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Vegan Pancakes with Chocolate Glaze

I love and like pancakes. Well, who doesn’t? They may or may not be my most favorite thing/food right now. I just woke up one sunless morning looking for pancakes (less bacon, lol) in my kitchen. What I basically know about pancakes is that there are store bought ready-made mixes where you just add water and egg to create the batter that you would carelessly pour on your griddle. Yes there’s egg, so that automatically cuts short of the vegan rule.

I tried making pancakes before and they ended up like soggy pieces of crepe. I remember that they resemble much of the “hotcakes” sold in the neighborhood where they smother a piece with margarine and a lot of sugar. Don’t get me wrong but those hotcakes are equally devouring as well. But hey, my tummy is screaming fluffy pancakes, not those. I thought I’d figure out what makes “just add water and egg” mixes fluffy. The culprit? Baking powder. I was right.


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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (or whichever kind of flour you prefer)
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup soymilk (or almond milk or any non-dairy/vegan option available)
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil


1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients.

2. Add in the soymilk and vegetable oil. Mix until a smooth batter is achieved.

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3. I a medium heat griddle or pan, pour in about 1/3 cup of the mixture. Let the pancake cook and flip when bubbles form in the center of the mixture.

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4. Cook the other side for 1-2 minutes. Repeat until batter is finished.

5. For the chocolate glaze, boil a mixture of soymilk, cocoa powder, and sugar. Adjust ingredients until desired consistency is achieved.

6. Pour the glaze over the pancake stack or serve separately in a small bowl.

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It goes well with coffee (soy milk tea in my case) in the morning but you wouldn’t say no to pancakes for lunch or dinner, right?

Pancakes are everything and beyond. You can experiment with toppings and glaze like flambéed bananas, fresh berries, or just the typical butter & maple syrup or honey. You can add cocoa powder to the batter itself for slight flavor and color modification. On a separate day, I made these smaller pancakes that yielded about 20 pieces as opposed to the 6-8 pieces of the original recipe. Food hack for a larger group of people, yes!

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I hope you guys try making pancakes from scratch because it’s easier than what you think. Also, this is vegan in case you missed it! A-ha!

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  • Reply Sherica March 9, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    WHEN ARE YOU COOKING FOR US!?!?! WHEN???? HAHAHA! Shet, looks really delicious :(( I miss pancake </3

  • Reply Grace March 9, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I love pancakes. And if I feel like eating I just drop by to the nearest grocery store and buy those hotcake mix, hehe.. I need to learn how to make pancake from scratch so thanks for this post, Chester! Try ko to.

  • Reply Alissa March 9, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    This looks easy to make! I’m gonna try this soon! Thank you.

  • Reply Cheryle March 10, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Yum, another family-friendly recipe! 🙂


  • Reply marianne March 10, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Chester! Your pancakes looks super yummy and healthy! Great photos too! Hope we can try this soon! 🙂

  • Reply Jae March 10, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Vegan pancakes! Genius. I’ve been meaning to share a recipe for the sole reason of putting up a similar GIF image. Sobrang cool eh! HAHAHA!

    • Reply chester March 10, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      Haha true! Or yung mga natutunaw na butter tapos drizzle with honey! Perfect!

      • Reply Jae March 12, 2015 at 7:11 pm


  • Reply Mimi Gonzales March 11, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Haha love the GIF! Will definitely try this recipe once summer comes. Shall I say goodbye na to working out? Because I might just devour this goodness when summer comes and I can’t stop myself. Hahaha perfect recipe!!

  • Reply Jhanz March 11, 2015 at 11:24 am

    The GIF is genius (but made me extra hungry). HAAAAAAY! If there’s only a way to get a hold of your food via computer screens… Hehe.

  • Reply Helga Weber March 12, 2015 at 3:44 pm


  • Reply Jaya March 12, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Your blog is slowly becoming my favorite. <3 Those pancakes look delish!

    • Reply chester March 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you Jaya! <3

  • Reply Karen March 14, 2015 at 10:37 am

    I love how every time I visit your blog there’s always something new and interesting recipe to try. By the way, you can also try banana next time for your vegan pancakes. 🙂

  • Reply Paula March 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Healthy and delicious why not! Will try this out. Also p/s love your blog! x

  • Reply Cariza March 19, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Wah, these look so good! I’m no master chef so I couldn’t come up with vegan and/or vegetarian recipes on my own (which kind of sucks as I have to learn how to prepare my own meals, being the only vegetarian in the household). I hope to try this soon! 🙂

    • Reply chester March 19, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Let me know how your pancakes turn out Cariza! Vegetarian dishes are quite easy to prepare especially when you go with vegetables. Stir fry on high heat, sauce, serve over rice! Taaadaaa!

  • Reply Yshy March 28, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    OMG, this looks really gooooooood! Haha, that GIF image made me crave!!

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