Topped Pancakes!

Topped Pancakes

Pancakes? Yes, I know! 😛 I haven’t had pancakes for ages and as I used to have them nearly every morning, I thought it was time for a revival! 😀 Topped pancakes might make you think that I usually eat them plain… which very occasionally I might do, but usually I load them up or stuff them with all manner of things!


Pancakes, bananas, chocolate, blueberries, persimmon, raspberry bits, coconut & seeds!

So, these pancakes have the toppings cooked into the pancake! I’ve never made them like this before but as I’ve been making baked oatmeal I thought, why not try! They are so good! The other great thing about cooking the toppings into the pancakes is you can eat them as they are as soon as they come out of the pan, very hot, very fresh, very delicious! 🙂

Vegan pancakes (5)

You can of course use any toppings you like. I used chocolate chunks; almond butter; maple syrup; sliced apples & cinnamon; maple syrup and fresh banana slices. So good! What will you try?

The other great thing about these pancakes, besides being fluffy, light and totally delicious 😛 is that you could use them for a quick dessert. Instead of apple crumble, try apple and cinnamon pancakes, or how about raspberry and ginger pancakes with coconut ice-cream and a side of fresh apple and mint?!

Vegan pancakes (14)

Topped Pancakes (Vegan & Free-From)

  • Servings: 6-8 pancakes
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 100g porridge oats (gluten free if required)
  • 50g brown rice flour
  • 100g (one) ripe banana
  • 300ml milk (I used unsweetened carton coconut)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • Oil for cooking
  • Toppings of choice – fresh fruits, nut butters, liquid sweetener, chocolate chips


  1. Put the oats, flour, banana and milk in the blender and blitz until smooth.
  2. Add the flaxseed and pulse to combine.
  3. Leave to stand for five minutes to thicken while you prepare your toppings.
  4. Melt/heat a small amount of oil in the pan on a medium heat and pour some batter into the pan allowing it to spread naturally.
  5. Dot your toppings into the wet batter and allow to cook. When bubbles appear all over the pancake, carefully loosen all the edges and flip the pancake over.
  6. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side, then serve.
  7. Repeat with the remaining batter and toppings.
  8. Enjoy!

Tips & Storage

  1. Try your favourite toppings – fresh fruits, spreads, nuts, seeds, etc.
  2. Eat fresh from the pan.
  3. Use all the batter fresh as it will thicken considerably on storing.
  4. Make them with your own favourite pancake recipe if you prefer.
  5. You can still add extra toppings such as yogurt or syrup once cooked!
  6. It’s best NOT to press the pancakes with the spatula once turned.
  7. Store remaining pancakes in the fridge for up to 3 days, reheat gently in a hot pan.



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  • Silverio 17th January 2018 at 16:33

    They look awesome, one for every day of the week ?

    • Life Diet Health 17th January 2018 at 16:39

      Ooo yes! Good plan! ) Thank you! Which would you have first?

      • Silverio 17th January 2018 at 16:42

        I like chocolate so I will go with chocolate chip but raspberries are my second choice.

        • Life Diet Health 17th January 2018 at 17:07

          How about raspberry chocolate chip? YUM!

          • Silverio 17th January 2018 at 17:08

            This sound like a very good plan ?

          • Life Diet Health 17th January 2018 at 17:10

            Hmmm… can I have pancakes twice in one day… 😛

  • mistimaan 17th January 2018 at 16:34

    So yummy it is

    • Life Diet Health 17th January 2018 at 16:40

      Thank you! Which flavour would you have?

      • mistimaan 17th January 2018 at 16:53


        • Life Diet Health 17th January 2018 at 17:09

          Ooo yum, one of my friends gave me some fresh vanilla pods this week – I could make some with the seeds?!

  • Rachel 18th January 2018 at 02:00

    This is how my husband likes his pancakes – always with toppings like this! So yummy!

    • Life Diet Health 18th January 2018 at 11:52

      Perfect! 😀 Thank you, and you? What’s your favourite?

  • 21st January 2018 at 16:01

    Your pancakes are a lot different from mine Laurena – healthier 🙂 Without a doubt I would take the pancake with the works in your first picture. Thanks for sharing all the ways to use your pancakes with Fiesta Friday.

    • Life Diet Health 21st January 2018 at 21:46

      Thanks Judi… healthier so I can eat them more often 😀 Thanks for co-hosting again! 😀

  • Angie | Fiesta Friday 26th January 2018 at 05:33

    Fabulous! So healthy! Btw, would you be willing to host the fiesta Feb 2?

    • Life Diet Health 26th January 2018 at 08:15

      Thanks Angie ?They certainly didn’t ‘taste’ healthy though? especially with the chocolate and maple syrup!?
      Ooo Feb 2nd weekend ?busy busy me… ?Okay, why not! Oh, realised you wrote ‘host’ not ‘co-host’ ?… I’m assuming that was that you writing quickly?!?

      • Angie | Fiesta Friday 26th January 2018 at 13:07

        Yes, I meant cohost. You’ll be doing it with Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes. Thanks so much! ??

  • lovefoodstory 17th March 2018 at 12:55

    Very crisply described. Short and to the point! I Instantly loved it…


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