chocolate peanut butter pancakes

by Kristina Sloggett

in Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten Free, recipes, Vegan, Vegan MoFo

My theme for VeganMoFo 2012 is ‘Treats and Sweets’.

‘Treats and Sweets’ also pertains to breakfast.

I hope you already knew that, but if not, have I got the breakfast for you.

After going… what, several years? without eating pancakes except for these pancakes, lately I have been on a weekly pancake schedule.

I invited my brother over for pancakes on Sunday morning. Then I was happy he didn’t want to come over, since we were out singing karaoke until 4:am. Yes, I probably invited him around 1:30am… Β nevermind.

He came over later in the day, and we enjoyed these pancakes – made with peanut butter and served with more peanut butter and maple syrup. Like a peanut butter cup in a pancake stack. Perfect for a… Sunday afternoon.

chocolate peanut butter pancakes

adapted from double rich chocolate pancakes

dairy, egg, and gluten free, vegan

makes 12-15 medium size pancakes

2/3 cup gluten free all purpose flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 cupΒ Silk Chocolate Soymilk
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons agave (or sweetener of choice)

In mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and xanthan gum, stirring out lumps. In blender, combine chocolate milk, peanut butter and agave*, add to dry mixture. Using a 1/4 cup measure, scoop batter onto an oiled skillet overΒ medium low heat. Flip when pancakes bubble, cooking through on the other side (a minute or so each side).

*try not to drink this as is

We sang everything from seventies soft rock to current rap. Yep, pancakes were a good call for a ‘late breakfast’.

You just slip out the back, Jack, make a new plan, Stan


{ 56 comments… read them below or add one }

1 celine October 2, 2012 at 3:15 am

Pancakes usually are my archnemesis, but I’m going to ask my husband to make me a batch of these asap. They’re so pretty!


2 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 6:34 am

because you don’t like them, or don’t like to MAKE them? I hope you love these!! :)


3 celine October 2, 2012 at 6:35 am

I just don’t like making them. I get bored to tears after the second one. Shame on me.


4 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 6:41 am

haaa, that’s okay. I hadn’t made them in such a long time, I would tell Jason he makes them better than me, I don’t know how… πŸ˜‰


5 Fannny October 2, 2012 at 3:29 am

Wow, these looks amazing.


6 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 6:33 am

thank you Fanny!


7 Mizzzzz October 2, 2012 at 3:30 am

is it weird I wish I could be your brother? :-)


8 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 6:33 am

haaa, not at all! πŸ˜‰


9 the 3volution of j3nn October 2, 2012 at 3:42 am

Peanut butter and chocolate… a match made in pancake heaven. YUM!


10 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 6:33 am

I know, the perfect pairing, right?


11 katie October 2, 2012 at 4:52 am

I wish I could come have breakfast at your house. I want those pancakes and I want to snuggle Basil!

Hope you are well and hope dad is <3

I need to ask you about glam media, if you have time to email me!


12 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 6:33 am

me too!! Basil would show off his new Halloweenie costume… πŸ˜‰ we go TODAY to hear about Dad’s biopsy results – cross your fingers and send us those awesome Katie vibes… I will definitely email you later! XXO


13 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama October 2, 2012 at 4:54 am

No need to be coy, Roy….

I’m jealous of your weekend. :-)


14 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 6:31 am

whew, I couldn’t do that every weekend, but we sure had fun! :)


15 Heather (Where's the Beach) October 2, 2012 at 6:08 am

4 am??? the only time I ever see that time is getting up to potty LOL. Sounds like you were having a blast!


16 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 6:31 am

I know, considering my normal wake up time is around 5, well. let’s just say I slept in a bit that Sunday… πŸ˜‰


17 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 2, 2012 at 6:11 am

Chocolate and peanut butter? You’re basically my pancake hero. Not to be confused with my jukebox hero. πŸ˜‰


18 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 6:30 am

haaa, love it πŸ˜‰


19 recipeland October 2, 2012 at 6:52 am

These peanut butter pancakes look great, hard to resist a stack of these pancakes. Is there anything better than a combination of peanut butter, cocoa and maple syrup?! YUM!


