Easy, healthy, delicious vegan blueberry pancakes with the zip of lemon. These satisfying pancakes are made with whole-grain oat flour and sweetened with maple syrup. Free from soy, gluten, nuts, and oil.Yield: makes eight pancakes; nutrition information is for 2 pancakes
In a mixing bowl whisk together the oat flour, salt, and baking powder. In a small bowl combine the coconut milk, maple syrup, lemon zest, and vanilla (don't add the lemon juice or blueberries yet).
The maple syrup is heavy and will sink to the bottom. Stir the mixture very well then immediately pour into the dry ingredients. Stir just until there's no visible dry flour. Preheat a large non-stick skillet or an electric griddle over medium-low heat, and let the batter rest while pre-heating.
Once the cooking surface is hot enough that a drop of water sizzles, add the lemon juice and blueberries to the batter, and stir to combine. Pour ⅓ cup of batter per pancake onto the pan/griddle. You may need to adjust the heat slightly during cooking to get it just right. Flip pancakes when bubbles appear across the top, the edges are slightly "set," and the undersides are golden. Cook for another 90 seconds to 2 minutes or until cooked through and golden on both sides.
Serve warm with maple syrup and any other toppings you enjoy, such as vegan yogurt and butter, berries, and nuts or seeds.
Measuring Oat Flour
If not using a kitchen scale to weigh 180 grams oat flour it can be very easy to scoop up too much. An easy fix is to whisk the flour first to fluff it up, then lightly scoop with the measuring cup, and level off the top with your finger.
Fresh vs Frozen Berries
If you don't mind having streaks of blueberry juice throughout your pancakes, frozen berries will work fine here. Thaw them first, then drain away any juice.
Storing and Reheating
Pancakes are best enjoyed fresh, but leftovers will keep for up to 5 days. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Re-heat in the oven, in a skillet on the stovetop, or briefly in the microwave.Pancakes can also be frozen. Thaw before reheating.