Whole Grain Vegan Pancake Mix (6 Ingredients!)

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Wood spoon in a bowl of homemade pancake mix

We all know that feeling when the need for pancakes strikes and there’s only one solution: make pancakes! Luckily, we’ve cracked the code with this whole grain vegan pancake mix so you can prep ahead of time and have a batch of pancakes ready in minutes!

This hearty and wholesome mix makes nutty, delicious pancakes that are sure to be a hit on your next weekend morning. Just 10 minutes and 6 ingredients required for the mix. And just a few more for a batch of pancakes. Let us show you how it’s done! 

Bowls of spelt flour, whole wheat flour, rolled oats, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt next to berry compote, dairy-free milk, vegan butter, and vanilla

How to Make Whole Grain Pancake Mix

We’ll spare you the gory details of the trials, tribulations, and math that went into making this delicious mix.

At the end of the day, we found the perfect balance of whole wheat flour (nutritious and reliable), spelt flour (whole wheat’s nourishing and nuttier cousin), and whole rolled oats (we love the texture), plus a touch of coconut sugar (they are pancakes, after all) and baking powder (we need these puppies to rise)! 

Spelt flour, whole wheat flour, rolled oats, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl

All that stands between you and this pancake mix is tossing the ingredients into a bowl and mixing them together — that’s it! We just made pancake mix (yay, friends!).

Tall jar filled with homemade pancake mix

One of our favorite parts of recipes like this one is how giftable they are! Mix up a few batches of this, and you can pass a delicious and nutritious recipe on to your friends and family! It’s perfect for back-to-school, new parents, and beyond.

So what’s a girl gotta do to actually get a pancake from this mix (asking for a friend)? We’re so glad you asked!

Bowl of vegan pancake batter next to berry compote, pancake mix, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla

How to Make the Pancakes

To make the pancake mix into pancakes, you simply need to add dairy-free milk, vanilla extract, and melted vegan butter (oil will work, but vegan butter helps these taste extra amazing). Then let the mixture rest for a few minutes to help the baking powder activate and the flour absorb the liquid. This ensures fluffy and delicious pancakes! 

All that remains is to pour the batter into a pan, cook on both sides, and load on the toppings (peanut butter, berry compote, and maple syrup being our faves!). Who’s in?

Cooking vegan whole grain pancakes in a skillet

We hope you LOVE this vegan pancake mix! It makes:

Whole grain
Lightly sweetened
& Classic pancakes!

This pancake mix is the perfect solution for lazy weekends and beyond! For a more filling meal and protein boost, pair your pancakes with our Easy Vegan Sausage Links, Fluffy Vegan Scrambled Eggs, or Chocolate Protein Shake (Protein Powder-Free!).

More Vegan Pancake Recipes

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Drizzling maple syrup over a stack of whole grain pancakes with berry compote and vegan butter

Whole Grain Vegan Pancake Mix (6 Ingredients!)

Quick and easy pancake mix that’s naturally sweetened, totally vegan, and FULL of nutritious whole grains! Just 6 ingredients and 10 minutes required for the mix (plus a few more for a batch of pancakes).
Author Minimalist Baker
Pancake instructions on a jar of vegan pancake mix
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 15 (Pancakes)
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegan
Freezer Friendly 3 months
Does it keep? 1 Month



  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or sub organic cane sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • 3/4 cup almond milk (or other dairy-free milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp oil or melted vegan butter (plus more for greasing pan)
  • 1 cup pancake mix (from above)

FOR SERVING optional


  • PANCAKE MIX: In a large mixing bowl, combine spelt flour, whole wheat flour, oats, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine until very well incorporated. Store pancake mix in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 1 month or in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 3 months.
  • PANCAKES: To make 5 pancakes, combine 3/4 cup (180 ml) almond milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 2 Tbsp (30 ml) oil or melted vegan butter in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add 1 cup (130 g) dry pancake mix to the liquids and whisk to combine. Batter should be semi-thick and pourable. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to rest (don’t skip this — it helps make the pancakes fluffy and delicious!).
  • Meanwhile, heat a griddle, non-stick pan, or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Grease the pan lightly with avocado oil or vegan butter. Using a 1/3-cup measuring cup, scoop the batter onto the hot pan and cook until the edges are dry and the center is holding bubbles (about two minutes). Flip and cook on the other side for about 1 minute or until nicely browned.
  • Serve warm with vegan butter, maple syrup, berry compote, peanut butter, or any of your favorite toppings!
  • Store leftover (cooled) pancakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days, or in the freezer for several weeks. Reheat in the toaster oven, microwave, or oven until hot.



