Fluffy vegan pancakes without a single banana! And without any gluten or oil either. Whip up this easy blender recipe for a delicious healthy breakfast!
Do you know how to use a pancake ring? Can you teach me?
I have this cute little heart shaped one that I tried to use here, but I ended up with a half-baked blob. I’m fine up until the part where you remove the ring to flip and then the batter on top just gloops everywhere into an unrecognizable glob of pancake. Not a heart. Not cute.
That’s why this stack is only 3 high, the rest of the batter went to the deformed blob heart. Fortunately these Fluffy Vegan Pancakes are thick enough to still look darn impressive even in a short stack.
Why no bananas?
A reader asked for a pancake recipe without bananas. Or oil, gluten, eggs, almonds, cashews, or rice. Which at first sounded like a big challenge, but actually turned out to be not so hard.
Plus this online space is already overpopulated with banana-based breakfast cakes. I love banana pancakes as much as the next high carb vegan, but I have to say I think I like this banana-free version even better!
Banana Free Fluffy Vegan Pancakes
Take bananas out of the pancake equation and I really have to think outside the breakfast box. Well not too far outside, these blender pancakes are still made with a fruity base. No not dates. See I’m not as predictable as you think! (Actually I am. The next 2 recipes I have planned are full of dates.) This recipe actually uses applesauce for moisture and binding.
Usually I find applesauce to be overrated as an oil substitute, but in this application it blew me away! Incredible crumb. Superb softness. Ample fluff factor.
But I can’t give applesauce all the credit for these wonderfully oil-free pancakes. Baking soda and powder paired with lemon juice gives them lots of reasons to really rise. Oat flour makes them gluten-free, but not one bit gummy. And maple syrup plus vanilla infuse breakfast flavor right into each cakey morning-time mouthful.
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5 minPrep Time
10 minCook/Chill Time
15 minTotal Time
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/4 cup oat flour (rolled oats ground in a blender)
1/2 cup non-dairy milk
2 tsps lemon juice
2 tbsps maple syrup
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Combine all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend till combined. Don't over blend.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Pour about 1/3 cup of batter into the pan. Since it is quite thick, spread/smooth into a circle.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side. When you can easily slide a spatula under, flip. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan.
- Repeat until all the batter is gone.
- Top with fruit, hemp seeds, and maple syrup. Enjoy!