Cardamom-Oatmeal Pancakes

Vegan pancakes with oats and cardamom
Cardamom Oatmeal Pancakes

Cardamom Oatmeal Pancakes are perfect for your weekend breakfast. If you love cardamom and if you love oatmeal these pancakes are everything you ever dreamed of.

  • 100% gluten free
  • 100% vegan
  • 100% sugar free
  • 100% nut free
  • 100% free from oil

This recipe has some very special ingredients, one of them is aquafaba! If you haven´t tried baking, cooking with aquafaba yet, you just have to try it out! It is the perfect egg-replacement subsitute!

Aquafaba is the liquid of canned/boiled chickpeas and contains a lot of healthy protein.


Recipe in english and german (below)


Cardamom -Oatmeal Pancakes


Makes about 8  big pancakes



1 cup (110 g) rolled oats (gluten free)

1/2 cup (120 ml) no-dairy milk ( I used oat milk)

1/2 cup aquafaba (the liquid from boiled or canned chickpeas )

1 ripe banana

1-2 tbsp boiled chickpeas

some cardamom seeds 

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp apple vinegar



  • Pound the cardamon seeds into a fine powder with a pestle in a mortar.
  • Add all the ingredients except the baking powder and apple vinegar in a blender and blend for about 2 minute. The batter should be very well combined and smooth.
  • Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Add the baking powder and apple vinegar in a separate bowl and let them react with each other for some minutes.
  • Add the mixture to the batter and mix it together. 
  • Heat a non stick pan on a medium heat or an iron pan on low heat (add some coconut oil for the first pancakes, for the others you will not need any oil), and add 1-2 tbsp of the batter to the pan and cook until you can see small bubbles on the surface, swipe to the other side and cook until light golden.
  • Serve with melted chocolate, peanut butter, coconut blossom syrup or whatever you like!
  • Enjoy!




Kardamom Hafer-Pancakes


für ca. 8 große Pancakes



1 Tasse (110 g) Haferflocken (gluten frei)

1/2 Tasse (120 ml) vegan Milch (ich verwende Hafermilch)

1/2 Tasse Aquafaba (das dickflüssige Wasser von gekochten Kichererbsen)

1 reife Banane

1-2 EL gekochte Kichererbsen

ein paar Kardamom Kapseln (die Samen)

1 1/2 TL Backpulver

1 TL Apfel Essig



  • Die Kardamom Samen im Mörser zerreiben.
  • Alle Zutaten (außer das Backpulver und Apfel Essig) in einem Mixer geben und mixen bis die Konsistenz geschmeidig und fein ist.
  • 15 Minuten ruhen lassen.
  • Währenddessen das Backpulver und Apfel Essig separat in einem Schüssel mischen und reagieren lassen. Nach ein paar Minuten die Mischung zu dem Teig geben und nochmals kurz mixen bis alles gut verrührt ist.
  • Eine Pfanne auf mittlere Temperatur erhitzen und 1-2 EL Teig für einen Pancake darauf geben. 
  • Umdrehen wenn du kleine Luftbläschen auf die Oberfläche siehst.
  • Mit geschmolzenen Schokolade,Erdnuss Butter und Kokosblüten Sirup (oder Obst und Beeren) genießen! 



Hello and welcome to my blog Vegan Niinja. My name is Niina and I am a vegan from Sweden currently living in Austria (all recipes are also in german). I am the recipe creator, food stylist, writer and photographer for Vegan Niinja. All my recipes are easy to make and made with high quality products, 100% vegan, soy and refined sugar free. Read more...




Leave a comment below - let me know what you think about my pancake recipe or give me some feedback if you try it out!

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Miss sweet (Sunday, 28 October 2018 11:35)

    I tried the Recipe, it made well formed pancakes, they are quite savoury and the cardamom is interesting but I found some pancakes had too much cardamom and some none at all!

  • #2

    Niina (Monday, 12 November 2018 23:32)

    Thank you for your feedback! Yes for more sweetness I would add dates or coconut sugar. I am happy you have tried them out! For the cardamom I dont know why you didn't get them for the pancakes, did you blend the batter until smooth?
    Much Love,

  • #3

    Camelia (Thursday, 16 July 2020 20:12)

    Hello! Would love to try this but substitute the apple cider vinegar for something else. What do you suggest ? Thank you!

  • #4

    Niina (Tuesday, 29 September 2020 11:03)

    Hi Camelia,

    maybe you could try lemon juice instead, or just leave it out:)
    Good luck!

    Much love,