10 Vegan pancake Recipes to Fill Your Mornings

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Pancakes are extremely easy to make and are fun for a morning. They can also be healthy, depending on the way they’re made. Kids and adults alike love to add them to their morning routines.

The problem for many is that pancakes include animal products. At least, the most common pancake recipes do. They have milk to create the batter and some even include butter.

Just what are your options when it comes to pancake recipes as a vegan? Do you have to forgo your favourite meal just to stick to your vegan lifestyle? Not at all! There are plenty of alternatives to create some delicious and vegan-friendly pancakes.

Here are 10 vegan pancake recipes to fill your mornings right now.

Try Them Even If You’re Not Vegan!

Even if you don’t live a vegan lifestyle, these pancakes are well worth trying. The problem with many traditional pancake recipes is that they’re high in fat and sugar. They’re not the healthiest or diet friendly recipes available, but they taste so damn good.

So you need to find something that will be better for you. When you cut out the milk, eggs, and butter you can definitely avoid some of the most fattening foods on the list.

I don’t want to keep you from your favourite meal, so here are the vegan pancake recipes.

#1. The Easiest Vegan Pancakes Ever


Let’s start with the easiest vegan pancakes in the world. Really, you’re making traditional pancakes but without alternatives for the animal products.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup almond/coconut milk
  • 2tbsp coconut oil
  • 2tbsp maple syrup
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

Method

  • 1. Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl.
  • 2. In a second bowl, whisk the oil, milk, syrup, and vanilla extract until blended together.
  • 3. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and blend together to remove the majority of the lumps.
  • 4. Now is your chance to throw in your preferred extras, including blueberries and raspberries.
  • 5. Heat your skillet and grease. Pour in a small amount of batter to make the size of pancakes you prefer. Allow to bubble on the top and then flip and cook for a couple of minutes before removing.
  • 6. Repeat step five until all your batter is used.

The toppings on your pancakes are completely up to you.

#2. Vegan and Gluten Free Friendly Pancakes


If you’re vegan for diet choices, you may also be gluten free. This means getting rid of the flour. Here’s a recipe for you.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 banana, preferably ripe
  • 2tbsp canola oil
  • ½ cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1.2 cup gluten-free flour
  • ½ cup cooking oats (make sure they are the gluten free variety)
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2tsp stevia

Method

  • 1. Place the quinoa in a pan with the water. Heat until the water boils and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, mash the banana and combine with a tbsp of oil and the milk in a bowl. Mix well.
  • 3. Allow the quinoa to cool a little and then add the flour, baking powder, oats, cinnamon powder and stevia in a bowl. Mix together and then pour the banana mixture in.
  • 4. Heat a pan with some oil. Pour in the batter until the desired amount of your pancakes. Allow the top to start bubbling before flipping.
  • 5. Repeat until you’ve made all your pancakes and serve with your desired toppings.Try some strawberries and maple syrup on top.

#3. Try Out Buckwheat Pancakes


You may never have heard of this recipe, but it’s definitely worth giving a go for something a little different.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2tbsp maple syrup
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup of coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 2tsp olive oil

Method

  • 1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • 2. Combine all the wet ingredients in another bowl and whisk to combine.
  • 3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir. You may need to add some more water to soften the mixture.
  • 4. Heat a frying pan and add your batter to create the desired sized pancakes. Follow the previous instructions about how to make your pancakes.
  • 5. Repeat until all the batter is used and serve with your desired toppings.

You can opt for gluten friendly baking soda and powder to make this a completely gluten free and vegan-friendly pancake mixture.

#4. Ricotta and Lemon Pancakes


Yes, ricotta can be made in a vegan-friendly way. You can then use it to make some family fun pancakes.

Vegan ricotta ingredients:

  • 2 cups almonds without skins
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  • 1. Soak the almonds for at least 8 hours
  • 2. Mix everything in a food processor and blend together until creamy and fluffy.

The recipe keeps for a week.

Vegan pancakes recipe ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of clour
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4tsp baking soda
  • 1/5 cups almond milk
  • ¾ cup of ricotta cheese
  • 1 lemon zest
  • Fresh blackberries

Method

  • 1. Mix the dry ingredients together.
  • 2. Pour in your milk and stir to combine.
  • 3. Add the ricotta a little at a time and then add in the lemon zest. There should be some lumps.
  • 4. Make your pancakes one at a time, as instructed in previous recipes.
  • 5. Serve with the blackberries on top.

#5. Vegan-Friendly Banana Pancakes


Banana pancakes are popular with dieters, but they do include eggs. Here’s an option without them.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup of water +1-3 tbsp
  • ½ cup of coconut milk
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1tbsp oil

Method

  • 1. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • 2. Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl and then pour into the dry ingredients. Add the extra water if necessary.
  • 3. Cook your pancakes as we’ve mentioned above. When you pour the batter, place a couple of slices of banana into it and push gently. The batter will cook around the bananas.

These pancakes are delicious when served with nuts and syrup over the topping.

