Dairy free chocolate pancakes with Planted

Dairy free chocolate pancakes recipe in association with Planted

‘If I make some chocolate pancakes with a peanut butter sauce,’ I asked Belle one day this week, ‘will you eat them?’

‘Will I eat some chocolate pancakes,’ she said, looking like she might have misunderstood the question, ‘if you make them for me right now?’

‘Yes,’ I said.

‘Well yes,’ she said, ‘obviously.’

And so I did.

dairy free chocolate pancakes recipe

I’d been trying to think up something to make with the cartons of Planted I’d been sent to try out, and who doesn’t love a chocolate pancake? I felt like a dairy free chocolate pancake recipe was in order.

If you tend to look for dairy free alternatives, Planted could be worth trying the next time you’re shopping. It currently comes in two flavours – oat drink with banana and coconut drink with cocoa – and two more flavours are on the way along with smaller, ready to drink cartons.

Both flavours are vegan approved by the Vegetarian Society, and are fortified with calcium (for maintenance of normal teeth & bones), vitamin D (for absorption of calcium & phosphorous) and vitamin B₁₂ (for normal function of the immune system). They also tick the conservation box – a donation of 2p for every 1L carton sold goes to the Woodland Trust, the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity.

How to make dairy free chocolate pancakes

This dairy free chocolate pancake recipe is super quick and easy to make. All you need for the pancake mix is:

  • 120g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp any dairy free spread, melted
  • 250ml of coconut and cocoa Planted
  • 1 egg

If you wanted to make them vegan chocolate pancakes you could easily switch the egg out for half a mashed banana.

To make the pancake batter, just mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another, and gradually add the wet to the dry, whisking until smooth. Heat a pan with a rub of oil or a few squirts of cooking spray, and pour in a little mixture. (I made my pancakes roughly 12cm across and had enough mixture to make nine.)

When the pancake is just starting to set up top, flip it over for about another 10-15 seconds, and then transfer it to a plate. Repeat until you have a pancake stack.

vegan pancake recipe

I topped my dairy free chocolate pancakes with raspberries and a peanut butter sauce. I made the sauce by heating about a tablespoon of peanut butter gently in a pan and adding Planted coconut drink with cocoa until I had a thick pouring consistency.

Pour the sauce over the pancakes and you’re ready to serve.

vegan pancake recipe

To go with the chocolate pancakes, I made a really simple smoothie using bananas and the Planted oat drink with banana. I used two bananas and filled a regular Nutribullet cup about two thirds full.

Then I just blitzed it up and served with a straw. (Paper obviously.) Two bananas made enough for two people.

Smoothie with Planted oat drink with banana

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Dairy free chocolate pancakes recipe



  1. Claire
    1 October, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    Excited about this!

  2. Lorna Wils
    11 October, 2018 / 11:31 pm


  3. Abigail Cullen
    9 April, 2019 / 12:03 am

    Wow, these look to die for.

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