10 Minute Healthy American Pancakes (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Prep: 2 minutesCook: 8 minutesTotal: 10 minutes
Yield: serves 1Categories: Breakfast, Desserts
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My Healthy American Pancakes are light and fluffy, made with nutrient dense ingredients and are really quick and easy to make!

Does anything really beat a stack of fluffy American style pancakes with a coffee on a leisurely Sunday morning? If this sounds like your perfect start to the day but you are struggling to find a gluten free and vegan recipe then this is the one for you! My pancakes turn out perfectly sweet and fluffy every time, making this the only recipe you will ever need!

Originally my pancake recipe did contain egg, however, after going vegan I knew I needed to crack a recipe, (no pun intended), that was both vegan and gluten free as pancakes are a weekend staple in my household. After playing around with a few different versions of this recipe, all of which didn’t seem quite right, I had the idea of recycling my baked waffle recipe and it worked so well! However, I did want to create a separate recipe for a healthier pancake too which is how this recipe was born!

I use soya milk in this pancake recipe but any type of plant milk, (or even cow’s if you’re not vegan), will work the same with no need to change the amount or method! I have noted that this recipe serves two people, however, depending how hungry you are and how big your appetite is this would feed one.

Typically I like my pancakes topped with some yogurt, some warmed up berries and plenty of maple syrup, however, you could serve these with vegan bacon and maple syrup or chopped banana and chocolate spread, etc. We tend to eat pancake stacks for leisurely weekend breakfasts when we have more time but ocassionally we go crazy and have them for dinner.

If you like my Healthy American Pancakes, you may also be interested in some of my other pancake recipes. Why not try my Sweet Potato & Blueberry Pancakes which you can find here or even my easy savoury Spinach Pancakes. You may also like my Cinnamon & Blueberry Pancakes, my Spiced Apple Pancakes and my Apple Pancake Dippers which are actually both based on this recipe.

For more sweet breakfast ideas why not try my Banana Bread Baked Waffles or my Black Forest Gateaux Baked Oats recipe.

If you like this recipe and want to show some support please leave a comment below or visit my Ko-Fi account to donate! x


  • 100g 1/2 cup +2 tbsp gluten free plain flour
  • 170ml 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp soya milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  1. Place the banana in a jug or bowl and mash using the back of a fork until no lumps remain
  2. Pour the milk and maple syrup into the bowl and mix well
  3. Add the flour, flax seed and baking powder to a large mixing bowl
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well until no lumps remain
  5. Heat some butter or oil in a large frying pan and pour the mixture in, forming a series of small pancakes
  6. Allow to cook for two minutes over a low heat before flipping them over, ensuring they are golden brown on both sides before removing from the pan


  1. Megan

    Loved this recipe… Was able to use some frozen overripe banana which we had stashed in the freezer to save it going off, instead. A firm Saturday morning favourite!

    • Natasha Gelder

      Thanks Megan! So glad you like these pancakes! x


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