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Vegan Chocolate Chip Whole Grain Blender Pancakes

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Weekend brunch just got easier (and healthier) with these delicious and simple 15-minute Vegan Chocolate Chip Whole Grain Blender Pancakes!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Whole Grain Blender Pancakes on a plate with maple syrup pouring on it

These pancakes are truly comfort food… they are soft and hearty and loaded with delicious little chocolate chips. But believe it or not, they are created with ingredients you can feel good about!  In fact, sometimes I’ll just hand one to my boys to eat as a snack with nothing on it.

Jack Dunham holding a vegan chocolate chip whole grain blender pancake and smiling

And even though I’ve eaten my body’s weight in pancakes this week while perfecting this recipe, I still drool every time I look at these photos. Just look at all of those chocolate chips…. mm..mmm!!

Why this Recipe Works:

  • Using simple ingredients and minimal dishes, this pancake recipe couldn’t be any easier to whip up! It’s perfect for both quick weekday mornings AND leisurely weekend brunches.
  • With flaxseed, whole grain flour and one secret ingredient (keep reading to find out what it is) these pancakes are packed with nutrients.

What is a “Blender Pancake”?

  • They are pancakes whose batter was blended in a blender rather than mixed in a bowl.  This is done so that chunky ingredients can easily be added to the mix.  In this case, that chunky ingredient happens to be…. (drum roll)… frozen cauliflower! Now, don’t click away – you gotta trust me on this! You can’t even taste the cauliflower. Believe it or not, the cauliflower adds heartiness to the pancakes.  Plus, we ALL could use more fiber, vitamins and minerals, right?  So why not sneak them into a dish that feels like an absolute treat!

Looking for other simple vegan brunch recipes? Then you have to try:

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Chip Whole Grain Blender Pancakes:

1. First, heat a frying pan over medium heat – or – a griddle to 350 degrees. Then lightly spray your pan or griddle with oil. However, feel free to skip the oil if you’re using a nonstick surface!

2. Then, add all ingredients EXCEPT the chocolate chips to a blender in the order they are listed.

3. Blend until smooth.

4. Remove the blender from the base and stir in the chocolate chips with a spoon.

5. Drop large spoonfuls of batter onto your heated pan or griddle to create 3 – 4 inch pancakes.

Vegan chocolate chip blender pancake batter cooking on a griddle

6. Once the edges start to turn a light tan color, give those cakes a flip and allow them to cook another couple minutes on the other side.

Vegan chocolate chip pancakes flipped on the griddle

7. Serve immediately with extra chocolate chips and a drizzle of maple syrup!  YUM!

A stack of Vegan Chocolate Chip Whole Grain Blender Pancakes on a plate with a fork and maple syrup

Top Tips for Making Vegan Chocolate Chip Whole Grain Blender Pancakes:

  • To keep your pancakes warm while you finish making the entire patch, place cooked pancakes on a baking sheet and place them in an oven.  Then, warm the oven to the lowest possible heat level, usually around 150º.
  • Cooking for a large group? You can easily double or triple this recipe!
  • Have leftovers? These pancakes keep in the fridge for about four days. You can also freeze them – just thaw and reheat when you’re ready to eat!

Did you try this recipe? Please give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful! Thanks in advance. 

Vegan Chocolate Chip Blender Pancakes

Vegan Chocolate Chip Whole Grain Blender Pancakes

Weekend brunch just got easier (and healthier) with these delicious and simple 15-minute Vegan Chocolate Chip Whole Grain Blender Pancakes!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Chocolate Chip Blender Pancakes, Vegan Pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 four-inch pancakes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • First, heat a frying pan over medium heat - or - a griddle to 350 degrees. Lightly spray your pan or griddle with oil. However, if you're using a non-stick pan you can skip the oil, if you like.
  • Then, add all ingredients EXCEPT the chocolate chips to a blender in the order they are listed.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Remove the blender from the base and stir in the chocolate chips with a spoon.
  • Drop large spoonfuls of batter onto your heated pan or griddle to create 3 or 4 inch pancakes.
  • Once the edges start to turn a light tan color, give those cakes a flip and allow to cook another couple minutes on the other side.
  • Serve immediately with extra chocolate chips and a drizzle of maple syrup!  YUM!

Notes

  • To keep your pancakes warm while you finish making the entire patch, place cooked pancakes on a baking sheet and place them in an oven.  Then, warm the oven to the lowest possible heat level, usually around 150º.  
  • Cooking for a large group? You can easily double or triple this recipe!
  • Have leftovers? These pancakes keep in the fridge for about four days. You can also freeze them - just thaw and reheat when you're ready to eat!
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David duncan

I am looking for a GF pancakes recipe or a wheat flour substitute that will allow my to make pancakes that will be like the ones I used to make before my son was diagnosed with celiac desease. I understand some of food science but I have not found a GF pancake recipe that has the same light fluffy texture of old fashion home made pancakes. GF flour often too gritty. might you know of something I might use or a recipe that might work? Cauliflower recipe looks tasty but I am afraid it would come out to heavy with a non wheat flour, or worse gritty.

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Audrey Dunham

Hi David! I’m with you – many GF flours are gritty. I find the ingredient that causes this texture is rice flour, so that’s what I usually try to avoid. Bob’s Red Mill GF all purpose (with the red label) is definitely my favorite GF all purpose flour at this time. It is a garbanzo bean based flour that works really nicely in most recipes, including this blender pancake recipe! If you decide to give it a try, please let me know what you think. Thanks and all the best to you!

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Sue

Hi Audrey, these look great. Will the recipe work with fresh cauliflower? Thanks.

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