• Gluten-Free and Egg-Free Pancakes

    September 15, 2013

    Good morning and happy, happy, happy Sunday to you!

    This morning, I finally created a delicious batch of gluten-free and egg-free pancakes.


    I know this might not sound terribly exciting to you, but I’ve actually tried for weeks to come up with a tasty recipe and haven’t had much luck.

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    I tried the whole chia egg thing and played around in the kitchen a lot, but I’d only end up with things similar to pancakes, but never anything close to the real deal.

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    Well, I finally got it right this morning—light, soft, chewy pancakes!

    Gluten-Free & Egg-Free Pancakes


    • 1 ripe medium banana
    • 1 cup garbanzo and fava bean flour
    • 1/2 cup almond meal
    • 1 cup almond milk 
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract


    1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
    2. Heat pan (or griddle) over medium heat; coat with non-stick cooking spray.
    3. Pour batter onto the pan/griddle and use the backside of a spoon to shape it.
    4. Cook each pancake for 2-3 minutes and then flip. Cook on the other side for about 1 minute.
    5. Serve with your favorite toppings.

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    Makes 10 pancakes

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    { 31 comments… read them below or add one }

    Kat @ Where the Sidewalk Ends September 15, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Wow, Tina, these sound amazing!! I’m wondering, what does the garbanzo bean flour do? To make them legume free, could more coconut flour be substituted? I absolutely live off your microwave paleo English muffin, and these look totally delicious as well.


    Miranda @ Miranda Runs September 15, 2013 at 11:06 am

    My friend is lactose, egg, and gluten free so we found a pumpkin chocolate chip pancake recipe that we’re trying out this afternoon! I loooooooove pancakes! 🙂


    Ali September 15, 2013 at 11:06 am

    There’s a bakery in Toronto that makes GF bread with bean flour and it’s amazing -soft and fluffy- so I’m sure these pancakes would be great!


    Alisha September 15, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    What’s the name of the bakery?


    Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite September 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Omg, these look delicious! You have the PERFECT first cut/bite into those babies. I had pancakes this morning, too- made with greek yogurt and topped with a kiwi. Sunday mornings are made for pancakes, right?!


    Jill September 15, 2013 at 12:36 pm


    You should go on the “Clean” program site (the one by Andrew Junger) they have a GF and egg free pancake mix that calls for almond flour/meal and almond butter and some other stuff…but its basic, no chia or bean flours. I haven’t tried it but it might work out for you? You’ll have to search for it there somewhere in their clean-manual.

    Also, you might like this since you are a garbanzo/chickpea fan:

    I’ve never tried….I need to start being more adventurous with trying vegetarian things rather than eating the way I am …not great.

    Oh, and does Mal like these pancakes? (he might have another perspective or opinion to add that can help readers determine if these really are good or not 🙂 ).


    Jill September 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    @Jill: Also, I have my doubts coconut flour would work (or least not a lot)…coconut flour requires a lot of liquid or eggs to work from what I hear/know.


    Ciarra September 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    @Jill: Agreed! Coconut flour calls for lot’s of eggs usually. I’ve tried coconut flour without eggs and the consistency is not good at all! Almond flour/meal would probably work best 🙂


    Lori September 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    @Ciarra: I agree–coconut flour has a very high absorbency rate,definitely more than almond meal. Know your facts before suggesting things, Tina!!


    Tina September 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I’m really sorry for the suggestion.

    Melody September 15, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    @Lori: Umm, yikes. Take it easy on the girl, just a suggestion!

    Ashley September 15, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Those are probably the prettiest pancakes I’ve ever seen on a blog! They look perfect — almost unreal! Those could totally be used for the box, just saying 🙂


    Samantha @ 10,000 Squats September 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Wow great job with this recipe!! I think my sister might have an allergy to gluten so I’ll pass this recipe on to her. She loves pancakes! Thanks for sharing. 🙂


    Becky @ Olives n Wine September 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Ooooh, I’ve never tried anything with garbanzo bean flour! These look like they turned out perfectly though and I can’t wait to give them a go! Yummy brunch 🙂


    Shel@PeachyPalate September 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Banana is so key!!! Buckwheat flour is amazing to as it’s almost like it contains gluten in terms of elasticity!! I used 1/3 cup mashed banana to 1/2 a cup of almond milk, 1/2 a cup buckwheat flour, and then 1 tbsp of chia seeds as well. It’s my go to! A tablespoon of coconut flour added makes for an even thicker pancake!


    jen September 15, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    @Shel@PeachyPalate: Oh that sounds good I love buckwheat pancakes and had no idea buckwheat is gluten free!


    Sara September 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for creating a vegan pancake recipe! Awesome! Can’t wait to try this. Your blog is my absolute fave. 🙂


    Tina September 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Aww, thank you! 🙂


    Marissa@ohhhsolovely September 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    glad you had luck with this one! i haven’t had too much luck finding a great GF pancake recipe, so I’ll have to give this one a try.


    Charmaine September 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Hi Tina. Do you think I could sub the fava bean flour with tapioca?


    Tina September 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I’m not sure. Sorry. I’ve never used tapioca flour. You could always try it!


    sam September 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Just curious– did I miss something about you not eating gluten or eggs anymore? Those pancakes look amazing! I’ve been meaning to try garbanzo bean flour 🙂


    Steph M. September 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    As a vegan, I am also very excited about this recipe! Thank you! 🙂


    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat September 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I’ve been on such a pancake kick lately, so I’m super excited to see this recipe! As soon, as I get home from my business trip this week, I’ll be trying this recipe out!


    Luv What You Do September 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Those pancakes are the PERFECT shape! They look amazing!


    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats September 15, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Yum these look so delicious!! Glad you were able to get the combination right in the end 🙂


    Hali September 16, 2013 at 12:41 am

    YAY!!! Those look amazing, I can’t wait to try! I love pancakes 🙂


    Linda @ running4two September 16, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I looooove OMG Pancakes and I am excited to try this recipe out!


    Maggie September 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    The recipe asks for garbanzo and fava bean flour. Is that one cup each or is it a mix that you buy? I could only find straight garbanzo bean flour . . . could I use that?


    Tina September 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    It’s a mix that Bob’s Red Mill makes. The garbanzo bean flour would probably work.


    Mary July 12, 2015 at 10:09 am

    i just tried the Andrew Jeunger pancake recipe from Dr. Oz’s website..with a steel pan b/c I don’t have a cast iron skillet and they did NOT turn out good at all. so I’m hoping to try these next. Used up all of my almond milk that I had just made. 🙁


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