Recipe for Nigella Inspired Vegan Oat Pancakes

nigella-inspired oat pancakes


These vegan, plant-based pancakes are delicious and are adapted by the culinary Queen Nigella’s recipe. They are perfect for breakfast and make for the ideal dairy-free based pancakes that will fill you up until lunch!


vegan pancake with maple syrup

vegan oat pancakes

Nigella-inspired Vegan Oat Pancakes With Pomegranate & Maple Syrup

Ingredients (makes 6-8 pancakes)

  • 150 g maple syrup
  • 150 g fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 100 g gluten free porridge oats (not instant, I used the large oats)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100 ml dairy free milk (I used Oatly oat drink)
  • 1 fair trade ripe banana, chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil


Gently warm the maple syrup and pomegranates in a small pan over a medium heat, stirring frequently. When heated, remove from the hob and set aside.

Put the oats, banana and salt in a bowl and mash together. If you prefer a finer consistency, place in a blender or a food processor and process until you create a flour.

Tip into a bowl and stir in the baking powder and cinnamon.

In a measuring jug, whisk together the dairy free milk and vanilla, and then stir into the oat flour mixture to create a batter.

Pour ½ a teaspoon of oil onto a smooth, non-stick griddle and with a piece of kitchen roll, smear it over the whole surface. Put the griddle on a medium heat and, when hot, add the batter, using a quarter-cup measure but only filling it two-thirds full.

Cook each pancake for approximately 2 minutes on each side. You can slip a spatula underneath each pancake after 2 minutes to see if the underside looks cooked, and then when it is, flip it, and the rest of the pancakes, over and cook for another 2 minutes.

Mine are fairly thick, chunky pancakes so might take longer depending on size and consistency.

When cooked, stack onto a plate and drizzle with the syrup and pomegranates. Serve immediately.

My kids loved these too and being slow releasing oats, they kept us all full until lunchtime.

Flippin’ delicious (get it). Sorry for the Dad joke! Couldn’t resist!

nigella-inspired vegan oat pancakes

vegan pancakes

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42 Responses

  1. Vicki Montague - The Free From Fairy

    Oh my goodness Vicki these look fabulous!!! I am not a fan of Nigella so would never have found these if you hadn’t posted them. I fancy making a savoury version of these for my lunch! I really hope the vegan diet brings you the same relief from symptoms as you got last summer. Happy 2016 and thank you for hosting as always x

    • Honest Mum

      Thanks lovely, I am really feeling on top of the world. I think eating this way really makes me happy. So glad you like these, I’ve tried them without honey and they work really well savoury too. Happy New Year x

  2. Ali

    These look yummy! Well done on Veganuary – I’m a veggie and it’s great to see awareness of the benefits of eating less animal products spreading online at the moment. Keep it up!

  3. Jenny

    Oh my goodness love the food styling on this and pouring over it makes your mouth watering. Love it. Thanks for hosting.Happy New Year!

  4. Emma

    I’m going to give these a try, they look delicious. I’ve also just linked our vegan falafel wraps which are also gluten-free so perfect for a January cleanse. As a nutritionist it’s our busiest time of the year with everyone going crazy with getting back into shape and we often recommend these falafel x

  5. Eb Gargano

    Yum! These look delicious! Good luck for Veganuary!! I’m afraid I’ve gone to the opposite end of the spectrum with my latest one and posted a recipe for Beef Lasagne – pure comfort food for miserable January days. I’ve got a vegan one for later in the week though 🙂

    • Honest Mum

      Ooh yours sounds tasty though. So far, not missing meat at all and feeling really good. The weather is miserable though isn’t it. Thanks for joining in x

  6. Corina

    The pancakes sound delicious! I like the idea of trying veganuary but I don’t think the rest of the family would let me! We may try some vegan recipes though.

  7. Rebecca | AAUBlog

    yummy! these sound delicious. Those are all usually things we have in at home too so could quite possibly whip some up for lunch (I am on the veganuary band wagon)!

  8. Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

    I had no idea it was Veganuary month. I will have to take a look! Thank you for letting us know Vicki. Your recipe vegan pancakes sounds delicious! I like the sound of oat pancakes – yum!

  9. Elizabeth

    Happy New Year! I hope 2016 is the best year yet for you and yours. 🙂 I plan on following a vegan diet for a month during the summer months when our local organic veg boxes are bursting, so I will keep an eye on your recipes this month! These pancakes look fab!

    • Honest Mum

      Oh wow, good idea, I loved it when I did the same last summer. Happy New Year to you all too, yay for a brand new year, wishing you guys health, happiness, continued success and lots of delicious food! x

  10. Miss Polkadot

    It’s awesome you’re going vegan for the month! There truly is no shortage of delicious recipes and given I eat largely vegan I read a million blogs following this diet. One I would definitely recommend checking out is Keepin’ It Kind. She also has lots of great savoury breakfast ideas like Frittata Puttanesca or Vegan Tortilla (just naming a few of the egg-style ones ;)).
    These pancakes look really delicious, too. Thick and hearty – that’s just how they should be.

    • Honest Mum

      Oh thank you lovely, I’ve just followed all her social handles, what a fabulous blog, love it! Thanks for the links too x


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