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)

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

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!

xx, Rach

Thank you Garden of Life for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands I love and believe in!




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20 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 ??

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