Mix the oats, almond milk, and flaxseeds (if you are using) in a bowl. Allow the mixture to sit for 10-15 minutes while you measure out the other ingredients.
Once the mixture has sat, add the egg (only use the egg if you are not using the flaxseed), mix well. Then add the oat flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Before you start cooking the pancakes, put the cup of fruit in a pan and add two tablespoons of water to the pot. Cook over medium heat until the fruit has softened and the berry liquid thickens. This berry compote can be cooking while you make the pancakes!
Pour small 3 tablespoon drop of the oatmeal batter into a pan coated with butter or oil (preferably butter) and press slightly with the spatula to form a circle.
Cook the pancakes for about 2 minutes on each side. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
Serve with maple syrup and the berry compote.