You know how women get pregnancy cravings? I get essay cravings. I'll be three hundred words into writing about Jean de Léry's journey to Brazil and BAM. I need pancakes immediately. So there I am in the kitchen, whipping up vegan mango pancakes at whatever time it happens to be, to feed my essay cravings. Did I mention that this recipe involves a loud blender? I'm lucky my flatmates love me.

I was inspired to make these pancakes after coming across these Battered Pineapple Rings. However, I hadn't prepared for the essay cravings to strike, so I only had a mango on hand. Luckily, I was pretty motivated, and after a bit of experimentation, these vegan mango pancakes were born.

Not only do these Battered Mango-Coconut Pancakes taste like a tropical holiday, but they're also vegan and gluten-free. Plus, if you serve them to disbelieving friends, you can surprise them with the pop of mango in the middle. See? You're totally gourmet.

Vegan Battered Mango-Coconut Pancakes

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:20 mins
  • Servings:3
  • Easy


  • 1 mango
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or other cooking oil
  • pinch salt
  • Step 1

    Using a sharp knife, slice mango into thin rounds.

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  • Step 2

    In a blender, combine oats, coconut flour, almond milk, shredded coconut, bananas, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt. Pulse until a thick batter forms.

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  • Step 3

    Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and melt coconut oil. Working quickly, coat each mango slice in coconut batter until the mango is completely hidden.

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  • Step 4

    Place mango-coconut pancakes on the pan, and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the top has browned; flip pancake and repeat on the other side.

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  • Step 5

    Repeat until all the batter has been used.

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These vegan mango pancakes are perfect for those mornings where you want to be healthy and simultaneously stuff your face with coconut-y goodness. If you're not a fan of mango, try using peach or apple at the center. You just can't go wrong with these.