This is the go-to pancake recipe in our home on weekend mornings. My husband and I like these pancakes because they are full of whole grains and omenga-3 rich seeds. Our kids like them because they taste like pancakes, not hockey pucks (no offense healthy pancakes).
Serves 3-4, makes 16 medium sized pancakes
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 T ground flax seeds
- 2 T ground chia seeds
- 4 t baking powder
- 2 cups non-dairy milk of your choice
- 2 T canola oil
- cooking spray or extra oil for your pan or griddle
Preheat pan or griddle while you mix ingredients. A hot griddle makes a good pancake.
Mix flour, seeds, and baking powder well with a whisk. Then add non-dairy milk and oil and mix until combined. Let your mix rest for 5-15 minutes. Why? Because as the seeds rest they absorb the liquid and they expand, making the pancakes fluffy and light. So try to be patient!
Oil pan or griddle lightly and drop the batter using 1/4 cup measuring cup onto the pan or griddle. Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side and serve hot.
- You may use whole wheat, white whole wheat, or even plain old white flour for this recipe, but in our experience they come out heavier. Especially when using whole wheat flour.
- You may use either flax or chia seeds instead of a mixture of both. Again, we just like the taste of the mix best and the nutritional variety provided.
- Use any non-dairy milk that you like. We often use a combination of whatever non-dairy milks are open at the moment for variety. Sweetened milks obviously produce a sweeter pancake, but since we are serving these pancakes with fruit and syrup most days, we don't think they are necessary.
- After dropping the batter onto the pan or skillet add berries, sliced banana, chocolate chips, coconut, you get the picture... It's all good!
- You can freeze these pancakes for months at a time and pop them in your kids lunch box. Our kids LOVE leftover pancakes for lunch, especially when the hot lunch being served to their peers is a breakfast food. It allows them to feel "normal" while still maintaining a healthy vegan diet!
- If you want to make a handmade vegan pancake mix as a gift in a quart sized Ball jar like I did here, then make 1 and 1/2 times this recipe.