Black Forest Pancakes [Vegan, Refined Sugar Free]

Black Forest Pancakes [Vegan, Refined Sugar Free]

I have been thinking about black forest pancakes since this time last year, and finally got around to making them after I bought a punnet of cherries this week. Oh my goodness. These pancakes were soooooo good. Especially layered with a thickened coconut cream. Oh my.

Just look at those layers! And the cream! The generous layers of cream made these black forest pancakes moist – you know how sometimes a stack of pancakes can be quite dry? I love to layer mine with fruit, nicecream, syrup, or my latest love: thickened coconut cream.

Black forest pancakes

Chocolate and cherries.

Luscious thickened coconut cream.

And perfection with a cherry on top.

But now, back to these Black Forest Pancakes. Here’s the recipe you’ve been patiently waiting for!

Black Forest Pancakes [Vegan, Refined Sugar Free]

The tastiest vegan pancakes! Black forest pancakes layered with thickened coconut cream. Refined sugar free, can be gluten free, all deliciously healthy.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins


Black Forest Pancakes

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cherries, pitted
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp stevia
  • 2 tbs cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats (use certified gluten free to make this recipe gluten free)

Thickened coconut cream

  • 200 g coconut cream
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • 2 tbs arrowroot powder or cornflour (use arrowroot powder to make this recipe gluten free)



  • Preheat a non-stick (I use cast-iron) frying pan over low-medium heat. Grease the frying pan a little if needed.
  • Blend all pancake ingredients until smooth.
  • Scoop 1-2 tbs of batter for each pancake and spread the pancake slightly with the back of a spoon, so it becomes a neat circle.
  • Fry the pancakes for about 2-3 minutes, or until the top is partially cooked through.
  • Flip the pancakes and fry on the other side for a further minute or two.
  • Set aside while you make the cream.

Thickened coconut cream

  • Stir all cream ingredients together in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to the boil and remove from the heat when the mixture starts to bubble and thicken (should only take a few minutes).


  • Layer the pancakes with the cream, ending with the cream.
  • Garnish with more cherries, if desired.