The Best Eggless Pancakes Ever & Video

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Eggless Pancake Recipe

It has been 3 years since I started this blog but I don’t know why I haven’t blogged about something as basic as eggless pancakes until today. My husband and I are not big pancake fans. I do prepare it once in a month or two for my son.

Initially, I used to buy Bisquick; add some mashed bananas or applesauce for the eggs and add the extra baking powder to make egg-free pancakes.

Then I tried a couple of right-from-scratch recipes minus the eggs and wasn’t very pleased with the results. At that time I was not able to find a decent pancake recipe without eggs.

Later I found a whole grain pancake mix from Bulk Barn, to which I had to just add water and viola eggless pancakes were ready. Those living in Canada can find this mix in Bulk Barn. The mix is egg-free.

Last morning my husband asked me to prepare egg-free pancakes for breakfast because we don’t have that on the blog. So making it would serve two purposes.

I landed on this homemade pancakes without eggs recipe and after reading the raving reviews I had to try it.

The verdict is: "these are the best eggless pancakes you will ever taste". To tell the truth, I haven’t actually tasted a regular pancake with eggs (yes after 8 years in North America, I haven’t tasted it even once) so I cannot compare it with that, but I’m pretty sure that these pancakes are as good as the usual ones.

A couple of reviewers have tried this recipe because they ran out of eggs and they are all praises for it, which means that these pancakes are definitely good.

So if you have run out of eggs are do not want to use eggs and are wondering how to make pancakes without eggs, here's the only recipe you have to try.

I also have a vegan pancake recipe, the vegan version of the best eggless pancakes recipe. Do try it!

How To Make Egg-Free Pancakes?

Here are the step-by-step pictorial instructions on how to make delicious pancakes without eggs.

1. Mix dry ingredients.
1. Mix dry ingredients.
2. Mix milk, oil and vanilla.
2. Mix milk, oil and vanilla.
3. Pour wet-mix into flour-mix.
3. Pour wet-mix into flour-mix.
4. Lumps are fine in the batter.
4. Lumps are fine in the batter.
5. Melt butter on griddle.
5. Melt butter on griddle.
6. Add melted butter to the batter.
6. Add melted butter to the batter.
7. Batter is ready. Leave it for 2 minutes.
7. Batter is ready. Leave it for 2 minutes.
8. Pour about third of a cup of batter.
8. Pour about third of a cup of batter.
9. Once you see some bubbles. flip it over.
9. Once you see some bubbles. flip it over.
Pancake is ready to serve!
Pancake is ready to serve!

Eggless Pancakes Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
15 Mins10 Mins6 Small Pancakes
The Best Eggless Pancakes Ever & Video
4.8 from 696 reviews
If you want to make eggless pancakes for some reason or the other, this is the only recipe you should be trying. Don't waste time searching for recipes and going through each one of it.
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Milk (I Used 2%)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients.
  2. In a liquid measuring mug, measure 1 cup milk. To that add the vegetable oil, water and vanilla extract.
  3. Stir in the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Do not over-mix. Lumps are perfectly fine. Set aside for a couple of minutes.
  4. Heat a griddle at medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot add the butter and let it melt.
  5. Add the melted butter to the pancake batter and return the pan to the stove. Mix the butter into the batter.
  6. When the pan is hot enough, pour a ladleful of batter on the pan for each pancake. Cook until bubbles appear on the face of the pancake.
  7. Carefully flip the pancake and cook until its golden brown.
  1. I have said it earlier and I'm going to say it again, these are THE best eggless pancakes. Light, soft and fluffy! You have to have some syrup or something to sweeten it because its not sweet by itself. But I guess that's how pancakes are supposed to be.
My Notes:
  1. The pan should not be over-heated or else the pancakes will blacken. To get that nice golden color I usually have the knob at 4.
  2. I added a couple of blueberries to the batter. You can add about 1/2 a cup of nuts, fruits or chocolate chips for this measurement.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories 157
Total Fat 7.2g11%
Saturated Fat 3.4g17%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 217mg6%
Total Carb 19.5g7%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugars 2.7g
Protein 3.5g
Vitamin A 3% - Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 13% - Iron 6%
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  1. Mariette Meyer

    Thank you
    Well done
    I only bake with eggs and this recipe is really great

    • Madhuram

      Thank you, Mariette.

  2. max

    im gluten free and were out of eggs so i just switched the flour becase i could’nt find a glueten free egg free recipie. so thank you

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome, Max. Great to know that it worked well with gluten-free flour too.

  3. Nadine

    They are so tasty!! thank you 🙂

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome, Nadine.

  4. Justin

    Just wondering if the batter can be made ahead and cooked later? Also, any tips for scaling up the recipe or is it fine to just multiply ingredients accordingly?
    Have made this before and loved it so much, going to cook it for the extended family for Easter!

    • Madhuram

      I usually make the batter the previous night. I haven’t made it ahead of that, so unsure how it will turn out if you decide to make the batter a few days earlier. Similarly, I only have doubled the recipe. Haven’t tried a much bigger quantity than that.

