When was the last time you had a nice stack of fluffy, vegan blueberry pancakes?
Presenting my fluffy, gluten-free, diabetes-friendly (and of course vegan), PANCAKES! These pancakes are made with oat flour. I made oat flour using gluten-free certified Bakery on Main rolled oats, then added flax eggs and blueberries. Talk about nutritious!
What makes these Healthy Vegan Pancakes?
I fully believe that everyone should enjoy a nice stack of pancakes regardless of their dietary restrictions or medical conditions. These healthy vegan blueberry pancakes are made with 3 main nutritious ingredients: Oat flour, flaxseed meal, and blueberries.
Oat flour is high in fiber and low glycemic which prevents blood sugar from spiking and dipping. Fiber will also keep you full for a longer period of time, so when you eat these pancakes you will feel satisfied until you next meal!
The flaxseed meal used to make the flax egg is high in healthy fats, omega-3 fatty acids. These types of healthy fats help protect your heart and cardiovascular system.
Last but not least we have the blueberries! Blueberries are rich in antioxidants which help fight inflammation. Multiple studies show that a diet rich in antioxidants can help prevent cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Tips and Substitutes:
Oat flour is the main ingredient in this recipe. If you want a more classic take on pancakes, use a mix of oat flour and all-purpose flour – 50/50. If you want to stick to gluten-free pancakes, try using half GF all-purpose flour and half oat.
I love using Bakery on Main rolled oats to make my oat flour because they are certified gluten-free! If you are not gluten-free, you can use regular all-purpose flour. I am not gluten-free but I love using oat flour for the extra fiber and health benefits.
I have also tried half almond flour and half oat flour which worked really well! It is also higher in protein.
The batter should be more on the thick side. Avoid over-mixing the batter, you can even use a fork instead of a whisk!
This is a replacement for regular egg. You may also use 1/4 cup applesauce instead of flax egg.
There are so many wonderful combinations you can try here! However, I highly recommend this blueberry, cashew butter and maple syrup combo… it was life changing!
I added the cashew butter and hemps seeds for extra protein and healthy fat.