It's officially strawberry season & I could not be more excited to incorporate more strawberries into my recipes! I think that strawberries taste so amazing when combined with chocolate, so I used them both in my favorite breakfast of all time to create these delicious, vegan strawberry pancakes!
This recipe is sponsored by Pacific Foods. I used their Organic Oat Original Milk to create these pancakes. It tastes so creamy, it has calcium and vitamin D, and it's USDA organic! The oat-y flavor also pairs perfectly with the oats in the pancakes! You can find Pacific Foods Organic Oat Original Milk at a Walmart store near you.
What you will need to make the pancakes
- whole wheat flour - I love using whole wheat flour in these pancakes because it makes them extra thick and fluffy and is high in fiber. You can also use all-purpose flour, a gluten free baking flour, or even sub the whole wheat flour for all oat flour (but your pancakes will be a bit less fluffy because of the lack of gluten).
- oat flour- you can either buy oat flour from the baking section of the grocery store, or easily make your own at home by grinding oats in a blender until you get a get a fine, flour consistency.
- baking powder
- sugar- you can use any sugar of choice. I like brown or coconut sugar in this recipe.
- Pacific Foods Organic Oat Original Milk- the slightly sweet and oat-y flavor of these oat milk pairs perfectly with the oats.
- coconut oil- if you don't like the taste of coconut oil, you can use refined coconut oil, which does not have a taste or smell. You can also use another kind of oil, if you prefer.
- strawberries- you will need finely chopped fresh strawberries. Frozen strawberries will work for this recipe, but I think that fresh strawberries taste much nicer in this recipe.
- chocolate chips- I like using small dairy-free chocolate chips in this recipe.
How to make the pancakes
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, milk, oil, vanilla, and salt. Mix all of the ingredients well.
Fold in the chopped strawberries and chocolate chips.
Generously grease a pan and turn on the stove to medium heat.
Add about ¼ cup of pancake batter to the pan for each pancake.
Cook each pancake for 3-4 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for another minute on the other side.
Repeat until you run out of pancake batter. This recipe makes for about 6 pancakes.
Stack your pancakes and top them with more strawberries and maple syrup.
If you like this recipe, you might also like these other delicious vegan pancake recipes:
- ½ cup whole wheat flour 56 g
- ½ cup oat flour 46 g
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup Pacific Foods Organic Oat Original Milk
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil
- dash of vanilla
- dash of salt
- ½ cup chopped strawberries
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, milk, oil, vanilla, and salt. Mix all of the ingredients well.
- Fold in the chopped strawberries and chocolate chips.
- Generously grease a pan and turn on the stove to medium heat.
- Add about ¼ cup of pancake batter to the pan for each pancake.
- Cook each pancake for 3-4 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for another minute on the other side.
- Repeat until you run out of pancake batter. This recipe makes for about 6 pancakes.
- Stack your pancakes and top them with more strawberries and maple syrup.
How to store the pancakes/ How long will they last?
These pancakes are best eaten right after making them. However, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Just warm them up on the stovetop or in the microwave before eating.
Can these be frozen?
I have not tried freezing these pancakes to see if they can be frozen and then enjoyed later.
Can I make these gluten free?
You can easily make these pancakes gluten free by substituting the whole wheat flour for a gluten free baking flour. If you'd like, you can even sub the whole wheat flour for all oat flour, but just keep in mind that the pancakes will turn out a bit less fluffy than the ones in the photo if you do this.
If you substitute the whole wheat for oat flour, add 1-2 more tablespoons of flour than is written in the recipe.
Are these strawberry pancakes vegan?
Yes they are! There are no animal products used- just make sure that you use dairy-free milk and dairy-free chocolate chips, if you want them to be vegan.
Can I use frozen strawberries?
Yes, you can use frozen strawberries for this recipe! However, I think the taste is much better with fresh strawberries, and they are much easier to chop than frozen strawberries.