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Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes (Vegan + GF)

This recipe will make about 9-10 4" pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax seed + 6 tablespoons water)
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk (or any plant based milk)
  • Zest and juice of one large lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour or rolled oats (gluten-free, if preferred)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour/meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • Coconut oil for cooking


  • To prepare the 2 flax eggs, add 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed to 6 tablespoons of water. Let is sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • In a separate small bowl or glass, add the almond milk and lemon juice. Set aside, about 10 minutes. This creates a vegan buttermilk.
  • If using rolled oats, make oat flour by placing 1½ cup oats in a blender. Blend until finely ground.
  • Place the buttermilk, flax eggs and additional ingredients, except the poppy seeds, in a blender and blend until smooth. Stir in poppy seeds and set aside.
  • Heat a griddle or large pan over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes. When pan is evenly heated, melt 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil. Scoop a 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle/pan to form pancake circles. (if batter is too thick, add a tablespoon of milk at a time, until it's pourable.)
  • Cook the pancakes until you notice bubbles form on the top and the edges are formed, about 2-3 minutes. Now flip your pancake and cook the other side about 2-3 minutes, until light golden brown. Place finished pancake on paper towel-lined plate. Repeat until all the batter is gone. Add a tiny bit of oil to the pan before placing fresh batter down.(about 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon of oil)
  • Serve warm with maple syrup


Keep finished pancakes warm in the oven, while you are cooking the rest of the mixture. Serve with warm maple syrup.
I use these 4 pancake rings to make the perfect pancake shape, but they are not needed. They come in different sizes, too.
If you don't have ground flax seed, just grind whole flax seeds in a coffee grinder.