The Easiest Fluffy Vegan Pancakes (gluten-free)

March 5, 2018

Fluffy Vegan Pancakes that are gluten-free and packed with organic plant-based protein! Satisfying and healthy stack to start the day!

Fluffy Vegan Pancakes that are gluten-free and packed with organic plant-based protein!

FLUFFY PANCAKES. Where have you been all my life?

I kid, I am a sucker for fluffy pancakes and they are a part of my eats a few times a week. But this is the very first VEGAN fluffy pancake recipe on the blog and I am so excited about it. These fluffy pancakes are plant-based, gluten-free and packed with extra protein to make them extra satisfying and filling.

So when Jord and I were in Carmel the other week, we got the hotel’s buttermilk pancakes for breakfast. I am never going to say that my pancakes are better than traditional buttermilk pancakes (I’d be lying to you), but I can say that my pancakes won’t have you in a carb coma 20 minutes later.

Now for the easiest and fluffiest pancakes you will ever eat…

Pancakes aren’t just a weekend food in our home. I eat them during the week for breakfast (or let’s be real, lunch or dinner) and Jord will take some to work too. Work breakfasts can be more exciting than just a granola bar (here are some of our other favorite portable breakfasts!).

But what I love most about the pancakes is how few ingredients you actually need to make them.

So for these I have used oat flour and spelt flour before and both times it turns out great. You’ll  need your go-to dairy-free milk, coconut oil and most importantly, protein powder

But, why is there protein powder in my pancakes?

There are times that I really want to add protein to my recipes but have found it can be over powering in flavor. Now don’t get me wrong, I do love the flavored proteins we can add but there are times I just want to add plant-based protein without any extra flavor to the recipe. Garden of Life’s Organic Plant Protein is grain-free AND it comes in an unflavored flavor (that sounds funny, ha!).

I was a little hesitant on using it at first and didn’t really think it would be possible to have a protein powder that didn’t overpower the flavor of the recipe, but Garden of Life’s unflavored variety is amazing. I have been baking with it too and you forget there is even protein i there! Plus their plant protein is easy to digest and is free of gluten and grains. There is no chalky texture and it has a pea, flaxseed and chia seed based with over 1 Billion CFU of probiotics (um hi, this is amazing).

There are a handful of flavors like vanilla, coffee and chocolate in addition to the unflavored one. Any of these protein flavors will work in these fluffy cake-y pancakes. Garden of Life also makes a variety of other proteins and supplements. You guys know my obsession for their brand, and I cannot recommend their products enough!

Craving more pancakes? I gotcha covered!

Fluffy Vegan Pancakes that are gluten-free and packed with organic plant-based protein!Fluffy Vegan Pancakes that are gluten-free and packed with organic plant-based protein!


Fluffy Vegan Pancakes (gluten-free)

The BEST Vegan Pancakes that are extra fluffy, gluten-free and even sneak in some extra protein in them. Easy and perfect for the whole family.

  • Author: rachel mansfield
  • Yield: 8 small pancakes 1x
  • Category: vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, low sugar
  • Cuisine: breakfast, pancakes


  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour (spelt flour or gluten free works too!)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup almond milk (or any milk!)
  • 2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
  • Optional: 3 tablespoons Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein (unflavored)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat a large skillet with coconut oil or butter and stay on medium/low heat
  2. In a large bowl add all the pancake ingredients together and mix well so there are no clumps
  3. Let the batter sit for a couple minutes to thicken then begin adding about 3 tablespoons of batter per pancake to the skillet (my skillet fits about 3 pancakes at a time)
  4. Cook on each side for about 3 minutes or until ready to flip
  5. Repeat until all batter is gone and enjoy with your favorite toppings!
  6. I used nut butter, granola and some coconut yogurt.
  7. *Will stay good in the fridge for a week or you can freeze these for longer!

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27 Responses

  1. I just tried these and I was pleasantly surprised. I always seem to have a nightmare of a time with vegan pancakes, desserts etc. but these worked out great. I even got my mom to eat some which is a small miracle. Will be making these again. Thanks Rach!!

  2. If you do not use the protein powder, do I add an additional 3 tablespoons of the flour? You say to add extra flour but did not specify the amount. Thx!

  3. Love your recipes! Wondering what non stick pans you use? I am looking for a “green” option and yours look like they might be ??

  4. LOVED the taste of these!

    My batter thickened up SUPER quick and was far from “pourable” – I had to keep thinning it with water or almond milk…. any idea what I did wrong?! I have a track record of bad “luck” with oat flour recipes… any advice is welcome! Thank you ??

  5. I use this recipe almost every day for my kids! Simple, healthy, so easy! Some days I add some applesauce and cinnamon, some days some blueberries, etc. LOVE!

  6. This is easily one of the best vegan pancakes recipes I’ve tried. Love how simple they are too. Tempted to try and replace either some or all of the oat flour with cassava flour just for a different nutrient profile.

  7. As always, your recipes are so on point! Love the simplicity of this recipe. I added some bananas for my kids and they loved them! Couldn’t even tell it was gluten free!!

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