Fluffy Gluten-free pancakes are so delicious and they’re vegan too. Homemade blender pancakes are a breeze to make with this easy healthy recipe.
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Seriously, who is making fresh, wholesome pancakes on a school day? What if that could be you? This delicious batter can be made in advance or whipped up quickly in your blender….with super healthy ingredients!
YES! YOU can make fresh pancakes anytime! AND, they’ll come out perfect EVERY time.
This easy recipe for healthy oatmeal banana pancakes is the best. They’re warm and satisfying, thick and fluffy….and made with just a few simple pantry ingredients.
Ingredients for Gluten-free Vegan Pancakes
- ALMOND MILK: You could substitute any milk you prefer.
- APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: This, mixed with the milk, helps to activate the baking soda so the vegan pancakes will rise. Also it will give a more buttermilk pancake type of flavor while still being dairy-free.
- GROUND FLAX: In addition to supplying some protein, fiber and omega 3s, the ground flax acts as a binder for the oatmeal and liquid ingredients.
- OATS: Make sure to buy a certified gluten-free brand, if needed….and check the Environmental Working Group for a list of brands that have been checked for glyphosate—-a toxic chemical that has been found in MANY brands of oats. Oats are a good source of fiber that is so important to keep your bowels running regular.
- BANANA: awesome for some natural sweetness. If you don’t eat banana, substitute with natural, unsweetened applesauce.
- PURE MAPLE SYRUP: A little goes a long way….just 2 Tablespoons is all that’s needed to sweeten these pancakes with no added sugar.
- BAKING POWDER AND BAKING SODA: Together with the vinegar, this will help create fluffy pancakes.
How to make blender pancakes:
- Yes, having a blender is helpful! BUT…if you don’t have one, you can still make this recipe….in your food processor. It works, I know, because I have done it!
- The first thing you’re going to do is let your plant milk, apple cider vinegar and ground flax sit. This is an important step because the flax needs some time to activate and become gelatinous. You can gather the other ingredients, and preheat your skillet while you wait.
- Then, you add all other ingredients and blend until JUST mixed.
- A swirl of olive oil in the bottom of the hot pan, and then a scoop of batter is all you need. If you want to add in chocolate chips or blueberries, now is the time to do it. Wait for small bubbles to appear and then you’ll know they’re ready to flip.
- After you flip, it will take another 2-3 minutes for pancakes to finish cooking.
Why you will love these healthy oatmeal pancakes:
- A healthy breakfast that EVERYONE will love.
- Easy enough to pull of on a busy morning. YES…you can do it!
- Tasty. Super delish. Nobody has to know that there’s no sugar added!
- Satisfying….warm and filling in just the right way.
- Light and fluffy.
- Egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free so everyone can enjoy them.
- Easy to make in your blender.
- Perfect for meal prep! Batter will stay good in the fridge for up to 5 days!
Debra’s Pro Tips
- Preheat your pan! Super important so that even the first few bubble up and are easy to flip.
- Smaller pancakes are generally easier to flip.
- Store any leftover batter in the fridge. Mix in some water or almond milk if batter has thickened….just enough for a pourable consistency.
- Already made pancakes are freezer friendly. Wrap fully cool pancakes in parchment and then a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.
- Add some chocolate chips or blueberries to pancakes after they’ve been poured into the pan.
- Make the batter in advance to have an enjoyable, relaxing weekend morning with a special brunch.
Blender pancakes are an easy way to make homemade vegan and gluten-free pancakes with oatmeal and banana. Allow some plant milk and apple cider vinegar to sit with some ground flax. This will create more of a buttermilk flavor and also give the flax a chance to gel. The addition of baking powder and baking soda will help your pancakes rise and give them a fluffy texture.
No, it’s not necessary to buy a mix. A few basic pantry ingredients come together easily to make easy, healthy oatmeal pancakes.
More easy breakfast or brunch ideas:
- Quinoa Breakfast Bake
- Morning Glory Muffins
- Zucchini Bread
- Vanilla Chia Pudding
- No bake Energy Bars
- Chocolate Smoothie
- Grain-free Blueberry Muffins
- 2 cups almond milk*
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons ground flax
- 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 Tablespoons olive or avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Blend almond milk, apple cider vinegar and ground flax until just mixed. I use my vitamix for this, but you could also use another type of blender, or even a food processor.
- Add in remaining ingredients, and blend until just mixed. . Avoid the urge to overmix.
- Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat. Swirl in a Tablespoon of olive oil, then pour or ladle out the batter onto the pan. Let them cook for 2-3 minutes, until small bubbles begin to form. Flip and cook for additional 2 minutes on the other side.
- Serve warm with pure maple syrup and fresh berries.
ALMOND MILK: Substitute any plant-milk of choice. I've made with soy or oatmeal with good results. Cashew milk made the batter too thick and I had to add ¼ cup water to thin it out.
MAKE AHEAD/MEAL PREP: batter can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in the fridge. If batter has thickened up too much, thin with a bit of water or almond milk until pourable consistency again.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 632mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 6gSugar: 14gProtein: 7g
The nutrition calculations were done using online tools. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you used. You are ultimately responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information is accurate, complete and useful.