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Giant Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

Giant Vegan Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce by Zineb Hattab

Learn how to make giant fluffy vegan pancakes covered in a rich chocolate sauce, New-York style, with vegan fine-dining chef Zineb Hattab.


29 November, 2021
Average: 4 (6 votes)

Dietary Consideration

serves for



Giant Vegan Pancake Batter
All purpose flour
440 g
Brown sugar
70 g
6 g
Baking Powder
35 g
Almond Milk
25 g
Apple cider vinegar
25 g
Vanilla pods
Chocolate Sauce
Dark chocolate
100g Dark Chocolate pearls 68%
Almond Milk
100 g

Through The Eyes is cooking closer, faster and more direct than you’ve ever seen before, as the world's best chefs reveal their recipes for classic dishes. 

Zineb Hattab - executive chef, and owner of vegan fine-dining restaurant Kle in Zurich, Switzerland - will teach you all the tips, tricks and techniques required to make giant plant-based pancakes, which she serves at her restaurant in memory of the giant fluffy pancakes she once enjoyed during brunch-time in New York.

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Step 01

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To make the pancakes

Split the vanilla pod and carefully remove the beans.


Step 02

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Put the milk in a bowl and spoil it with the apple vinegar to make buttermilk.


Step 03

Add the vanilla seeds, then the baking powder.


Step 04

Mix all the dry ingredients in another bowl.

Step 05

Giant Pancakes_Resting Batter

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet, using a whisk or a stand mixer, until well incorporated and let rest, covered with a towel, for 10-15min. When there are bubbles showing in the batter it's good to use.


Step 06

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Heat some seed oil in a pan, take a ladleful of batter, drop it into the pan and make sure it covers the bottom.

Top tip: at this point you can drop in blueberries, sliced bananas, nuts or peanut butter. Scatter them over the batter and then cover with another ladleful to trap them inside the pancake.

Step 07

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When the bottom of the pancake is golden, flip it over to allow it to cook on both sides.



Step 08

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Put the pancakes on a rack.

Step 09

Chocolate Sauce for Giant Vegan Pancakes

To make the chocolate sauce:

Heat the milk on low and infuse with a vanilla pod. Switch off before it breaks into a boil.

Step 10

Chocolate Sauce for Giant Vegan Pancakes

Then add the chocolate, let it set for a couple of minutes and then mix patiently together.

Step 11

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To finish

Plate the pancake and pour over the chocolate sauce.



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