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Vegan Gluten-free cherry oat pancakes with cacao nibs!

on 29/06/2014
A lovely tasty stack!

A lovely tasty stack!

In the last post, I mentioned that I received some lovely cherries from my parents! I used some of the cherries in these lovely Carob Cashew Cherry smoothies but I wanted to use the rest of them in something different. So, I made these glorious Vegan Gluten-Free Cherry Pancakes with Cacao Nibs for some extra energy!! I need my energy in the morning!!! I have never made cherry pancakes let alone vegan cherry pancakes! Great for a tasty breakfast or brunch!! 🙂

Frying until golden!

Frying until golden!

Make them right now! They are just divine & healthy too! 🙂

Recipe: For 14 smaller to medium thicker pancakes


* The dry ingredients:

1 cup Gluten-free medium-sized oat flakes

1 cup of home-made Gluten-Free oat flour ( Gf oat flakes ground into a flour in your Vitamix dry container, measured 1 cup! )

1/4 cup raw cacao nibs

1/3 cup coconut sugar

2 tablespoons ground flax-seed ( Broken flaxseed ground into a flour in your Vitamix dry container, 2 tablespoons measured! )

2 teaspoons Gluten-Free baking powder

* The wet ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened soy milk

1 cup unsweetened soy yoghurt

1 teaspoon sherry vanilla extract

1/4 cup canola oil

a bit more than 1 cup fresh pitted cherries, cut up


1. In a larger bowl, add GF oat flakes, GF oat flour, cacao nibs, coconut sugar, baking powder & ground flaxseed. Mix well.

2. In another bowl, add soy milk, soy yoghurt, sherry vanilla extract & canola oil. Whisk well. Fold in the chopped pitted cherries.

4. Pour dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients & stir together with a longer wooden spoon just until combined. It will be a thicker batter. Taste! The batter will not be too sweet, just right. I prefer to add sweeter toppings on my pancakes!!

5. Heat a smaller non-stick pan on medium-high heat. Pour enough canola oil in it & swirl around. Place a smaller dollop of the batter in the middle of the pan & spread it with the back of a spoon into a pancake shape in your pan. See that the batter is evenly spread out. Fry for about 2 to 4 minutes on one side or until you see, the sides getting brown & cooked & then, with the help of a fork & pancake spatula, carefully flip the pancake over & fry on this side for a few minutes more or until cooked through. Place on a clean plate & place a larger plate upside down on it & repeat the process until all the pancake batter is used up. Adjust or lower your heat, if you need to! You do not want the pancakes to burn!!! It took me a while, with a smaller pan! Everytime, you want to fry a pancake, add a few swirls of canola oil. Heat up & add the pancake batter in small portions. This way, it is easier to flip the pancake over! Keep warm & enjoy while still warm with one of your favorite toppings! I added a few drizzles of maple syrup on mine! Enjoy! 🙂

Delectable drizzled with some good maple syrup!

Delectable drizzled with some good maple syrup!


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56 responses to “Vegan Gluten-free cherry oat pancakes with cacao nibs!

  1. I have just bought some cacao nibs and I cannot wait to start experimenting with them 🙂

  2. Sean & Linda says:

    Your cherry pancakes look so delicious, dear Sophie! Waw even!
    Yum yum yumm! Over here in England, cherry season is beginning too! xxx

  3. Thomas says:

    Waw, Sophie!

    Your cherry cacao nibs pancakes look so beautiful golden & delicious too, as always! 😉

  4. Tammy says:

    They look delicious!

  5. Looks delicious Sophie. ….

  6. Oh, this looks so yummy Sophie!! 😉 I haven’t made pancakes on Sundays for a while…this just gave me an idea! 😉 hugs

  7. Love cacao nibs! These pancakes look awesome, Sophie.

  8. lucylox says:

    What a great recipe! Love it 🙂 x

  9. Liz says:

    you really should have a restaurant, Sophie! Everything you serve here is amazing 🙂

  10. Bernice says:

    Sophie – looks wonderful! I never had pancakes with cherries – I bet they were good especially with all the yummy ingredients you used.

  11. Cherries and “chocolate”! These have got to be great!

  12. Ooh yum, look at those babies!!!

  13. Koko says:

    Cherry pancakes!! These sound amazing. I have found an absolutely wonderful coconut yogurt called Co-Yo that would be perfect to top these off, or use instead of soy yogurt. I am a bit addicted to it! What a good idea to use cherries in these pancakes…that’s something I’ve never tried!

    • Sophie33 says:

      coconut yoghurt on top or in these babies would be perfect! We don’t have that yet in Belgium,…deep sigh!

  14. hotlyspiced says:

    How lovely to be given cherries by your parents. I’ve never had cherry pancakes! The coconut sugar in these would be wonderful xx

  15. Noor says:

    I made your delicious pancakes this midday as a late lunch! They were fantastic, dear Sophie! Really filling, divine & super good! xxx 😉

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  17. SuzaSuzanne says:

    These pancakes sound great and healthy too, I need to give them a try.

  18. shenANNAgans says:

    Cherries… Oh how I love cherries, they make me think of summer (4 months till the warmth) and fun with my family, we used to go picking, they had a deal, you paid like $10 and gave you a giant basket, you had an hour to pick, what you picked, you kept. BEST! 🙂 Sophie, these pancakes look yummy. #getinmybelly Hope you are well!

  19. Liz says:

    Vegan and gluten free. They look extra tasty and special!

  20. Delicious!! I love using cacao nibs in my morning pancakes. Just need to get my hands on some cherries. Yum!

  21. Thomas says:

    I made these tasty filling pancakes & the cherries in here were divine! So good & not too sweet either! 🙂 x

  22. Sean says:

    I also made your lovely thicker pancakes & they were so delectable & energizing! x

  23. I have to say this is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen, and the cacao nibs are certainly a cool ingredient to work with!

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