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Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread Recipe Made Vegan!

A vegan and gluten-free take on Trader Joe's Pancake Bread, a sweet loaf with notes of maple and a sugary crumble topping. This recipe is not only vegan and gluten-free but also refined sugar-free, oil-free, and much healthier!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: desserts
Keyword: gluten free, oil free, pancake bread, refined sugar free, trader joes, vegan
Servings: 8 -12 servings
Author: Remy


  • dry
  • 2 cups fine oat flour or gf flour blend
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • wet
  • 1/2 cup vegan milk + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 flax eggs 2 tbsp flax eggs + 6 tbsp warm water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • crumble
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp oat flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees while you prep batter. You'll need a lined rectangular baking dish for this.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients and break down any clumps. Create an opening in the center of the bowl and add wet ingredients. Using a spatula, stir to combine until a smooth batter forms.
  • Transfer batter into linked baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, use your hands to combine coconut butter, coconut sugar and oat flour. Use a pinching motion until a crumbly texture forms. Sprinkle this on top of the loaf.
  • Bake the loaf for about 30-45 minutes or until golden brown on top and cooked through. Use a toothpick to check that the center is cooked through.
  • Wait until completely cooled to cut slices. Enjoy!


Expert Tips

  • Crumble Topping: If you're going for more accurately similar results in flavour, I'd skip the coconut butter and consider vegan unsalted butter only because the coconut butter will add a very mild coconut flavour.
  • Equipment: I made this recipe with a large bowl and a whisk, which I found to be just fine. If you prefer to use a standing mixer with the whisk attachment, you can also do that.

Serving Tips

  • This pancake bread should be served in thick slices, toasted before eating, and drizzled with additional maple syrup and a little bit of vegan butter.
  • It’s the perfect brunch dish that your friends and family will love!

Storage Tips

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days. 
  • You can wrap the pancake bread loaf in plastic wrap and store it in a freezer-safe ziptop bag for up to 3 months. 
  • You can also store the sliced loaf in a freezer-safe, airtight container if preferred.