Is there anyone else out there that likes food that actually fills you up? These pancakes ARE IT!
Additionally, this stack is made with chia seeds, which bumps up the satiety and nutrient value.
We’re also pouring a homemade chocolate syrup made with just three ingredients: cocoa powder, sugar, and water.
Looks like this kid-friendly recipe is going to be a crowd-pleaser for the entire household. In addition to being gluten-free, these pancakes are also 100% vegan and made with pantry-friendly ingredients.
How To Make Gluten-Free Oat Bran Pancakes
- This recipe is easy – most of the ingredients will need to be blended up until a batter forms.
- Once the ingredients have been blended up, whisk the baking powder into the batter, then let it sit for about 5 minutes to thicken up. This is done with the help of chia seeds and oat bran.
- Next, heat a pan or skillet and cook the pancakes for about 4 minutes on each side, or until golden.
To make the chocolate syrup, you’ll need to combine cocoa powder, water, and sugar. Then heat until it’s thick enough for your liking.
Also to know, I used Hershey’s Dutch-processed (Special Dark) cocoa powder. However, regular is fine, too. And you can go off-brand. I just find Hershey’s to be the cheapest at the store I go to.
Or, go for a side of maple syrup if you want to keep things traditional.
Oat Bran Pancakes With Chocolate Syrup Recipe
Ingredients For Pancakes
Ingredients for Chocolate Syrup
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
Oat Bran Pancakes:
Homemade Chocolate Sauce
- In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk together the sugar, water, and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil then lower temperature to a simmer. Stir constantly until the chocolate has thickened to your liking.
- As the pancake batter sits, it will soak up the water and gradually become thicker. Feel free to add additional water as needed – you’re most likely going to need to.
- We’re throwing the oat bran and chia seeds into the blender for two reasons: 1) to get it to a flour consistency 2) breaking down the chia seeds will help increase absorption of their nutrients.
- Feel free to use any kind of vegan butter you like. I am a huge fan of Melt’s Organics and that is what I used.
- This recipe yields about 1-2 servings.
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