Vegan Blueberry Pancakes & Meal Planning Monday!


Whether you are vegan, cooking for friends and family who are vegan or just run out of eggs and cow’s milk, this is a fantastic pancake recipe. You can hardly tell the difference from “regular pancakes” and these have become one of my favorites. The cinnamon really comes through which I just loved. It’s been a while since I’ve made these, but I was happy to use up some more pantry ingredients before our move and thought it was the perfect time to start republishing some of my old posts.

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes |

I had the pleasure of trying fresh Oregon blueberries, the first of the season, at the Our Table Cooperative farm during my trip to Portland last weekend. Did you see my instagram post? If you’re not following me, please do! It was so fun to pick the blueberries fresh off the vine.

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes |

Blueberries are one of my kid’s favorite fruits, and one of our favorite pancake add-ins, and I love the convenience of no chopping or peeling. Wash and they are ready to go! Plus they are packed with antioxidants and vitamin C and are a good source of fiber.

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes |

Sometimes I make these for the kids’ lunch since they are so easy…not to mention healthy and delicious! These keep well in the fridge too so if you happen to have any leftover you can enjoy them for a few days.


Vegan Blueberry Pancakes | www.nutritiouseats.comThis post was first published in July 2011. The content has been altered, but I thought it would be fun to leave my meal planning just to give you ideas. I find it fun to see what I was making back then!

Moving on to meal planning. If you currently don’t give your meals a thought during the weekend, I suggest by Sunday afternoon, you jot down a few things you want to make. I can’t stress enough how helpful it is to have a plan; it will most certainly cause you to eat more healthfully throughout the week. When you’re hungry and aren’t prepared to cook, the drive-through or take-out restaurant looks a lot more appealing. If you have a super busy schedule, try out some easy recipes like this pancake one- serve it with fruit and scrambled eggs and there is little stress involved.

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes | www.nutritiouseats.comVegan Blueberry Pancakes |

Menu for the Week of July 31st


Tex-Mex Calzones, Salad with Grilled Corn

Shrimp Caesar Salad (didn’t get to this last week), Bean & Cheese Tacos for Kids

Summer Lemon-Vegetable Risotto, Green Salad

Chicken Soft Tacos, Guacamole, Slaw

Lasagna (haven’t made one in ages- not sure what kind), Green Salad

Take-out or Homemade Pizzas

Vegan Pancakes
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 1¼ cup whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1¼ cup soy milk (or sub non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup (use the good stuff)
  • 1¼ cup blueberries, washed and free of stems
  1. Mix together all the dry ingredients. Mix together wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Combine wet to dry and stir until just combined. Don't over mix.
  2. Fold in blueberries. Let mixture sit while you heat your non-stick griddle or skillet on medium heat.
  3. Coat griddle with cooking spray and using a ⅓ cup measuring cup pour batter onto pan. Cook for a few minutes until bubbles start to form and under side of pancake is lightly browned. Flip and cook another minute or two. Keep on plate in a warm oven until all the pancakes are done. Yield: 10 pancakes.
Recipe slightly adapted from Vegan with a Vengeance

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  1. says

    Okay, those are now on this weeks menu!!!! Thank you!!! The kids will be so excited! And we have the most delicious organic blueberries right now. I have been putting off going to HEB because I couldn’t wrap my mind around what to eat! There are so many options. But I want the kids to be excited about this, too!

    Sunday: Rice paper spring rolls with 3 dipping sauces, served with blueberries (posting this recipe tonight for a friend) [We already ate this as a late lunch. Kids helped make it. They rate everything I make 1-10. One of mine gave it a 100 (no lies!) the other a 6…which can be VERY hard to come by bc she is EXTREMELY picky. Success!]
    I will also be making a vegan dessert from one of the books. I will let you know how it goes!!

    Monday: Leftover butternut squash and red chard risotto for me ( and Sweet Gretchen is helping fortify my meat eaters with Red Beans and Rice.

    Tuesday: Vegan tomato basil soup (posting recipe tonight) with grilled cheese and cantaloupe.

