Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes | Gluten-free, Lactose-free

Every once in a while I crave things from home (Texas) that I wouldn’t even be able to eat if I were there because it’s not gluten-free. The double chocolate chip pancakes from IHOP is one of those things.

For some reason I woke up this morning craving these pancakes. So much so that I talked myself outta bed earlier than I would’ve gotten up so that I could have enough time to make them. Mind you, I hadn’t even had my coffee yet. I think I’m due for one right about now.

I guess you could say I took a bit of a shortcut with this one and used my chocolate chip pancake recipe as a guide. I’ve recently discovered, which is probably something that should be obvious, that if you add cocoa powder to a recipe, you need to add a little more sugar. I’m not sure what the exact proportions are, which I’m sure varies on the type of recipe, but I add a tablespoon more to this recipe, which is about 1/3 more than I would add to my normal chocolate chip pancake recipe. Turned out to be the perfect amount for me, any more and I think it would’ve been a bit too sweet to pass off as breakfast.

In the end, I would say getting up a bit earlier to make these pancakes was definitely worth it. You can also halve this recipe if you’re short on time.


  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons gluten-free self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 cups nut milk, I used an original soy milk which has a bit of sweetness
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup — 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Note: add water or milk if consistency is too thick


  1. Set stove or griddle to medium-high heat (about 350ºF or lower)
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cocoa powder in mixing bowl.
  3. Once thoroughly combined, add in eggs, oil and milk and mix using an electric mixer. If consistency is too thick, add milk or water as needed.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter onto pan or griddle as you would to make pancakes.

3 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes | Gluten-free, Lactose-free

  1. Oh lort…. These look so yummy and comforting. I’m sure your kitchen smelled wonderful! Right now, I’ve been craving pumpkin spice french toast. I will probably make some on Sunday. XD Btw, I’m really loving Diary of a Bookseller. I think you mentioned they were doing a show on it? I’d love to see it. Miss you too!! Hope to visit soon ❤

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    1. Pumpkin spice everything 😍 even though it’s spring over here, seeing everyone posting things about fall is making me crave pumpkin spice 😅
      And yes! They’re making a show on the book that just came out by that author. It’s called Confessions of a Bookseller. I’ve heard it’s kinda the same concept as Diary of a Bookseller. Definitely looking forward to it!



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