Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + gluten free}

August 23, 2013 · 106 comments in Breakfast

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + gluten free}

Boom shackow

Pancakes coming at yo face

with chocolate like WOAH

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + gluten free}

So, have you ever managed to use 12 eggs in 3 days?

That happened

and then I had a craving for pancakes, and chocolate chip cookies.

It wasn’t an ideal situation because, no eggs = it’s hard to make pancakes. Or so I thought.

Turns out mashed banana is your best bro when it comes to making pancakes without eggs. Binding yo.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + gluten free}

Oh and also, lots of chocolate helps too (did I mention I managed to buy 5 kg of 70% Callebaut the other day? Literally just because it was half the price and came in 2.5 kg bags. If you know me, you know I love 70% chocolate, so having that much chocolate around makes me extremely happy. Not to mention the bag has it’s own TRADE MARKED sealing system for chocolate called Choclock – that has got to make you laugh).

I made my Pancakes for One, but subbed extra banana for the egg whites. I also didn’t have any oat flour already ground, so I just used whole oats and blended everything up like an oaty blizzard. Then I added some dates for sweetness, and chocolate chips. Thus they ended up being gluten free and vegan, and solved this cookie/pancake/no-egg dilemma ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

It’s like I just made a cake for you, then told you I was also paying you £5 to eat it.

It’s not really like that, because lets be honest I’m broke (new camera + Paris #galsontour trip, heyoo…) so I wouldn’t give you that fiver and a free cake. STILL though, it’s a pretty sweet deal.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + gluten free}

Is it breakfast, is it dessert? Who knows, I ate them at 3 pm today.

That’s not illegal.

That’s afternoon tea. Thanks Britain.

Chocolatey pancakes after breakfast/before dessert: JUSTIFIED.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + gluten free}

Did I put maple syrup on them too?

HAHAH

HAh

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Yes.

Notes:

- The recipe was inspired by Dana’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes and adapted from a mixture of that recipe plus my Pancakes for One recipe.

- If you’re allergic to gluten, make sure your oats and baking powder are certified gluten free.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + gluten free}

Serving Size: 4-5 small pancakes

1/2 cup (40 g) old fashioned oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 ripe banana, peeled
1/4 cup (60 ml) milk (any kind - e.g. almond, cashew, oat, cow's - obvs don't use cow's milk if you're vegan)
2 dates, pitted
2-3 tbsp dark chocolate chips, plus more for topping (vegan, if required)
coconut oil, for frying (you can use regular vegetable oil too)

Blend all the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a food processor or blender, until well mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Heat a non-stick frying pan with a little coconut oil. Dollop the batter into the frying pan (I go for a heaped tablespoon of batter) and spread out a bit with a spoon. Cook until lightly golden underneath, then flip and cook until the other side is golden. Serve warm with the remaining chocolate chips.

http://www.topwithcinnamon.com/2013/08/oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookie-pancakes-vegan-gluten-free.html

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Belinda @themoonblushbaker August 23, 2013 at 12:50 am

Awesome post. i have been craving cookie with pancakes too. Maybe being a student makes me fond of them. I actually did granola cookie pancake stack on blog today with a date and blueberry syrup, if you want to check it out.

Your looks so easy too, I love the pictures!

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 12:53 am

thanks Belinda! Ooh woah, they look amazing. Totally want that date-blueberry syrup NOW

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Belinda @themoonblushbaker August 23, 2013 at 12:58 am

Combine them with these for massive pancake bomb! i am making your recipe right now for me and my sister

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 1:03 am

ahah definitely!
awesome :) That just reminded me to add the serving size to the recipe, haha. It made enough for just me (but I was pretty hungry) btw ;)

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Jade Sheldon-Burnsed August 23, 2013 at 1:27 am

Ooo, girl, you are speaking my language…

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 2:06 am

Hehe thanks Jade :)

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 23, 2013 at 1:32 am

12 eggs in three days. I hear you sister. Also, these pancakes need to be in my life…right now. I want this chocolatey maple syrupy heaven in.my.mouth.

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 2:07 am

Preach it! Ugh yes the maple syrup and chocolate combo was immense

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Rebecca August 23, 2013 at 1:46 am

Do you really need to post 5 nearly-identical pictures for this recipe? It makes the post very boring and tedious to read through.

