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Easy Blender Moringa Pancakes (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

by Capri Lilly

Make a stack of delicious Moringa Pancakes for breakfast with this quick and easy recipe! All of the ingredients go into the blender to make the batter for these nutrient-dense, flourless pancakes! The recipe is gluten-free, naturally sweetened, vegan, nutritious, and SUPER delicious!

If you enjoy Moringa, you will definitely want to try my Moringa Smoothie Bowl or Moringa Papaya Smoothie next!

Gluten Free Vegan Moringa Pancakes by Good Food Baddie

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As a superfood fanatic, I love finding unique ways to enjoy my favorite superfoods. Moringa is high on my list of favorites and is commonly overlooked by many people. Moringa powder can easily be mistaken for matcha, especially because the taste is very similar, but they have a completely different nutrient profile!

A stack of moringa pancakes made from homemade oatmeal moringa pancake mix

What is Moringa?

Moringa, officially known as the Moringa Oleifera, is a tree native to South-East Asia, and also grown in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. It is sometimes called the “Miracle Tree”, “Tree of Life”, or the “Drumstick Tree”.

Moringa is a powerful plant that has been around for centuries and is used in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The leaves are dried and ground to make Moringa Powder. The moringa leaf is praised for its immense health benefits as it is known to reduce inflammation, increase energy, and improve heart health

small batch moringa pancakes

Moringa Benefits

Moringa is packed with protein, essential amino acids, 27 vitamins, and 46 antioxidants!  Per gram it has:

  • 10 times more Vitamin A than Carrots
  • 15 times more Potassium than Bananas
  • 17 times more Calcium than Milk
  • 25 times more Iron than Spinach!
  • 7 times more Vitamin C than oranges

Moringa Health Benefits

  • Helps Lower Blood Pressure (3)
  • Boost Immune System (3)
  • Increases Energy (2)
  • Improves Heart Health (4)
  • Reduce Inflammation linked to chronic health conditions (4)
Moringa Powder Packet with smoothie bowl in background
I use Kuli Kuli Moringa Powder. In the background is my Moringa Smoothie Bowl.

What Does Moringa Taste Like?

Moringa has a slightly bitter, mildly sweet, earthy taste. The taste is very similar to matcha. It can be easily sweetened using natural sweeteners like honey or agave.

Fun Fact: Moringa is Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly!

One of the most amazing aspects of Moringa is that it is sustainably grown and environmentally friendly!

  • It is a drought-tolerant plant that takes very little water to grow
  • It naturally regenerates soil nutrients
  • The seeds purify water and produce oil containing antioxidants 
  • AND Moringa can absorb 20x more carbon dioxide than normal vegetation.

Now that you know all about Moringa, let’s jump into the pancakes! The batter for these Moringa Pancakes is made easily in the blender. Simply combine rolled oats, Moringa powder, and a few other ingredients to make this nutrient-dense, flourless pancake batter.

ingredients to make moringa pancake mix from scratch

Here’s What You’ll Need To Make Moringa Pancakes:

  • Old Fashioned Oat (or rolled oats): The oats are ground first in the blender to create oat flour, the base for these fluffy pancakes. Make sure the oats are gluten-free if necessary. I like to use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour.
  • Moringa Powder: Kuli Kuli is my favorite brand of Moringa powder for many reasons! Not only is it high quality, but they are located in Uganda and helps to provide jobs for over 2,000 individuals, mostly women! You can learn more about Kuli Kuli here. 🙂 Here’s a link to the moringa powder I use.
  • Applesauce: To keep these pancakes vegan, applesauce is used as a binder that replaces egg. I also love adding applesauce to my pancake mix because it gives the pancakes an airy texture and provides a subtle sweetness.
  • Maple Syrup: Make sure to use pure maple syrup, like this one. Maple syrup naturally sweetens the pancakes. You can also use honey, agave, or coconut sugar.
  • Non-Dairy Milk: I like to use Almond Milk or Oat Milk. Feel free to use whichever milk you like. If you are into making your own milk, try my 5-minute Oat Milk Recipe. 😊
  • The Basics: Vanilla Extract, Coconut Oil, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Sea Salt.

This homemade Moringa pancake mix is made easily in the blender. Simply add all the ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

How To Make Moringa Pancakes

Steps to make homemade moringa pancakes
  1. In a high-speed blender, grind the oats into a flour-like consistency, making oat flour.
  2. Add in the remainder of ingredients and blend until well combined, about 1-2 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Do not over-blend. (You can also transfer the oat flour and remaining ingredients into a large bowl and mix with a spatula.) 
  3. Let batter rest for about 5 minutes to thicken. You want it to be pretty thick.
  4. On the first batch of pancakes, lightly oil/butter the pan. Using a 1/3 measuring cup and spatula, pour the batter onto a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.
  5. Cook the pancakes for 1-2 minutes on each side, flipping over when the bottom side of the pancake turns golden brown.
  6. Repeat until all the pancakes are made. Serve with maple syrup, fresh fruit, and your favorite toppings!
A stack of moringa oatmeal pancakes

A Few Tips When Making These Moringa Pancakes

  1. Make The Oat Flour First– Blend the rolled oat in the blender first to make the oat flour.
  2. Making The Batter- After making the oat flour, add the remaining ingredients into the blender. Try not to over-blend. You can also combine all the ingredients with a spatula in a large bowl.
  3. Let The Batter Rest- Transfer the mixture into a large bowl, and let the batter sit for 5-8 minutes to thicken. The batter will and must be thick when making these pancakes.
  4. The Batter Is Thick- Use a spatula and a spoon to pour the batter onto a non-stick pan when making the pancakes. You can shape the pancakes using the spoon, making them as large or small if you’d like. (Do not spread the pancakes too thin.)
  5. Only Use A Sprits of Cooking Oil/Butter- You do not need to put a lot of oil or butter into the pan when making these pancakes. Only use a spritz of cooking oil or butter when making the first batch of pancakes. There is no need to oil the pan between cooking the pancakes. (The pancakes will not cook properly in too much oil or butter.)
  6. Low Heat Works Best- After pre-heating your non-stick pan, adjust the temperature to low heat. These pancakes cook best and retain their vibrant color when cooked over low heat.

