August 22, 2014
Vegan Chia Pancakes with Peanut Syrup

Vegan chia pancakes topped with velvety, decadent maple-peanut butter syrup and fresh sliced bananas!

This is the best syrup I've ever had! Vegan chia pancakes topped with velvety, decadent maple-peanut butter syrup and fresh sliced bananas!

Sunday mornings are made for brunchin’.

Saturday mornings are made for intense workouts, cleaning the house and finishing up work that we didn’t get to during the week. But Sundays?

Sundays are always better with brunch. And Maple-Peanut Butter syrup. O.M.G. Even if you don’t make the pancakes you must try this syrup! Who knew how incredible the maple syrup and peanut butter combo was? There isn’t a food on this planet I wouldn’t dip into that syrup.

Vegan chia pancakes topped with velvety, decadent maple-peanut butter syrup and fresh sliced bananas!

While BL and I are both looking forward to the next few years when we start to expand our family, we are completely relishing in our BK time.

BK= Before Kids = Lazy brunch on Sunday mornings. Usually with a mimosa or two and the aforementioned maple-peanut butter syrup. Sunday is the one day I try really hard to not work on and just enjoy my time with BL.

I created these pancakes a few weeks ago after an intense craving for peanut butter and banana. Pancakes are the perfect brunch food to me. Uncomplicated and not as fussy as Belgian Waffles, they are still a treat in their own right. I probably make them only a handful of times during the year, which just cements their special role on our breakfast table.
Vegan chia pancakes topped with velvety, decadent maple-peanut butter syrup and fresh sliced bananas!

Have you ever had chia panackes before?

Yeah, well me either. But I was out of flax-seed and needed another way to bind these babies together. Since chia is the ultimate gel-master, I thought “why not?” And added them to my basic pancake recipe.

Wow! Sorry flax seeds but you have been placed on the back burner. Not only did the chia seeds hold the pancakes together, but they also provided great texture and crunch– especially when paired with creamy bananas.

Even if you are using a non-stick griddle for this, I encourage you to add a bit of oil/butter before pouring on the pancake batter. Not only will it prevent the cakes from sticking, but it will also help create a crispy crust that is divine with the decadent syrup and soft naners!  These taste extra special when fried in a little bit of coconut oil.  For a little more crunch, sprinkle chia seeds on top.

Vegan chia pancakes topped with velvety, decadent maple-peanut butter syrup and fresh sliced bananas!

If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking! 

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Chia Banana Pancakes

  • Author: Alex
  • Yield: 2 -3 1x
  • Category: Breakfast

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Vegan chia pancakes topped with velvety, decadent maple-peanut butter syrup and fresh sliced bananas!


  • Author: Alex
  • Yield: 2 -3 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Author: Alex
  • Yield: 2 -3 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 banana sliced, for serving
  • 1/2 cup [url:1]100% pure Maple Syrup [/url]
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and chia seeds.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the pure vanilla extract, milk, vinegar, vegetable oil, and maple syrup.
  3. Whisk in the liquid mixture and stir until just combined without large lumps. Don’t overmix! If you overmix the batter the pancakes will turn out gummy!
  4. Preheat a large non-stick griddle or skillet to medium heat.
  5. While the skillet is preheating, combine the 1/2 cup maple syrup and 2 tbsp. peanut butter together in a blender. Puree until thick and combined! Set aside.
  6. Lightly grease the griddle. Test the pan to make sure it’s hot enough. When the batter hits the pan, it should sizzle!
  7. Pour out 1/4 cup of batter and cook for ~2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.
  8. To serve: pile on pancakes and add sliced bananas on top! Pour on maple-pb syrup to your hearts content!

Notes

Use either oil, butter (vegan version if preferred) on the pan before placing the pancakes on. These taste super decadent when made in a little bit of coconut oil.They taste best when made fresh so only make what you think you will need. If you do want leftovers, I suggest toasting them instead of microwaving them to heat up. The recipe serves 2 nice stacks or 3 smaller servings.

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Meet Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, Plant-Based Chef and Yoga Instructor. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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  1. Mmm..maple peanut butter syrup does sound amazing! I’ve never had chia pancakes before, but I never run out of chia seeds so this is a great recipe to try in the near future! My husband doesn’t like chia, and every time I try sneaking it into something, he always says “you put those seeds in here didn’t you? I know cuz they’re all stuck in between my teeth!” Oops..haha He’s GOING to like it soon ;). I don’t have a fav brunch food but it has to have eggs in some form or another.

    • Ha! I always carry around floss in my purse for this same reason. I LOVE chia seeds in my overnight oatmeal- but yeah, it does get in your teeth 😉

  2. Sometimes, only a big stack of pancakes will do. I LOVE PB and banana. Best combo in the world. Hands down. The runny PB over the pancakes. Seriously, I am DROOLING! You go girl! This is on my to make list for the long weekend.

  3. These look and sound so tasty! 😀 I am an absolute failure when it comes to making pancakes, but it’s on my list of things to attempt to make someday! I like to attribute said failures to the fact that I didn’t own a spatula. ._.

    • Ha! You have to have a spatula to make pancakes 🙂 I think my failure with pancakes over the years has been over mixing! Now I just do a quick stir together and they come out fluffy! A hot pan helps too 🙂

  4. I’m definitely making these! I usually use flax because it’s a bit healthier…but….chia might have to make an appearance for the crunch factor. You. Are. A. Genius! Making a PB maple syrup?! Who thinks of that. My husband will die, Alex!

    • Oh my goodness the peanut butter syrup really is amazing. I wasn’t kidding when I said I would dip anything in that syrup 🙂 hope you try them! 🙂

  5. These look so good! Pancakes are my weakness. Well, pancakes and donuts….and bagels haha. I’ll definitely be indulging in one of the three this weekend – it’s been too long!

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