These light and fluffy American-style pancakes are the perfect way to try out lupin flour, a protein-rich and gluten-free alternative to wheat flour. Top them with your favourite fruit, nut butter and maple syrup for an incredibly satisfying breakfast or brunch.


(makes 7-8 pancakes)

  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed (non-vegans could use 1 egg)
  • 1 cup lupin flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup plant based milk (non-vegans could use dairy milk)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil or similar to grease pan


  1. In a small bowl, mix together ground flaxseed and 2 tbsp of water. Let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken, creating a flax “egg”.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the lupin flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add the flax “egg”, maple syrup, plant-based milk, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. The batter should be thick but pourable. If it’s too thick, you can add a little more milk.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Lightly grease the surface with coconut oil.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges look set, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Carefully flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Repeat with the remaining batter, greasing the skillet as needed.
  8. Serve warm with your favourite toppings such as fresh fruit, maple syrup or nut butter.
image shows vegan lupin flour pancakes from above, dressed with banana slices and maple syrup

Pro tips:

  • Lupin flour tends to absorb more liquid than traditional flours, so feel free to adjust the consistency of the batter by adding more plant-based milk if needed.
  • For extra flavour, you can add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter.
  • These pancakes freeze well, so you can make a batch ahead of time and reheat them in the toaster for a quick and easy breakfast on busy mornings.

Health benefits

  • High in Protein: Lupin flour is an excellent source of plant-based protein, making it a great choice for vegans and vegetarians looking to boost their protein intake.
  • Rich in Fibre: With a high fibre content, lupin flour can help support digestive health and keep you feeling full and satisfied.
  • Low Glycemic Index: Lupin flour has a low glycemic index, meaning it doesn’t cause spikes in blood sugar levels, making it suitable for people with diabetes or those watching their blood sugar levels.

We hope you enjoy these pancakes!