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Easy Blender Moringa Pancakes

Make a stack of delicious Moringa Pancakes for breakfast with this quick and easy recipe! All of the ingredients go into the blender to make the batter for these nutrient-dense, flourless pancakes! The recipe is gluten-free, naturally sweetened, vegan, nutritious, and SUPER delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blender oatmeal pancakes, blender pancakes, gluten-free, healthy, moringa, moringa pancake batter, moringa pancakes, oatmeal pancakes, refined sugar free, vegan
Servings: 8 pancakes
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats/Rolled Oats (ensure gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 2 tbsp Moringa Powder
  • 1 cup Non-dairy Milk
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • Pancake Toppings: Maple Syrup, fruit, dairy-free yogurt, hemp seeds, coconut shavings, coconut whipped cream

Instructions

  • In a high-speed blender, grind the oats into a flour-like consistency, making oat flour.
  • Add in the remainder of ingredients and blend until well combined, about 1-2 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Do not over-blend. (You can also transfer the oat flour and remaining ingredients into a large bowl and mix with a spatula.)
  • Let the batter rest for about 5 minutes to thicken. You want it to be pretty thick.
  • On the first batch of pancakes, lightly oil/butter the pan. Using a 1/3 measuring cup and spatula, pour the batter onto a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Cook the pancakes for 1-2 minutes on each side, flipping over when the bottom side of the pancake turns golden brown.
  • Repeat until all the pancakes are made. Serve with maple syrup, fresh fruit, and your favorite toppings!

Notes

Storage

Store any leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, warm the pancakes in the toaster or on a griddle over medium-low heat.
I use Kuli Kuli Moringa Powder. 

A Few Tips When Making These Moringa Pancakes

  1. Make The Oat Flour First– Blend the rolled oat in the blender first to make the oat flour.
  2. Making The Batter- After making the oat flour, add the remaining ingredients into the blender. Try not to over-blend. You can also combine all the ingredients with a spatula in a large bowl.
  3. Let The Batter Rest- Transfer the mixture into a large bowl, and let the batter sit for 5-8 minutes to thicken. The batter will and must be thick when making these pancakes.
  4. The Batter Is Thick- Use a spatula and a spoon to pour the batter onto a non-stick pan when making the pancakes. You can shape the pancakes using the spoon, making them as large or small if you’d like. (Do not spread the pancakes too thin.)
  5. Only Use A Sprits of Cooking Oil/Butter- You do not need to put a lot of oil or butter into the pan when making these pancakes. Only use a spritz of cooking oil or butter when making the first batch of pancakes. There is no need to oil the pan between cooking the pancakes. (The pancakes will not cook properly in too much oil or butter.)
  6. Low Heat Works Best- After pre-heating your non-stick pan, adjust the temperature to low heat. These pancakes cook best and retain their vibrant color when cooked over low heat.

Resources

  1. https://www.kulikulifoods.com/
  2. https://s3.amazonaws.com/kulikuli-public/Moringa+Benefits+Brochure.pdf
  3. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/health-benefits-moringa
  4. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-benefits-of-moringa-oleifera#section2

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16 comments

Jamie June 25, 2021 - 7:59 pm

5 stars
I love the color of these pancakes!

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Kay June 25, 2021 - 8:50 pm

5 stars
So quick and easy to make in the blender!

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Capri Lilly June 25, 2021 - 10:03 pm

Hi Kay! So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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Ashley June 25, 2021 - 9:20 pm

5 stars
It’s been so long since I’ve had pancakes. These with maple syrup sound just amazing. Definitely adding this recipe to our breakfast rotation!

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Capri Lilly June 25, 2021 - 10:04 pm

Hi Ashley! I hope you enjoy!

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Amy Roskelley June 25, 2021 - 10:55 pm

5 stars
Thanks for the recipe!! I bought the Moringa Powder just to make these pancakes! So yummy!

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Capri Lilly June 25, 2021 - 11:03 pm

That makes me so happy! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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Addie June 26, 2021 - 2:32 am

5 stars
These pancakes are so fluffy and delicious!

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Capri Lilly June 28, 2021 - 2:24 am

Yay! I think so too! I am glad you enjoyed them.

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Elizabeth Flight June 26, 2021 - 3:33 pm

5 stars
Great recipe! So delicious!

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Capri Lilly June 28, 2021 - 2:24 am

Thank you, Elizabeth!

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Julia June 26, 2021 - 8:19 pm

5 stars
Ooh I’ve never heard of moringa before, def going to to get some to try!

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Capri Lilly June 28, 2021 - 2:23 am

Yes, definitely do! And if you try the recipe, I’d love to know what you think!

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Swathi June 26, 2021 - 8:44 pm

5 stars
These moringa pancakes are so yum, love it.

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Katie Youngs June 27, 2021 - 1:35 pm

5 stars
I love finding delicious recipes that sneak in healthy ingredients. These were so good!

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Capri Lilly June 28, 2021 - 2:22 am

Hi Katie! I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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