Vegan Flaxseed Pancakes

Made with oat flour and flaxmeal, these pancakes are deliciously vegan and easy to whip up. You can also make them gluten-free by using gluten-free oats.

Low Carb Vegan Flaxseed Pancakes

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional pancake, try making these vegan flaxseed pancakes. They’re made with simple, wholesome ingredients like flaxmeal, oats, and maple syrup. They’re also jam-packed with fiber (thanks to the flaxseeds), so you’ll stay full and satiated or a long time.

This easy breakfast recipe is also ideal if you’re out of wheat flour or looking for a gluten-free pancake. Use gluten-free oats and you’re good to go!

Low Carb Vegan Flaxseed Pancakes
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

To make these vegan flaxseed pancakes, you will need:

  • flaxmeal
  • quick oats
  • non-dairy milk
  • banana
  • maple syrup
  • vanila extract
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • vegan butter or oil

Tip: For sweeter pancakes, use a very ripe banana.

Low Carb Vegan Flaxseed Pancakes ingredients
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

To make oat flour, process the oats in a blender until you have a very fine powder.

If your flaxmeal is still a bit coarse, process it in the blender as well. The finer your flaxmeal and oats, the less grainy your pancakes will be.

flaxseed and oat flour
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

In a bowl, mash up the banana until liquidy. A large fork is useful for this step.

mashed up banana
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Add the remaining ingredients.

pancake mix in bowl
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Stir until the batter is very smooth. At this point, you can add mix-ins such as:

  • Dried or fresh fruit
  • Coconut flakes
  • Shredded coconut
  • Chopped nuts
  • Vegan chocolate chips
  • Coconut “bacon” (for savory pancakes)
  • Vegan sprinkles
  • Orange or lemon zest
pancake mix
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

In a large skillet over medium-low heat, heat vegan butter or oil. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet, gently spreading it out with a spatula.

You can also use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to transfer the batter. Depending on the size of your scoops, this recipe will yield 4 to 6 pancakes.

Flaxseed Pancakes cooking in pan
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Cook until golden brown and the edges have set, about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Top with maple syrup, chopped fruit, coconut flakes, and/or vegan butter. Enjoy warm.

Low Carb Vegan Flaxseed Pancakes
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

A quick disclaimer: Compared to traditional pancakes, these pancakes are more dense and moist (due to the bananas and lack of wheat flour). But that doesn’t mean they aren’t tasty! They’re also much healthier than conventional pancakes.

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Low Carb Vegan Flaxseed Pancakes

Vegan Flaxseed Pancakes

Made with oat flour and flaxmeal, these pancakes are deliciously vegan and easy to whip up. You can also make them gluten-free by using gluten-free oats.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: vegan flaxseed pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Kirsten Nunez, MS

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flaxmeal
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • oil or vegan butter

Instructions

  • If you haven't already, process oats until you have 1/2 cup of very fine flour. You can also further process your flaxmeal, if necessary.
  • In a bowl, mash the banana. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until smooth. Add mix-ins like chocolate chips or dried berries, if you'd like.
  • In a large skillet over medium-low heat, warm vegan butter or oil. Scoop 1/4 cups of batter onto the skillet and gently spread with a spatula.
  • Cook until the edges are set and the bottom is golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. Top with vegan butter, fruits, or maple syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2mg
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