Vegan German Chocolate Pancakes with Coconut Pecan Maple Syrup
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Serves: 4 servings
German Chocolate Pancakes
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour (this is what I keep on hand; you can substitute unbleached all-purpose flour or half all-purpose and half whole wheat flour)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened or plain soymilk (can substitute almond, rice or coconut milk beverage for soy-free)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut (I like to toast mine in a thin layer on a baking sheet for a few minutes at 350ºF or until golden brown; watch carefully!)
  • ½ cup pecan pieces
  • Nonstick cooking spray
Coconut-Pecan Maple Syrup
  • ½ cup real maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut creamer (soy creamer would be tasty, too)
  • ¼ cup flaked coconut (I toast mine; see ingredient list above for quick directions)
  • 2 tablespoons pecan pieces
For the Pancakes:
  1. Preheat oven to warm.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. Make a well in the center and pour in soymilk and both vanilla and almond extracts. Whisk just until combined; a few lumps are fine. Stir in coconut and pecans to evenly distribute.
  4. Spray a large well-seasoned cast-iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray, and heat over medium-high until sizzling.
  5. Cook 3 to 4 pancakes at a time using a scant ¼-cup of batter for 2 to 3 minutes on the first side.
  6. Flip, and cook an additional couple of minutes or until done all the way through.
  7. Keep warm in the oven while you repeat with remaining batter.
For the Coconut-Pecan Maple Syrup:
  1. In a 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, simmer syrup for a few minutes or until slightly thickened and reduced.
  2. Reduce heat if necessary to keep from boiling.
  3. Stir in coconut creamer, coconut and pecan pieces, and heat through without allowing to boil. Serve immediately spooned over the German chocolate pancakes.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at