A roundup of the best vegan pancakes from some of my favorite bloggers. All dairy free and egg free. Some gluten free, some refined sugar free, some nut free, some oil free. All delicious!
All the pancakes you could ever want for Pancake Day! Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday – is a day for indulgence. It falls on the day before Ash Wednesday, when the Lenten season starts. Lent is a time for fasting, so it’s become a tradition to eat up all the rich foods before.
While you won’t find any rich foods like dairy milk or eggs in these recipes, they are just as delicious as their traditional counterparts. You’re definitely going to want to bake up a batch of Vegan Pancakes today!
What are pancakes?
Pancakes are thin, round cakes made of batter and cooked on both sides in a griddle or in a skillet. The batter typically consists of flour, sugar, milk, and eggs. Good news though – the pancake recipes that follow are all vegan!
They are generally considered a breakfast food, but in this house, we’ve been known to eat them for lunch and dinner, too!
How to cook vegan pancakes
Be sure to leave an inch or two between pancakes so the batter doesn’t run together and you have enough space to flip them easily. A large thin flexible spatula works well for flipping the pancakes.
Cook them over medium heat for best results, but also know that you may need to adjust the heat as you go. If the heat is too high, the outsides of the pancakes will burn before the insides cook through. If your heat is too low, the pancakes may get tough from cooking so long and you won’t get that perfect golden color either.
Best pancake toppings
While pancakes can certainly be eaten on their own, they are typically served with toppings. Toppings can be whatever you like and can be combined however you like, as well. No need to pick just one. Some of our favorite toppings for vegan pancakes are:
YES! Although, traditional pancakes aren’t vegan friendly, you can absolutely make homemade pancakes that are!
There are lots of ways to substitute eggs in baking. Applesauce, banana purée, oil, aquafaba, or my favorite egg substitute for vegan pancakes…flaxmeal.
Follow the instructions on any of the following vegan pancake recipes to make the most delicious breakfast!
Restaurant and store-bought pancakes are typically high in sugar and unnecessary oils or fats. Homemade pancakes can definitely be healthy as you get to control what goes in them.
I hope you love these recipes as much as we do! If you try any of them, please leave a comment below with your feedback.
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