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Gluten-Free Citrus Vegan Pancakes

Gluten-Free Citrus Vegan Pancakes

By: Lisa Guy

These delicious gluten-free vegan pancakes topped with citrus syrup and fruits are bursting with flavour and vitamin C. Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, which is vital for healthy skin, a functioning immune system and adrenal health. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrient that neutralises cell-damaging free radicals and dampens inflammation throughout the body.



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  • 1¼ cups gluten-free plain flour
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • ¼ cup apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or coconut nectar
  • Juice 1 orange
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup or coconut nectar
  • Coconut yoghurt
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Citrus zest
  • Pistachios
  • Coconut flakes


  • To make the citrus syrup, combine the juice of the orange and lemon with maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 2 mins. Set aside to cool.
  • In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients until well combined.
  • Slowly pour wet ingredients into the dry and stir continuously until smooth.
  • Grease a frying pan over medium-high heat and cook ¼ cup of the batter at a time. Cook for 1-2 mins until the pancakes start to bubble, then flip and cook for another 1-2 mins.
  • Top with desired toppings and drizzle with citrus syrup.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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