Dark Chocolate Pancakes with Hot Banana & Maple Syrup, . . . Oh, & Cream

Here is a recipe that I made for dinner for my family.  It is a very delicious and fast dessert indeed – satisfying and, best of all, vegan.  So here it is (new revised version).

Makes around 4-5 pancakes


  • 2½ heaped tsp pure unsweetened cocoa powder, mixed with 2 to 3 tbsps of hot water, and mixed to a thick paste
  • 150g plain flour
  • 11/2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 150 ml of cold water
  • 150 ml of vegan milk


      Fry 2 chopped bananas in vegan margarine or coconut oil, then set aside (or keep them warm on a very low heat – don’t over cook them).

      For the pancakes – sift the dry ingredient in a medium sized bowl, then in a separate bowl blend the liquid ingredients (I use a hand blender for this purpose, it’s less messy and fast, and I find this excellent for pancake mixes).

      Next add the liquid to the dried ingredients and blend until thick and creamy.

      Finally, spoon onto a hot non-stick greased pan (I use a ladle for this purpose), allow to dry out at the edges, then slowly flip onto the other side, allowing each one to turn golden.  Allow to cool for a few moments before folding onto a warm plate.

      Spoon on some of the hot cooked banana, drizzle on some maple syrup and pour on some vegan cream of your choice.  Eat and savour the moment, these pancakes are delicious !  Enjoy !

      All recipes, content & design © Miriam Sorrell www.mouthwateringvegan.com 2010

      These are free recipes for your pleasure – all we ask in return is that you take a few moments to leave a constructive comment !



      1. Thank you for the recipe! It’s only morning but I already can’t wait to make these pancakes for dinner tonight 🙂

      2. Hi Marina, the wait must be painful ! Will wait to hear your feedback after you sample them. Good luck and Enjoy !

      3. Let me know how it goes dear Flavia and hope you enjoy it ! Cheers !

      4. Amazing, it is pancake day here in the UK tomorrow so I will be making these for sure 🙂

      5. Yum sounds good,
        Only thing i disagree about is the canola oil, i will try it with coconut oil i think,

      6. Regarding question number 3 … I can’t see any mention of yeast in the recipe. Am I going blind?

      7. Hi there Sarah-Lou and welcome here. Thanks for dropping by with your comment – in answer to your question, no you are not going blind, we have revised the recipe since making it and did not remove that comment which now can only act to cause a little confusion. Hope you enjoy the pancakes, and let me know how it goes. Thanks & Enjoy !

      8. Hi there Sean and welcome here, thanks for dropping by with your comment, I have omitted the canola oil, just use coconut oil as per revised recipe. Enjoy and let me know how it goes. Best to you.

      9. Yvonne Hi there and thanks for dropping by – I hope you enjoy these and look forward to your comment on my blog after you have made and tasted these pancakes. Best to you.

      10. Ah, just made these for breakfast, delicious!!!
        Had it with crunchy peanut butter, chopped banana and some maple. Best breakfast I’ve had for a while!!!

      11. Hi there Sophie dear and welcome here. Thanks so much for dropping by with your wonderful comment. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed these pancakes for your breakfast, and yes, peanut butter would have got them rocking and rolling, especially with the chopped banana and maple syrup – great thinking. I look forward to your future comments on my blog. Meantime Cheers & Best to you !

      12. I am new to this type of eating and a lot of things like the sugars and terms I do not know

      13. Hi Lynn and thanks for your comment. With sugar there are vegan substitutes here is a link that will help you http://veganbits.com/vegan-sugar/ Meantime maple syrup, stevia, date syrup are also good substitutes for sweetening desserts and drinks. Hope this helps you.

      14. Miriam, my dear, thank you for helping me with a recipe of pancakes! 🙂
        Yesterday my daughter and I did everything by your recipe: got wonderful! 🙂
        You were right: it’s easy!
        Pancakes were very nice and tasty 🙂
        Today my daughter carried them to school for a holiday Pancake Week.
        I think, that her classmates will be pleased! 🙂
        Thank you!