    Wednesday: Vegan blueberry pancakes!!! May even have to throw some sausage in there for them.

    Thursday: Bean (and cheese for the fam) burritos with guac. served with roasted veggies.

    Friday: Calif Pizza Kitchen as all sorts of new stuff including great vegan and gluten free options. Really hoping to get to go there :)

    Melanie…this is a huge help each week for me. Thanks!

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      I am so glad it’s helpful! I couldn’t stand trying to figure out what we’re eating each day. I have been wanting to make spring rolls for the longest time. Sounds so good to me right now. Funny- I have risotto on the menu too. I haven’t made it in years!

  2. Dana says

    Sunday- Tomato Basil chicken, Pesto pasta and sauteed spinach. This was the first time I tried to serve pesto to my kids and they LOVED it. -Who knew, Thanks Melanie for helping me to think outside my box.

    Monday-leftovers, cooked a lot over the weekend and husband will be out of town

    Tuesday-Sweet Bell Peppers stuffed with a combination of veggies and boca crumbles with ?

    Wednesday- Going to try your turkey pesto burgers since pesto went over so well, Kale chips and sweet potato fries

    Thursday- Gretchen’s Margarita Marinated Chicken with Mango Salsa. It is really good, you should ask her for the recipe


    Saturday- Steak, New Potatoes and Asparagus
    Have a great week!

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      I am so glad they liked it Dana! I will have to get the chicken recipe- I’ve heard you guys talk highly of it !

  3. says

    Yum, the pancakes sound fantastic ! I have never used pastry flour for pancakes. I think that’s pretty neat. And whole wheat pastry flour? Even better!
    I was just thinking about lasagna the other day, and how I am Italian and have NEVER made it! Crazy, right?! I need to one day…

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      That’s funny Gina. Lasagna is actually super easy to make. I guess it’s not the perfect summer dish, but I’m in AC all day anyway :)

  4. Gretchen Hokenson says

    Here is the menu for the week, football begins for one of my boys along with our evening say adios. So our meals are either fast, or crock pot.

    Sunday–Dinner at the family’s for a birthday, I made two apple pies for the birthday boy.
    Monday–Crock pot red beans and rice with fruit x 2 for the smith omnivores.
    Tuesday–Pasta salad with black beans, a loads of veggies, dressed with vinagrette with fruit as well.
    Wednesday–left overs
    Thursday–Baked potatoes with turkey bacon, brocolli, cheese, and greek yogurt
    Friday–Fish with cauliflower mashers (didn’t get this made last week) and some veggie or fruit depending on what is in the fridge.
    Saturday–the crockpot will be making another apperance (don’t want to spend my one free night in the kitchen) I will be trying a recipe from my sis-in-law called chicken ole she says it is similar to king ranch chicken so we shall see.

  5. Amy says

    Aloha! I’m a couple days late in getting this posted, but I finally made it to the commissary last night! I have been inspired to try 4 new recipes this week beings I am feeling better enough to get back into the kitchen!

    Sunday: spaghetti and steamed broccoli
    Monday: pizza (courtesy of my gorgeous sister giving us a gift card for our birthdays!!)
    Tuesday: Fish tacos and rice
    Wednesday: Peanut sauced chicken pitas
    Thursday: Country quiche with asparagus, fruit
    Friday: Meat Loaf Minis and roasted potato salad
    Saturday: out!

    Have a great week!!

    • Melanie says

      It’s always nice to have a little help. And then you know at least there might be a night or two without complaints (maybe)!

    • Melanie says

      Aren’t they? I am already craving them again since I only got a tiny bite as my kids devoured them all. :(

  6. says

    I’ve made vegan cupcakes before, but I’ve never really ventured into other baked goods. Pancakes what a great idea! (This could have come in handy on Saturday when I ran out of milk and eggs! Will keep in mind for next time)

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  7. says

    Isn’t blueberry picking great? So much easier on your back than picking strawberries, and you can practically get whole handfuls at a time! Definitely stellar in pancakes — one of my husband’s favorites. I look forward to making these when he returns home. In the meantime, more for me… that risotto, too! Cheers, Melanie.
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