Fluffy vegan white chocolate macadamia nut pancakes made extra decadent with a drizzle of coconut-maple syrup.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Silk. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.
white chocolate macadamia nut pancakes

I like to think I get pretty hangry after a long run, but I’m learning that it is NOTHING compared to post full-day-of-med-school hunger.

I get home and I literally rip my apartment apart trying to shove all the things into my mouth.

It’s not pretty.


Yesterday I even made the mistake of going grocery shopping in-between class ending and after school snacktime.

You know how they say you shouldn’t go to the store while hungry? Well you definitely shouldn’t go while ravenous. So many bad life choices in such a short period of time.


Since I tend to arrive home equally as exhausted as I am starving, I’ve been trying to brainstorm quick meals I can make that can keep me energized through a few hours of homework and possibly zumba if I manage to motivate myself to get out the door. Breakfast for dinner always sounds like a particularly good idea, which is how these pancakes came to be!

If we’re being honest, I actually did originally make them after a long run. But let’s be honest – if they can satisfy a legitimate exercise-induced calorie deficit, then I’m pretty sure they can handle a totally fictional, perceived “OMG I exercised my brain too much!” one.


So what sets these pancakes apart from all of their distant food coma-inducing relatives? Well, to start with, they’re VEGAN! Don’t let this scare you away. These are actually the easiest, fluffiest, most consistently awesome pancakes that I’ve ever made. They are far and above the.boy’s favorite, and he considers himself to be somewhat of a pancake aficionado. So there’s that.

Secondly, they’re made with Silk Original Soymilk, which has been my go-to for a long time now when I want something protein-rich to slurp down after a hard workout. As much as I love drinking a cold, creamy glass of it after coming in from a particularly sweaty run, I’m also always up for mixing it into whatever else I’m eating – in this case, these pancakes! The Silk adds quite a bit of protein into the pancake mix, which helps you stay fuller for longer after eating and prevents the midday crash that accompanies most pancake consumption.

On the whole, these pancakes are fairly wholesome, but I couldn’t help but add just a hint of decadence by throwing some white chocolate chunks and macadamia nuts into the mix, along with a coconut-maple syrup drizzle for extra happiness. I implore you to do the same.


White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Coconut-Maple Syrup
Fluffy vegan white chocolate macadamia nut pancakes made extra decadent with a drizzle of coconut-maple syrup.
Yield: 15 pancakes
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 2½ tbsp water
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp sea salt
  • 1¾ cup Silk Original Soymilk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • ½ cup mini white chocolate chips
For the syrup
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut syrup
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the ground flax seeds and water. Let sit for 5 minutes or until thickened.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and sea salt. Whisk in the flax seed mixture, milk, vanilla, and coconut oil until just combined. Stir in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips.
  3. Heat a griddle or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and grease with a tablespoon of coconut oil, or as necessary. Using a ¼ cup scoop, scoop the batter onto the hot griddle. When small bubbles start to form and pop on the edge of the pancakes, about 2-3 minutes, flip them and cook on the opposite side for another 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Repeat with remaining batter.
  4. To make the coconut maple syrup, stir together the maple syrup and the coconut syrup. Serve with pancakes.
An Eats Well With Others Original
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 pancakes

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44 Responses to White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Coconut-Maple Syrup

  1. Sune Moolman says:

    Macadamia nuts and white chocolate go together so well, I’ve never thought to use them in pancakes (hello maple syrup!!). I’m making these for brunch on Saturday! Thanks!!

  2. White chocolate and macadamia nuts are a dream team! These pancakes look absolutely divine.

  3. I love flax in pancakes! By swapping out the egg, that means I have an extra egg that I can crack in a pan and serve runny and delicious next to the `cakes. Macadamia nuts sounds like they’re amazing, plus more protein to satisfy that long day of school hunger.

  4. I’m not sure which I’d love more – the pancakes or that coconut maple syrup! And then you put them together?!? Wowzers 🙂

  5. Love these pancakes! I have never seen mini white chocolate chips before though I need to hunt them down..

  6. I wish I could have a couple of these for my breakfast right now. They sound yummy!

  7. Sues says:

    I am sitting at my desk hoping that if I wish hard enough, these will end up in front of me. Pleaseeeee???

  8. Wish I had a stack in front of me right now! Love the coconut maple syrup!

  9. Erica says:

    Yes yes yes pancakes for dinner! I totally approve. You can eat whatever the eff you want in med school, at least I keep telling myself that.
    I love the addition of coconut syrup, it makes the whole thing seem a little tropical and extra flavorful!

  10. Annie says:

    Me want pancake!

