These delicious vegan chocolate pancakes are a great twist on classic chocolate pancakes, using coconut oil and almond drink.
The high-street supermarket, Aldi has cooked up this super simple recipe for vegan chocolate pancakes. And using their fantastic ingredients available in store, you can create them too. They’re an absolute must-make for any health-conscious chocoholics, or those looking to incorporate more vegan choices into their life.
Don’t worry if you’re out of blueberries or fancy changing things up a bit. Why not swap the blueberries for cherries and make a black forest gateau-inspired stack of pancakes?
These vegan chocolate pancakes are a perfect, impressive brunch treat for Mother’s or Father’s Day. Also, with Pancake Day just around the corner, there’s even more reason to whip up a batch!
- 130g plain flour
- 25g cacao powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 250ml sweetened almond drink
- 35ml coconut oil, melted
- 35ml maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Pinch of salt
- 225g fresh blueberries
- 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
- 40ml fresh orange juice
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- Extra coconut oil, for frying
Put the blueberries, orange juice, brown sugar and ground cinnamon into a small saucepan. Gently bring to the boil and cook for a couple of minutes, then allow to cool.
Put the plain flour, cacao powder and salt into a mixing bowl and whisk together. Put the almond drink, coconut oil, vanilla essence and maple syrup in a bowl together and whisk.
Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the almond drink mixture and, with a wooden spoon, draw in the flour and mix until you have a smooth batter, then allow to rest for a few minutes.
Heat some oil in a frying pan. Add 4 tablespoons of the batter in the pan, spoon into a circle and fry each side for a few minutes. Transfer to an oven to keep the pancakes warm while you cook the rest.
Serve the pancakes stacked alongside the blueberry compote.
Top tip for making Aldi’s vegan chocolate pancakes with blueberry compote
You could also use raspberries or strawberries in the fruit compote