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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

These Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes are the perfect healthy treat to start your day. Packed with fiber, they're also free of the top 8 allergens!

You'd never guess these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes are actually HEALTHY & VEGAN!!

It's that time of year again, my friends. And I hope you're ready!

Pumpkin season is officially upon us (at least here at the SQ headquarters) and I'm pumped. I've got so much fun pumpkin-themed content coming your way and we're kicking things off with a bang: Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes that are light, fluffy, sweet and over-the-top delicious!

How to make THE BEST Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes on the planet!

In looking through the archives of the site, I was surprised to find that I've made 13 different pancake recipes!

We've got everything from Fluffy Vegan Blueberry Pancakes to Zucchini Quinoa Pancakes and even Healthy Carrot Cake Pancakes, but we were definitely lacking in the pumpkin department.

Pumpkin Pancakes are probably one of my favorite varieties. Not only do they taste like pumpkin pie (<- fave dessert), but they're also quite healthy. The pumpkin adds a slew of nutrients that you wouldn't get from just using almond milk, like vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber.

Plus…there's chocolate. So how can we go wrong?

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes -- light, fluffy, healthy and also gluten-free!

I've changed up my traditional pancake base to give you one that is allergy-friendly. I know a lot of you are allergic to nuts, and specifically almonds, so I wanted to give you a pancake recipe that is not only gluten-free, but also nut-free, egg-free and vegan.

So that's what we've got!

A vegan pumpkin chocolate chip pancake recipe that is free of the top 8 allergens!

You'd never guess these Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes are actually HEALTHY & ALLERGY-FRIENDLY! They're free of the top 8 allergens but definitely do NOT sacrifice on taste!

Now you might have noticed from the photos that I didn't use traditional chocolate chips, but I just want to reassure you chocolate chips are a-okay in this recipe! (I just couldn't find any locally 😉)

My favorite brand is Enjoy Life Foods because it's vegan and allergy-friendly. They have three different products to choose from and you can get them at places like Whole Foods, or also online at Amazon and Thrive Market.

You'd never guess these Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes are actually HEALTHY & ALLERGY-FRIENDLY! They're free of the top 8 allergens but definitely do NOT sacrifice on taste!

And if you're feeling like chocolate is just a bit too decadent for you this morning, you can, by all means, skip it. Instead, you'll have a batch of fluffy vegan pumpkin pancakes and they will be every bit as delicious.

Honestly, you really can't go wrong starting your day with pumpkin pancakes!

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes -- light, fluffy, healthy and also gluten-free!

I mean…don't they just look heavenly!?

I can't wait to hear what you think of this recipe! If you end up making it, please share a picture with me on Instagram 🎃 you can tag @simplyquinoa or use #simplyquinoa, and that way I can easily find your photo and give you some lovin' in return!

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You'd never guess these Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes are actually HEALTHY & ALLERGY-FRIENDLY! They're free of the top 8 allergens but definitely do NOT sacrifice on taste!
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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

These Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes are the perfect healthy treat to start your day. Packed with fiber, they're also free of the top 8 allergens!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword allergy-free, chocolate chip pancakes, gluten-free pancakes, pumpkin, pumpkin pancakes, vegan pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 pancakes
Calories 108 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat a cast iron skillet or griddle on medium heat.
  2. Whisk all your dry ingredients together (minus the flaxseed meal) in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat in the flaxseed meal and the wet ingredients until smooth. Pour this over the dry ingredients and stir until the batter is smooth. You want it to be slightly runny but still hold its shape. Fold in the chocolate.
  4. Test to see if your pan is hot by flicking water on it. If the water sizzles, you’re ready to cook!
  5. Grease the pan with a bit of cooking spray. Ladle the batter onto the pan and cook the pancakes until little bubbles begin to form in the batter, about 2 – 3 minutes. Flip them over and cook for another few minutes.
  6. Serve with you choice of toppings (additional chocolate chips + VT maple syrup get my vote!), and of course, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

* instead of individual spices, you can also use 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 167mg5%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1905IU38%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

These VEGAN Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes are the perfect healthy treat to start your day. Packed with fiber, they're also free of the top 8 allergens!
Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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  1. Can I use quinoa flour instead of quinoa flakes? I cannot find them anywhere in my area and I’m too impatient to buy them online and wait for them to get here. I want to make these now. 🙂

  2. Glad I’m not the only one that’s pumped for fall and pumpkin season! Cozy pumpkin pancakes are definitely one of my favorite brunch recipes. The fact that there’s chocolate in this batch makes this recipe a million times better–I am such a chocolate fanatic! 😀

  3. Is there a substitute for sorghum flour? Can’t find that where I live. I love anything pumpkin and I really want to try this recipe.

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