Vegan Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

I love having a breakfast that feels like a treat.

Although I can’t handle a lot of sweetness in the mornings, I do like to start off my day with something that feels indulgent yet something that I know is good for me. Usually that comes in the form of whole grains, healthy fats and protein.

I am still in love with my banana protein pancakes and vegan pumpkin protein pancakes, which use the same base recipe.

So I took that recipe and adjusted it slightly to go even more indulgent…chocolate chip protein pancakes. Ooh yeah.

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The good news? These are practically gluten-free – I use 2/3 gluten-free flours and 1/3 regular but you can definitely replace that last third with a gluten-free flour as well. They’re 100% vegan, 100 calories per pancake and with 5g of protein each.

Oh yeah, and the most important thing – they have CHOCOLATE CHIPS in them. I mean, come on people! Who doesn’t love chocolate chips?

I used canned lowfat coconut milk to make these creamy and decadent, just like cookie dough. Hope you love them!

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Anna’s Vegan Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

INGREDIENTS (makes 6 small pancakes):

2 tbsp almond flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp spelt/wholewheat/plain flour (can sub in a gluten-free – I would recommend almond flour)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (you could use chocolate and you’d get chocolate chocolate chip pancakes!)
1 tbsp coconut palm sugar (or Sucanat or just 1 packet stevia)
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 tbsp chocolate chips
1/2 cup canned lowfat coconut milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tsp coconut oil (for frying)


1. Mix flours and protein powder together in a bowl. Add sugar, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips and stir till combined.

2. Stir in vanilla extract and coconut milk.

3. Heat a griddle and then add coconut oil. Add a heaped tablespoon of batter to the griddle six times, to form six small pancakes.

4. Wait until the edges are done and then flip and cook on the other side. Remove from griddle. Serve!

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Nutritional information per pancake if makes 6 (before oil for frying):

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  1. growing up my dad ALWAYS made me chocolate chip pancakes. i can’t eat them without thinking of him..

  2. YUUUUUUUUUUUUM!!!! I’m going to definitely try this one out…after I make your homemade granola I dreamed about last night! For realz.

  3. yummm!! I love having chocolate in my breakfast (well, in every meal, really). I think I’m going to make pancakes for dinner when Dallas gets home on Sunday!! πŸ™‚

  4. Woohoo! Love the GF option πŸ™‚

  5. ittybitsofbalance says:

    Thanks for these Anna! They look like they came straight out of IHOP πŸ˜‰ (In a fabulous way, of course!)

  6. YUMMERS! I’m making these tomorrow! But I’m def gonna try it with probably all purpose GF flour (since that’s all I have right now!) It’ll taste a bit chickpea-ish, but I know it’ll be delish!

  7. Sam @ Fit for my Fork says:

    Anna, Anna, Anna.

    Have I told you you’re my favourite blogger? Oh my goodness. I have not tried almond flour and coconut flour in the same pancake recipe (why not?! I’m asking myself now) and these look awesome. Well, that’s breakfast sorted for Sunday then!

    • You absolutely made my day with your kind comment Sam! Coconut flour and almond flour combined are one of my fave combos – I use it in my protein muffin recipes. But if you don’t like the taste of coconut (like my mom!) you can just use all almond :). Coconut flour just has a higher fibre content!

  8. These look wonderful Anna – gorgeous photos today! πŸ™‚

  9. These look so good. It’s an art to make vegan pancakes and you nailed it!

  10. I just want to nom on pancakes now!
    Sadly i have no GF flours ( or any flour) on hand, need to get on that.

  11. OH my goodness, these pancakes looks amazing!! And chocolate chips are my FAVORITE go-to add in for pancakes! Beautifully done Anna!

  12. I need these. I must them soon. I wish I could pull them out of the computer!!! delicious post!

  13. I am SO making these πŸ™‚

  14. These look perfect. Exactly what I am looking for. Thank you! I was just wondering how many grams is your protein powder because I have two protein powders, sunwarrior and plant fusion and a scoop is different for each. Thanks.

  15. This seems like the recipe I’ve been looking for! Thank you for posting it. I just have one question. How many grams is your scoop of protein powder? I ask because I have sunwarrior and plant fusion and a scoop is very different for each of those. Thanks again for the recipe. πŸ™‚


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