Today’s my pancakes variation uses the wonderful, amazing, superstar superfood, and my personal favourite seed, the chia seed.  I’m a huge fan of chia pudding for breakfast because it’s just so convenient and delicious. My favourite variety lately is made with oats, peanut butter, a wee bit of maple syrup, almond milk and banana. It’s sweet and salty and so delicious.

Since I love chia just so damn much, and I have new found love of pancakes, I thought, why not combine the two? It was another pancake success for me !!

About these vegan chia seed pancakes. For one, they’re delicious. For oil needed! For three…they’re super easy to make with simple ingredients.

I used pure maple syrup to sweeten them but if you can use another sweetener if you prefer, such as agave, raw sugar, stevia drops or another sugar substitute like xylitol. I’ve added baking powder and apple cider vinegar to help get these babies to fluff right up. I used almond milk for the liquid but you can use any plant-based milk or even water. Once you’re cooking, for best results make sure you wait until they bubble in the middle to flip them.

Vegan Chia Seed Pancakes Recipe
These chia seed pancakes are easy to make, light and fluffy. Try them topped with banana, berries and pure maple syrup for a delicious vegan breakfast.

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (or other sweetener of choice)
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional, adds flavour)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional, adds flavour)
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Add the almond milk, vanilla, maple syrup and ACV and stir until “just mixed.”
  3. Let sit for 5-10 minutes so the chia can work it’s magic.
  4. Cook in approximately 1/4 cup scoops over medium heat in a lightly oiled non-stick pan.
  5. Flip when bubbles appear in the middle of each pancake.
  6. Cook for another 3-5 minutes on the other side.
  7. Makes approximately 10 pancakes