Just the other day I was having one of those strong, sweet hankerings that leave you pacing the kitchen and checking the cupboards for a tasty treat.  Part of me was feeling extremely lazy and impatient, thinking pancakes would be the quickest and easiest solution to sweet satisfaction.  Another part of me was dreaming of a donut with sprinkles that begged to be dunked in a hazelnut coffee.
But donuts would take so...

Unless... like a lightning bolt headed straight from the sky, into my mind popped an image of a ooey-gooey-pancakey-donut with melted chocolate chips and maple syrup laced coffee dripping from it's core.  I knew it had to be done.
I grabbed my favourite pancake mix (dairy-free and you only have to add water - every lazy, vegan's dream) some choco-chips and got to work.  I mixed up 3x the amount I normally would to make two pancakes, added some chocolate chips (and sprinkles because hey why not?)  and poured the thick, sweet batter into my favourite, friendly little donut tray.  (Amazon - in case you are wondering)

20 minutes later, out came these golden rings of breakfast goodness and a new obsession I knew was about to take hold of my life.
Since then, I've been experimenting with all different flavours and combinations, to which I will be posting to my blog in due time.  For now, here is the first, OG flavour that made the pancake donut a physical reality.
And so far, still my favourite.  

  • A Donut Tray 
  • 1 Cup of Vegan Pancake Mix (Castle Kitchen Banana Pancake Mix is my fav)
  • 3/4 Cup of Water 
  • 1/4 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips 
  • 1 Banana (optional) 
  • Sprinkles (optional, but always more fun) 
1. Mix together water and pancake mix to form batter.  If you're making your own pancake mix from scratch, make sure your pancake batter is a bit more on the gooey side.  If it's too watery they won't stay together as well! 

2. Champagne shower your chocolate chips and fold in. I also tried another batch with chocolate chips and peanut butter - life changing. If you are making batter from scratch, make sure to add some smashed banana for this flavour in particular. 

3. Pour into donut rings and bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes.  

4. Remove and let the angelic halos of dough cool.  Now would be a good time to brew up your coffee and your soul for this life changing experience.  

5. Remove from tray and glaze to your liking.  Icing and sprinkles work great, or you can go for the classic vegan butter and maple syrup.  If you're feeling extra crazy, adding both will result in a tastebud frenzy. 

6.  Dunk into your coffee or glass of almond milk and allow your entire existence change for the better.  

6. Wake up tomorrow morning and repeat.  

- K

Note: I can not be held responsible or remain reliable for any unhealthy addictions resulting from this blog post.  Please see a doctor before trying the pancake donut.  Please consult a professional if you are suddenly spending your life's earnings on donut trays and pancake mix.  Please seek help if you find the thought of pancake donuts interrupting your everyday living and productivity.  Note that in trying out the pancake donut for yourself, you are accepting all responsibility in dealing with sudden pancake donut thieves with hungry eyes waiting to steal a fluffy ring from your breakfast plate.  Bake, eat and enjoy at your own risk.