An inspiring brekkie is all you need to get yourself up for another day of hiking. Josh has shared the vegan pancake recipe he uses on the trail.

It can sometimes be hard to get up in the morning after a long day of walking, but that doesn’t mean a little sweetness can’t encourage you to roll out of your sleeping bag and get cooking. No matter what kind of ridiculously rough sleep I’ve had the night before, these hiking pancakes always seem to get me going, and it’s not hard to see why!

These pancakes are vegan-friendly, meaning they can be a crowd pleaser when hiking with friends, and they’re super straight forward to make – especially when you prepare the mix at home before you set off. 

The recipe is so simple even the laziest of hikers can make this with ease… and trust me I’d know! Now at this point you must be feeling hungry so let’s get right into the recipe for making these delightful tastebud alarm clocks.



Prep Time: 10-15 min

Cook Time:  10-15 min

Serves: 3-4 People


  • 3 cups of plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons of oats
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of corn-starch
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ a teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 3 cups of water 
  • 4 tablespoons of oil (canola is best)
  • Toppings of your choice! Fresh fruit, honey, sugar, lemon – the possibilities are endless!


Equipment Required

Optional: hiking spatula


Before Your Hike

Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a resealable freezer bag before setting off on your adventure. 



Cooking The Pancakes

    1. Add three cups of water to the dry ingredients
    2. Mix (squish the bag with your hands) and then let it sit for five minutes
    3. Light your stove and put the flame on low-medium (hiking stoves get hot!)
    4. Pour your mixture onto a well-oiled pan and cook until you see bubbles coming through, then flip
    5. Re-oil pan after a few pancakes
    6. Serve with toppings such as honey, dried fruits or sugar 
    7. Get them in your gob!