My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 15 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Egg Free, Dairy Free Chocolate Pancakes and Waffles

This is one of our favorite breakfasts. I always make a quadruple batch so that we have plenty to keep in the freezer for quick breakfasts or to use with ice cream.

Chocolate Pancakes and Waffles

2 cups flour
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/4 cup water
3 tbsp oil

Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add the water and oil and mix until thoroughly combined.

For the waffles, pour 1 cup of batter onto the preheated waffle iron that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray before each waffle. Cook for 3 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

For the pancakes, pour the batter onto a hot skillet or griddle that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray before each addition. Cook until bubbly, turn and cook the other side until golden.

*  The pancakes and waffles freeze really well. I place the pancakes and waffles on a baking sheet between layers of wax paper. Once completely frozen, I transfer them to Ziploc bags. We reheat them in the microwave.
*  I like to quadruple this recipe so that we have plenty left to freeze. I quadruple all of the ingredients except for I only use 8 cups of the water.
*  Safe chocolate chips are wonderful stirred into this pancake batter. However, if I plan on freezing and reheating the pancakes, I only add chocolate chips to the pancakes that we are going to eat right away. I drop the batter onto the skillet, sprinkle on some chocolate chips then top with another layer of batter. They make a nice, thick pancake. For a triple chocolate pancake, top with chocolate syrup.
*  We like to stir some chocolate syrup (Hershey's) into the batter for extra chocolate flavor.
*  Pancake syrup, chocolate syrup, applesauce, crushed strawberries, sliced bananas, confectioners sugar, ice cream, etc. all make great toppings or dips for the pancakes and waffles.


  1. I made these this weekend and my family loved them! thank you. I defrosted some last night for a snack and it tasted like i just made them fresh :) thank you!

  2. I'm glad your family is enjoying them. I like to keep these in the freezer, along with my Family Favorite version. It's perfect because my girls can just take out the amount they want and microwave them.

    Another really fun way to serve these pancakes and waffles is for dessert. I top them with safe whipped cream (I use Rich's Whip) or ice cream (I use homemade), safe chocolate chips or crushed strawberries and chocolate syrup.