Vegan Chocolate Chip Chia Seed Pancakes

Chilly Sundays to me always mean wake up a bit late, stay in pajamas all day, lounge with the dogs, watch football (DA Bears), and most importantly, make a delicious comforting breakfast. Being so busy lately, our fridge and pantry are embarrassingly bare, so I scrounged something up, and it turned out delicious! Will definitely be making this again.

And here’s my 6-month-old puppy, Nova, getting cozy between couch cushions while I cook. Couldn’t resist.


I had some gluten-free Bisquick Baking Mix in the pantry, and pancakes sounded phenomenal. The recipe on the box calls for eggs and milk, so I replaced the dairy milk with almond milk (delish) and the egg with chia seeds. It was a complete guess, but worked out great.

1 cup GF Bisquick
1 cup regular almond milk
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp chia seeds
dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)
maple syrup


Whisk the Bisquick, almond milk, canola oil, and chia seeds together in a medium bowl. Let sit for about 10 minutes, so the chia seeds have a chance to make a gel with the almond milk, which acts as your egg replacer (the consistency of chia gel is a lot like egg whites).

After 10 minutes, heat griddle or non-stick pan and grease with a bit of canola oil. Use your best judgement here…if the mixture is too thick, add some more almond milk (I ended up adding an extra 1 tbsp).

Mix chocolate chips into the batter if desired (use as many or as few as you like…I won’t judge). Once the griddle is hot, drop 1/8 cupfuls of batter and spread to desired thickness and size with the back of a spoon.

Once the top of the pancake bubbles and edges start to brown, flip and heat until the other side is golden brown as well.

Pro tip: heat the oven to Warm, and put finished pancakes on a plate inside until you’re all done!

Continue with the rest of the batter…should make 8-10 small pancakes (mine were 4-5″ diameter).

Top with maple syrup or whatever you prefer! Next time I might have to try almond butter and bananas….mmmm. Is it time to eat again?




Ooooh just look at that steamy coffee. You’re right, I should have another cup.



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Categories: Breakfast & Brunch, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Author:Danielle Kay Riendeau

Photographer & designer. Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Food Blogger at Pink Troll Kitchen.


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2 Comments on “Vegan Chocolate Chip Chia Seed Pancakes”

  1. deliciouscityliving
    October 24, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

    These look great! I am tempted to try them this weekend!

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