Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon facebook facebook icon print print icon squares squares icon heart heart icon heart solid heart solid icon

Guiltless Chocolate Chip Pancakes

  • Yield: 10 pancakes (5 servings) 1x

Description

These guiltless chocolate chip pancakes are so sweet and comforting, yet all the more enjoyable knowing they are made with lighter ingredients.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or soy or low-fat dairy milk)
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cooking spray or oil mister
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • honey or pure maple syrup, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the applesauce, almond milk, egg whites, oil and vanilla.  Stir the flour mixture into the applesauce mixture until just moist, being careful not to overmix.
  3. Heat a large nonstick griddle over medium-low heat.  When hot, lightly spray the pan with oil.  Scoop out 1/4 cup of pancake batter for each pancake, then sprinkle 1 teaspoon of chocolate chips on top.  Cook until the pancakes start to bubble and the edges begin to set, 1 1/2 minutes.  Flip the pancakes over and cook the second side until golden, 1 1/2 minutes.  Repeat with the remaining batter.
  4. To serve, put 2 pancakes on each of 5 serving plates and then top with honey or maple syrup (if using).

Notes