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Fluffy Vegan and Gluten-free Buckwheat + Oat Flour Pancakes

the best fluffy vegan + gluten-free pancakes // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe #brunchpin it Pancake Sundays are my jam.

Whenever my boyfriend and I are in the same place, I make sure every Sunday morning is devoted to eating pancakes on the couch with a side of whatever TV show we’re watching. It’s one of my favourite things that we do, and I usually spend the night before in bed thinking about what toppings I’d like to garnish my pancakes with.

the best fluffy vegan + gluten-free pancakes // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe #brunchpin it

I mentioned this before, but I’m currently re-photographing and re-developing a lot of the recipes I first shared on the blog. When I first started blogging, I shared two pancake recipes, both of which I will be deleting after I publish this post: vegan spelt flour pancakes and fluffy spelt pancakes with Greek yoghurt and a rhubarb compote. I have no idea why I thought it was a good idea to share two spelt flour pancake recipes so similar to one another, but I decided it was time to replace those recipes with a new and improved pancake recipe. These pancakes are fluffy, stackable, and oh-so-tasty. I made these pancakes vegan and gluten-free, because I think everyone should be able to have a good pancake… like these ones.

the best fluffy vegan + gluten-free pancakes // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe #brunchpin it

I devoured these pancakes with pear slices, pomegranates, hemp seeds, tahini, and maple syrup, but you can top them with whatever you like. I used a combination of buckwheat and oat flour, but you can sub the oat flour for the nut flour of your choice, which I imagine would be delicious. If you aren’t gluten-free, you can use mixture of 1 cup all purpose flour and ½ a cup of wholegrain spelt.

(If I’m being honest, I think I’m more of a waffle gal, but I have yet to buy myself a waffle maker. If I had a waffle maker, I would probably be making these mean waffle sandwiches that Oh, Ladycakes shared yesterday.)

the best fluffy vegan + gluten-free pancakes // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe #brunchpin it

Yields 12+ pancakes.


  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour made from gluten-free oats or nut flour of choice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
  • pinch of salt


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons liquid sweetener – I used maple syrup
  • 1 flax or chia egg (1 tablespoon flax/chia : 3 tablespoons warm water)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • coconut oil, for cooking

Some of my favourite toppings:

  • maple syrup or honey
  • tahini
  • fruit
  • hemp seeds

1. Preheat the oven to 150ºC/300ºF.
2. Mix the almond milk with the apple cider vinegar and set aside for five minutes. This makes vegan buttermilk, so don’t worry if it looks a little funny!
3. Make your flax or chia egg by whisking 1 tablespoon flax/chia with 3 tablespoons warm water.
4. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
5. In the bowl of the stand mixer, whisk together the liquid ingredients. Sift the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
6.  Melt a knob of coconut oil in a pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot and the oil begins to sizzle, ladle the some of the batter onto the pan. Reduce the heat to a medium-low heat. The pancake is ready to be flipped when holes begin to appear. Flip the pancake and cook until the other side browns.
7. Once the pancake is done, place in a baking tray and into the oven to keep warm.
8. Repeat with the rest of the batter.

Happy pancake eating!
Wishing you much love and happy kitchen adventures,

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  • OMG, Geneviève! Now I understand all the time you spend thinking about toppings. I can’t believe you combined all these gorgeous ingredients to get the most beautiful topping I have ever seen.
    Wow, really beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • Thank you Natalia! I probably spend too much of my day dreaming of things to top my smoothies and pancakes with… but the results are always so delicious and worth it! Hope you’re having a great weekend :)ReplyCancel

  • These are SUCH beautiful cakes my dear friend! Pancakes are meant to be shared with loved ones as a tradition on a nice lazy weekend morning! It really is one of those perfect memories everyone should experience and have!ReplyCancel

    • Thanks girl! Pancake sundays are one of my favourite traditions. Hope you’re having an amazing weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Pancakes will never get old. These are beautiful! Love the combo of buckwheat + oat four. Now I’m craving some…ReplyCancel

    • Thanks Alanna! Tomorrow’s Sunday, so if you’re still craving them… perfect opportunity to make them tomorrow morning! Hope you’re having a great weekend :)ReplyCancel

  • FLUFFY recipes are the best recipes!!ReplyCancel

  • I’ve been seen buckwheat pop up everywhere! I think it’s telling me I need to get my hands on some! 😉 Especially for a stack of these lovelies!ReplyCancel

    • You definitely should try to get your hands on buckwheat! I love making crêpes, pancakes, and other baked goods with buckwheat flour, and buckwheat groats are great in both breakfast cereals/granolas and salads. Hope you’re having a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Yum! Pinned! I have not tried pancakes with pomegranate seeds… but looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Seriously, these look absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to try making them! I’m terribly ungifted at making pancakes, so they won’t look anywhere near as pretty, but yay for the taste! :]ReplyCancel

    • Thank you so much Farrah! I’m sure you aren’t as ungifted at pancakes as you say you are. Practice makes perfect, and the worst thing (best thing!!!) that can come from practicing pancake making is having lots of pancakes to eat! Hope you’re having a great weekend! xoReplyCancel

  • These look so good, Gen! YUM! I definetly a pancake girl, and I’m always on the look out for new vegan/gf recipes – this one sounds so perfect. Here’s to some happy Sundays! Cheers, girl – xoReplyCancel

    • Thanks Jodi! I’m excited to see whatever you’re cooking up with the greens and seeds show up on the blog soon. Hope you’re having a happy and restful weekend! xoReplyCancel

  • No joke, Gen. These pancakes are GORGEOUS. You have a talent for making all food not just look delicious, but beautiful. I still remember when I first came across one of your earlier posts and it was that beautiful cake.ReplyCancel

    • Thank you Arman, you are too sweet!! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend filled with whatever tasty things you’re making! xoReplyCancel

  • I haven’t worked with buckwheat flour yet – these look mouthwatering and oh so fluffy!ReplyCancel

    • Thanks Shashi! I love making pancakes and crêpes with buckwheat flour. So yummy! Hope you get to try it soon + I hope you’re having a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • I LOVE buckwheat flour in pancakes. Oh man, now I am drooling!ReplyCancel

    • Thanks Melanie! I love buckwheat flour in pancakes, too. Hope you’re having a great weekend :)ReplyCancel

  • Wow! These pancakes look incredible- your photography is so beautiful! I love the idea of vegan and gluten free- while I’m not either I love making recipes like this! My glutenfree pancakes always come out so gummy- cant wait to try these!ReplyCancel

    • Thank you so much, Alex! Good luck with the gluten-free pancakes. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! xoReplyCancel

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  • Wow! Love these vegan gluten free pancakes! These pancakes look awesome and super DELECTABLE. Photos are beautiful too!ReplyCancel

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