So Good, You’ll Want Some-Moa!

I couldn’t help myself.

After last week’s Thin Mint Pancake success, I just HAD to flex my muscles spatula and try my hand at another Girl Scout cookie fave…

Vegan Samoa Cookie Pancakes

What do you think? Looks like another success to me!

Take THAT you little sash-wearing she-devils! πŸ˜‰

I’ll admit, it’s been absolute agony waiting a WHOLE WEEKΒ to share these with you guys. Seriously, one bite and I about fell in the floor!

And well, I just can’t stop patting myself on the back…

Vegan Samoa Cookie Pancakes

Not only do these cakes have the perfect amount of crispness on the outside…

Vegan Samoa Cookie Pancakes..Yet pillowy soft consistency on the inside…

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But that TOPPING?…Now THAT was a gift sent straight from the cookie gods!

Who knew the combo of coconut flour and maple syrup could taste
JUST LIKE caramel sauce?! :mrgreen:

And just like last week…I’m sharing with EVERYONE!!!!

Samoa Cookie Pancakes

By:Β Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: fry breakfast GLUTEN-FREEΒ high protein VEGAN vegetarian DAIRY-FREEΒ buckwheat flour coconut coconut flour cocoa powder Pancake Sunday

Ingredients (Serves 1)

    Samoa Cookie Pancakes

    • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons chia seeds <- Those are JUST for you, Lisa! πŸ˜€
    • 2 Tablespoons warm water
    • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour (ground from groats)
    • 2 Tablespoons brown rice protein powder
    • 1 Tablespoon coconut flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon sodium-free baking powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
    • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavor (optional)
    • added sweetener, if desired

    Healthy Chocolate “Pudding” Sauce

    • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 3-4 Tablespoons water (or milk)
    • stevia (or other sweetener) to taste

    Toasted Coconut SyrupΒ 

    • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
    • 1 Tablespoon water
    • 1 teaspoon coconut flour
    • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut


    Samoa Cookie Pancakes

    1. Preheat a non-stick griddle or skillet to medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
    2. Combine chia seeds and water and allow to set for 2-3 minutes.
    3. Combine milk and vinegar and allow to set for 2-3 minutes (this is your “buttermilk”)
    4. In a medium-sized bowl, l combine flour, protein powder, coconut flour, and baking powder and whisk to mix.
    5. In a separate bowl, stir together chia egg, “buttermilk”, chia egg, apple sauce, and extracts.
    6. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir well.
    7. Spoon batter onto skillet, forming 4 small-medium-sized pancakes and cook 4-5 minutes per side.
    8. Layer with thick “Healthy” Chocolate “Pudding” Sauce and top with Toasted Coconut Syrup

    “Healthy Chocolate Sauce

    Combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth.

    Toasted Coconut

    Spread coconut shreds on a baking sheet and place under low broil until browned (no more than 3 MINUTES…be sure to watch it closely so it doesn’t burn!)

    Toasted Coconut Syrup

    1. Combine maple syrup and water in a microwave-safe bowl and cook in the microwave for 10 seconds.
    2. Whisk in coconut flour and toasted coconut.

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    Nutrition Facts for pancakes ONLY using this vegan protein powder:

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    *Edited to add: The nutritional calculator has a mind of it’s own…the ACTUAL Iron count is around 30%…NOT 100%! Lol

    Vegan Samoa Cookie Pancakes -And because I KNOW I’m going to get questions and because YOU KNOW I love you guys, even though these came out fannnnnntastic on the first try, I went back in the kitchen and whipped up another batch with some substitutions…

    Which meant, I had to eat them again…

    Samoa Cookie PancakesOhhhhhhΒ DARN! πŸ˜‰

    The non-vegan version finds itself a little fluffier thanks to the egg whites, but still with all the great flavor of the first! Besides the texture, I literally could NOT tell the difference between these stacks if you asked me to!

    Samoa Cookie Pancakes-

    Recipe alterations:
    Substituted 1/2 scoop whey protein for 2 Tbsp of brown rice protein
    Added 1 large egg white, whisked before stirred in
    Omitted chia seed “egg” and applesauce
    Reduced almond milk to 1/3 cup instead of 2/3 cup

    If you do NOT have coconut flour:

    Just add more flour or protein powder to the mix

    In place of buckwheat flour:

    I would suggest oat flour (ground from rolled oats) since it has a lighter weight compared to other flours.

