Pancake day gluten free and vegan recipe

Vegan & Gluten-Free Pancake Delight: A Simple and Fluffy Recipe

Creating a pancake recipe that is both vegan and gluten-free requires a few substitutions to avoid animal products and gluten-containing grains. Here’s a simple and effective recipe for vegan and gluten-free pancakes:


  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour (ensure it includes a binder like xanthan gum)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (can adjust to taste or use an alternative sweetener)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (almond, soy, oat, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons oil (vegetable, canola, or melted coconut oil) plus extra for cooking
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice (to activate the baking powder and help the pancakes rise)


  1. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  2. Add Wet Ingredients: In another bowl or a large measuring cup, combine the non-dairy milk, oil, vanilla extract (if using), and apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Let it sit for a minute; this creates a vegan “buttermilk.”
  3. Combine: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. The batter should be slightly lumpy and not overly mixed to ensure fluffy pancakes.
  4. Preheat the Pan: Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Lightly oil the surface with a brush or paper towel.
  5. Cook Pancakes: Pour scoops of batter onto the hot pan, about 1/4 cup per pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges look set, which should take about 2-3 minutes. Flip carefully and cook for another 2 minutes, or until the pancakes are golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Serve: Serve the pancakes warm with your choice of vegan toppings, such as maple syrup, fresh fruit, or a dollop of vegan yogurt or cream.


  • Ensure your gluten-free flour blend is suitable for baking. Some blends are designed specifically for bread or cakes, so they might not work as well for pancakes.
  • The addition of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice is crucial for helping the pancakes rise and become fluffy, as it reacts with the baking powder.
  • If the batter seems too thick, you can add a little more non-dairy milk to reach the desired consistency. Conversely, if it’s too runny, add a bit more flour.
  • For added texture and flavor, consider folding in ingredients like blueberries, vegan chocolate chips, or nuts after mixing the wet and dry ingredients.

Enjoy your vegan and gluten-free pancakes!

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