Vegan Pizza Pancakes

by HEAB on March 7, 2010

I’ve been up since 5 AM hacking up a lung. Lovely. At least I haven’t lost my sense of smell because I would’ve hated missing out on the taste of my pancakes this morning. They turned out so well that I ran immediately to my computer as soon I finished eating to post the recipe. Ready?

I often use unusual products that not a lot of people have on hand (read blanched almond flour), and I always add eggs to all my pancakes. So, this week, I wanted to keep the ingredients fairly simple and egg-free for all my vegan loves out there. πŸ™‚

I had savory cakes on the brain and a small can of tomato paste begging to be opened. The following is my creation…



1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup water

2 TBSP (13 grams) flax seed meal

1 heaping TBSP tomato paste

few shakes Italian seasonings (1/2 to 1 TBSP?)

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

dash garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste


Grind rolled oats into oat flour using a blender, food processor, or Magic Bullet. You may have to stop blending and stir with fork a couple of times.

Combine remaining ingredients with oat flour.

Allow flax seed to thicken the mix for about 10 to 15 minutes while you heat up your pancake griddle over low heat.

Stir again and fry pancakes on griddle or in greased skillet over low heat.

For my toppings, I made Mae’s Humnut sauce: 1 TBSP Sabra’s Spinach Artichoke Hummus with 1 TBSP nutritional yeast and some water to thin. I then drizzled a bit of tahini over my whole plate and finished things off with a generous amount of freshly ground pepper. The pancakes were so moist on the inside, kind of crisp on the outside, and I loved the pizza-like flavor. I think these would taste amazing with a spread of pesto and a sprinkle of pine nuts, or for all you cheesy readers out there, top with a little crumbled feta and stick the pancakes under the broiler until the cheese melts. Ahhh, I’m drooling just thinking about it. πŸ™‚

Edited to Add: Just had another topping thought: Gena’s Raw Cashew Pizza Cheese. YUM!

What toppings would you use on your pizza pancakes?

Happy Pancake Sunday dear friends! The rest of the day is going to involve me parking myself in front of the TV and watching all the Oscar red carpet shenanigans. Who is your favorite red carpet correspondent? Honestly, they all kind of get on my nerves…but much to CD’s dismay, I still love it. πŸ˜‰


Heather @ Get Healthy With Heathee March 11, 2010 at 12:54 am

I love carbs for breakfast but when i’m in a savory mood I usually head for a veggie egg scramble. Savory pancakes would rock- fill me up with carbs and savoriness πŸ™‚

n.D. March 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm

you take pancakes to a whole new level girl!!

Angela March 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Hey Heather, just curious how many pancakes this recipe makes?

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Angela, It made 6 small pancakes.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie March 8, 2010 at 2:24 pm

I am so on the same page with you lately! This is the second recipe that I have been working on that you have posted a similar recipe for … though I am doing the waffle version – love the way those little grooves catch the sauce πŸ™‚

Gena March 8, 2010 at 6:07 am

Sounds like you’re kind of on the mend, Heaths, which is good! And your pancakes sound AWESOME — my cheeze would be lucky to adorn them.

Samantha March 8, 2010 at 2:19 am

Yum yum, I was going to make an egg puff but I might do these instead!

Feel better hun, sickies are no fun.

Cherie March 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Sorry to read your sick. Hope you’re feeling better real soon Heather!

Savory pancakes…wow…sound great!

Molly March 7, 2010 at 9:56 pm

THESE sound sooo soo very interesting! I would probably never in a million years come up with a recipe like the one above. I agree when is a recipe book going to surface?

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 8, 2010 at 6:44 am

Molly, No plans for a cookbook, but I’m trying to keep my recipe page as up to date as possible. πŸ™‚

inmytummy March 7, 2010 at 8:47 pm

OOh, I have all the pancake ingredients in my house. I love when that happens.

brittac March 7, 2010 at 7:49 pm

mmmm pizza pancakes…i think i would like to top them with some avacodo dressing!

Amanda March 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I love this invention! This easily means pancakes for dinner – thanks for sharing a vegan meal and feel better! πŸ™‚

Light Delight with Tou Tou March 7, 2010 at 6:13 pm

that Humnut sauce looks really cool, almost like the melting gooey cheese πŸ™‚ love this pizza version!

Cherie March 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Sorry you’re still sick, Heather! As for the Oscars, I like Kathy Griffin, but she got kicked off after her first year. I guess not everyone enjoys her humor like me. Get some rest!

Gabriela (froyolover) March 7, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Holy Moly – amazing recipe!
YouΒ΄re a genius, Heather πŸ˜‰
Have a terrific week, girl!
Brazilian XOXOΒ΄s,

glidingcalm March 7, 2010 at 4:37 pm

i hope you feel better HEAB!! makes me sad to know you were “hacking up a lung”! that is the worst! πŸ™

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 7, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Oh those look GREAT, Heather! And I love how they are vegan AND GF!!!! Wooo hooo, normally it’s one or the other; I created a version a few months back that Ive been enjoying but it has a banana and apple in the mixture, and coconut oil, so it’s not really good for a savory application. These look lovely!

Lauren @ Eater not a runner March 7, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I love your creative pancake combos!!

