These vegan banana pancakes with chocolate chips are soft, fluffy, and perfectly banana-flavoured! Serve them for breakfast or brunch with fruit, nut butter, and a generous drizzle of maple syrup. Gluten-free and easy to make. 

Vegan banana pancakes gluten-free

I rarely get to make pancakes for breakfast and when I do, my mornings feel extra special. They just add a new level of luxury and taste much more indulgent than my standard breakfast. Although sometimes, if it aligns better with my schedule, I’ll make a batch for dinner. Just one of the perks of being an adult!

I’m always developing and testing new pancake recipes. Small tweaks, after all, can result in a bigger overall change in flavour. Banana pancakes happen to be one of my favourites, hence I’m sharing my go-to recipe with you all today!

Closeup of a plate with chocolate chip pancakes and berries

Vegan banana pancakes with chocolate chips

Banana pancakes are amazing because they taste like the ideal loaf of banana bread. Soft, sweetened perfectly, fluffy. Also: moist, with a dreamy melt-in-your-mouth quality, without any gumminess, which we know is everyone’s biggest problem when it comes to baking with banana. The chocolate chips add another level of dreaminess, especially when they melt and soak the batter. However, they are optional; you can also replace them with berries of your choice.

Vegan pancakes with chocolate chips and berries

Regardless, they’re going to be delicious! Serve with toppings of your choice. Personally, I love berries and fruit, soy yoghurt, nut and seed butters, and good old maple syup.

How to make banana pancakes that aren’t gummy

In order to ensure your banana pancakes are not gummy, you need to do a couple of things.

Vegan pancakes with berries and peanut butter

  • First of all, don’t use too much banana! Just one per batch will give you a banana flavour and sweeten the batter without resulting in too much chewiness/an uncooked centre.
  • Secondly, cook them for long enough, waiting for them to reach a beautiful golden brown colour.
  • Finally, make sure there are no banana lumps in the batter. Either mash them really well, or use a blender/food processor to make the batter with all the ingredients.

Vegan banana pancakes with chocolate chips

Ingredients you’ll need

Ingredients for vegan banana pancakes

  • Oat flour. You can make this yourself by adding gluten-free oats to a high speed blender or food processor and blending until very fine.
  • Buckwheat flour.
  • Coconut sugar.
  • Baking powder.
  • A very ripe mashed banana.
  • Unsweetened plant based milk of your choice.
  • Vegan chocolate chips. Optional, but very high recommended!

Instructions for the best vegan banana pancakes

Add the oat flour, buckwheat flour, coconut sugar, and baking powder to a large mixing bowl. Whisk together to combine.

Next, add the mashed banana and plant based milk. Continue whisking until very smooth, before folding in the chocolate chips.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan. If you want to, you can add a thin layer of oil or cooking spray. When the pan is hot, pour in around 3 tbsp per pancake and cook for around 3 minutes, until bubbles start to form on the surface. Cook for a further minute before transferring them to a serving plate.

In order to make these in a blender, simply add all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips and blend until smooth, but don’t overdo it. Pour the batter into a large mixing bowl and combine with the chocolate chips.

You will love these easy pancakes!

They are:

  • Fluffy and soft.
  • Not gummy or undercooked,
  • Gluten-free.
  • Oil-free.
  • Perfectly sweetened.
  • Full of delicious banana flavour.
  • Perfect for breakfast or brunch.
  • Freezer-friendly.

Vegan banana pancakes gluten-free

Let me know in the comments: what’s your favourite breakfast or brunch recipe? If you give these vegan banana pancakes a go, be sure to tag me on Instagram (@earthofmariaa) so I can see your creations, and leave your feedback in the comments with a star rating!

Vegan banana pancakes gluten-free

Get the Recipe: Vegan Banana Pancakes (Gluten-free)

These vegan banana pancakes with chocolate chips are perfect for breakfast or brunch! They are soft, fluffy, and packed full of delicious banana flavour. Gluten-free and super easy.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour, ensure gluten-free
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1 cup plant based milk
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips, optional

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Non-stick frying pan

Instructions 

  • Add the oat flour, buckwheat flour, coconut sugar, and baking powder to a large mixing bowl. Whisk together to combine.
  • Next, add the mashed banana and plant based milk. Continue whisking until very smooth, before folding in the chocolate chips. (See recipe notes for blender instructions).
  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan. If you want to, you can add a thin layer of oil or cooking spray. When the pan is hot, pour in around 3 tbsp per pancake and cook for around 3 minutes, until bubbles start to form on the surface. Cook for a further minute before transferring them to a serving plate.

Notes

  • In order to make these in a blender, simply add all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips and blend until smooth, but don't overdo it. Pour the batter into a large mixing bowl and combine with the chocolate chips.
Calories: 577kcal, Carbohydrates: 102g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 205mg, Potassium: 892mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 44IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 333mg, Iron: 6mg

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Vegan banana pancakes gluten-free