Perfect Vegan Blueberry Pancakes (No flour, gluten-free!)

Thick and fluffy flourless blueberry pancakes- These are the BEST vegan blueberry pancake recipe that has nothing but 5-star reviews! Made with oats, bananas, and blueberries, you only need one blender to whip the batter up!

vegan blueberry pancakes

You thought blenders were only for smoothies? Think again.

All the usual ingredients that you’d find in a killer smoothie (which has to be thick and preferably able to eat with a spoon or out of a bowl) loaded with fresh or frozen blueberries, but in fluffy, pillow-like pancake form.

You’d think a pancake breakfast like this would be difficult to come together, but really, it’s pretty much just on an extra step on top of a basic smoothie- Instead of drinking it once it’s blended, we’ll pan fry it until it is done- The ultimate quick, easy and satisfying breakfast.

The texture of these flourless blueberry smoothie pancakes is super thick and fluffy, so thick that they are perfect to batch cook (doubling, tripling the portions) and freeze them up for later consumption.

You’d be surprised that they actually contain NO eggs, and NO flour but actually a unique combination of ingredients to guarantee maximum fluffy factor.

SECRETLY HEALTHY BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

Easy, fluffy, healthy, and delicious.

Not only are these pancakes flourless and egg-free, but they are also naturally sweetened. This means that this delicious, hearty, and filling breakfast is suitable for those following a vegan, gluten-free, dairy free, refined sugar free and low-calorie lifestyle.

I mean, I don’t really calculate calories, but a quick glance shows me that this HUGE serving clocks in at under 150 calories.

135 calories for a stack of blueberry pancakes? Let me have 4 stacks then. 

perfect vegan blueberry pancakes

VEGAN BLUEBERRY PANCAKES INGREDIENTS 

  • Rolled Oats
  • Plant-based milk
  • Banana
  • Baking powder
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Blueberries

While an all-purpose or self-rising flour will be work, I opted to keep these pancakes flour-free, so used rolled oats. Rolled oats are something I often use in my smoothies to give them an almost cookie dough texture. The same ingredient is used in the pancakes, but mostly to replace the flour. It becomes an oat flour, perfect to substitute it!

You’ll also notice that apple cider vinegar and baking powder are included, and this helps to bind them and also help them rise. Please do not omit this. They also are the reason why there are no eggs or egg replacements used!

These thick and fluffy pancakes are completely sugar free, thanks to the natural sweetness of the banana. I was afraid that the banana would be overpowering, but it paired beautifully with the blueberries.

I know that some of you have expressed not enjoying bananas in recipes, so I DID try this out with mashed sweet potato. This certainly works, but the pancakes will be more hearty than fluffy. They also come out a little orange in color and a little less sweet, but hey, that is what the toppings of pancakes are for.

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST VEGAN BLUEBERRY PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH

  • Blend all the ingredients, except for the blueberries- You want to fold them in at the end. 
  • Let the batter rest for 5-10 minutes, prior to cooking. As they have been blended first, it needs a little time for the ingredients to sit together.
  • ALWAYS cook your pancakes on low heat. Yes, it might take a little longer, but trust me, you will LOVE the thick and fluffy result at the end
  • If possible, cover the pancakes, as they will cook evenly and throughout
  • You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries. If you use frozen blueberries, be sure that they are thawed out.
  • If you don’t have apple cider vinegar, you can use either lemon juice or lime juice. Do not omit this, or your pancakes will be thick and dense.

flourless blueberry vegan pancakes

CAN I PREPARE THE BATTER IN ADVANCE?

The last time I shared a pancake recipe, several of you had asked if the batter can be prepped the night before.

The answer depends on how thick and fluffy you want your flourless pancakes to be. I found that prepping the batter overnight, I had to add around ¼ cup of extra milk in the morning, and not as thick once cooked.

CAN YOU FREEZE LEFTOVER PANCAKES?

As someone who loves pancakes mid-week (aka- not JUST on a weekend!) I always make a double batch of these pancakes to freeze up! They freeze beautifully, and on mornings when I can’t be bothered making pancakes from scratch, I simply thaw or microwave them and voila- instant pancakes!

Wrap up single portions of blueberry pancakes and place them in ziplock bags. They generally freeze well for at least 2 months.

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Vegan Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes

Thick and fluffy flourless blueberry pancakes made with oatmeal and banana, for the perfect breakfast! Easy, blender made and naturally packed with protein, these healthy pancakes are also vegan and gluten-free.
4.89 from 17 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a high speed blender or food processor, add all your ingredients, except for the blueberries, and blend until a thick batter remains. Fold in the blueberries but do not blend.
  • Let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes, for the batter to thicken slightly.
  • Preheat a lightly greased pan on medium heat. Once hot, pour a quarter cup portions of the batter in the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the edges start to brown and bubble. Flip and cook for a further minute or two. Repeat until all the batter is used up.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

* You can substitute this for lemon or lime juice
Pancakes can be made in double, triple, or more batches- This serves 2 hungry people or 4 breakfast servings. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 23g
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    30 thoughts on “Perfect Vegan Blueberry Pancakes (No flour, gluten-free!)

    1. Hi, you forgot the vinegar and lemon in the print recipe 😉

      I did your previous banana one, and even if it wasn’t perfect because it was my first, I absolutely LOVED it.
      Also, how many serves with the whole recipe? I did ate the whole recipe, LOL but doing some research just the rolled oats alone are like 380 kcal, so the under 350 or 172 kcal you say I guess is just for one pancake, right?

      Thanks, and keep up the good work! 😉

      1. Hi Pablo- I amended it to include it! 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed those! This makes 2-3 servings, depending on your appetite and your toppings. A full cup of rolled oats is 300 calories (As per myfitnesspal) and nope- It makes 4-6 pancakes, so you’d get at least 2 large ones. Enjoy!

    2. These look delicious! The article says Lemon Juice! How much is needed! It’s not listed in the ingredient listing! Thank you!

    3. These sound yummy! I didn’t see the ACV or lemon juice listed in the ingredients though but they were mentioned in your post…?

    4. These look awesome! I haven’t had pancakes in ages, but I could totally destroy a plate of these. I need a new blender first…..add it to my overflowing shopping list as we get closer to our move!

    5. These look amazing! It’s actually drizzling right now where I am, but I’m hoping the sun will come out this weekend! Otherwise, I’m still down to make these pancakes!!

    6. If I opted to use flour instead of rolled oats, would I use the same amount of flour as you used for oats?

    7. Just made these for dinner and my 3 teenage boys think I am a rockstar! Absolutely delicious and guilt free…thank you! I doubled the recipe with no problems and still had to make an additional batch.

    8. Hello! Have you made this into muffins yet? I’m looking for a little bit smaller snack to take with my everyday and thought the muffins would be perfect. Thanks!

    9. I just made this for breakfast… WUT. Seriously the best pancakes ever! Thank you so much for your delicious recipes – there has not been one that has failed me!

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