Easy Vegan Oat Pancakes Recipe (4 main ingredients)

vegan oat pancakes

I have this love-hate thing with pancakes.

I love eating it but I hate waiting for each piece to cook.

But hey, no pain no gain, right?

I’ve done pancakes with normal flour but this time I thought I’d be a bit healthier and use oats.

The taste turned out good but the texture was not the best (more on this later).

Overall, I think I prefer oat pancakes to normal flour-based pancakes because it’s more dense and wholesome. I like the almost nutty taste when the oats are fried.

This recipe is adapted from Avant Garde Vegan.


(~6 pieces)

1 cup oats
1 cup coconut milk
2 ripe bananas
3 dates (or 1/4 cup maple syrup)


2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt



Vegan butter / margarine
Maple syrup
Chocolate syrup
Ice cream



Blender / Food processor
Non-stick frying pan
Ladle or spoon



    1. Pulse oats for 2 minutes into a fine powder.
    2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend well.
    3. Pre-heat a non-stick pan over low heat.
    4. Add a spoonful of pancake mixture to the pan and shape it into a circle.
    5. Leave to cook, untouched, for 2-3 minutes until the bottom has cooked.
    6. Flip the pancake over and cook the other side for another 2 minutes.
    7. Stack the cooked pancakes. Enjoy with vegan butter and maple syrup.


This version that I made breaks apart when I tried to flip a pancake over so I had to be really careful. It didn’t break apart so badly but it’s definitely more difficult to flip than the usual pancake.

Possible reasons my pancakes broke apart easily:

    • not enough oats or too much milk
    • i added too much of the mixture into the pan so it’s thick and not able to cook fully

I’ve tried adding a quarter cup of flour to the mix but I didn’t quite like it — too cakey.

So I think next time I’ll try half or 3/4 cup of milk to 1 cup of oats. Or I’ll try Deliciously Ella’s recipe instead.

vegan oat pancakes