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Chocolate Protein Pancakes (Vegan + GF + Sugar-Free)

Looking for a chocolatey AND protein-packed breakfast? These moist and tender pancakes come to the rescue! Introducing Chocolate Protein Pancakes!

Packed with 19g of plant-based protein, these soft and fluffy pancakes come together in less than 15 minutes!

Chocolate Protein Pancakes (Vegan + GF + Sugar-Free)

Oat flour is combined with rice flour and almond flour to give more structure and tenderness to the pancakes. Then, we have cocoa powder for an extra chocolate flavor and chocolate-flavored vegan protein powder. Why chocolate-flavored protein powder? Simply because I had chocolate protein powder in my pantry, as I find it usually tastes better in smoothies and shakes than vanilla protein powder.

I went with Orgain Creamy Chocolate Fudge Powder, but feel free to use your favorite plant-based protein powder! I also heard great things about KOS protein powder. If anyone has tried it, please let me know!

Chocolate Protein Pancakes (Vegan + GF)

Personally, I didn’t add any sugar to the batter as the protein powder I’m using is already sweetened with stevia, plus the pancakes will later be drizzled with maple syrup.

The batter comes together in less than 10 minutes. Whisk together all the dry ingredients. Then pour in almond milk, vanilla extract, and apple cider vinegar, and you are good to go.

Chocolate Protein Pancakes (Vegan + GF + Sugar-Free)

Cook the pancakes on a non-stick pan for a few minutes on each side, and serve with your favorite toppings! Banana slices, chocolate chips, peanut butter; the choice is yours!

These chocolate protein pancakes are not dry or gummy, are packed with protein and fiber, and are very low in sugar!

Chocolate Protein Pancakes (Vegan + GF + Sugar-Free)

If you are looking for more breakfast ideas, check out these Double Chocolate Raspberry Muffins, Brownie Oatmeal with Banana Ice Cream, or these Easy Vegan French Crepes!

Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe!

Chocolate Protein Pancakes (Vegan + GF + Sugar-Free)

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Chocolate Protein Pancakes (Vegan + GF + Sugar-Free)

Chocolate Protein Pancakes (Vegan + GF)

4.84 from 6 votes
Author: Thomas Pagot
Moist and tender vegan protein pancakes that are gluten-free and naturally sweetened. With 19g of plant-based protein per serving!
Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 10 minutes
Total Time : 20 minutes
Servings 5 pancakes
Calories 425 kcal



  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the oat flour, rice flour, almond flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, coconut sugar if using, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Pour in the almond milk and vanilla extract if using and whisk until smooth. Stir in the apple cider vinegar and whisk for a few seconds until just combined.
  • Heat a teaspoon of oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Use a kitchen paper towel to rub the skillet with the oil.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup of the pancake batter onto the skillet. Cook the pancakes until the edges appear dry and some bubbles are visible in the middle. Carefully flip the pancakes and cook for about 2 more minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Stack the pancakes on a plate and serve with a drizzle of maple syrup, banana slices, and chocolate chips!


  • To make protein pancake mix: quadruple all the dry ingredients and whisk together in a mixing bowl. Transfer to a clean jar. When you want to make pancakes, add 1/2 cup and 3 tablespoons of the pancake mix to a mixing bowl. Add 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons of almond milk and the apple cider vinegar.
  • I used Orgain Chocolate Protein Powder, that has a nice flavor in my opinion. However it has a stevia aftertaste, so if you are not a fan of stevia, go with another one like Bob's Red Mill or Aloha.


Serving: 1 serving (5 pancakes) | Calories: 425 kcal | Carbohydrates: 70 g | Protein: 19 g | Fat: 11 g | Fiber: 11 g
Course : Breakfast
Cuisine : American
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5 stars
This looks soooo good! Trying it asap!

5 stars
Best. Pancakes. Ever.
Substituted the oat flour with buckwheat flour because I was didn’t have any oats. Thank you! I loved every single recipe of yours I’ve tried so far. You’re great at what you’re doing!

5 stars
These were amazing!! I was looking for more ways to incorporate protein powder into my girls diet and this was loved by them both!!

Is it work if I don’t use vegan chocolate protein powder?I don’t have this ingredient on hand.

4 stars
Very tasty. I added more almond milk, used Vega protein powder, and used gluten free all purpose baking flour instead of rice flour.

5 stars
Just made this with some substitutions, they turned out great!

– buckwheat flour instead of white rice flour
– used 2 scoops of KOS chocolate protein powder
– no cocoa powder
– no coconut sugar
– cashew milk instead of almond milk

So so delicious!! More bendy and thin that I’m used to but they cooked perfectly and paired really well with some coconut yogurt and almond butter.

Thank you Thomas!

5 stars
These are great! Tripled the recipe. Used brown rice flour instead of white rice flour and Trader Joe’s vanilla protein powder (no stevia in it). It’s definitely a deceivingly hearty pancake. Kids voted to have this in the rotation!