Hot Chocolate Pancakes – 12 days of Christmas recipes

Perfectly fluffy vegan chocolate pancakes with all the deliciously indulgent hot chocolate toppings (but we make it wholefood!)

Christmas is all about the cold weather comfort food, and this deliciously rich pancake recipe is bound to get you feeling all cosy. If you follow on instagram you know I love an excuse to make pancakes, and these cold mornings make them even more tempting.

This recipes makes a great breakfast warm up or a fab dessert.

Hot chocolate pancakes

Rich fluffy chocolate vegan pancakes (with all the toppings)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • 3/4 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup plant milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp cocoa nibs
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup dark melted chcoclate


  • Add the flour, cacao and baking powder to a large bowl and whisk together two the baking powder and cacao is evenly distributed
  • In a separate bowl mix the milk and lemon juice , the set aside. (The milk will curdle, don’t panic)
  • While the milk curdles heat your hot plate or frying pan. (You want a medium heat, add a little oil is using a pan)
  • Add the milk mixture and maple syrup and cacao nibs to the flour mixture and mix quickly. Make sure not to over mix.
  • Using a ladle pour the batter onto your heated hot plate in batches (mine fits 4 pancakes at a time yours might be different)
  • Cook the pancakes 3-4 minuets each side, when the edges start to look cooked it’s time to flip.
  • While the pancakes are cooking whisk up the coconut cream to make it thicker and melt the chocolate over a double boiler.
  • When the pancakes are all done serve warm, topped with melted chocolate and whipped cream (or level up with some vegan marshmallows)

Want more yummy Christmas recipes?

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