I'm obsessed with breakfast. Like, it's my favorite meal of the day and my favorite food group. Most mornings I opt for a sweet breakfast like a hot crispy waffle or a really fruity smoothie (this one is my favorite!), but every once in a while I crave a savory breakfast like my Ultimate Breakfast Burritos too.
I will say, though, out of all the breakfast recipes out there, I love a good stack of pancakes. They are SO easy to make, the flavor combinations are endless, and they're awesome for meal prep!
One day during the last few weeks of my first pregnancy, I was craving pancakes at, like, 11 o'clock at night. But not just any pancakes; I wanted chocolate chip pancakes. I realized right then that I had never considered making my own version of the classic chocolate chip pancake and I got to work. For once, a pregnancy craving actually had some good benefits!
This recipe for homemade chocolate chip pancakes is literally THE BEST. They taste just like the classic buttermilk pancake but they don't use any instant pancake mix, they're naturally gluten-free, they're made in the blender, and they're packed with protein! One batch also makes a whopping 15 pancakes, so you're right on track for a delicious breakfast for the next few days!
If you're on the fence about these homemade chocolate chip pancakes, let me remind you that the batter is made in the blender. That's right, just throw everything in and 30 seconds later, you're ready to go! No extra mixing bowls or anything.
Now, because this recipe requires baking powder to rise the pancakes, that means the batter needs to sit for a second. Baking powder is a double-acting leavening agent that reacts with liquid first (like when you combine the wet and dry ingredients) and it also activates with heat (when you actually cook the pancakes).
Don't worry, this recipe is still easy and fast! I found that the perfect amount of wait time for the batter is however long it takes for your stovetop or griddle to heat to medium heat. Simply add all your ingredients to the blender and turn on your griddle once you're done blending.
From there, the batter is pourable, so you can either pour the batter into a 1/4 cup measuring cup or dip the measuring cup in the blender. See? Easy!
My recipe for homemade chocolate chip pancakes is one of the few you'll find on Pinterest or Google that doesn't require bananas. Yay! No bananas here. There's also no buttermilk or refined sugar. What you will find in this delicious breakfast is 100% wholesome, nourishing, and accessible ingredients that mimic the popular instant buttermilk pancake mix.
I haven't tested this recipe without eggs, so I recommend checking out this recipe from VeganHuggs!
Although baking powder and baking soda are the same, they are not perfectly interchangeable. This recipe was developed using baking powder, so stick with it!
Yes! I knew I wanted these to be naturally gluten-free, but instead of using gluten-free all-purpose flour I opted to use gluten-free oats for a boost of fiber, plant-based protein, and B vitamins. I also chose each ingredient to make this recipe macro-friendly! If you compare these homemade chocolate chip pancakes to your traditional instant pancake mix, one serving of my pancakes has 190 calories with 11g of protein where the pancake mix is 210 calories and only 4g protein.
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OMG I can't wait for you to dive face-first into a stack of these gluten-free chocolate chip pancakes! They are so fluffy, so easy to make, and so good for you!
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These fluffy homemade Chocolate Chip Pancakes taste just like buttermilk pancakes but they're naturally gluten-free, easily dairy-free, and have over 15g of protein per serving. They're easy to make because they're made entirely in the blender!
Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of 3 pancakes, including chocolate chips but not any additional toppings.
Serving: 3 pancakes / Calories: 190 / Fat: 6g / Saturated Fat: 0.6g / Carbohydrates: 24g / Fiber: 5.4g / Protein: 11.1g
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