Oven Baked Pancake – Healthy Chocolate Recipe

Oven Baked Pancake – Healthy Chocolate Recipe

Healthy oven baked chocolate pancake. A healthy, quick & easy breakfast or dessert recipe made with nutritious ingredients in just 15 minutes. Baking the pancake in the oven rather than on a stove as traditionally done, makes them quicker and easier to prepare and allows you to make a large batch in one go without standing flipping each one. Allergy friendly and suitable for numerous dietary requirements. Free from gluten, dairy, lactose, grains, soy, eggs, nuts, seeds, refined sugar & oil. Vegan, autoimmune protocol (AIP) & paleo friendly.

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Pancakes are one of our favourite foods to enjoy for breakfast, brunch or dessert. However, traditionally, they are made in a frying pan, where having to flip each pancake can be time consuming. 


benefit of oven baked pancakes

Oven baked pancakes – where you transfer the normal pancake mixture to a cake tin and leave it to bake in the oven – are a great alternative as they produce the same fluffy light pancake while also: –

  • Preventing you from standing over a hot stove flipping each pancake,
  • Require less time and energy to make,
  • The recipe can easily be increased to make numerous servings. This allows you to cook a large batch and have breakfast prepped for the week in one go if desired.


ingredients in this oven baked chocolate pancake

To make this an allergy-friendly, healthy, nutritious breakfast that can be enjoyed by everyone, regular flour, sugar, eggs and milk that traditional pancakes are made with are replaced with:-

  • Green banana flour (UK Link/US Link). Used to replace regular flour, green banana flour is high in resistant starch, which feeds the good bacteria in the gut, improving gut health and boosting the immune system (1). 
  • Arrowroot powder (UK Link/US Link).
  • Carob powder (UK Link/US Link). Provides the chocolate flavour
  • Unsweetened apple sauce (UK Link/US Link). Used as an egg and sugar replacement to make this recipe refined sugar free. Avoid store bought apple sauces as they contain added sugar and preservatives. Instead, Clearspring Bio Kitchen Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce, if you’re in the UK or Eden’s Organic Apple Sauce if you’re in the US, contain solely apples, ensuring your pancake is refined sugar free.
  • Filtered water.


benefit of using carob powder rather than chocolate or cacao/cocoa powder 

The chocolate flavour comes from carob powder (UK Link/US Link) rather than melted chocolate, cocoa or cacao powder.  Chocolate, cocoa and cacao powder contain caffeine or other stimulants, which are not suitable for:-

  • Those who are sensitive to caffeine,
  • Those with conditions like dysautonomia and POTS where caffeine can potentially increase symptoms, and
  • Those following the autoimmune protocol.

Carob powder is free from caffeine and stimulants, while also being refined sugar free and lower in fat, making it the perfect chocolate alternative. 

healthy oven baked chocolate pancake


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how to store these baked pancakes

These baked chocolate pancakes are perfect for a meal prep as a large batch can be made and, after being left to cool completely, they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Alternatively, they can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. To defrost and reheat, transfer the pancake from the freezer to an oven and bake for 10 minutes at 350°F/180°C/160°C fan, or until the temperature of the pancake is at least 165°F or 74°C (1). 


oven baked chocolate pancake Dietary Requirements

This recipe is free from:-

  • Gluten
  • Wheat
  • Dairy
  • Soy
  • Lactose
  • Egg
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Grains
  • Oil
  • Refined Sugar

It is also:-

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Paleo
  • Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly.

oven baked chocolate pancake

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Oven Baked Chocolate Pancake

March 12, 2021
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: 5 min
: 10 min
: 15 min
: Easy

Healthy, quick & easy oven baked chocolate pancake, ready in just 15 minutes. Allergy-friendly. Free from gluten, dairy, soy, lactose, nuts, seeds, eggs, grains, oil & refined sugar. Vegan, autoimmune protocol (AIP) & paleo friendly.


  • 4 tablespoons carob powder
  • 1.5 tablespoons green banana flour
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 120 grams (1/2 cup) unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tablespoon filtered water
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 120 grams (1 cup) berries of choice

14 thoughts on “Oven Baked Pancake – Healthy Chocolate Recipe”

  • I have never heard of an oven baked pancake before, but I am intrigued!! Saving this recipe for the next time it is cool enough to turn on the oven 😉 Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

    • You’re welcome Cathleen, baking them in the oven is definitely a quicker and easier way of making pancakes! I hope you enjoy them if you make them 🙂

  • This sounds like a nice healthy way to enjoy pancakes. I have never baked pancakes before but that’s a great idea to try!

  • I can’t get enough of this chocolate pancake! It was so delicious and healthy, my whole family thought it was just a sweet treat, not knowing it was also healthy! So perfect!

    • Thank you so much Kayla, I really appreciate your comment and feedback. I’m so pleased the recipe turned out well and you and your family enjoyed the pancake!

  • Oh, you’re introducing me to new ingredients again. Green banana powder? I can see that might work brilliantly for pancakes instead of flour. How very clever. Also like your idea of baking them in the oven. It can be a real pain standing over the stove if you’ve got a large batch to make.

    • Thank you Choclette, I learnt from the best as you’re definitely the master of new unique ingredients! I love green banana powder, it does add a lovely subtle flavour to the pancakes. Thank you, yes oven baked pancakes definitely saves energy having to stand over a hot stove and they’re great for meal prep for busy weeks.

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