Gluten Free Strawberry Pancakes (Vegan)

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These gluten free and vegan Strawberry Chocolate Pancakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day breakfast! They are naturally colored, whole grain, nut-free, and cane sugar-free as well, so they make a healthy snack or “brinner”, too

Strawberry Chocolate Pancakes naturally colored - no fake red dyes! (#GlutenFree & #Vegan) - @TheFitCookie #foodbloggenius

February is already here and this is the month of love! Valentine’s Day is coming up and everything is coming up hearts and in every shade of pink and red. Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to dine out for dinner, but if you’re on a budget or trying to eat healthy, why not create a special meal at home?

I decided to make a breakfast recipe: Strawberry Chocolate Pancakes! These pancakes are such a beautiful pink color thanks to the strawberries and the natural pink food color derived from beets. If you want to add some fun to this recipe, you can pour the batter into heart shapes!

Strawberry Chocolate Pancakes naturally colored - no fake red dyes! (#GlutenFree & #Vegan) - @TheFitCookie #foodbloggenius

I had been looking around for some natural food colorings that didn’t cost a ton of money and I found some of the McCormick natural food colors at my local Walmart that was pretty affordable! The box of food colors comes with 3 colors: blue, red/pink, yellow, and the packets are resealable so you can use a little bit and save the rest for later. The colors are in powder form but they blend in really well!

Strawberry Chocolate Pancakes naturally colored - no fake red dyes! (#GlutenFree & #Vegan) - @TheFitCookie #foodbloggenius

The color in these pancakes is the perfect shade of pink and it’s all natural so you don’t have to worry about any artificial colors in your food! This is great news for families avoiding red dyes in their foods.

Strawberry Chocolate Pancakes naturally colored - no fake red dyes! (#GlutenFree & #Vegan) - @TheFitCookie #foodbloggenius

My Strawberry Chocolate Pancakes are allergy-friendly and fit just about any diet (except paleo of course), plus the pancakes themselves are completely added-sugar free, but the syrup has sugar from maple syrup. If you want to cut out the sugar completely, you can use pureed strawberries for the topping instead.

Strawberry Chocolate Pancakes naturally colored - no fake red dyes! (#GlutenFree & #Vegan) - @TheFitCookie #foodbloggenius

Strawberry Chocolate Pancakes (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

These gluten free and vegan Strawberry Chocolate Pancakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day breakfast! They are naturally colored, whole grain, nut-free, and cane sugar-free as well, so they make a healthy snack or “brinner”, too
Gluten Free and Vegan; Free of: peanuts, dairy, eggs, soy
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Course: Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free pancakes, strawberry pancakes, vegan pancakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 13 4-inch pancakes
Calories: 65kcal

Ingredients

Pancakes:

Chocolate Syrup:

Instructions

  • Preheat a non-stick griddle or pan over high heat (400 degrees if you’re using an electric griddle) and set aside
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, flaxseed, baking powder, salt, and natural food coloring powder. Whisk until combined and set aside
  • Wash, de-stem, and quarter strawberries and measure out 1 cup of quartered strawberries. Place the strawberries in a small blender or NutriBullet with the 1/4 cup water and blend until smooth and pureed.
  • Add the strawberry puree, rice milk, and olive oil to the flour mixture and stir to combine. The batter is thicker to make shapes like hearts, but if you like thinner pancakes, you can add more rice milk to the batter
  • Cook the pancakes on the heated griddle until golden on each side.
  • Top with the chocolate syrup and sliced strawberries
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Gluten-free, vegan; Free of: cane sugar, eggs, dairy, soy

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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8 thoughts on “Gluten Free Strawberry Pancakes (Vegan)”

  1. This was a fun collaboration. Although we don’t have any diet restrictions in our house, I do like to experiment. These pancakes sound delicious….perfect for any weekend, but especially Valentine’s.

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    • Thanks Gloria! You could definitely make these with your favorite regular pancake recipe I bet, just adding the strawberry puree in place of the liquid and a little bit of the natural food color!

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