Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s a great gluten free, nut free and egg free alternative to traditional pancakes.
  • You can use prepared oat flour or make your own oat flour from rolled oats.
  • They’re thick and fluffy and perfect for adding any toppings you want!
  • They are great for meal prep and re-heat well.
  • The optional topping makes them feel decadent, but is super easy to make!

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Ingredient notes

Oat flour – you can buy store bought oat flour. We love Bob’s Red Mill because they have certified gluten free oat flour. You can also make oat flour by processing rolled oats in a blender or food processor until it reaches a fine flour texture.

Dairy free milk – I prefer to use almond milk or cashew milk, but coconut milk will work too. You can also use regular milk if you tolerate dairy.

Applesauce – make sure you use unsweetened applesauce. The ingredients should just be apples.

Apples – the optional topping calls for an apple. I like to use either gala or fuji for a sweeter apple, but you can use whatever kind you love.

Overhead image of a stack of pancakes with an apple, raisin and pecan topping. All with maple syrup poured over the top.

Gluten free pantry staples

Bob’s Red Mill gluten free baking flours are a pantry staple for us because they are certified gluten free and non-gmo. You’ll see us using their flours in many of our recipes – from sweet treats like our healthy vegan oatmeal raisin cookiesgluten free lemon poppy seed muffins or one bowl gluten free blueberry muffins to savory dishes like our creamy Tuscan chicken or our stovetop creamy garlic chicken! We love the quality of their products from mill to table and the fact that they’re a local Oregon company!

Dry ingredients for making oat flour pancakes in a bowl with Bob's Red Mill oat flour on the side.
If you’re looking to save a little time, you can buy Oat Flour already prepared.

Tips from an expert home chef

  • The batter is a thicker batter, but you should still be able to pour it out. If it’s too thick, stir in 1-2 tablespoons more of milk until it’s thin enough to pour.
  • It’s time to flip the pancakes when the top is just starting to get air bubbles and/or the edges start to look rounded and slightly browned.

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A stack of pancakes on a plate with a slice taken out. Topped with sauteed apples, raisins and pecans with a pour of maple syrup over the top.
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Thick & Fluffy Oat Flour Pancakes (Egg-Free)

These fluffy oat flour pancakes are a hearty and healthy, gluten free and egg free alternative to traditional pancakes!


Dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour, (or 1 cup gluten free rolled oats blended until flour consistency)
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder, (we use this recipe for a grain free version)
  • Pinch of sea salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 cup dairy free milk, (we use almond or coconut)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Optional topping:

  • 1 apple, cored and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans
  • Pure maple syrup


  • Add all the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.
    All the dry ingredients for making oat flour pancakes in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients and whisk to combine. Batter will be thick, but should be able to be poured easily. Add more milk 1-2 tbsp at a time if it needs to be thinned out more. You may need to add more milk in between pancakes to keep the batter thin enough to pour.
    Wet ingredients whisked into the dry ingredients to make oat flour pancakes.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with a teaspoon of coconut oil or other oil of choice.
  • Once pan is hot, add about 1/3 cup of the batter per pancake.
    Oat flour pancake batter added to a hot skillet.
  • Once there are bubbles starting to form on top and/or the edges start to look rounded and slightly browned, flip and continue to cook for another minute or two.
    Pancake flipped in skillet once bubbles appear and edges look slightly rounded.
  • Repeat until all the batter is used up. Chop apple and pecans if making the optional topping.
    A plate full of oat flour pancakes once finished cooking.
  • When you get to the second to last pancake, place apples in a small skillet with 1 tsp of coconut oil and cinnamon. Stir occasionally while the apples soften. Once soft, stir in raisins and chopped pecans. Serve over pancakes as a topping with maple syrup.
    Apples, cinnamon, raisins and chopped pecans heated up in a skillet to serve as a pancake topping.

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