Quiet. That moment before the busyness begins. That stillness that lies on the surface of the world’s constant motion. The silence between thoughts. Quiet. For many of us, breakfast is a moment to preserve that quiet, to extend the ease of sleep a little bit further into our day. These tender, airy, gluten-free, protein-packed pancakes help.

Spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, laced with maple syrup, and creamy with Greek yogurt, these oat flour pancakes come together quickly and make a healthy, filling meal. You can customize spices as you like, and top them any way you want: I like yogurt, fruit, warmed maple syrup, and toasted nuts. These pancakes don’t fluff up super thick, but they keep a beautiful, airy crumb and deliver delicious flavor—with not a fleck of gluten in sight.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cups + 3 tablespoons oat flour (or gluten-free oats blended to flour)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • yogurt, fruit, and pure maple syrup, to serve

Directions

  1. Whisk together dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients and whisk until smooth. Let sit for 5 minutes while you warm the skillet. Lightly butter (or oil) a cast iron or non-stick frying pan and warm over medium low heat until a flick of water sizzles. Add 1/4 cup batter per pancake. Cook about 3 minutes, until bubbles pop on the surface and the outer edges are matte. Flip with a spatula, and cook another minute or so. Keep pancakes warm in a toaster oven or oven set to 200ºF until ready to serve.
  2. Serve with yogurt, fruit, and warmed maple syrup.

Nutritional Information

Calories
330
Total Fat
21g
Saturated Fat
17g
Cholesterol
42mg
Sodium
150mg
Carbohydrates
30g
Dietary Fiber
5g
Sugars
6g
Protein
8g
YIELD:

makes about 11 4-inch pancakes (serves 3-4)