A new amazing pancake recipe


I really don't think you can have too many pancake recipes in your life. Especially this time of year in Washington, D.C. It's freezing, and on the weekends all I want to do is cozy up in a robe and warm slippers, drink all of the coffee, and eat pancakes.

What's great about these pancakes and so many of the recipes I post is they taste (hella) good, but they're also (hella) good for you. I don't know why I just used hella twice. Cali has been calling my name...warm weather...ahhh.. 

Anyway, these can be made gluten free and vegan quite easily, and they are easy to digest, full of plant protein, vitamins, and if you want to dust them with dried rose petals (as I love to do) you can really get some instagram-worthy-pancake-shots. 

They are inspired by Gwyneth's It's All Good cookbook which - despite lots of interesting photos of her wrapped in blanket - is a pretty darn good cookbook. I adjusted a few things and I think you will really enjoy these.  Whip some up for Valentine's Day this Sunday and you're sure to impress yourself, your roommate, or your significant other. Enjoy!


  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk, hemp milk or other milk of choice
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP melted coconut oil, ghee, or vegetable oil
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cups spelt flour + 1/2 cup oat flour (or just use 1 whole cup oat flour for a completely gluten free recipe.  Quick tip re: oat flour -- you can just pulse quick-cooking oats in a food processor to make your own!)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 TBSP Chia Seeds 
  • pinch of cinnamon, pinch of cardamom (optional)
  • coconut oil, ghee, or some other neutral oil for cooking


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients
  2. In a larger bowl, whisk together all dry (including chia seeds).  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients  Let the batter sit for about 5 minutes (make your coffee!) so the chia seeds can start binding + keep the batter together 
  3. Grease the pan with oil of choice over medium-high heat. Ladle batter in pan in small-sized pancake shapes and cook through on each side.
  4. Serve as is or dusted with rose petals (I know, I know...so ridiculous but so fun) and enjoy!