Vegan Oatmeal Pancakes

Posted on: June 21, 2013 Written by
Vegan Oatmeal Pancakes
          Photography by: Debbie Peck

Since my husband and I are moving to Belgium, we decided to take a few weeks in the States to see friends and family before beginning out new jobs. I’m staying at a lovely home on a lake in Coventry with my dear friend, Heather. Several months ago she posted a link to a recipe for Oatmeal Pancakes on her Facebook page. I followed the link, and the next Saturday we made these delicious pancakes!


When we were halfway through with breakfast, I said, “We really ought to take a photo of these so I can share this on my blog!” That’s why half of My Good Husband’s pancakes are gone…already eaten.

We aren’t truly vegans, but I do try to make adjustments to recipes to make them healthier…so here’s my vegan adjustments to this recipe. If you’re not vegan, I’m sure you’ll love them this way, or just follow the original recipe.

Yield: Makes 4-6 pancakes, depending on size



  • 1 C. (100 g) quick oats (whole rolled oats might work just as well but I would let the mixture set a little while so the whole oats have time to soak up some of the liquid)

  • 1/3 C. (45 g) flour

  • 1 T. sugar

  • 1 T. ground flax seed

  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

  • 1 C. (250 ml) soy milk or almond milk with 1 T. white vinegar

  • 1 T. vegetable oil


  1. Stir the dry ingredients all together to combine.

  2. Add the milk and oil; stir lightly and quickly.

  3. Fry on a hot griddle. We have a very heavy cast iron griddle that doesn’t require any shortening to keep them from sticking. You may need to add a little butter or oil to your pan before frying them. Butter will brown the pancakes better–but vegetable oil works fine too.

  4. My favorite toppings are peanut butter, sliced bananas and syrup.


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  • Anthony Lee

    This looks so good…!

  • Kandake

    I just made these this morning, except I did use an egg instead of flax seed. I have 13 hens and since it is summer I get a dozen eggs every day. I currently have 4 dozen eggs on my counter! I love oatmeal for breakfast but I have never been very fond of pancakes because they feel like empty calories. I thought I would give these a try and they were just what my pancakes have been missing. They were very filling and didn’t leave me rummaging through the cabinets looking for something else. Thanks for the recipe.