Best-Ever Vegan Pancakes, Two Ways
Breakfast is easily my favorite meal of the day.
Luckily, when trying to eat more plant-based and steer clear of animal products, veganizing your breakfasts is one of the easiest places to start!
I could, and often do, have pancakes every single morning, and with a recipe that totally healthy, protein-packed, free of refined sugar OR flour, and easily gluten-free if that's your jam, why NOT? Treat yo self.
I use a protein powder plus superfoods for one of these renditions, but if you don't have the exact one, you can substitute for whatever you use.
Version 1: Gluten Free Superfood Vegan Pancakes
38 g (1 scoop) vanilla vegan Shakeology (or protein powder of choice)
1/2 cup oat flour (I grind my own, simply putting whole oats in a high speed blender.)1 tsp baking soda
1 cup plant milk (I like Ripple brand but any will do)
1 tsp cinnamonOptional add ins: 1/2 ripe banana, 1/4 berries, chocolate chips
Version 2: Protein-Rich (Gluten) Pancakes
1/4 cup vital wheat gluten (I use Bob's Red Mill brand)1/2 cup oat flour (I grind my oat, simply putting whole oats in a high speed blender)1 tsp baking powder1 cup plant milk of choice, plus a tablespoon or so of addition water, if needed
1 tsp cinnamon, optionalOptional add ins: 1/2 ripe banana, 1/4 berries, chocolate chips
Directions (same for both):
Mix the oat flour with the vital wheat gluten OR superfoods/protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and then stir in milk. Stir well until thoroughly combined. If using, the vital wheat gluten expands and will make the batter thick, so add water if needed until a pourable but not-too runny consistency. Pour batter onto an already medium-hot skillet (important that it's already hot! Otherwise it won't cook through right.) Allow bubbles to form before flipping. Don't try to flip too early! Really let them cook through one each side. If it's hard to flip, they're not done yet.
The macros for the version 1 recipe (depending on the type of milk and protein you use) is approximately 355 calories, 37 grams of protein, 33 grams of carbs, and 8 grams of fat (without syrup or toppings.)
Both versions also free excellently, as well as hold up in the fridge for days, so feel free to make a large batch to enjoy all week - just pop in the toaster or microwave, and you're ready to dig into a hot stack of delicious pancakes!
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