Fluffy Mocha Pancakes with Easy Chocolate Sauce

Fluffy Mocha Pancakes with Easy Chocolate Sauce! Perfect for a decadent brunch, plus it has some added protein from Silk's Vanilla Protein Nutmilk.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Holiday
Cuisine Dairy-free, Plant-based, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Jackie Sobon of Vegan Yack Attack



  • 1 cup Silk Vanilla Protein Nutmilk
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar/evaporated cane juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips


  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons Silk Vanilla Protein Nutmilk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup


  • In a small bowl, stir protein nutmilk and apple cider vinegar together, set aside to curdle for 5 minutes, making vegan buttermilk. In another small bowl, whisk together hot water and coffee granules, until they dissolve. 
  • Sift flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Stir coffee mixture, sugar, oil, and vanilla into the buttermilk; then pour wet mixture into dry mixture. Whisk together until combined but still a little lumpy, do not over mix. Fold chocolate chips into batter until incorporated.
  • Line a hot griddle, or large pan over medium heat, with a thin coating of high-heat cooking oil. Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup, scoop batter onto hot griddle, keeping at least an inch between pancakes. You may need to spread the batter out a little into a circle shape.
  •  Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until there are no new bubbles and the edges start to brown lightly, then carefully flip pancakes. Cook for another 2 minutes, and place pancakes on plates.
  • Repeat until the rest of the batter is used up. While the pancakes are cooking, make chocolate sauce.
  • Place chocolate chips, protein nutmilk, and maple syrup into a bowl. Either melt chocolate chips in the microwave (1 minute), or in a double boiler, then quickly whisk together until very smooth. 
  • After pancakes are done cooking, stack 'em and drizzle this sauce all over! Optional: sprinkle with powdered sugar (pretty and tasty).