We hope you love these pancakes. They're packed with fibre and protein-rich - a big 17g per batch. They are fluffy, delicious, health and simple.
- 1 batch flax egg - 1 Tbsp flax seed meal and 30mL water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp natural salted peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted (or sub-olive or avocado oil) plus more for greasing pan
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 3/4 cup gluten-free oat flour (ground from gluten-free rolled oats). If gluten free is not important - just use regular oats.
For serving (Optional)
- Vegan butter
- Peanut butter
- Sliced banana
- Maple syrup
- Prepare flax egg by adding flax seed meal and water to a large mixing bowl and letting it sit for a minute or two to thicken.
- To a measuring cup (or small bowl), add almond milk and apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice) and stir gently to combine. Set aside to "curdle".
- To the flax egg, add maple syrup, vanilla extract, peanut butter and melted coconut oil and whisk to combine.
- Slowly add in almond milk mixture while whisking. Add baking soda, baking powder, and salt, and whisk to combine.
- Next, add oat flour and stir until just combined. Let batter rest while preheating griddle (about 5 minutes). The batter will be thick once it rests, but that’s a good thing! However, if it’s too thick for your liking, thin with a little almond milk and stir.
- Preheat an electric griddle to medium heat (about 180), or use a large skillet on the stove top You want the surface to be hot but not screaming hot — oil shouldn’t smoke when it makes contact with the surface.
- Once hot, lightly grease your griddle with coconut or avocado oil and pour on scant 1/4-cup measurements of the batter. Flip when bubbles appear in the middle and the edges are slightly dry, being careful not to burn. Reduce heat if browning too quickly.
- Cook for about 2 minutes more on the other side, then plate. Top with desired toppings, such as vegan butter or more peanut butter, banana, and a light drizzle of maple syrup.
- Best when fresh, though leftovers will reheat well the next day in the microwave.