#6. Sweet Potato and Caramel Gravy Pancakes


This does sound a little odd at first, but I can promise you that it is delicious. Once you’ve finished making them, you’ll forget all the ingredients and feel like you’re eating something completely normal.

Ingredients:

  • 3 flax eggs
  • ¾ cup flour + 2tbsp
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup of sweet potato puree, roasted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup of almond milk

For the gravy:

  • ½ cup of coconut sugar
  • 1tbsp maple syrup
  • 2tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • ½ tsp ginger grated
  • ½ cup coconut cream

Method

  • 1. Mix the water and flax meal and let sit for 5-10 minutes
  • 2. Add the pancake dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
  • 3. Combine the puree, vanilla, oil and milk with the egg and then stir.
  • 4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and mix until combined.
  • 5. Make your pancakes.
  • 6. To make your caramel gravy, mix the sugar, syrup, vanilla, water, molasses and ginger together in a saucepan.
  • 7. Cover until bubbling.
  • 8. Add in some coconut cream and salt to taste.
  • 9. Boil and then remove from the heat.
  • 10. Pour your sauce over your pancakes to serve.

#7. Carrot and Coconut Pancakes


Let’s stick with the veggie theme right now, since they do work. It’s time to pull out the orange sticks from your fridge/cupboard and start grating them for your pancakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of pastry flour
  • 2tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup of coconut, shredded and desiccated
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 1 tbsp butter of your choice (Earth Balance is just one option)
  • ½ cup of carrot grated finely
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2tbsp pecans or walnuts, crushed for the topping

Method

  • 1. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and coconut together in a bowl.
  • 2. Mix the milk with the butter and vanilla. Whisk to combine and then add to the dry ingredients.
  • 3. Stir in your carrot and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • 4. Make your pancakes one at a time and top with the crushed nuts.

You can sprinkle the nuts on top of the pancake while it’s cooking. Do this just before flipping, so the nuts end up locked into the batter.

#8. Mango and Lime Pancakes


Pancakes tend to be loaded with sugar, especially refined sugar. Even some of the vegan-friendly options above include it. Well, it’s time to opt for a vegan-friendly sugar-free pancake recipe. This one is really fruity.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups of flour
  • ¼ cup of macadamia nuts
  • ¼ cup of coconut flour
  • ¼ cup of flaked coconut
  • 2tbsp wheat germ
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 2tsp baking soda
  • 1/4tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4tsp cardamom
  • 2 cups of nut milk with a tsp of apple cider vinegar (known as buttermilk)
  • Juice and zest of a lime
  • 1/4tsp lime extract
  • 1tbsp ginger grated
  • 2 mangoes, peeled and cut

Method

  • 1. Grind the nuts in a food processor to create a meal. A place to one side.
  • 2. Place three halves of mango in the food processor with the lime juice and blend together until smooth.
  • 3. Combine the two flours, flakes, wheat germ, baking soda and powder, and spices together. Add in the nut meal.
  • 4. Whisk the lime zest, extract, and buttermilk in a separate bowl. Stir in the mango mixture and then whisk into the dry ingredients.
  • 5. Stir in the diced mango and rest of the ingredients and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • 6. Make your pancakes one at a time and serve with toppings of your choice.

#9: Mocha Spice Pancakes


Sometimes you want something completely different, which is what this mocha spice recipe will offer.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups of flour
  • ½ cup of almond meal
  • 2tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1tbsp coffee, herbal
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp baking soda
  • 1/2tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 2tbsp flax seed meal with 6tbsp water
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 cups milk of your choice (almond milk is good with this)
  • ¼ cup maple sugar
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs
  • 1tbsp crystallised ginger, chopped

Method

  • 1. Mix the dry pancake ingredients together in a bowl.
  • 2. In a small bowl mix the banana with the rest of the ingredients and then add the wet to the dry. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
  • 3. You just make your pancakes as you usually would.
  • 4. To make the sauce, mix the ingredients in a small saucepan until heated through.

Ingredients for the syrup:

  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1/2tsp instant espresso
  • Pinch of cinnamon

These pancakes are delicious when served with chopped pecans with the sauce.

#10. Blueberry Muffin Pancakes


What if you could combine two of your favourite meals into one? Blueberry muffin mixes work extremely well as pancakes and you can get a vegan friendly option!

Ingredients

  • 1 flax egg
  • 1tbsp non-dairy butter, melted
  • ½ cup of almond milk
  • 1tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of flour
  • ¼ cup of blueberries, both fresh and frozen work

Method

  • 1. Mix the flaxseed and water together and set aside for a minute. Add in the butter, nectar, baking soda and powder, milk, salt, and extract. Combine with a whisk.
  • 2. Add in the flour and stir to combine.
  • 3. Now add in the blueberries and fold in. Sit for 10 minutes.
  • 4. Make your pancakes as you did with all the rest of the recipes above!

These are delicious when served with some syrup and non-dairy butter. Some fresh blueberries on top also won’t go amiss.

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