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  • Makes eight 4-inch pancakes

These gluten-free pancakes combine nutty buckwheat flour with coconut flakes and vegan chocolate chips to create a good-for-you breakfast feast. Topped with fresh banana slices and extra maple syrup, these vegan pancakes pair perfectly with a cauliflower scramble or a roasted veggie hash. 

Tip: For chocolate chips that are both vegan and gluten-free, look for the Enjoy Life brand, which specializes in allergy-free products.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes drizzled with maple syrup and banana slices

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1¼ cups buckwheat flour
  • ¼ cup certified gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon regular or sodium-free baking powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened, unflavored plant-based milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup gluten-free vegan mini chocolate chips
  • 1 large banana, sliced

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan combine flaxseed meal and ½ cup water. Heat over medium 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture appears stringy when it drips off a spoon. Immediately strain mixture into a glass measuring cup. Discard solids.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the next five ingredients (through salt). In a medium bowl whisk together milk, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of the flaxseed liquid. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; stir to combine. (Batter will be thick.) Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Heat a large nonstick griddle or skillet over medium-low. Spoon ⅓ cup batter per pancake onto griddle and spread gently. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until pancakes look slightly dry on top, are lightly browned on the bottom, and release easily from griddle. Flip pancakes; cook 5 minutes more. Transfer to a platter and keep warm.
  4. Repeat with remaining batter, wiping off griddle between batches. Serve pancakes hot with banana slices. If desired, drizzle with additional maple syrup.

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