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 2:05 am

AHAHA yeah I do cos it’s my blog and I can do what I want on here! I’m not writing it for you so if you don’t want the pictures, don’t read it – simple as! Plus the photos break up the text a bit so it has more structure :) when you take photos of food all the time then every photo looks different from one another – I normally take 100 photos if a recipe and cut it down from there. Notice how there’s a different angle of the camera on each photo? It shows that drip of chocolate, and the swirl in a different light each time. I think food is beautiful and I want to showcase it.

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Rochelle Hutchinson August 23, 2013 at 9:13 am

You tell em Izy. Btw pictures look gorgeous as usual

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm

thanks Rochelle!! ;D

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carey August 23, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Damn straight. If someone had told me ten minutes ago that it was possible for a person to think “you know what offends my eyes — multiple awesome (and clearly different) photos of freakin’ delicious-looking pancakes covered in glorious chocolate,” I would have said it couldn’t be so. What a crazy world we live in.

I love ALL the photos. Keep ‘em coming!

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Yusss thank you so much Carey! You’re the best :) I know, I’d never thought that 5 photos of chocolatey goodness could make someone so utterly bored that they’d go to the effort of commenting!

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Jenn August 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm

If you think those pics are boring and tedious, then my soul weeps for you. Seriously. This was a glorious post and I am now going to whip up a batch of these delicious morsels, all *because* of the awesome photos!

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Minji August 23, 2013 at 1:52 am

Ah, this recipe is great because one of my roommates is allergic to eggs. I’ve been baking for me and my roommies this summer but baking without eggs can be a challenge (especially cakes). I wish I could make these for her but I’m leaving my apartment in two days to actually go study in London! I’ll definitely have to pass on this recipe to my roommie before I leave though :) Thank you for the recipe.

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 2:09 am

Ah baking without eggs can deffo be a challenge – but a fun/delicious one ;) aww man, well you’re gonna have a great time in London (wooooh!). Thanks!

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Sarah | The Sugar Hit August 23, 2013 at 2:02 am

It’s like pancakes are in the air or something? Mine were pumpkin. These look amazing. Everyone wins!

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 2:11 am

Man, yes. These are my fourth pancakes in two weeks!!! Love a good pumpkin pancake :) thanks Sarah

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Amy August 23, 2013 at 2:15 am

That chocolate sauce looks so shiny and amazing and…chocolatey.

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 2:16 am

Mmmm I knowww chocolate is just magical :’) thanks Amy!

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) August 23, 2013 at 2:18 am

Gosh this recipe has stolen my heart. It looks so incredible!

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 2:19 am

Haha I’m so glad to hear it. Thanks Jocelyn!

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dana August 23, 2013 at 3:20 am

boom shocka locka is RIGHT! I want those cakes. Thanks for the link! These pancakes are still some of my faves :D

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm

WOOH your recipes are AWESOME lady!! They were such good pancakes mmmmm

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Natasha August 23, 2013 at 3:54 am

IIIIIIII will almost certainly, definitely will be making these this Sunday for breakfast. Or tomorrow for dessert. Or both, or whatevs. Yuuuum!

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 12:27 pm

ahaha, sounds like a P.L.A.N!

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) August 23, 2013 at 5:16 am

The light hitting that chocolate is heavenly. Seriously. Pancakes are having a moment, because I think everyone is making them right now (me included). Can’t wait to see what else you make with all that wonderful chocolate you bought! :)

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Thanks Laura :D I didn’t really realise how shiny it was until I was editing the photos and was just like WOAH major chocolate foodporn there.

IT IS PANCAKE SEASON!

At the moment, lots of it is just going straight into my mouth hahaha

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Kiana August 23, 2013 at 6:30 am

Dude, you’re friggen hilarious! no really, I love your blog :( I’m limited with ingredients due to budgets so I tried your 2 ingredient pancake recipe and luurrrvved it. Def need to try this one for I am a big breakfast & sweets girl!

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 12:31 pm

heheh thank you!! I love sweet things for brunch, it’s my fave meal :)

(ahaha, whenever I’m texting I try and write a smiley face and I always end up hitting the wrong bracket and writing a sad face instead)

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Kiana August 23, 2013 at 6:31 am

that face was supposed to be a heart what thee..