  5. Carla Cardoso

    The pancakes turned out amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe. 🙂

    • Madhuram

      You’re most welcome, Carla.

  6. Venice Madden

    Wow! Love pancakes but haven’t had them since I no longer eat eggs. Hands down the best pancake recipe I’ve ever tried! Light, fat & fluffy without resting the batter for ages. Perfect! Thank you.

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome, Venice.

  7. GS

    Hi, can I try these with oats flour? Thanks!

    • Madhuram

      It might not work, GS because it’s gluten-free. I have not tried it so not sure.

  8. Zhenya

    Tiny recipe. Make two. Don’t use skim milk.

  9. Gabrielle

    So good!! I made these pancakes for a brunch with someone allergic to egg and it was a big success! Now I was wondering if I could replace the milk for soy milk to cook for a vegan friend? I know you have a vegan version, but I prefer this recipe! Thanks!

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much for the feedback, Gabrielle. Yes, soy milk would work too. Also, you would have to replace the butter with non-dairy butter.

  10. Tommy

    I only had Self-Rising flour, so I omitted the salt and baking powder. The recipe as written is a little runny for my taste, so I increased the flour by 1/4 cup, then also increased the cinnamon by 1/4 tsp, and added an additional 1 Tablespoon water, and another 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla and the results were great! Tasted fantastic and my hubby and grandsons were happy with the results as well.

    • Madhuram

      Thank you for the feedback, Tommy.

  11. Jota

    Only making this because I have no eggs.. I think I have a new favourite pancake recipe though. These are so much better then regular pancakes!! I subbed the flour for self raising because I also had no baking powder, still works amazing!
    Thanks for sharing

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much, Jota.

  12. Pauline

    Has anyone tried it without vanilla extract?

  13. Ashutosh

    Yummy. Thank you Madhuram. Turned out to be the best eggless pancake recipe I ever tried.

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome, Ashutosh. Thank you for the feedback.

  14. Susan Marcellus

    Could you substitute almond flour for the regular flour?

    • Madhuram

      No, Susan, it doesn’t work. I have tried the same recipe with almond flour and coconut flour and ended up with some gooey mess. A gluten-free baking mix might work. Check out this gluten-free waffle recipe which uses a store-bought mix. Also, these gluten-free pancakes were awesome. Be sure that you use gluten-free oats.

  15. joe


    • Madhuram

      Thank you, Joe.

  16. Irvin Weaver


    • Madhuram

      Thank you, Irvin.

  17. Bonnie

    Could you use whole wheat flour for this recipe? Would the measurements be different?

    • Madhuram

      You can use whole wheat flour, Bonnie. I do it all the time. Depending upon the fiber content of the flour you might have to adjust the quantity of milk you add. That’s the only thing you will have to look out for.

  18. Richard

    I’m always looking for eggless, none vegan, recipes as my Wife is egg allergic. Anyway it’s pancake day here in the UK and I wanted my Wife to not feel left out this year as she has never had a pancake. I tried vegan and egg substitute recipes but none came near real pancakes made with egg until I made this one.
    I’m now making my Wife her second batch (not second pancake but second batch!) so she can move from savoury to sweet combinations….
    #SuperHubby 🙂

    • Madhuram

      Aww…that’s so sweet of you…you are indeed a super hubby! Thanks for the feedback. 😀

  19. Angie

    These are amazing! It’s Pancake Tuesday, we’re out of eggs over here, and this recipe was just what we needed this morning. Very fluffy pancakes and great texture. Batter was slightly thicker than I’m used to and I saw your note about sweetness, so I added 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and these were just perfect. Thank you for sharing!

    • Madhuram

      You’re most welcome, Angie.

  20. Jennifer

    Just made these this morning as we were all out of eggs. Followed the recipe exactly and they turned out perfect! Great texture, fluffy and kids gobbled them up! I might add a little more sugar next time just because I prefer my pancakes a touch sweeter.

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much, Jennifer.

  21. Bernadette

    Really great recipe! I used oat milk instead of regular milk, and they turned out great! Highly recommend 🙂

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much, Bernadette.

  22. Wio

    Tasty but.. flat 🙁
    I followed all instructions, any suggestions, please?

    • Madhuram

      Maybe the quantity of liquid became more?

  23. Bill Cobb

    Not good. Pancakes turned out thin and pale, even though I left them on for way too long. Didn’t mix well, lots of raw flour left in batter, terrible

    • Madhuram

      This is one of the most tried and well-rated recipes in the blog and at least 85% of those who try it get it right and make it frequently. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t turn out well.

  24. Dana

    Just made these for myself and my kids. Just used mashed banana instead of oil and butter and coconut milk instead of regular. Added chocolate chips and sliced bananas after pouring in the pan. They are so tasty!

    • Madhuram

      Thank you, Dana.

  25. Laura N Grunert

    Came across this recipe this morning as I was craving pancakes but out of eggs. I was quite astonished by how light, fluffy and soft they came out. I added a couple of extra tablespoons of flour as the batter looked just a tad runny, but otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. As you mentioned they are not very sweet on their own, but with butter and maple syrup they are perfect!

    • Madhuram

      Thank you, Laura.