20 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 6:54 am

not a whole lot… seriously one of the best combinations out there :)


21 Curt October 2, 2012 at 6:55 am

Oh my! That’s my kinda pancake!


22 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

thanks, Curt! :) one of our new favorites!


23 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit October 2, 2012 at 7:00 am

breakfast (and second breakfast) is when I have my sweets for the day so I’m totally with you on it counting toward treats. LOVE the idea of the sandwiched pancakes, yum!


24 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I love that you do second breakfast too… πŸ˜‰


25 Allie October 2, 2012 at 8:50 am

Peanut butter ON peanut butter? With chocolate? Ahh, your pancake recipes never cease to be spectacular!


26 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

thanks, Allie! I’m definitely on a pancake kick lately…


27 Ashley F. October 2, 2012 at 8:55 am

Um, a stack of Reese’s in pancake form? Yes, please – all of them for all time. :)


28 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm

right?? I know, I know.


29 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 2, 2012 at 9:02 am

Can’t believe it’s already MoFo time! wow – time flies! And these look incredible. PB + Choc = the best!


30 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I know – MoFo came up quick this year! I’m excited to have a theme this year… :)


31 Jenn Baker (@jbakernyc) October 2, 2012 at 10:57 am

Yet another reason I need a griddle pan for my stove top! These look amazing and I have most of the ingredients already. Sweet!


32 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I love my griddle, I use it A LOT! and good, I hope you make these soon! :)


33 Eileen October 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

Pancake sandwiches! These look like the most decadent breakfast ever. :)


34 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm

so so yum, but kinda healthy too? :)


35 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Woman, you know pancakes are my weakness!


36 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm

still trying to LURE you out West… πŸ˜‰


37 tommy October 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I wish we could have come out to celebrate you!!


38 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm

ME TOO!! get out here!!


39 Beth @ Tasty Yummies October 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Yum, these look incredible. Chocolate and peanut butter… always always great together!


40 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm

hi Beth, thank you! and yeah – it’s a classic combination for sure.


41 Lisa B October 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Yum! …..But these look too beautiful to eat :-)


42 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm

well, thank you… but … you WOULD eat them… πŸ˜‰


43 dorry October 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I would eat those anytime day or night! damn, I wish we were neighbors.


44 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:42 pm

GAAH, I wish we were neighbors too!!


45 Ricki October 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Suddenly, I’m feeling the need for pancakes!! I am going to try these with almond instead of peanut butter (though I know the PB would be fabulous. . . .I am SO missing my peanut butter!). They look amazing.


46 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

almond butter would be great too, Ricki – I hope you love them!


47 jobo October 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm

ohhh emmm geeeee…effffff these look sooo efffffing good. scuse my language πŸ˜‰ Hehe! Seriously yummmmm!


48 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I know, these pancakes make people swear. good stuff πŸ˜‰


49 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets October 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

No need to be coy, Roy, Just listen to me. hop on the bus, Gus….


50 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

haaaa YAY! XXO!


51 Casey October 2, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Yum!!! I’m such a huge peanut butter junkie so these pancakes are totally up my alley, plus anything with chocolate is awesome in my book. Sounds deee-lish :-)


52 spabettie October 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm

thanks, Casey! I hope you try these, sounds like you’d love them! :)


53 Jess October 4, 2012 at 10:31 am

Oh Em Gee. Puhleeeeze make your way to Chicago on Sunday to bring me these?? I LOVE peanut butter, I LOVE chocolate, and I LOVE pancakes. ridiculous.


54 Kristy October 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm

These pancakes are rocking my world- I cannot wait to try them!

P.S. I have my best ideas at 1:30am too. πŸ˜‰


55 Cathy October 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Hello! I really want to try these, but what is xantham gum, and is it something I need if I am making them non-vegan? :)


56 spabettie October 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm

hi Cathy! I use xanthan gum with my gluten free flours – it mimics gluten in baked goods. if you are using normal flours, you do not need to use it (and you can use gluten free flours without it also – the pancakes might not be as “fluffy”. hope you enjoy!


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