Nutritious Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Pancakes: Start the Day Right
These 3-Seed Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Pancakes have a lot going for them – they are tender and tasty, easy to whip up and just happen to be suitable for both dairy-free and gluten-free diets – as well as low FODMAP.
They are very similar to the Buttermilk Oat Pancakes . The changes we made were to create a dairy-free version using almond milk – and adding the 3 seed mixture of chia, flax and hemp seeds for nutrition.
Note that hemp seeds had not been tested by Monash when we developed this recipe, but now they have and they are low FODMAP! We do OK with small amounts and others have explained their reasoning for trying hemp products as well; try for yourself and see.
A little kiwi on the side – which is low FODMAP by the way – is a nice change from the more expected bananas or berries.
And pancakes can be nutritious! Check out our 3-Ingredient Low FODMAP High Protein Pancakes! rolled oats, lactose-free cottage cheese and eggs. They are also gluten-free, if you use gluten-free oats.
3-Seed Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Pancakes
These 3-Seed Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Pancakes use almond milk for a lighter approach than dairy. The seeds add slight texture and some extra nutrition.
Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes about 11, 4-inch (10 cm) pancakes; about 3 to 4 servings; serving size 3 pancakes
- 1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened almond milk, such as Almond Breeze
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup (74 g) gluten-free old-fashioned oats
- 6 tablespoons (54 g) low FODMAP gluten-free all-purpose flour, such as Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder; use gluten-free if following a gluten-free diet
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 (scant) teaspoon salt
Measure almond milk in a measuring cup and add lemon juice. Allow to sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
Meanwhile, whisk egg and oil in a medium-large mixing bowl. Whisk in the milk once it has thickened.
Place oats, flour, chia, flax and hemp seeds, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a blender or food processor and pulse on and off to break the oats down a bit, but not until powder fine. Pour dry mix over the wet and gently whisk together just until combined.
Heat electric griddle, heavy sauté pan or nonstick pan. Coat with nonstick spray and heat until a few drops of water dance. Dole out ¼ cup (60 ml) amounts of batter at a time (we use an ice cream scoop) and cook over medium heat until bubbles begin to appear here and there, about 1 to 2 minutes. The bottoms should be golden brown. Flip over and cook for about 1 minute more or until that side is golden brown as well. Serve hot with fresh fruit and/or real maple syrup.
If You Can Tolerate
- If you have passed the fructan wheat challenge feel free to use ½ cup (60 g) all-purpose flour. Note that the recipe will no longer be gluten-free.
- Also, if you know you can tolerate gluten, feel free to use regular rolled oats; note that the recipe will no longer be gluten-free.
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.
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8 comments for “3-Seed Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Pancakes”
Thank you for the recipe! I tried them with oat milk and an additional 1/4 cup of oats for a thicker pancake… rave reviews from the whole family.
So glad you enjoyed them! Just FYI always double check your FODMAP loads when you make changes to our recipes. We can only guarantee that they are low FODMAP as presented.
This was very good. Looking forward to making it again and adding fruit in the pancakes.
Thank you for letting us know! Enjoy.
We really liked the savoury taste and added fibre makes these pancakes so much healthier than ‘ordinary’ pancakes, my bowels were very happy with the extra fibre! Will definitely have them for breakfast again.
Monika, thank you for writing. It makes us Very happy when we know your guy and taste buds have been treated well!
Hi These look delicious. I’m looking forward to trying them. Is the nutrition info for 1 or 3 pancakes, per pancake or per serving? Also wondering if there’s a way of increasing the protein content further by adding a couple more Tbs of hemp? Or if I tolerate LF milk. Thank you in advance…I’m just needing ways to increase protein at breakfast.
Hi there, the serving size is as stated – 3 pancakes. You could try the tweaks mentioned, just remember that whenever you make changes you should recalculate the FODMAP load and take stacking into account.