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For a breakfast that will not only warm you up but cheer you up too, try these white chocolate cranberry pancakes.

White Chocolate Cranberry Pancakes

serving time2 to 4


  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil or canola oil

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest

  • 1/2 cup vegan white chocolate chips

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, for serving

  • Cranberry sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. In a medium nonstick saucepan, add cranberries, sugar, orange juice, ginger and salt. Stir together and allow to cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the cranberries start to pop and break down into their juice. Set aside.

  2. Preheat pancake griddle and spray with nonstick spray if needed.

  3. In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the coconut milk, water and vinegar. Set aside.

  4. Using a large mixing bowl with a mesh strainer on top, sift the flours, baking powder, salt and spices.

  5. To the coconut milk mixture, add oil, sugar and orange zest and whisk together until the sugar is mostly dissolved. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, gently stirring with a rubber spatula. Fold in the white chocolate chips.

  6. Add some butter to the pan and add about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto the griddle. Once bubbles form in the center of the pancakes, flip over. Cook for 30 seconds more, then transfer to a plate.

  7. Spread butter on top of pancakes, and pour cranberry sauce over before serving.

White Chocolate Cranberry Pancakes




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- Hi guys, it's Clara. If you're looking for a breakfast that will not only warm you up but cheer you up, look no further than the white chocolate cranberry pancakes. For the first step for these white chocolate cranberry pancakes, I'm gonna stir together some water, full fat coconut milk. And this full fat coconut milk creates such a fluffy pancake. When I discovered that trick I like couldn't stop making pancakes for like a week. So, I've also just added some coconut vinegar. Now I'm gonna stir this all together. So, I'm gonna sift together my whole wheat flour. Whenever I can use whole wheat flour in a pancake I try to do that. That way it's not just completely a flour based pancake so you can have some whole grains in there. And then I've just added my all purpose flour. And baking powder. Baking powder's definitely the secret to having pancakes that rise and fluff up as they griddle on our griddle. And then some salt. And then, the best part, our spices. So I have some ground ginger, some nutmeg, and then some cinnamon. And that gives it a nice holiday spice to the pancake. I'm gonna use a fork just so I make sure I get all the dry ingredients through the sifter. We're almost there. I promise you this step is worth it. To have light pancakes. So now that I have my dry ingredients sifted, gonna set them aside for a second. And add my sugar. And then orange zest. And the orange zest is so good in these pancakes especially with the cranberry sauce on top, it just ties everything in. And then a little bit of coconut oil. You can also use canola oil. You just want a very subtle oil to add just to keep the pancakes from being too dry. This is the fun part. I'm adding my wet ingredients to the dry. I'm gonna use a spatula for this step. Just gently stir all of these ingredients together without over mixing. So, now my batter is looking perfect. I'm gonna fold in these white chocolate chips. The white chocolate chips are perfect with the cranberries. It's a nice change from the typical chocolate pancake, blueberry pancake. So now that these are folded in, I'm gonna add a little bit of butter to my griddle. I like to do that just because it gives the pancakes a nice coating. It makes it nice and crispy. Even if you have a nonstick, I think it's a nice addition to the pancake. I'm gonna make mini pancakes. They're not gonna be too big. That way you can get a nice stack out of them. Layer them up, put some butter in between each one. You'll know when these pancakes are done when you see bubbles start to form in the center. The chocolate chips are definitely cooked. I'm seeing some bubbles in the center. Now I'm gonna give these guys a nice flip. Last one. They look nice and crispy. You can see the chocolate all melted. So, you only want to cook these pancakes on the other side for about 30 seconds. So, now I'm gonna go ahead and plate them. I'm just gonna go for it. I'm hungry, you know? Gotta get my morning started. I love butter on my pancakes. I think it brings out the sweetness. Especially the sweetness of these white chocolate chips. So now I'm gonna top my pancakes with some homemade cranberry sauce. That also has a little orange zest in it. Just like the pancakes. I think that nice, subtle citrus really completes this whole white chocolate cranberry pancake breakfast. And there you have it. White chocolate pancakes with a homemade cranberry sauce on top. Anybody who's a pancake lover is gonna love these pancakes with a twist.