*Prep time and total time are for the dry mix only.
*Recipe as written makes ~3 cups of pancake mix or 3 batches of 5 pancakes.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 pancake including the wet ingredient and was calculated with avocado oil and fortified almond milk.

Nutrition (1 of 15 servings)

Serving: 1 pancake Calories: 134 Carbohydrates: 17.5 g Protein: 2.7 g Fat: 6.4 g Saturated Fat: 0.8 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1 g Monounsaturated Fat: 4.2 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 378 mg Potassium: 96 mg Fiber: 2.1 g Sugar: 4.2 g Vitamin A: 1.5 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 181 mg Iron: 1.1 mg

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  1. Dhenuka says

    I want to gift this, but I am using wheat flour (and not whole what flour or all purpose flour) and spelt flour isn’t available where I live. We do get amaranth flour here and use it frequently. Wheat flour doesn’t have the bran that whole wheat flour does but is not as processed as all purpose/refined flour. So I were to use wheat flour with amaranth flour, should I use it in the ratio 4:1? So 1.5 C of wheat flour and 1/4 C of amaranth flour? Or can I go higher with the amaranth flour?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Dhenuka, we aren’t sure as we haven’t experimented with those flours in this recipe. Let us know if you give it a try!

  2. Sheri says

    I made these this morning. They are good! One pancake with half a sliced banana on top and a drizzle of maple syrup was quite filling. Thank you.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Amazing! We’re so glad you’re enjoying them, Jackie. Thank you for the lovely review! Next time, would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Leslie, we haven’t tried it with barley flour, but if you give it a try, we would suggest starting with half as much because it’s more absorbent. All purpose flour might be a better option. Let us know how it goes!

  3. Penny says

    These pancakes are very good and we will make them often. I like the whole grain without being heavy. Also like having the mix ready to go. Would be a great hostess gift with a bottle of syrup!

  4. Sandy Budde says

    How can I adapt this vegan pancake mix to be gluten free? I don’t have a go to GF flour mix, other than the 1-to-1 mixes that are common now. If you recommend mixing a few, different GF flours, please describe.

  5. Chrissy Lake says

    So delish and fluffy! Thanks for another winner! ❤️❤️ I subbed apple sauce for the added oil and it turned out great 👌🏻👌🏻

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Woohoo! Thank you for sharing, Chrissy! We’re so glad to hear the applesauce worked well!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Janelle, perhaps applesauce? Or half applesauce + half nut butter? Let us know if you try it!

  6. Mary J Webb says

    Can another flour be substituted for whole wheat? I cannot eat any thing whole wheat. This recipe sounds & looks so delicious. Thank you.

  7. Vicky says

    Yes! So excited for this one! Pancakes on school mornings are not impossible! Where do you get the spelt flour? Seems harder to get in my experience but maybe you have a link? Thanks for being so awesome like always!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay for weekday pancakes! We’ve gotten spelt flour at Whole Foods and Natural Grocers. Hope that helps!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Terre, we think this batter should work wonderfully for waffles, but we haven’t tried it! Just be sure to grease your waffle iron if it’s not nonstick. Let us know how it goes!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Sallie, in that case, we’d suggest using 3/4 cup whole wheat flour + 1/4 cup oat flour in place of the spelt. Hope that helps!

  8. Jan says

    This is a great idea! I love time-saving ideas, especially for the morning. Do you think that the mix would work equally well for waffles as for pancakes?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Jan! Yes, this batter should work wonderfully for waffles! Just be sure to grease your waffle iron if it’s not nonstick!