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. :)

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. :)

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. 😉