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Peach Cobbler Pancakes

With peaches literally overflowing at farmer’s markets this time of year, I thought it would be fun to share a peach cobbler recipe. But as I got thinking about the ingredients in a cobbler, I realized it’s basically just a lightly sweetened quick bread with peaches (much like a gigantic peach pancake). And that’s how we arrived at this incredibly delicious cobbler/pancake hybrid.

While you can certainly eat these for breakfast, I’ve actually categorized this recipe as a dessert. These are different from a typical pancake in that they are lightly sweetened and much larger & thicker, but the general process remains the same. The idea is to create big single-serving cobblers (pancakes?) as the perfect dessert after a summer dinner.

Note: This recipe builds upon the perfect vegan pancakes recipe / tutorial that I posted last year. To learn all the secrets of making light & fluffy vegan pancakes, I highly recommend reading through that post before attempting these ones.

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Makes 4-5 huge pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 1/4 cup flour (all-purpose or whole wheat)
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (coconut or sucanat)
  • 1 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 fresh peaches

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Step One

Prepare a “flax egg” by combining 1 tablespoon of ground flax with about 2 tablespoons warm water in a small bowl. Stir this together and set aside for 5 minutes to create a gel that will substitute for an egg in this recipe.

Step Two

In one large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt) and gently toss together. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients (brown sugar, non-dairy milk, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, and coconut oil) and mix the flax egg into the wet ingredients as well.

Step Three

Chop several peaches into small, rough chunks (about 1 1/2 cups) and add them into the wet batter. In the end, the pancakes will contain almost as much peach as batter, adding to the peach cobbler effect and making these pancakes super thick and rustic-looking.

Step Four

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and very gently mix together. Over-mixing is a sure way to create gummy, nasty, undercooked pancakes. It’s totally fine to have small lumps in your batter.

Step Five

In a very hot nonstick skillet, use a paper towel to smear a few drops of vegetable oil into the pan. Then, spoon in the pancake batter. With normal pancakes, I recommending using 1/4 cup of batter per pancake. But since we want these guys to be crazy peach cobbler-sized servings, I’d recommend about 1/2 cup of batter each. Allow them to cook fully on one side (about 3 minutes), then carefully flip and cook on the other for another 90 seconds.

For best results, serve immediately. But whatever you do, don’t top with vanilla coconut milk ice cream. Definitely don’t do that. 🙂

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  1. Ok, so I’ve read this recipe as well as the perfect vegan pancake tutorial and think I’m finally ready to try making these peach pancakes ~ which just makes me all too happy!

      • Thanks! Just finished this HEAVENLY concoction. Subbed cherries and walnuts for my lack of peaches and they still turned out divine. Definitely the fluffiest vegan pancakes I’ve ever had the pleasure of making. Thanks again 🙂

  2. I made these today for my husband and myself. It is my first day of being a retired teacher (after 32 years) so I wanted something special. I went plant-based last Labor Day so I loved finding this. My husband enjoys trying my recipes. I am working to totally convert him. I have lost 52 pounds just by changing my eating. Anyway these pancakes were wonderful. He had been telling me that he was craving IHOP pancakes due to all of their ads on TV. This recipe killed that crave. He couldn’t stop saying how good they were. I am going to make up 5 batches of the dry ingredients and store in freezer bags. Then all I will have to add will be the wet ones. I bought up a bunch of ripe peaches at the farmers markets. We are going to get them cut up and frozen too. I am going to try this with apples also. Thanks for the recipe. I think I am going to make it up as muffins also and enjoy as dessert.

    • Hey Cathy! Congratulations on retirement and thanks so much for sharing this story – you’re awesome! I’m really happy you both enjoyed these pancakes on such a special day.

      P.S. Great idea about preparing the dry ingredients ahead of time, like a homemade box of pancake mix! I love it! 🙂

  3. Excellent, truly wonderful. These were enjoyed by my whole family. They’re quite unlike anything else, which is great. Also the first time I endeavored on creating a flax egg. Thanks for sharing! I will make these again and again.

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