    No coconut flour?

    Make these coconut protein pancakes without the almond extract

    Samoa Cookie Pancakes Bite

    And finally, the butter flavor…

    DSC_0084Get it at Whole Foods, Got it, GOOD! πŸ˜€

    Totally optional, but tooooootally delicious!

    What’s the last kitchen concoction you patted yourself on the back for?

    What are you up to today?
    Please share so I can live vicariously through you and pretend that I’m not just laying here working on making a Heather-sized dent in my couch!

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    56 Responses to So Good, You’ll Want Some-Moa!

    1. Lucie says:

      I feel SO VIP i can’t even handle it!!! Thanks a million and i love all the replacement suggestions, perfect!!! Yumm….I can’t wait to get my pancake pan in June!
      Happy Sunday Sweetheart!!

    2. katie says:

      LOVE all the replacement suggestions you posted!!!!! I just LOVE you sooooo much! Yes, I am weird πŸ˜‰

      I need that butter flavoring! I was JUST at whole foods yesterday! Damn!

      Happy Sunday! <3

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Aww, I love you too, doll! And the extract is wonderful! You can use it in cooking too, not just for sweet stuff! It can actually enhance the buttery flavor in stir fries or sauces too! πŸ˜€

    3. Cat @ B2B says:

      Samoas make my life. Seriously. Also, butter extract? Oh hell yes.

    4. I have never actually had a samoa cookie, but now I want a whole stack of your pancakes topped with a whole box of crumbled samoas. Thanks for the craving Heather!

    5. Oh geeze, yum! Seeing as I’m not a coconut fan, somoas have never been my favorite. However, I’m really loving the idea of chocolate “pudding” sauce on pancakes!

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Oh yeah, yet ANOTHER way for me to justify eating obscene amounts of cocoa powder! I swear I’ve been putting it on everything lately…even TOAST! o.O Lol

    6. I KNEW that if anyone could make this happen, it would be YOU! πŸ™‚

    7. lindsay says:

      i want to hug you for these. It’s like a girl scouts cookies and IHOP mated and made healthy babies.

    8. Kendra says:

      Those look absolutely delicious!! I love the toasted coconut syrup recipe–so creative, and a great way to use up the coconut flour I have sitting around…I have never used butter extract before, but it sounds quite interesting. I love that these pancakes are vegan, and I will definitely put them on my “to-make” list! As for what I am doing today, I am mostly just cramming for a Pre-Calculus midterm on Wednesday and Friday, and finishing up a philosophy paper. Fun times indeed…

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Thank you Kendra! The butter extract is a newly RE-discovered love! I’ve bought it before but never really used it to it’s full potential. You can add it to sweet treats like pancakes and baked goods, but you can ALSO add it to sauces, stir-fries, etc for more of a rich buttery flavor without having to actually use butter! πŸ˜€

        Good luck on your midterm today!!

    9. Lisa says:

      Shut the front door. I’m TOO excited about these hahah. You are kind of the best!
      I need to have these tomorrow morning! Yep, it will be done!

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Aww, thanks lovie! They’re definitely some of my favorites….I seriously couldn’t believe how “spot-on” the flavor was! Let me know what you think! πŸ™‚

    10. Wow this recipe looks amazing! I had already committed to making pancakes this morning and this just makes me want to even more. Yum!

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Thank you so much Jan! These were so much fun to make…and even MORE fun to eat…well, except for that last bite…that’s always the hardest! πŸ™ Lol

    11. You never cease to amaze me. Hope you’re feeling better, hun! πŸ™‚

    12. Okay I’m really mad we don’t have Samoa Girl Guide cookies here in Canada…because based on the flavours in these pancakes, I bet I’d love them! These pancakes look great though – especially that coconut syrup. Yummm.

