Light, Fluffy, Vegan, Gluten-free Pancakes


I woke up this morning wanting pancakes but I wanted to lay off the sugar even though I only use yummy coconut sugar. The only sweetness in these pancakes is the mashed banana so these are clean eats! You can add toppings to make them pop; add some healthy fat like peanut or almond butter and lots of fruit. I love fruit toppings and maple syrup! What a great breakfast for your Memorial Day weekend! This recipe made 6 good sized pancakes so double it if you have a full crew at your house. And this is a great way to show your family that plant based breakfasts still include light, fluffy pancakes! 

Pancakes:

1 cup of garbanzo bean flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1 mashed ripe banana
1 tbsp of chia seeds mixed with 4 tbsp pf water
1 cup of oat milk (or other non dairy milk) mixed with 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp of coconut oil
Coconut oil spray

Fruit topping:

3 organic strawberries and a handful of organic blackberries in the food processor.

Other toppings: a few small pieces of dark chocolate, 1 tbsp of peanut butter, whole berries, maple syrup, Earth Balance butter-there are so many options!

To make the pancakes: Combine the chia seeds and water in a small dish and the vinegar and milk in another small bowl. Let them sit while you mash the banana. Mash the banana with a fork in a large bowl and add the baking powder and garbanzo bean flour. Keep mashing the banana and mixing it with the flour and baking powder until the banana is all mashed. Add the chia seed egg and vinegar/milk (buttermilk) mixture and keep mixing the batter. 

Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil to a large skillet and turn the heat on high. Once the batter is smooth, scoop the batter out with a half cup measuring cup and add to the skillet; the pancake will fizzle; once it bubbles on top, flip the pancake over. These pancakes cooked extremely well, they didn't stick to the pan and they were cooked through. Make sure the coconut oil is evenly distributed inside the skillet and spray on more coconut oil to keep the pan lubricated. You can buy olive or coconut oil sprays in any supermarket; these sprays help to avoid using too much oil.

Spray the top of the pancake with coconut oil before you flip it; as long as you keep the pancake and skillet oiled, these pancakes will cook fabulously! The batter will make about 6 pancakes. Top with some of the toppings above and enjoy! The pancakes themselves do not taste sugary-this is great!

Have a fabulous start to summer this weekend, my friends in the US and anywhere else! I hope all of you have off Monday and can relax and enjoy life. Grab a good book, use sunscreen, buy these fruits and veggies organic and travel safely! Happy Memorial Day weekend from Fabulous Vegan Recipes!

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