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 12:31 pm

ahaha no prob ;)

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Valeria August 23, 2013 at 7:18 am

I made your panacakes for one a gazillion times already -love ‘em! Now, you are tempting me to make a second breakfast as I was gulping down the first one with a voracity unknown to mankind while looking at these pics…Mmm. Second breakfast -would Britain jusify? ehmehm. :)

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 12:32 pm

aww yay! thank you :)
Wellll if I approve it for you, does that count? (I think it does) Two breakfasts = how to live life

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Ondina Maria August 23, 2013 at 10:39 am

Wow. I’ll make these. For tmrw’s breakfast! :D

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 12:33 pm

yay, thanks Ondina. Hope you like them :)

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Erika August 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Say what say what!! That chocolate on top of those pancake is like MAJOR!! (Shouty capitals to show my enthusiasm)

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 7:14 pm

PANCAKES PANCAKES!!! Capitals are necessary when it comes to these. Thanks lady :)

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Katie August 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm

What am amazingly clever idea!! Will have to make these over this bank holiday weekend.

Thanks for the amazing idea Izy!!

Katie <3

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Thanks Katie! They will be perfect for brunch :)

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Sophie August 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I have no words. Except I want those in my face like YESTAAAARDAAAAY.

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm

AHAHAH if only we could time travel eh?

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Megan August 23, 2013 at 2:25 pm

These look so good. I love when it just works out to go egg-less! These are a gluten free and vegan dreamy miracle! High five, Izy!

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mykayla August 23, 2013 at 4:23 pm

move over martha stewart! There is a new kid on the block. How can you be so amazing at such a young age? Your mother is blessed, you are an angel in the kitchen. I am making those pancakes for my 18 month old granddaughter, whose favourite food is PANCAKES!
Thankyou from a 1960′s flower child.

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Ahaha thanks so much Mykayla! Pancakes should be the fave food of everyone :D

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Yes! It’s so convenient for when there are no eggs in the house. Thanks girl!

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Ashley August 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm

LOVE that second photo! Pancake-cookies are the bestttt!

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Thanks Ashley! You are the pancake/breakfast queen so I’m glad I have your approval ;)

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carey August 23, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Omg, oat-y banana pancakes. Cinnamon. Chocolate. Wut. I can just imagine how awesome the texture of these is with all the oat bits. I want to eat them for all the meals. And I want to live in that glorious puddle of chocolate.

Now I’m going to go say what I think about that chump comment above.^^

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Exactly right! The oat bits are awesome and living in the chocolate puddle sounds like the best idea evar! I would totally live off of these and your banana buckwheat muffins for timeeee and a half.

Eheheh, you are the coolest, Carey. Thanks for the backup ;)

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Katie Brigstock August 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Haha I love this post- and I’ve just had supper but I’m going to make these nowwww!!! xxx

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Haha thanks Katie! I want to eat them all day

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Katie Brigstock August 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm

i just made these- with added nutella- now in heaven xx

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Izy August 23, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Woah woah woah lady you’re on fire! Nutella!? Genius :)

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Cate @ Chez CateyLou August 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Oh my, those are my kind of pancakes! That chocolate on top?! I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow…

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Jessica Joseph August 23, 2013 at 9:50 pm

This looks sooo delicious and I can’t wait to try them. :) I LOVE all your photos and I was just wondering what time of camera do you use?

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Maria August 23, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I think we need to have a 3pm “Tea” in America. It would totally make it easier for me to justify myself. Although these, I would eat at 3 am, and not feel the least bit guilty about it.. Nope. So gorgeous.

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Vickie August 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm

you’re making me hungry – not good at bed time! Think I need to make myself a pancake breakfast sometime soon :)

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Abbie August 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Oh my word. …
…I think that’s all I can really say at this point.
<3

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Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 24, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Dyring over that chocolate topping!

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Ala August 25, 2013 at 5:32 am

After breakfast and before dessert? Don’t be silly. Those are artificial categories. Dessert ALL DAY, EVERY DAY girl! And the only “uhh” in that will be “uhhh-mazing” :)

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Linda August 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Um, apparently pancakes are in the air? I made them this weekend as well, and I never make pancakes, hahaha.

Anyway, Izy, you somehow always manage to take the most beautiful, glistening photos of food I have ever seen. Like, that chocolate topping just looks… amazing. And you have this signature way of stacking pancakes that is so CUTE. I love it!

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Chris W. August 26, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I just had these for breakfast and they are delicious! Thanks so much. :)

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victoria August 26, 2013 at 7:14 pm

These look delicious— do they taste strongly of banana though? Don’t like banana..

