Have you been dreaming about the most perfect no fail vegan / gluten- free pancakes with no added sugar?

Well, I’m about to make your dreams a reality – and just in time for Pancake Day on the 28th of February 2017!

perfect vegan pancakes


This recipe is great if you’re taking part in sugar-free February or are looking for a healthier alternative to a traditional recipe and don’t want to compromise on taste.

You might remember last year when I tried and tested 3 blueberry pancake recipes from famous bloggers/chefs. I said at the time that making vegan pancakes can be difficult. But I finally think I have made a NO FAIL recipe….well I have made them 4 times and they have been brilliant every time, so that’s good enough for me.

Making vegan pancakes

This vegan pancake recipe uses banana in place of eggs. Try and use a nice yellow banana – it’s important to use a ripe banana to add sweetness, but if it is too ripe (i.e. is covered in brown spots) then the pancakes will have a strong banana taste.

Making gluten-free pancakes

Apparently gluten-free baking works best with a blend of flours. For this recipe I used a blend of oats, buckwheat flour and coconut flour. In the past I have tried to make pancakes with only one of these types of flour and they never worked well.

You might be a bit apprehensive about buying 3 different types of flour, but they will store in your cupboard for a long time and you can use them in lots of other recipes, for example baked oats, bliss balls or bread!

Also, just to say that I used to eat gluten-free because I thought it was healthier – but now I realise that it isn’t necessarily better for you to eat gluten-free unless you have an allergy/intolerance. That said, I do like to try baking with different kinds of flours and I never use refined white flour in my home baking.

perfect pancake recipe

No fail vegan & gluten-free pancake recipe

Serves 1-2 *
1 of your 5 a day + fruit toppings

  • ½ cup oats (gluten-free optional)
  • 2 tbsp buckwheat flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 small yellow banana (100g)
  • ½ – ¾ cup plant-based milk
  • ¼ tsp baking powder (gluten-free optional)
  • Coconut oil spray – for cooking
  • Serve with fresh fruit, desiccated coconut  or toppings of your choice.


  1. Blend the oats in a blender or food processor until they have the texture of flour.
  2. Next add the rest of the ingredients and blend well.
  3. Leave the pancake batter to rest for 10-20 minutes.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan to a medium heat. If you don’t have a non-stick pan then add 1-2 sprays of coconut oil to your pan (recommended by Healthy Jon).
  5. Add 2 tbsp of pancake batter into the pan and shape it into a circle. Leave to cook for 1 minute until small bubble appear. Turn over the pancake and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Place the pancake on a plate and repeat step 5 until all of the batter has been used up.
  7. Add your toppings and enjoy.


*If I was making these for brunch I’d probably eat them all to myself and be very full afterwards!

Note: I have tried to make a thinner version of the batter, but that didn’t cook as well.

no added sugar no fail pancake recipe


One of my favourite pancake toppings is ripe avocado – it’s so creamy!! I also love warm berries, soya yogurt and almond butter.


Are you celebrating pancake day?
What’s your favourite topping?


P.S. If you make these pancakes be sure to tag me on instagram (@healthyandpsyched) or twitter (@healthyandpsych) so I can see them and reshare the photo.


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