      The last kitchen success I had was Irish soda bread that I made this morning. I was scared it wasn’t going to turn out because I made a bunch of alterations to the original recipe and the dough originally turned out too sticky, but I’m eating some right now and it’s fabulous! πŸ˜€

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Oh, yay! Gotta love surprises like that! Ugh, I STILL can’t believe that the girl scouts up there don’t sell cookies! Crazy!

    13. I saw these on Instagram this morning right after I had finished my breakfast and almost went back into the kitchen for breakfast #2! These sound so good!

    14. Angela says:

      wow, where’s all the iron coming from?

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Ooooookay, so I got a little curious about it after stopping to think a minute. I mean, I knew there the brown rice protein was a good source of iron and I knew there was some coming from the coconut flour, chia seeds, and the buckwheat, but it just didn’t seem right. I plugged it all in to the recipe analyzer that I use for my nutrition labels and it came back with the same thing…so then I tried all the ingredients individually…for some reason the silly thing was computing the iron count for like FOUR servings of the brown rice protein! Ugh! It’s more like 32% but it won’t let me change it! Still a good amount, but at least it’s much more understandable! Lol

    15. coconut! Could you please tell me why I felt the need to stop by your blog shortly before going to bed?! No need to say these will be appear in my dreams all night. Thanks, Heather, great ;).

    16. So these are definitely going on the must-make list. We don’t get samoas up here, but the pancakes will make do as a substitute for sure.

      I made a chicken pot pie last Friday that I was really pleased with!

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Mmmmm! And WHEN will you be making that again?! Chicken pot pie is one of my favvvvvvvvvorites! I’ll trade you pancakes! πŸ˜‰

    17. It die! Now I really want to make these. You are my foodie hero!

    18. Butter flavor is NEVER optional. πŸ˜‰

      Even if it’s not Tagalongs… I’ll forgive you and try this. but can I please haz Tagalong pancakes?! Love you. xoxo

    19. Jessie says:

      I don’t even know what to say…. I’m speechless! This is one kick a$$ recipe. I never thought it was possible to adore you more than I already had.. way to prove that theory wrong πŸ™‚

    20. are awesome. These look amazing. I want pancakes for lunch now! πŸ™‚

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    22. That’s the butter flavor I use in Nutty Butter. πŸ˜‰

      You are KILLING me with these. I WANT! NOW!

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Ahhh, seriously…best extract discovery since maple! Love love love! I wasn’t sure how much to add at first, but when I got a little heavy handed with the bottle on the second batch of pancakes, I was like, oooookay, 1/2 teaspoon it IS then! Sooooo good! ;D

    23. Lena says:

      I looooooove the recipe!!!! But what could I substitute for the xanthan gum because I can not find that. πŸ™‚

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        I recommend it if you use the gluten-free flour just because it helps “hold things together” better, but you could omit it…especially if you use a non GF flour! πŸ™‚

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        You can totally leave it out…the cakes just wont be quiet as fluffy. OR you could sub in a bit of cornstarch!

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    25. alexa says:

      Is there another sub for the buckwheat flour and oat flour! Brown rice, hemp flour or more coconut!?!?

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        If going gluten-free, I’d use a gluten-free mix like Bob’s Red Mill or you can combine brown rice flour with some other flours (don’t forget the xanthan gum…very important to keep things “together” in gluten-free cooking). I say to go with a mix over the brown rice flour on it’s own, because a blend tends to be a bit lighter and cook up fluffier than a batch using only brown rice flour (it’s a bit of a heavier grain). If you are NOT going gluten-free, you could really use any flour, but I know that whole wheat/whole wheat pastry flour is a bit like the brown rice in that it “weighs down” the pancake a bit. That’s why I like just making my own oat flour the best…only takes a couple of seconds in a blender or food processor! πŸ™‚

    26. Ed Cunard says:

      I have never, in my entire life, wanted to eat anything as badly as I want to eat these pancakes.

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    28. I just made these per my mom’s special request for Mothers Day and they got 5 stars from the whole family!! (Quadrupled the recipe). Lets just say they are going at the top of our pancake rotation from this point on!!! Yuuummmm!!! Thank You Heather!!!

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Awwww!! I just saw your post on Instagram!! Thank you so SO much for the feedback! You just made my day!! πŸ˜€

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