It's surprising that I didn't try making eggless pancakes from scratch right after I started this blog. No wonder I didn't make vegan pancakes too. Before I tried home made pancakes I had baked hundreds of egg free and vegan baking recipes. Until I first tried the eggless pancake recipe I was using store bought pancake mix to make pancakes without eggs, at home, mashing bananas instead of eggs.
Later found a vegan pancake mix in a store here and all I had to do was mix some (non-dairy) milk or water to make easy vegan pancakes. Once I tried making egg free pancakes at home right from scratch, there was no going back to store bought mixes. Ever since I have been making eggless and vegan pancakes at home quite often.
I did not go around looking for vegan pancake recipe because I had an excellent base recipe already in the form of "the best eggless pancakes ever" recipe. All I had to do was tweak it a little bit and voila "the best vegan pancake recipe" was born!
I tried a couple of variations and found this the best. I also tried using just whole wheat flour but did not quite like the taste. But whole wheat pastry flour works out very well. Even though in this vegan pancake recipe below I have mentioned a combination of all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour, I have been using whole wheat pastry flour only these days and no complaints at all. My kids keep asking for more every time.
The Best Vegan Pancakes Recipe
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup quick cooking oats
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional)
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 Tablespoons white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 and 1/2 cups almond milk
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- all purpose flour - See My Notes
- almond milk - any other non-dairy milk or dairy milk for non-vegans
- coconut oil - any neutral flavor oil or melted butter for non-vegans
- In a large bowl combine together the dry ingredients and make a well in the center.
- Add the wet ingredients one by one to the well and stir together with a whisk. Let the batter rest for at least 10 minutes before making the pancakes.
- Meanwhile heat a pan at medium-high for about 5 minutes. Once the pan is hot enough, pour about 1/3rd cup of batter (for each pancake). Wait for bubbles to appear all over the pancake and the flip it over the other side and cook for another 30-45 seconds.
- Repeat the same for rest of the batter. Serve the pancakes warm with toppings of your choice.
- These vegan pancakes turned out great; texture and taste was as good as the eggless pancakes. It was light and fluffy and couldn't believe that it was vegan.
- I didn't want to make it very chocolaty so just added a hint of cocoa powder. If you want to make chocolate pancakes then I would suggest adding 1/4th cup of cocoa powder and 3/4th cup all purpose flour. You may also want to increase the quantity of sugar to 3 tablespoons.
- If you decide to use the 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder you might have to add another 1 or 2 tablespoons of water or milk to the batter depending on how thick it is.
- Cinnamon is optional. If you haven't tried adding cinnamon to your pancake batter just try it for once and I'm sure that you will love the flavor of this spice in the pancakes.
- I highly recommend preparing this batter at least 10-15 minutes ahead of making the pancakes. This helps the oats to soften and give a good texture.
- I did try using all whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour but somehow was not satisfied with the taste and texture. So do try it for yourself and see if you like it or not. I'm guessing that whole wheat pastry flour would have been a better substitute.