      15. Hi there dear Victoria, welcome here and thanks for dropping by with your comment and feedback, I do appreciate it – I am delighted that you have tried this recipe, that it was both easy and successful – in addition I hope that your daughters classmates enjoy them too ! I look forward to your future comments on my blog. Cheers and best to you in the meantime.

      16. Thanks Miriam, this definately looks worth trying. I’ll give it a go.

      17. Hi there Ken and thanks for dropping by here with your comment. I do hope you enjoy these pancakes, they sure are worth the bother (easy to make too !). Let me know how it all goes. Cheers to you !

      18. I made these for dinner and they were a huge hit! They are rich and delicious. I served them with sweetened vanilla coconut cream and the combination of flavours worked beautifully. Thank you so much for your creative and superb recipes. It is my intention to try every single one of your recipes! The thing I love the most is telling my non vegan friends to check out your page! They are so surprised at the variety and quality of recipes. What a blessing you are! 🙂

      19. Dear Karen, what a sweet and lovely comment and compliment you have dropped off here – you are most welcome and am delighted that your non-vegan friends share in the delight of my recipes. I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog. Thanks so much for that (has put a huge smile on my face). Cheers !

      20. Our family is a ‘vegan work in progress’ with each of us at different stages of both our education & our choices… I thank you enormously for the contribution you make with your delicious recipes & for your generosity in sharing them. Thank you. Jaki x

      21. Jaki Hi there and welcome here. Many thanks for dropping by here and sharing your thoughts – it’s great that you are all heading the same way, even if it means that you are all at different stages – the common goal is visible. I am glad to be of some help to your family – if good and delicious food is presented at the table, it’s more than a great starting point. Do let me know how things develop and I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog Jaki. Best wishes your way, and your family too !

      22. Made these again tonight and as usual they were delicious! I loved them topped with coconut whipped cream sweetened with a little powdered sugar. Today we’ve eaten your creations for lunch and dinner. What a great way to celebrate Australia Day 🙂

      23. Karen Hi there dear and how wonderful to hear from you. I am delgihted you have enjoyed these pancakes and look forward to your future comments on my blog ! Have I added you to our mailing list for our upcoming new monthly newsletter ? If you wish to do so, just say the word ! Cheers in the meantime. 🙂

      24. Hi Miriam, I actually messaged you via FB this morning to ask you to add my name to your mailing list. I can’t wait until your book comes out.

      25. Karen Hi there and welcome here. I have just added you to our newsletter due out in a few weeks. Thanks for that. Meantime thanks for your interest in my book, it now available for pre-ordering, you will find the amazon link for it on my homepage (right hand margin) here on my blog. Hope you enjoy my recipes here in the meantime and I look forward to your future comments on my blog !

      26. Hi Miriam, Thank you so much for sharing this lovely pancake recipe. I will be trying these tomorrow as it will be pancake day here in the UK. I am a new vegan and think all your recipes sound wonderful. I am sure they will help me greatly in the transitional period and beyond. Thanks again 🙂

      27. Hi there Deborah, thanks for dropping by here. I am aware it is Shrove Tuesday today, and for that reason I have posted these pancakes on my blog last night – they are the best ever http://www.mouthwateringvegan.com/2013/02/11/golden-vegan-pancakes-with-cappuccino-and-coconut-topping/ if you can make these, I think they are a tad better than the others as I have perfected the batter in this recipe from when I made these. You can always serve them with a chocolate sauce, instead of ground coffee in the cream recipe that I give, you can always add choc powder instead. As you wish ! Enjoy either way and let me know how it goes.

      28. Hi again Miriam,
        I was prepared to make the chocolate pancakes with banana which i did this evening. They were really very lovely and cooked so easily and quickly. I poured over some Alpro soya cream… another first for me 🙂
        I will be trying the other pancake recipe very soon.
        Thanks so much!

      29. Deborah I am so glad that you made and enjoyed these chocolate pancakes and I look forward to your comments on the next ones you try. Best wishes your way in the meantime !


      Leave a Comment

      Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *