Not in a mood of baking and got 10 minutes preparation time only! No problem , you can still put up a gorgeous fuss free treat for your loved ones with these yummilicous chocolate loaded sinful desserts -Vegan easy chocolate waffles and pancakes made from scratch . Yes one recipe 2 ways . If you do not own a waffle maker then enjoy them as pancakes,both are equally delicious .
Today I am happy to share my all time favorite combination which includes a perfect eggless/ vegan waffles/ pancakes topped with homemade quick chocolate sauce, whipped cream and berries.
The only difference in the waffle and pancake batter is the consistency. Pancakes require quiet thick batter like idly batter and waffles batter is like cake / dosa batter.
This post has two versions of the same – vegetarian version and vegan version . Do not forget to go through the notes for tips and possible substitutions .
I have made some healthy swaps here . Used multigrain/wheat flour instead of all purpose flour.
Used olive oil instead of butter.
Lets talk waffles
Ok , so you can have them for breakfast, brunch , lunch , dinner , mid night snack – in short any time of the day or night.
How does it taste ?
Crispy on the outside and cake like from the inside . Rich and chocolaty in taste with moistness and tangy flavor given by olive oil and buttermilk . Eat it on it’s own or make it more fabulous by adding chocolate sauce, whipped cream and fruits. Each bite just makes you fall in love all over again.
Perfect single serving dessert if you do not wish to bake a big cake. I am posting an eggless version for waffles.
Let’s talk pancakes
Same as I have described waffles. But a vegan version and perfectly fluffy and melt in mouth. No one will believe they are vegan and do not have all purpose flour. Yes you heard it right , I successfully make them always using multi- grain flour or wheat flour. Absolutely fuss free no bake sinful dessert.
Did you have a look at the picture above, see the beautiful holes formed, now you can only imagine how light and fluffy these are . You need to quickly make them to experience the real taste:)
Both recipes mentioned below can be used interchangeably for waffles and pancakes.
Easy Chocolate pancakes (eggless) (vegan)
- 1 cup multigrain/ wheat flour
- 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoon olive oil / veg oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice/ vinegar
- ¼ cup raw sugar / granulated sugar *
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon water / almond milk*
- 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract*
- 2 pinches salt
- Sift flour and cocoa powder, baking powder, salt in one bowl.
- Mix in sugar and water/ milk in another bowl until the granules have dissolved . Add in oil, vanilla , lemon juice.
- Now mix wet ingredients into dry ones and give it a quick mix until lump free. Do not overmix. Taste test and adjust sugar if needed.
- Heat a non stick skillet well. When the skillet is hot enough , pour ¼ cup approx. batter for each pancake. The batter will sizzle when poured and develop beautiful holes. This means the pan was hot enough and you will have fluffy pancakes. Now reduce the heat and let the pancakes cook on one side until a minute or so or until golden brown bottom . Then flip carefully and cook on another side for 30 seconds. Serve warm .
Easy Chocolate waffles (eggless) (vegan)
- ½ cup all purpose flour *
- ½ cup multi grain/ wheat flour.
- 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- ¼ cup raw sugar/ granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoon oil /melted butter
- 1 cup thick buttermilk
- 3 tablespoon or more additional water *
- 2 pinches salt
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pre heat the waffle pan according to the manufacturers instructions.
- Sift dry ingredients in one bowl.
- Mix wet ingredients in another bowl.
- Now add wet ingredients to dry ones. Mix until lump free but do not overmix. Taste test the batter.
- Pour in pre heated waffle maker and cook according to the waffle maker manual .
- Serve warm with desired toppings
Swap all purpose flour with wheat flour.
Quick chocolate sauce.
¼ cup semi sweet / dark chocolate chopped/ chocochips .
¼ cup whole milk / cream / coconut milk.
Mix both and microwave on 50 % power for 30-60 seconds stopping and stirring in between until the chocolate has melted.
Alternatively , this can be done using double boiler method.
You can use store-bought chocolate sauce too , but believe me this is so simple and good that you will skip store-bought.
Additional Important Notes-
As flour quality differs , add couple of tablespoon more water for pancakes and waffles to achieve desired consistency. Pancake requires thicker batter than waffles.
Do not overmix the batter as it will make final product gummy and chewy. Mix only few strokes until lump free.
For pancakes- Pour the batter when the skillet is hot. This is needed for fluffy pancakes. You will notice nice holes all over pancakes which result in fluffy ones, once you pour the reduce the heat on low and cook.
You can make pancakes in advance and re heat it for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Keep it warm by turning on your oven to 150 deg f /60 deg c and placing in an oven safe dish .
For waffles- follow instruction on your waffle maker.
Use desired/favorite toppings and sauce.
You can use all purpose flour /maida if desired .
You can skip vanilla essence and use preferred flavoring .
You can fold chopped fruits or choco chips or chopped nuts too in the batter.
I have used chopped strawberries and raspberries and store bought whipped cream topping.
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Things I love using for this recipe –
I have used Cuisinart griddler with waffle attachment to make waffles and Vinod non stick pan to make pancakes .
I have used Aashirwad multi grain flour, hershy’s cocoa powder , sugar in raw and baker’s semi sweet chocolate.
This is the video I refered to the very first time I made them – click here for instructions on cuisnart waffle maker. Except pressing it with weight as shown in the video , I press it with hands for initial 1 minute .
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Hi, tried making pancakes using your recipe. They turned out to be super tasty, fluffy and awesome.
Thanks for a simple recipe.
Awesome Hetal, Thank you for a lovely feedback.
Hi. Want to try making pancakes but no baking powder in house as of now. What can be substitute for that… If any I mean . Thanks in advance
Hi Hetal, do you have baking soda?
Hi Khusbhoo, for pancakes you have mentioned almond milk/ water instead can i add normal 2% milk?
Thanks in advance.
Yes you can Shwetha!
Thanks a lot for helping out . One more doubt
1- I have seen many recipes asking for buttermilk , cream and milk . Which is best to add . I mean which thing makes waffle crispy ..
2- if i add cornflour to my waffles just a tea spoon or two .. will it make my waffles more crispy from outside?
Hi, Iku my waffle recipes yield crispy waffles. It is highly dependent on fat content like butter or oil. Buttermilk for red velvet waffles is perfect. Crispy waffles is also dependent on the waffle maker used. Try following my eggless waffle recipe as is before making any changes.
Hi how can i make red velvet waffles outa this recipe
Hi Iku, refer to my eggless waffles recipe ( vanilla ones) to make red velvet waffles.
If you follow that recipe you will have to add 2 teaspoons cocoa powder, 1-2 tablespoons red color,
reduce milk by 1/2 cup and add 1/2 cup buttermilk instead.
Hi, made your chocolate pancakes yesterday. Really came out well!! Kids enjoyed it.
Made them today for my 4 yr old. Daughter… But. V all super loved it… Great for all chocolate lovers…… Love all ur recipes. Always
….. This. One too.. Super awesome… Plz plz do some more innovative n healthy pancakes..
Thank you.. 🙂
Sounds great. I do have healthy savory pancakes on the blog. Will post more healthy ones in future. Thank you for a lovely feedback
I made them as pancakes . My son has egg allergies. They turned out so good . Increased sugar a bit. But they were fluffy as egg ones. Thank you.
I am happy that you adjusted sugar to your taste Farina. Thank you for a lovely feedback.
Thank you so much Khushboo for this awesome super easy recipe. I made waffles today, served it with strawberry jam, ganache & butterscotch cream. Everyone loved it.
Glad you liked it Saloni, butterscotch cream sounds yum. Thank you for a nice feedback!
Tried the pancakes,they were melt in mouth yum!!
Sounds great Cicilia, thank you for a lovely feedback!
Thank u khushboo for clearing my doubt.. Another doubt is whether i can prepare waffle dough in advance n bake it later?
You may prepare the batter in advance by not adding the baking powder. Add and mix well when you make it.
I have silicone Waffle mould.. So can i make them in oven?
Waffle mold sounds interesting. Yes you should be able to make it in the oven . Try 350 deg F / 180 deg C for 12-15 minutes . Check at 10 minute mark .
Ruchi from ruchiskitchen
Amazing!! A perfect breakfast to start your day. Healthy and delicious, what more one can ask for. 🙂
Thank you Ruchi di. You bet 🙂
Love your waffles recipe. Will surprise my hubby with this new recipes !!!!
Thank you Jasmine , sure do 🙂
hey!! i made these waffles just now and the texture was amazing but the taste was oretty bitter..i had to sprinkle a lott of sugar and choclate syrup on top still the bitterness didnt go..i went exactly according to the measurements..can u help me figure what went wrong coz i would love to make them again..can i use smething else other than the buttermilk..i am guessing the quantity og baking powder was the reason for the bitterness.plzzz help
Hello Sonal, thank you for reaching out. If you have a sweet tooth, increase sugar 1/4 cup more and add 2 – 3 tablespoon more liquid. Do not make any other changes and see if you still find it bitter . I make them regularly on the weekend with the mentioned measures. So I don’t think buttermilk or baking powder is a problem. You may sub buttermilk with regular milk and 2 teaspoon lemon juice.
What is this buttermilk? How do I make it at home!
Buttermilk is chaas meaning thinning yogurt with water 🙂 alternatively you can make it with milk plus vinegar.
These turned out to be superb khushboo .. Forgot to take clicks .. I made the pancakes without the cocoa powder too – they turned out great too ! Many thanks for this healthy recipe yet again ?
Happy to know that Sonal , clicks aren’t important .. what is more important is that you enjoyed them 🙂
So yummy Chocolate waffles. I was eagerly waiting for this type of recepie which made using chocolate. I m ganna try it in my child’s next birthday. Thanks khushboo.
Yay to that Shweta , hope you like it 🙂
What type of vinegar do you use? Thanks!
Seema I use distilled white vinegar
These pancakes were sooooo yummy I didn’t get any .Barely managed to taste one that I burnt ( the not so burnt parts) . Hubby and the the girls kept asking for more until it was all over. Thank you !
Yay , glad you guys enjoyed them :)Next time double the batch!
Hi, tried your recipe and its a no fail one. Though my pancakes dint get holes on top still they were pretty fluffy n yummy. Every sunday I ask my husband to have pancake breakfast out which he hates cuz all recipes i tried earlier had failed. You’ve given him a big relief! Thank you so much. Look forward to your other recipes too. You are a star!
P.S: Noticed that the recipe calls for 1 cup milk but the step wise instruction dont mention milk anywhere. I added milk only when the batter looked very dry.
Glad to know that Tripti and thanks for the pointer, will look into it right away.
I did look at the recipe again. It’s milk/water so I assumed it’s understood 🙂 will make it more explicit. Thanks.
Yes..So sorry I understood that its an option between milk & water. I made them yesterday tough again my pancakes dint get holes. Any idea why? Now this receipe is like roti sabji for me, have to make daily!
Yes , it is either milk or water 🙂 do not be sorry . Your pan should be hot enough when you pour the batter.. If your pan isn’t warm then you will get chewy pancakes .
Hi can you share the recipe of chocolate fudge sauce?
Thank you so much!
There are many ways to make fudge sauce, I like the one with condensed milk and simple chocolate ganache glaze – they are pretty standard recipes , you may find it online and the ganache is there on my blog.
Hey Khushboo !
I tried your pancakes this Valentine and they were truly yummy and gorgeous ! Thanks for the easiest and yummiest recipe ever.
That’s awesome Nikita, glad you like it 🙂
Can’t thank you enough . My son is allergic to eggs and this recipe came to the rescue. Perfect yummy healthy ones. They were an instant hit . Thank you so much
glad you and your little one liked it Nanda . Thanks for a lovely feedback.