold-brown colour. 

Serve the pancakes with fruits, as bananas, blueberries, strawberries or raspberries! Maple syrup, peanut butter, chocolate sauce, of course also fit perfectly. The toppings are up to you! 

Let us know in the comments below if you liked the recipe!

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