Feel better soon πŸ™‚

Heather March 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm

haha savory pancakes are scary…but i’d probably do some sort of veggie & cheese thing πŸ™‚

Daniel March 7, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I never would have thought to combine pizza and pancakes, but it does sound REALLY delicious right about now. I’m going to have to try this sometime soon! The link for the humnut sauce is great too, I’m glad you found that πŸ˜€

Anna March 7, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Savory pancakes are really rocking my party right now. So sorry to hear that you aren’t feeling well πŸ™

Kristina @MendonPondMusings March 7, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Pancakes look great. Hope you are feeling better. I just got back from a 14 mile run and brunch – now plan to spend the rest of the day also watching red carpet craziness – love it!

Carbzilla March 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Feel better, hon!

I had pancakes both days this weekend, but not quite sure I can go savory. We’ll see.

Did you hear the poor folks in NYC have no ABC on their cable starting today? NO Oscars, LOST, etc. One more reason I’m glad we moved away from there.

We’re having bun-less burgers on the grill tonight and will then watch the show. Not sure we’ll get red carpet time in. I’ll catch the best on the web tomorrow (I gave up my People mag *sniff*).

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 7, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Carbzilla, Are you serious? No LOST??? That saddens me for NYC. πŸ™

Run Sarah March 7, 2010 at 1:40 pm

How creative! The humnut sauce on top looks fab too πŸ™‚ Happy Sunday HEAB!

Ashley March 7, 2010 at 1:14 pm

I’m loving your blog!!!

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 7, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Thanks Ashley. πŸ™‚

Ameena March 7, 2010 at 12:46 pm

What a great recipe, I love how I have everything to make these in my kitchen right now. I don’t have much in my kitchen so this is quite an accomplishment for me!

Have a great Sunday!

Evan Thomas March 7, 2010 at 12:25 pm

These sound awesome! I would definitely have to add hot pineapple. And then maybe some ham just to spoil the veganness of it

Jessica March 7, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Those look so delicious!

jenny (green food diaries) March 7, 2010 at 12:19 pm

i want to try these savory pancakes… do you think it would be possible to replace the oats with blanched almond flour?

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 7, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Jenny, Yes, I’m sure the blanched almond flour would work just fine. πŸ™‚

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Erin @ Hunting for Health March 7, 2010 at 11:58 am

These look amazing, Heather! I usually don’t go for the savory (I have a terrible sweet tooth and should probably give up Stevia like you did), but these just look to die for. I am definitely going to have to try them soon! Feel better!

Katie March 7, 2010 at 11:53 am

I bet those would be good with BBQ sauce instead of the tomato paste….

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Katie, I bet they would. πŸ™‚

Karla March 7, 2010 at 10:51 am

Yum! I’m interested to try these savory pancakes!
I made pancakes today too! Lemon Ricotta! They turned out great! Definitely not vegan friendly though…

eatmovelove March 7, 2010 at 10:32 am

Oh – and I agree with EE – definitely chunky sauce!

Laura March 7, 2010 at 10:24 am

Thank you Heather, and I really hope you feel better soon… be careful of those ribs of yours when you are coughing up your lung… and thank you for the recipe- and the metric measurements, my poor English brain gets totally frazzled trying to convert cups to grams all the time ;( So far I was thinking of adding chopped raw olives and oregano to my pancakes, or else putting tapenade or a lentil-tomato sauce on top, but so many ideas…

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) March 7, 2010 at 10:19 am

Those do look ridic good- you had me at “crispy on the outside”. Sigh! Feel better. At least you still have the “other” lung. Don’t cough that one up though!

Carolyn March 7, 2010 at 9:52 am

These are truly a head cold induced recipe! And they almost look like french toast. This should clear you up quick Heabs.. Turning on TV asap… I may have to stand up to avoid back pain but i WILL be watching…

fartygirl March 7, 2010 at 9:50 am

HEABS, I ALWAYS want to make EVERYTHING you make. But a lot of times, I am unable to because of the eggs. Eggs are like rocks in my stomach.

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this recipe! It’s totally going in the HEABs appreciation blog. And it’s going in my mouth too! πŸ™‚

EE March 7, 2010 at 9:49 am

I would want some seriously chunky, sweet tomato-eggplant topping on those pancakes. Looks like yours are excellent!

I think I’m with CD on Oscar-watching, meaning I can’t deal with it. πŸ˜‰

eatmovelove March 7, 2010 at 9:41 am

Oh my! After my own heart! Tomato paste inside! …where is your recipe book again ? πŸ˜‰
Toppings for these? Well I’m a syrup girl @ heart – but these deserve some salsa and cheese πŸ™‚ – just like a pizza.

Mae (OhhMay.Wordpress) March 7, 2010 at 9:03 am

I’m so sorry you’re still sick. Some people just aren’t considerate at all. πŸ™ Pizza pancakes sound like the PERFECT comfort food. It combines two of my best childhood foods!!
And I can actually make these!! Pizza dough=bread, pancakes=fun!!! πŸ˜€ (I gave up bread, including wraps and pizza dough for lent!)

Jenn March 7, 2010 at 9:01 am

You have the most creative recipes!

I’d put pesto, eggs, and tomato on top. Pesto is fresh in my mind right now b/c I just made a bunch of pesto last night and will be posting the recipe later this week.

gfe March 7, 2010 at 8:53 am

Those would be great for breakfast or dinner! I might have to add some grated zucchini to mine. πŸ˜‰

Hope you feel better, Heather!



fitandfortysomething March 7, 2010 at 8:41 am

So sorry you are not feeling better yet!
The pancakes look great….
We had pizza last night-hubs made the dough-it was great!
Feel better.

theprocessofhealing March 7, 2010 at 8:40 am

Oh girl… YUM!!! I’ve been wanting to try savory pancakes (and oats) for a while now. So cool!!!

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