These impossibly vegan pancakes and chocolate sauce both have one ingredient in common that makes them amazing: oat milk.
You won’t believe how thick and fluffy these pancakes are, or how rich and creamy this chocolate sauce is. All thanks to oat milk!
I’m sure you’ve heard of oat milk, maybe even tried it. It is so good! It’s also so good for you and so good for the planet, there are basically no reasons not to drink it.
But not all oat milks are the same. Most brands out there are mostly water or have a lot of artificial ingredients, gums and sweeteners. So you need to be very conscious of what you buy.
If you are one of those people who is always looking for a clean oat milk option, you pretty much had no options but to make your own... until now!
NATRUE just launched a new line of non-dairy milks in Puerto Rico which includes an oat milk option with the cleanest label out of any oat milk in the market.
NATRUE Oat Milk only has two ingredients: oats and water. No additives, no sweeteners, and no added flavors. And, since it’s made with whole grain oats, it has a creamy flavor that works perfectly in every recipe… even in your coffee!
The natural starches in oat milk also help make the chocolate sauce in this recipe super creamy, and the pancakes thick and fluffy.
Both the pancakes and the sauce are quite simple to make, which makes them perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.
The pancakes come together in one bowl with pretty standard ingredients that you probably already have at home. They cook perfectly!
The chocolate sauce is miraculous! Just four simple ingredients that make magic when they come together. This is where you’ll really see what a good oat milk can do in a recipe. I urge you not to try it with other non-dairy milks since the sauce won't end up as creamy.
A small Pro Tip here: you’re going to want to make a double batch of the chocolate sauce to keep around to use on EVERYTHING!
Let’s get cooking!
VEGAN OAT MILK PANCAKES WITH CHOCOLATE SAUCE
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
For the chocolate sauce:
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp NATRUE Oat Milk
1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the pancakes:
1 + 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
1 + 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
3 Tbsp coconut sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 + 1/2 Cups NATRUE Oat Milk
3 Tbsp olive oil
HOW TO MAKE IT:
Start by making the chocolate sauce. To a small saucepan, add the NATRUE Oat Milk, cacao powder, vanilla, and maple syrup. Stir together until well combined.
Simmer the mixture over medium low heat for about 5 to 7 minutes, until thick and creamy. Stir occasionally and keep the heat low enough so it doesn’t start to stick to the pan.
Once it reaches your desired thickness, remove from heat and set aside. The sauce will thicken more as it cools. You can place it in your refrigerator for a thicker consistency.
Get started on your pancake batter by adding the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt to a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
Add the NATRUE Oat Milk and olive oil to the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
While the batter rests, heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.
Once hot, add some vegan butter to the pan (you can use oil but I find that butter adds taste to your pancakes).
Using a ladle, pour about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the batter onto the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until it starts to thicken around the edges and it’s bubbly in the middle. Flip over and cook for another 2 minutes.
Repeat until the pancake batter has been used up. You can keep your pancakes warm while you cook the entire batter by placing them in an oven set at 200°F. The batter should yield about 8 pancakes.
Once ready, serve with the chocolate sauce and your favorite toppings.
Let me know if you make this! Tag me by using @mindfulgrub or the hashtag #mindfulgrub when you share your creations on social media. I‘d love to hear how it went for you!
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This post may contain affiliate links, which may or may not mean that I received some kind of compensation for doing so. Sometimes I just share links and products that I love. Rest assured, I will never recommend anything that I don’t use or like myself. Recipe adapted form thebigmansworld.com and myquietkitchen.com