Nutritionist-approved chocolatey pancake recipe - Women's Running

Nutritionist-approved chocolatey pancake recipe

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  March 1, 2022

Celebrate Pancake Day with this recipe from Plenish

We love any excuse to eat pancakes, especially when they come with a side of nutritional benefits! Celebrate Pancake Day with this recipe from Plenish, which uses their hazelnut milk for a dairy-free chocolate pancake delight.

“While dairy is a great source of nutrition, plant milks offer up something a little different,” says nutritionist Jenny Hardwick. “They tend to be low in saturated fat and are often fortified with key vitamins and minerals, making them a great alternative and ideal for your running nutrition.”

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Serves: 5

Time: 10-15 minutes



  • 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup of Plenish hazelnut milk
  • 1 large banana
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coconut oil to fry
  • Option to add 1tbsp maple and a pinch of salt

Chocolate sauce

  • 50g dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oii


  1. Place all the ingredients for the pancakes (except the coconut oil for frying) in a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add 2 – 3 tbsp of batter (enough to make a medium pancake) and fry on medium-low heat for about 45 seconds on both sides, or until golden. Repeat for all the remaining batter.
  3. Place the chocolate and coconut oil in a heatproof bowl over a pan filled with a little boiled water. The bowl shouldn’t touch the water. Simmer, stirring regularly, until the chocolate melts.
  4. Pour the chocolate sauce over the pancakes to serve.

Prefer crêpes to pancakes? Try Plenish’s  oatmeal vegan treat recipe

Written by

Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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