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Have a quick start to your morning with this stack of healthy vegan protein pancakes with spiced-poached pear. Top with maple syrup and hazelnut butter for a delicious treat. They’re very easy to make and can get you full and out the door in minutes!

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I would have pancakes everyday if I could. They are so delicious and one of my favourite breakfast or brunch treats. This gluten-free vegan pancake recipe uses only a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry and they are made without milk, eggs or butter. Instead, I used oat flour (which can easily be made by blending dried oatmeal),  bananas, sweetener, plant-based milk, spices and a healthy boost of protein from a plant-based protein powder.

The best part about these vegan protein pancakes is that you can quickly whip them up in a blender which means less time for clean up and more time to enjoy all that delicious goodness. If you’re really in a hurry you can easily make them ahead of time or eat them on the go.

This basic gluten-free vegan pancake recipe is also very customisable which makes for multiple flavour options. This batch was topped with spiced-poached pears that I had left over from a dessert recipe, hazelnut butter and maple syrup. The aroma of the spices from the pears and the nutty, toasted flavour of the hazelnut butter make these pancakes irresistible!

Vegan protein powder for gluten-free pancakes 

The vegan protein powder that I like to use for pancakes is Orgain Vanilla Bean plant-based protein powder. Not only is it vegan but it’s also organic, gluten-free, soy-free, and non-GMO. One serving provides 21g of plant-based protein and 5g of fibre! It also comes in other flavours including chocolate. It’s made with pea protein, brown rice protein, and chia seeds. And it’s also sugar-free. It doesn’t get any healthier than that!

stack of vegan pancakes with poached pears, maple syrup and hazelnut butter on a plate

How to make gluten-free vegan protein pancakes

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender cup.
  • Blend to a smooth cake-batter consistency. Adjust liquid as needed.
  • If you’d like, you can also dice half a poached pear and stir into the batter.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan. You can use less oil if you are using a non-stick pan.
  • Spoon in 3 tablespoons of batter for each pancake and cook for about 30 seconds on each side.
  • Remove from the pan and serve warm with your desired toppings.

How to make spiced-poached pears

Making spiced-poached pears is easy and can be done without alcohol. Choose pears that are just ripe and firm as they will fall apart while poaching if they are too ripe. Two types that are great for poaching are Bosc and Anjou pears. Poached pears can be made in advance and stored in the liquid in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. The longer the pears are stored the deeper the flavor will get. Follow these easy steps:

  • Peel pears and cut in half. Then take a spoon and scoop the center out with the seeds.
  • Add water, sugar and spices to a pot and bring to boil at high heat.
  • Next place the pears into the liquid and lower heat to a gentle simmer. At this point, cover the pot and let it cook for 25 to 30 mins. You’ll know it’s done when you can pierce them with a fork.
  • Allowed to cool and use immediately or store the pears and poaching liquid in a container in the fridge.

What to do with pear poaching liquid

You can always freeze leftover poaching liquid and reuse another time. Alternatively,  you can reduce the liquid, which is simply boiling uncovered until it becomes a syrup, and serve as a sauce over the poached pears or other desserts.

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Healthy Vegan Protein Pancakes with Spiced-poached Pears

Have a quick start to your morning with this stack of healthy vegan protein pancakes with spiced poached pear. They’re very easy to make and can get you full and out the door in minutes!
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: fall recipes, gluten free, healthy vegan protein pancakes, high protein, pancakes, spiced-poached pears
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats, (180g)
  • 2 bananas
  • 4 tbsps protein powder, (46g)
  • 2 tbsps coconut sugar, (24g) or your desired sweetener
  • 2 tsps vanilla, (10ml)
  • 2 tsps cinnamon, (5g)
  • 1 cup plant-based milk, (236ml)
  • Pinch salt

Poached Pears

  • 2 Bosc or Anjou pears
  • 1 ½ cups water, (355ml)
  • 2 whole star anise, or 1 tsp ground
  • 1/2 tsp whole cloves, or ¼ tsp ground
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch salt

Topping

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender cup.
  • Blend to a smooth cake-batter consistency. Adjust liquid as needed.
  • If you’d like, you can also dice half a poached pear and stir into the batter.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan. You can use less oil if you are using a non-stick pan.
  • Spoon in 3 tablespoons of batter for each pancake and cook for about 30 seconds on each side.
  • Remove from the pan and serve warm with your desired toppings.

Poached Pears

  • Peel pears and cut in half. Then take a spoon and scoop the center out with the seeds.
  • Add water, sugar and spices to a pot and bring to boil at high heat.
  • Next place the pears into the liquid and lower heat to a gentle simmer. At this point, cover the pot and let it cook for 25 to 30 mins. You’ll know it’s done when you can pierce them with a fork.
  • Allow to cool and use immediately or store the pears and poaching liquid in a container in the fridge.

Notes

  • I used Orgain Vanilla Bean Protein Powder.
  • The pancakes can be stored for up to 3 days in the fridge.
  • Poached pears can be stored in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.
  • Freeze leftover poaching liquid and reuse another time or boil uncovered until it becomes a syrup, and serve as a sauce over the poached pears or other desserts.
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