Gluten-Free & Vegan Healthy Pancakes

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vegan and gluten-free pancakes

I’m all about that mile high pancake stack!  Finally after much recipe experimentation I have landed on the perfect (and simple) pancake recipe that is light and fluffy.  This recipe would be perfect for this upcoming long weekend or any weekend breakfast or brunch.  The best part about this recipe is it will most definitely work for anyone.  It is egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free and refined-sugar free.  I use heart healthy and fiber-full whole grains as the base for the batter: gluten-free oat flour and brown rice flour.  These two flours together give these pancakes the perfect texture.

I topped my pancakes with a spread of vegan cream cheese, diced strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup.  You could also use vegan butter or for protein and healthy fats you could drizzle any nut or seed butter on top of the pancakes.  Chocolate sauce turns these into an even more decadent treat.  Sliced bananas, raspberries or blueberries also work well as toppers for these hot cakes.  The possibilities are endless.  These are just some starter ideas.

Gluten free and vegan pancakes

If you give this recipe a try, I would love to see how your pancakes turn out.  Tag me in your pancake pics on social media: @eatingbyelaine – I live to see your recipe creations!

And don’t forget to head on over to snapchat (eatingbyelaine) to see behind the scenes in my kitchen and what I eat throughout the day to stay healthy and energized.  Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone!

Gluten-Free and Vegan Pancakes

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Gluten-Free & Vegan Healthy Pancakes

  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 18 mins
  • Yield: 16 1x


These healthy pancakes are light and fluffy plus they are refined sugar-free, nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free.


  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons flaxseed meal + 6 tablespoons water)
  • 1 cup oat flour (gluten-free if desired)
  • ½ cup brown rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 23 tablespoons vegan butter (for cooking the pancakes on griddle)


  1. Preheat a griddle over medium low heat.
  2. Prepare the flax egg by whisking together the flaxseed meal with water. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (oat flour, brown rice flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder, salt). If you do not have oat flour on hand you can make it yourself by adding 1 cup gluten-free oats to a mini food processor and blending for 30-60 seconds until a fine flour forms).
  4. Add wet ingredients (non-dairy milk, maple syrup and flax eggs) and mix until a smooth batter forms.
  5. Lightly grease your griddle with 1 tablespoon of vegan butter. Ladle 1 spoonful of batter onto the griddle and repeat until you have filled your pan. I like to keep the pancakes fairly small so they cook evenly and quickly (making them easier to flip). Cook the pancakes until small bubbles begin to form on the top, about 4-5 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes longer until the other sides are golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and repeat until no batter remains. Between batches, re-grease the griddle using more vegan butter.
  6. Serve pancakes warm with pure maple syrup and fresh fruit such as strawberries. I also topped mine with vegan cream cheese (shown in picture).
  • Category: Breakfast

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