Plants Based Pancakes!

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Ohhhh, pancakes… Yumm… Pancakes are such a special breakfast. Something about them just screams “Saturday!” So when you and your bestie (who both love fun, healthy food) have a sleepover, making pancakes for breakfast is the respectful, responsible, relaxing thing to do. But how, exactly do you go about finding a recipe you can both enjoy when you’re gluten, dairy and soy free… and she’s a vegan? Well, you create your own!

These are pretty similar to the banana pancakes I’ve made before (under Recipes), but they’re totally plants based and a little sweeter (with no sugar added). The key to extra sweetness? Apple flour! The only ingredient is apples! Genius, right? I use Anti Grain apple flour. This adds natural sweetness, making these pancakes naturally delicious! Coconut flour can be swapped for the apple flour and you’re still going to love them. Without further ado, here’s the recipe! 

Plants Based Pancakes
Serves 1
Simply delicious pancakes. Totally gluten, dairy, soy free and vegan!
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Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
99 calories
20 g
0 g
3 g
1 g
0 g
79 g
1 g
8 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99
Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1/2 ripe banana
  2. 1 prepared flax "egg" (1 tablespoon ground flax seed + 2 tablespoons water)
  3. 1-2 tablespoon(s) apple flour (can sub for more coconut flour)
  4. 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  5. Dash cinnamon
  1. Prepare flax "egg" and set aside (mix flax seed with water)
  2. Mash banana
  3. Mix flours with banana, "egg" and cinnamon
  4. Pan fry until golden and delicious!
  5. Enjoy!
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We paired our pancakes with a mix of both natural and powdered peanut butter (for extra plants based protein) and a drizzle of real maple syrup, and a big helping of fresh fruit. I’m hooked! I hope you like the recipe! 


What about you? Do you have a favorite pancake recipe? What’s your fave topping??



  • Reply Kris |

    I love pancakes and to be honest, I haven’t been making them as often as I would love! I usually make a batch of protein pancakes for my guy and I ; ) But I have never heard of apple flour, so now I’m going to look into this!!

    Thanks girl!!


    February 17, 2016 at 6:22 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      No problem Kris! Good for you making healthy eats for your man! And yesssss! You should def give apple flour a try! It’s naturally sweet and adds a nice texture to the batter! <3

      February 23, 2016 at 3:10 am
  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    These are so cute! Love it!

    February 17, 2016 at 6:58 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Rebecca!! <3

      February 23, 2016 at 3:08 am
  • Reply Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    Peanut butter and maple syrup is my favorite way to top pancakes. It’s such a good combination.

    February 17, 2016 at 8:08 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      YUM! I just got some new maple syrup! I def need to use it more!

      February 23, 2016 at 3:08 am
  • Reply Irene

    The post is fantastic! I love it so much:)
    Have a nice day!

    February 17, 2016 at 9:38 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Awww! Thanks Irene! I hope that you’re having an awesome week! <3

      February 23, 2016 at 3:07 am
  • Reply rachel @ athleticavocado

    I need apple flour! That’s pretty awesome!

    February 17, 2016 at 10:57 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Yeah! It’s so fun! It really adds some nice sweetness without adding any processed sugar!

      February 23, 2016 at 3:06 am
  • Reply Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness

    That breakfast looks on point! I make pancakes like every other day – can’t get enough of them! My go-to batter is also vegan and usually gluten free as well. The key to mine is oat flour, but I’d love to try apple flour!

    February 18, 2016 at 3:24 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Yay for healthy pancakes! I love that! I need to make your recipe. I haven’t actually used oat flour ever… which is weird cuz I’ve been gluten free for like 3 years 😮 I def need to give it a try!!

