Every now and then I fall in and out of love with cooking. Right now, I am definitely trying to spark the fire and rekindle my love for all things food. So in order to hold myself accountable and stick to my plan of cooking things at home, rather than heading out for a meal all the time, I thought I’d start sharing my favorite recipes on the blog again. Starting off this new series are my easy vegan pancakes.
I’ve been working with the same recipe for years now and always come back to it. It’s easy to make, works with ingredients I have at home anyways, is vegan-friendly and tastes delicious.
Fluffy and Delicious Vegan Pancakes
This recipe is super easy to make and consists mainly of ingredients you will most likely have at home anyways. I like my pancakes to be big and fluffy, topped off with a little bit of fruit and yogurt. But of course, you can garnish them however you like. But let’s get back to the recipe. I’ll walk you through it.
The secret for good, fluffy vegan pancakes: a good amount of baking powder!
What you need for the vegan pancakes
- 1 cup whole wheat flour or oatmeal (roughly 150 grams)
- 1/2 cup applesauce or 1/2 mashed banana
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- a dash of plant milk of your choice
- sweetener of choice if needed
Serves two people (or one if you’re really hungry)
How to make the pancakes
Mix the dry ingredients together and then add your milk and wet ingredients (applesauce or mashed banana) to the mix. Mix through until you reach a good consistency. It should not be too watery, but not too thick and doughy. You can either add milk or flour to reach a nice consistency. Feel free to throw in some add-ins like blueberries or chocolate chips, if you’re so inclined.
Pour one cup or a few spoons of the mixture into a hot pan. I never use oil but if your pan is sticky, you might want to add a bit of coconut oil first. Wait for bubbles to appear on the top of the pancake mixture and flip them over for a few more seconds.
Put your vegan pancakes on a plate and garnish with whatever your heart desires. I love to add yogurt on top but I’ve also done peanut butter and jelly and loved that as well. Fresh fruit is always a nice add-on to any brunch and if you’re a sweet tooth you can also grab a bottle of maple syrup and pour that on top. Or you can use the remains of your banana or a bit of leftover applesauce on top. Be creative and enjoy! :)