Vegan & Plant Based Pancake Recipe

These easy and fast-to-make pancakes are perfect for all occasions – they are warming, wholesome and have a lovely spice blend. You can prepare them in advance and even freeze them for quick-and-easy breakfasts. 



  • 1 cup oat flour
  • ½ cup unflavoured plant milk
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ apple chopped (≈½ cup)
  • Optional: blueberries

To serve - 1 banana, sliced; blueberries; strawberries; etc. Optional: 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (leave out if you are eating SOS-free)


Make batter—in a bowl, combine oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and cardamom. Mix well. Add plant milk, vanilla, cider vinegar, and 1/2 cup water and whisk well until combined. Add apple and stir to incorporate. Add blueberries while cooking if you like to give the pancakes a delicious, jammy texture. Allow the batter to stand and thicken for a few minutes.

Cook pancakes—heat a non-stick frying pan (skillet) over medium-high heat for a few minutes until hot. Reduce heat to low, and let the pan rest for a few minutes more. For each pancake, spoon about 1/4 cup batter into the pan. Cook for a few minutes until bubbles start to form on the outer edge and then in the centre of each pancake. Flip, then cook the pancake for a few minutes more. The batter may thicken up considerably while you are working—add a bit more plant milk to thin it if necessary.


 Top Tips

  • Oat Flour: You can easily make your own oat flour by placing oats in the bowl of your food processor and pulsing the oats until they are ground into a powder-like consistency. 1¼ cups of oats make 1 cup oat flour.
  • Unflavoured Plant Milk: Plant milk is the term I use to describe the plant-based milk of your choice. Rice, oat, hemp, almond, and soya (soy) milk are all varieties of plant milk. Look for unsweetened, unflavoured plant milks.
  • Important tips about Pure Maple Syrup – if you opt to use it: Maple syrup is boiled down sap from the maple tree. Make sure you buy “pure maple syrup” (not “pancake syrup,” “table syrup,” or “maple-flavoured syrup,” or even just “maple syrup,” as they contain artificial maple flavour and cane sugar or corn syrup).


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