Chia Seed, Rhubarb & Vanilla Pancakes

These vegan pancakes are so delicious and easy to make. They also look beautiful inside and out, thanks to the bright pink rhubarb. Simply the perfect spring breakfast, served with a drizzle of maple syrup for good measure.


  • No oat milk? Use any milk you like.
  • No maple syrup? Swap for honey. 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 2


For the rhubarb:

140 g Rhubarb

1 tbsp Golden caster sugar

1 tsp Vanilla extract

For the batter:

150 g Self raising flour

20 g Rolled oats

1 tsp Chia seeds

1 tsp Baking powder

190 ml Oat milk

15 ml Olive oil

1 tbsp Maple syrup

1 tsp Vanilla paste

40 g Rhubarb

For cooking:

Olive oil (or coconut oil)

For serving:

Maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/160 fan/gas mark 4. Cut 140g rhubarb into 8cm lengths, and 40g rhubarb into small chunks.
  2. Lay the long rhubarb pieces flat in a small baking dish. Sprinkle the caster sugar over the top and add the vanilla extract. Bake for 12 minutes, until just tender and the sugar has caramelised on top.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, chia seeds and baking powder.
  4. Make a well in the centre and add the oat milk, olive oil, maple syrup and vanilla paste. Whisk to make a smooth, thick batter.
  5. Add the small chopped rhubarb pieces into the batter. Mix until combined.
  6. Warm a teaspoon of oil in a pan over a medium heat. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of pancake batter into the pan. Cook on one side for 3 minutes until golden.
  7. Turn and cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes, until puffed up and golden. Repeat until the pancake mixture is finished – it'll make about 6 pancakes.
  8. Serve the pancakes with the baked rhubarb and a generous drizzle of maple syrup.
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How to store

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.


Make pancake bread and butter pudding. Tear or cut up the pancakes into small pieces. Place in a baking dish, pour over a custard mix and top with raisins and/or chocolate chips. Bake in the oven at 180C/160 fan/ gas mark 4 for about 30 minutes. 

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