Try these easy vegan chia pancakes! They're zesty orange pancakes that are vegan and gluten-free, and bursting with citrus flavour. They are filling so make a quick vegan breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.
It's easy to make vegan pancakes. You can use all sorts of ways to make them fluffy, from adding vinegar to bananas. For these pancakes, I've used chia seeds to thicken the pancakes instead of eggs, and I've whizzed some gluten-free rolled oats into oat flour in my blender.
They are super-easy to make and are customisable. For these I've added orange juice and zest to bring it all alive.
We love pancakes at my house. The kids are pros at making pancake batter now and often ask for them as a weekend treat. If we're having breakfast-for-dinner, it's often pancakes. We have all sorts of flavours, from spinach and cheese to banana and baobab, and these vegan and gluten-free orange ones are always popular.
See those cute mini kiwis? They're kiwiberries. If you've not seen these little treasures yet, you really must seek them out. They're naturally sweet tiny little grape-sized bald baby kiwis! Plump little balls that burst with sweetly acidic flavour and are packed with vitamins and nutritional benefits. They're in season in September and they aren't some sort of scary GM frankenfood. These centuries-old fruits originated in Asia and are now cultivated in France, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands
These zesty orange pancakes are vegan and gluten-free, and bursting with citrus flavour. They are filling so make a quick breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. I've used chia seeds to thicken the pancakes instead of eggs, almond milk instead of cow's milk and I've whizzed some rolled oats into oat flour in my blender. They are super-easy to make and are customisable. The fruitberries add a punchy sweet zing to the batter and the orange juice and zest brings it all alive.
We love pancakes at my house. The kids are pros at making pancake batter now and often ask for them as a weekend treat. If we're having breakfast-for-dinner, it's often pancakes. We have all sorts of flavours, from spinach and cheese to banana and baobab, and these vegan and gluten-free orange ones are always popular. I also really love making these gingerbread spiced fluffy vegan pancakes.
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Orange Chia Pancakes (vegan/gf)
- 100 g oats (gluten-free if required)
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- large pinch of salt
- 240 ml almond milk
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or rapeseed or coconut oil, for frying
To serve (optional):
- 5 kiwiberries sliced
- Orange zest
- Whiz the oats in a blender or food processor until it turns into a fine flour. Transfer it into a large bowl and stir together with the chia seeds, baking powder and salt.
- In a separate bowl, combine the almond milk, orange juice, maple syrup, orange zest and vanilla.
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk to ensure there are no lumps. Allow to sit for 10 minutes for the chia seeds to thicken the batter.
- Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add the cooking oil. Spoon the batter into the hot oil and fry for a few minutes on each side until golden, then flip and cook the other side.
- Serve the pancakes topped with sliced kiwiberries, a sprinkling of orange zest and a drizzle of maple syrup.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
These are incredible! Another great pancake recipie to add to my list of favourites! I had them on Sunday for brunch with friends and everyone really loved them 🙂
These are really good. I had lots of chia seeds to use up so we had them for dinner with a spinach salad. It was really nice with the orange. We didn't have kiwiberries but they look cute.
Thanks for the great recipe. They're really easy to make and tasty. The orange is so good in them.
Delicious, I'm going to mention it in my Friday Newsletter 🙂
I love these! We've made them twice so far as they're so delicious!
Great idea to enjoy those very cute looking kiwi berries with some gorgeous looking pancakes!
They look gorgeous! Seriously. And I'm loving the kiwi berries too.
Looks so good! I love using Oats and oat flour to make pancakes 😀
Jo's Kitchen (@Jos_Kitchen)
Kiwi berries sound awesome. I would love to try them especially with your lovely pancakes
How adorable are these. I've not come across kiwi berries before! They look perfect for topping all sorts of healthy brekkie!
How gorgeous are these?! Never seen kiwi berries before. Your pictures are beautiful and the pancakes sound delicious!
Ooh I like the sound of these kiwi berries and the pancake looks delicious.
Oh wow I am really keen to try these kiwi berries now - they look brilliant.
Ooh, I've never seen these cute little kiwi berries. I'll need to be on the lookout for them if you say they will be available from the this month. Tbh, I'm more of a savoury pancake person but these are ticking some boxes for me. Pinning, Yumming etc!