Tora || http://www.torabaker.co.uk

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Chris W. August 27, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Victoria, they do have a banana flavor to them. Simply substitute 1/2 cup of applesauce, instead. I don’t always have a ripe banana on hand, so I do this often in recipes calling for a banana. As a matter of fact, I had these pancakes for breakfast this morning using applesauce rather than a banana. The texture is a bit different, but it works. Personally, I think this recipe is better with the banana, but if you don’t like banana, then you wouldn’t think so. :)

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Todd @ HonestlyYUM August 27, 2013 at 4:11 am

You’re an evil genius!! Nom.

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Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper August 27, 2013 at 5:14 am

Love this! No sharing!

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Brittany K. August 27, 2013 at 9:19 pm

I just got my GF oats today so I can make a big batch of these to send breakfast to school with my son who can’t have gluten! Maybe we’ll also have them for dinner tonight, who knows. Thanks for the recipe :)

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GOURMET CREATIONS August 28, 2013 at 2:58 am

DELICIOUS!

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Sunnie@ModernGirlNutrition August 28, 2013 at 6:29 am

Mmmmmmm

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Billy August 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm

HOW AM I JUST NOW SEEING THIS?!?!?!?! I’M COMING OVER FOR A STACK.

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Izy September 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm

PLEASE DO OMG

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Maral September 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm

OMG I want to dive right into the screen and take a bite of these pancakes! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous–the chocolate on top is almost glistening! I love how so many of your recipes are crave-worthy but healthy at the same time :D

http://letslivelavida.blogspot.com

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Sarah September 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I just made these, and the first batch was too runny, more like oatmeal in a pan….so I added 2 tbsp Bob Mill’s Gluten Free Flour and it fixed it right up!:) Maybe because I used a frozen banana instead of fresh?

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Amy September 8, 2013 at 3:10 am

Any substitutes for dates? Stevia, or honey?

Looks delish!

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Izy September 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm

you can just leave them out altogether (the sweetness of the banana can make up for it) or I’d say add stevia or honey to taste :)

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Irina @ wandercrush September 8, 2013 at 6:29 am

Oh my goodness. That cute little swirl on the chocolate <3

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Rachel September 12, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I just made these this morning and whoa they hit the spot. Thanks for the GF recipe. I’m new to GF and this recipe will be going in my collection.

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Courtney September 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Just found your site from the post you did on The Pastry Affair and I’m loving the vibe of your blog! I can’t eat gluten so these pancakes are totally up my alley. Looks like a good excuse to sneak in a bit of chocolate at breakfast :)

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Anne Griffin (@GriffinDryGoods) September 14, 2013 at 6:51 pm

These look great! I bet you could use flax seeds instead of all the extra banana and claim they are healthy too! I think the chocolate pancake will be making a come back in our house now, thanks to you.

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Jessica S. @ Floptimism September 14, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Hi there! I just commented on your ice cream post about featuring it on my blog’s Weekend Wrap-Up, and I completely goofed and forgot to mention that I ALSO fell in love with these pancakes and had to share them, too. I just wanted to make sure you knew I was giving you credit for all of your amazing posts, and not just the one. Enjoy your weekend!

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TaylorMay September 19, 2013 at 3:42 am

Dude. :] awesome. Can. Not. Wait .

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Sophia September 26, 2013 at 6:36 pm

These look incredible – just came across your blog and I’m loving it. :)

Quick question (and I’m not a huge baker/cook so please bear with me!): what purpose does the banana serve here? I’m allergic but desperately want to try these. Any suggestions for a sub?

Many thanks!

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Daina December 7, 2013 at 9:55 am

Applesauce in general is a great substitute for moisture in cooking/baking. I would try a little bit at a time to get desired consistency.

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Maral November 3, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Hi Izy! I made these today and was a little disappointed with the consistency. The batter was so runny that the pancakes fell apart while I was flipping them. I added a bit of almond flour and that helped bind them together, but they still werent as thick as those in your photos. Thoughts as to what may have gone wrong?

http://www.letslivelavida.com

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Izy November 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm

might have been the size of the banana!

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Daina December 7, 2013 at 9:53 am

My sister is allergic to coconut. And it says use coconut oil for pan. Is there a substitute that would be any good that is non-dairy?

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Izy December 7, 2013 at 10:32 am

You can use regular vegetable oil

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Robin March 9, 2014 at 7:42 am

Yes, yes, the recipe looks great. But the commentary is what made me want to write. Made me laugh! Thank you for your humor!

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Monica June 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Just made these — so delicious and perfect for just me!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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