      February 23, 2016 at 3:05 am
  • Reply Pia

    These sound awesome (and they’re gluten free 😀 )! I also love your plates (is that a weird thing to comment on? haha).
    xx, Pia

    February 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Awww! You’re so sweet! Thanks love! Yay for gluten free goodies! <3

      February 23, 2016 at 3:03 am
  • Reply Beverley @ sweaty&fit

    i haven’t had a best-friend sleepover in a couple years! i guess thats what happens when you move in with your boyfriend haha.
    Such interesting ingredients in these pancakes and the side of fruit looks awesome

    February 18, 2016 at 1:39 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Hehe! Thanks girl… and it was SO fun! I felt like a kid again… sleepover, PJs and pancakes!

      February 23, 2016 at 3:02 am
  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family

    Sounds yummy! Glad you and your friend had such a good time! 🙂

    February 18, 2016 at 4:41 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Rach! It was fun to have a super chill girls weekend! 🙂

      February 23, 2016 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I love that you used only a few simple ingredients! These look and sound like a great way to start the day.

    February 18, 2016 at 9:31 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Ashley! I love to keep it simple! Quick and easy so that I can eat my breakfast soon! Hehe… I always wake up hungry and dreaming about brekkie!

      February 23, 2016 at 3:01 am
  • Reply Lauren @ i had a big lunch

    I’ve heard really good things about pancakes made this way! I’ll have to give it a go. Thanks!!

    February 19, 2016 at 2:48 am
    • Reply Cailee

      No problem Lauren! I hope that you like them! 🙂

      February 23, 2016 at 2:58 am
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I love banana based pancakes. They have a totally different texture, but I kind of like that.

    February 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      YES! These definitely are denser and chewier than “normal” pancakes! But I like it too!

      February 23, 2016 at 2:57 am
  • Reply Edye

    Just found your blog and love it! These looks so yummy 🙂

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee

    February 20, 2016 at 12:14 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Awww! You’re so kind! Thanks Edye! <3

      February 23, 2016 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply lucie

    I always tend to have oatmeal for breakfast (creature of habit?) but these look SO good you’ve inspired me to make them tomorrow morning for breakfast! I love anything banana based!

    February 20, 2016 at 2:58 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Lucie! I hope that you like them! I too am an oatmeal lover… but these are fun for variety!

      February 23, 2016 at 2:56 am
  • Reply Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    Oh how delicious these pancakes sound – definitely going to have to give them a try!

    February 21, 2016 at 6:35 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Phi! They’re so quick and easy… and sweet! <3

      February 23, 2016 at 2:54 am
  • Reply Elaine @ FoodParsed

    I adore pancakes, and apple flour sounds super interesting! Your breakfast looks amazing.

    February 23, 2016 at 8:44 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Elaine!! It was super yummy. And apple flour is SO good! I was a little skeptical myself, but trust me it’s amazing… great texture for baking!

      February 26, 2016 at 3:46 am
  • Reply Sarah @ BucketListTummy

    Where do you find apple flour?! Never heard of it, but this sounds like a perfect breakfast for a fun day with your best friend! Or for me to just eat a whole batch.. 🙂

    February 24, 2016 at 2:30 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Hehe you’re so cute Sarah! …and I actually got it from the company… so I guess you could order it online?? It’s pretty alternative… and I love it! Def worth trying 🙂

      February 26, 2016 at 3:47 am
  • Reply Heather McClees

    These look delish! I’ve been meaning to try apple flour, yum!:)

    February 24, 2016 at 5:22 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Yummmm! Heather you will love it! You’ll def have to let me know what you think of it! <3

      February 26, 2016 at 3:47 am
  • Reply Evi @ greenevi

    I love this! Super cute 🙂

    February 25, 2016 at 5:46 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Evi!! 🙂

      February 26, 2016 at 3:48 am
  • Reply Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    These look and sound so yummy! My daughter would “eat them up”! Thanks for connecting with me 🙂

    March 2, 2016 at 5:01 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thank you! I hope that she likes them!!
      xoxo Cailee!

      March 17, 2016 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Chelsea LeBlanc

    Loving this pancake recipe! I’ll have to try it soon!

    March 12, 2016 at 5:43 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks babe! I so hope you like them!! <3

      March 17, 2016 at 10:13 pm

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