Fluffy vegan pancake recipe

This fluffy vegan pancake recipe is a super simple vegan pancake recipe for breakfast. They taste like regular pancakes using only 8 ingredients.

Vegan Pancake recipe

We are all looking for the perfect vegan pancake recipe. One that tastes like regular pancakes without the hassle of making flax egg or the strong banana aftertaste of most vegan banana pancake recipes. Here I am sharing with you the perfect vegan pancake recipe: easy, super fluffy, golden, and delicious with a drizzle of pure maple syrup!

How to make the fluffiest pancakes?

The secret to making fluffy vegan pancakes is to combine the dry ingredients with vegan buttermilk and baking powder.

Vegan buttermilk is obtained when curdling non-dairy milk with an acidic ingredient. It usually takes only 10 minutes for the milk to curdle and thicken. This mixture, when in contact with baking powder, creates the fluffiest pancakes ever! Bonus, making your own vegan buttermilk takes only a few minutes and requires only 2 ingredients:

  • Non-dairy milk – it can be soy milk, coconut milk or almond milk. However, soy milk is higher in fat and provides the best pancake texture, similar to regular pancakes. Note that non-dairy milk must be at room temperature to create the best buttermilk texture.
  • Acidic ingredient – it can be apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.

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The first step to making this fluffy vegan pancake recipe is to prepare the vegan buttermilk as I mentioned before. Then, combine all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. You will need:

  • All-purpose flour wheat flour gives the best fluffy pancakes with this recipe. You cannot use almond flour, oat flour, or coconut flour as a substitute for wheat flour in this recipe. Other options are whole-wheat flour or all-purpose gluten-free flour blends. However, these options make the pancakes heavier and not as fluffy.
  • Baking powder or half the amount of baking soda. Watch out, If you are using baking soda, it can add a strong bitter aftertaste to the pancakes.
  • Salt
  • Sugar – you can use coconut sugar or erythritol for a healthy vegan pancake option.

The last step consists of bringing together the dry ingredients with vegan buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk the ingredients together to avoid lumps and form a thick pancake batter.

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How to cook pancakes?

The best way to cook pancakes is to use a non-stick pancake griddle or frying pan. First, heat the pan under medium heat. Then, oil the surface with vegetable oil or any oil like coconut oil or avocado oil. Finally, scoop out the pancake batter into the heated pan. It is recommended to scoop the pancake batter using a measuring cup in order to make pancakes of similar sizes. As a general rule, 1/3 cup of pancake batter gives you the ideal size.

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Healthy vegan pancake toppings

The best way to serve this fluffy vegan pancake recipe is to add some healthy toppings like:

  • Fresh fruits – a handful of sliced bananas, blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries.
  • Nut butter – add a drizzle of one of the following on top of your pancake stack: peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter.
  • Sweetener – the best are pure maple syrup, rice syrup, or agave syrup.
  • Other ideas are vegan butter, chocolate chips, seeds, or nuts.

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Vegan pancake batter add-ons

You can tweak this recipe by adding some add-ons to the pancake batter :

  • Vegan chocolate chip – scoop out the batter into the pan and sprinkle some chocolate chip on top of the pancake.
  • 1/2 cup blueberries – fresh or frozen, add them directly into the pancake batter. This option creates the most delicious vegan blueberry pancakes.
  • Mashed banana – you can replace the vegetable oil in this recipe with mashed bananas. It will give a light banana flavor to the pancakes and makes the recipe oil-free.

How to store vegan pancakes?

All vegan recipes are by essence egg-free and dairy-free and therefore they store very well out of the fridge, at room temperature for up to 24 hours. This super simple vegan pancake recipe can be stored for up to 3 days in the fridge or can be frozen in silicon zip-lock bags.

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Fluffy vegan pancake recipe

An easy vegan pancake recipe with fluffy texture.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: easy vegan breakfast, egg free pancakes, fluffy vegan pancake recipe, fluffy vegan pancakes, vegan breakfast recipe, vegan pancake recipe, vegan pancakes
Servings: 6 pancakes
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Carine
4.83 from 28 votes


Vegan 'buttermilk'

  • 1 cup Soy milk - or unsweetened almond milk - at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar - or lemon juice

Other ingredients

  • 1 cup All purpose white flour
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar - or coconut sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil - or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Prepare the vegan 'buttermilk'

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk soy milk with apple cider vinegar. You can use any dairy-plant milk by the pancakes are fluffier with soy milk. Set aside 10 minutes. Note: in the video the oil is added in the buttermilk step, it is up to you, you can also add it in the next step.

Prepare the pancake batter

  • In a large mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Whisk in the vegan buttermilk, oil, and vanilla.
  • Let the batter rest for 5 minutes while you heat the griddle.

Cooking the vegan pancakes

  • Heat a large pancake griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon of oil and swirl the pan to coat.
  • Scoop out 1/3 cup of pancake batter per pancake - don't cook more than 2 pancakes at a time to prevent them from spreading and sticking to each other. Cook on one side until bubbles form on the surface and the edges dry out and look set - it should take 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Flip the pancake and cook on the other side for another 2 or 3 minutes until golden-brown. Transfer to a cooling rack or plate and repeat these steps until you run out of batter.

Vegan Servings ideas

  • You can serve vegan pancakes with liquid sweeteners like rice syrup, maple syrup, or agave syrup. Other tasty toppings are jam, fresh fruits, whipped coconut cream, or vegan yogurt.


Serving: 1pancake (1/3 cup) | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 1mg

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Reader Interactions


  1. Dana

    Hi! Love all your recipes! I have a question? Can I substitute the white flour w something else like almond or coconut flour or paleo?! Thank you

    • Carine

      Thank you ! You can replace the white flour only by a flour with the same amount of carbs like white wholewheat or spelt flour but not almond or coconut. Since the recipe is vegan and egg free, making pancakes with almond flour or coconut flour is not possible, they won’t hold. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

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