Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes (Vegan, Allergy-Free)

overhead view of vegan and gluten-free chocolate chip pancakes on a plate

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Soft, fluffy, and super easy, these Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes are vegan and allergy-free! This from-scratch recipe is just 7 ingredients, packed with dairy-free chocolate chips, and you can whip up a stack of these healthier chocolate chip pancakes in 10 minutes for a classic, cozy breakfast any day of the week!




  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and sweetener.
  2. Add the applesauce, milk, and vanilla to the bowl and mix together to form a mostly smooth, slightly thick pancake batter. Do not over mix.
  3. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Heat a liberally greased non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and once hot, drop ¼ cup of batter down for each pancake.
  5. Cook the pancakes for 3-4 minutes until you see small bubbles form on the surface and the edges begin to lift, before flipping and cooking the other side for an additional 2-3 minutes. Repeat the process as necessary for the rest of the batter.
  6. Serve and top your pancakes to your liking!


  • If you don't want your chocolate chips to melt into your pancakes, use dark chocolate chips and place them in the fridge before you add them to the batter.
  • Keep your finished pancakes warm while you finish cooking the rest of the batter, preheat the oven to 200°F and keep the pancakes warm in the oven on a baking sheet.
  • To freeze your pancakes, let them cool completely on a wire rack, then wrap each pancake individually in wax paper and store them, flat and stacked in a freezer bag.
  • To reheat leftover pancakes, pop them in the microwave or heat them in a toaster oven (or regular oven) at 350°F and allow the pancakes to evenly warm and edges to crisp up.


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