    I think the difference between long-run hangry and sitting in school all day hangry is that long-run hangry feels so much better. With school-all-day hangry, you have the terrible cocktail of hunger plus pent-up energy from being made to sit and focus all day.

    In other news, you are amazing. Keeping up with med school, and running, and blog….superwoman!

  11. I loooove how fluffy these pancakes look and alllll of the deliciousness you packed in! nutty and coconutty and chocolate!!

  12. Pam says:

    Yum! I’d love that for breakfast this morning, great pancakes. And the syrup has to be the best, a must try with the coconut!

  13. I luuuurv mashup recipes. And this one I especially love because it’s a pancake, my favorite breakfast item. You go girl.

  14. Emily says:

    Oh these sound like Hawaii in pancake form…looks delicious!

  15. SallyBR says:

    Would love to indulge…. white chocolate and macadamia are impossible to resist!

  16. Heather says:

    Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods and adding white chocolate and macadamia nuts sounds ridiculously decadent and perfect for breakfast in bed. Mmmm!

  17. I need to make pancakes more often, really. Or my husband should. He’s the pancake guy.

  18. You know we share a love for white chocolate and coconut together, and every other ingredient here tastes wonderful!

  19. Pam says:

    Coconut syrup? I.MUST.FIND.THIS.NOW!

    The pancakes look amazing and I know my kids would dig them. I love that you combined the coconut/maple syrups together. YUM!!!

    I am concerned about the coconut syrup though – I might just drink it straight from the bottle.

  20. Love these pancakes, Joanne! White chocolate and macadamia is such a great combo! 😀

  21. If dinner looks as delectable as this – then I say dinner should be for breakfast and dinner should be for lunch – ooh and dinner should be for dinner…wait…isn’t this about breakfast being for dinner…???
    Post studying hunger is far far > post run hunger IMO anyways

  22. these pancakes sound awesome! then again, what pancake doesn’t?! yum!

  23. Lori R. says:

    Just when I thought my favorite cookie couldn’t get better, you turn it into a pancake! Serious yum. And the syrup sounds outstanding!

  24. Caroline says:

    These look and sound sound incredible! My daughter is begging me to make them this weekend! Love the combo of white chocolate with macadamia…and that syrup is genius!

  25. Kate says:

    My mom actually gives her students snacks in class because it’s hard to concentrate when you’re hungry.

  26. June Burns says:

    White chocolate for breakfast? I’m all for that! 🙂 These pancakes look amazing!

  27. So true – bad idea to go to the grocery store when you’re ravenous. But if you ARE ravenous that looks like one satisfying stack of pancakes!

  28. I wish I could have a couple of these pancakes right about now. Loving the addition of flaxseed meal!

  29. These look so so delicious. I am so going to be making these for this weekend brunch Joanne!

  30. These are amazing !! I want these pancakes now!

  31. Shopping on an empty stomach is the worst. I’m always tempted by the snacks!

  32. Kelster says:

    I’m really really bad at making pancakes. But I think I am going to have to give these a go on Saturday. Who can resist white chocolate?

  33. Katerina says:

    My husband and son are big fans of white chocolate! They would love these pancakes!

  34. Hey Joanne what a lovely recipe! I never use macadamia nuts on baking… but I love them! Need to try this recipe 🙂

  35. These pancakes are pretty much just EVERYTHING I want in a pancake forever more. For realz, they loo perfect-o Joanne!

  36. haha .. oh my gawd, I always seem to go grocery shopping when I’m hungry and end up buying everything. it’s crazy. . oh my gawd, these pancakes and the coconut maple syrup?!!! I’m in love!!!

  37. My fave cookie as a pancake! Sign me up!!

  38. Yum! These do look incredibly fluffy. I love that they’re already vegan too 😀

  39. Christine says:

    These look so fluffy! Love the combo of white chocolate and macadamias. I like the idea of added protein so you’re not hungry an hour later.

  40. Food shopping while hungry always seems like a good idea at first… until you get home and realize what you ended up buying. I usually end up having to go grocery shopping twice that day. These pancakes look amazing though. Like, I can probably eat these 20 times a week good.

  41. Kelly says:

    These look so fluffy and incredible! Love the coconut maple syrup! Perfect meal after a long day in class. Hope your first week went okay 🙂

  42. Johanna GGG says:

    yum to vegan pancakes – and yours look so perfectly fluffy and golden – we don’t often have evening pancakes but I can see how good and quick these would be when you just need to eat quickly

  43. grace says:

    if i had to eat only one kind of pancake-syrup combination for the rest of my life, it’d be this one. awesome creation!

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