Vegan Crepes With Berry Compote And Chocolate Sauce

Vegan crepes with berry compote and chocolate sauce – easy, tender, egg and dairy free pancakes with a delectable chocolate sauce and mixed berry compote. Perfect for pancake day!

Vegan crepes with berry compote and chocolate sauce - easy, tender, egg and dairy free pancakes with a delectable chocolate sauce and mixed berry compote. Perfect for pancake day!

Vegan crepes with berry compote and chocolate sauce - easy, tender, egg and dairy free pancakes with a delectable chocolate sauce and mixed berry compote. Perfect for pancake day! #vegan #plantbased #pancakes #breakfast

I realised today that it is very nearly pancake day and I hadn’t made any pancake recipes for the occasion. Thankfully I already had all of the ingredients needed to whip up these easy vegan crepes with chocolate sauce and mixed berry compote.

Vegan pancakes filled with mixed berry compote and topped with vegan chocolate sauce.

All three elements are very quick and easy to make and so good together. The crepes are not quite the same texture as those made with egg but they are pretty damn close and they taste just the same. They are a simple mix of flour, plant based milk and sunflower oil; they are a little more delicate than egg based ones so be careful when you flip them but other than that they are made exactly the same way as regular crepes.

A plateful of egg and dairy free vegan crepes (pancakes) with fresh berries.

For the chocolate sauce I used coconut milk, cocoa powder, dairy-free dark chocolate and a little sugar and cornflour. It does have a slightly coconutty taste, so if you aren’t a fan of coconut then I suggest using either soy/almond/cashew milk and increasing the amount of cornflour to 2 tsp to help thicken it.

The berry compote is just mixed frozen berries cooked with a little water and sugar until soft. The pancakes would also be great served simply with the chocolate sauce and fresh berries instead of the compote. Or forgo both sauce and compote and instead go for the traditional lemon and sugar or maple syrup instead.

Top down shot of a breakfast spread of vegan pancakes with berries, chocolate sauce and berry compote.

Vegan crepes with berry compote and chocolate sauce - easy, tender, egg and dairy free pancakes with a delectable chocolate sauce and mixed berry compote. Perfect for pancake day!
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Vegan Crepes With Berry Compote And Chocolate Sauce

Makes 8-10 crepes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

Vegan Crepes:

  • 250 g (2 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 600 ml (2 1/2 cups) soy or almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup optional

Berry Compote:

  • 400 g (14 oz) mixed frozen berries
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp sugar

Chocolate Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 350 ml (1 1/2 cups) full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) dairy free dark chocolate chopped

Instructions

Crepes:

  1. Place the flour and salt in a large bowl. Whisk in the plant milk a little at a time to avoid lumps. Continue to whisk until it is all incorporated and the mixture is smooth then whisk in the sunflower/coconut oil and maple syrup (if using). Set the batter aside to rest while you make the sauces.

  2. When you are ready to cook the crepes, place a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add a small knob of vegan spread or coconut oil then wipe out the pan with kitchen roll; you just want it to be lightly greased.

  3. Add a ladleful of the batter and swirl the pan to coat. Cook for a couple of minutes until the underside of the pancake is golden then carefully flip it over and continue to cook for about 30 seconds, until lightly browned. The pancakes will shrink a little as they cook.

  4. Slide the pancake onto a plate and repeat the greasing and cooking until you have used all of the batter.

Berry Compote:

  1. Place the berries, water and sugar in a pan over a medium heat and bring up to a simmer. Allow to simmer gently for 5-10 minutes until the berries are soft. Taste and add more sugar as needed.

Chocolate Sauce:

  1. Place the cocoa powder, cornflour and salt in a pan. Gradually whisk in the coconut milk, a little at a time.

  2. Place the pan over a medium heat and bring up to a boil whilst stirring. Allow to simmer for one minute then remove from the heat. Add the vanilla extract and chocolate, leave for a minute then stir until smooth.

Egg and dairy free pancakes filled with berry compote and drizzled with chocolate sauce and a scattering of blueberries

6 Comments on Vegan Crepes With Berry Compote And Chocolate Sauce

  1. Katie
    February 8, 2018 at 8:28 am (5 months ago)

    They look soooo good! Isn’t it the best feeling when you have all the ingredients in for something?!

    Katie xoxo

    Reply
  2. cakespy
    February 8, 2018 at 11:12 am (5 months ago)

    Oh my god, these look incredible! I’m SO fascinated by the texture of these vegan crepes, I was all “what in the world is in them?”. They sound like they have a great flavor in addition to that tantalizing texture!

    Reply
  3. Albert Bevia
    February 8, 2018 at 11:28 am (5 months ago)

    This is a pretty incredible vegan crepe recipe, love that chocolate sauce and mixed berry compot…now I´m ready for national pancake day 🙂

    Reply
  4. All That I'm Eating
    February 8, 2018 at 12:47 pm (5 months ago)

    These sound amazing, just look at the colour of that compote! Perfect for pancake day coming up!

    Reply
  5. Sally
    February 14, 2018 at 4:41 pm (5 months ago)

    You have the ability to make vegan look and taste delicious Hannah

    Reply
  6. Deborah Laird
    April 27, 2018 at 8:02 am (3 months ago)

    Yummy looks SO nice! Will make this soon and also your Vegan Lemon Curd to go with it. <3 <3

    Reply

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