These vegan pancakes are SUPER fluffy and SUPER delicious! They are so ridiculously easy to make, you’ll never need a pre-made pancake mix again!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! I know everyone is probably suffering from a chocolate induced coma, so this weeks awesome pancake recipe is a little on the lighter side. We’ll get back to chocolate next week!
Pancakes are probably one of my favourite foods ever. I must admit they definitely rank high in my top 10 list of things I could eat forever and ever (and ever) and not get sick of.
Growing up, my mom was pretty ambitious when it came to pancakes. I didn’t get them often, but when I did, she’d make them in all sorts of cool shapes and designs. Needless to say, I was pretty stoked when I knew pancakes were on the brekkie menu. I’d happily eat them all and made sure to sop up every last drop of (high fructose corn loaded, diabetes inducing) pancake syrup on my plate. It was basically childhood heaven. Sugar on sugar on sugar – for breakfast! In fancy shapes! What more could a kid ask for?
Though, now that I think about it, my excitement surrounding pancakes is definitely not something that went away as childhood faded and I entered into adulthood. Or as I’d more appropriately label it, adult baby phase. In fact, I think I get even more excited about pancakes now than I used to!
In 2016, I went through a pancake phase of sorts. I would make protein pancakes almost every single day. No lie. And I somehow looked forward to eating them every single day. Granted they weren’t like traditional pancakes in any sense, they were pretty flat, floppy and sad lookin’, but sitting down to a stack of fresh ‘cakes everyday was always so satisfying. It’s even more satisfying when the stacks look like this ↓ though! Layers upon layers of pillowy pancakey fluffiness. Mmmmm.
And who could forget those pancakes that are had during the 1, 2, 3 AM trips to Denny’s. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure pancakes taste better at odd hours of the night. I always, always, ALWAYS have to get pancakes on these trips, I just can’t help myself. No meal at Denny’s is complete without them, am I right? It’s basically the law.
But forget box mixes and big chain pancakes, now you can make your own that are just as good – I may be biased, but I think these are even better! Despite being vegan, they have all the fluff and deliciousness that you’d expect from a commercial pancake. Except now, you actually know what the ingredients in your pancakes are – there’s only SEVEN of them – and all of them are pronounceable. They’re not loaded up the @ss with sugar, and you can add pretty much anything you want to the mix! That’s a done deal for me, folks.
I deliberately left these as a blank slate sort of recipe so you can add anything your heart desires. Of course, the typical pancake add ins like blueberries, bananas and vegan chocolate chips are super duper noms, but creative pancakes are totally doable with this recipe. I went simple with mine and topped them with some blackberries and a little maple syrup, but the possibilities are endless!
So serve ‘em up! These make for a delicious breakfast that pancake lovers of any age will enjoy! Did I mention these come together start to finish in about 15 minutes? Pancakes don’t have to be exiled to weekend breakfasts anymore! Yippeeee!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbs sugar
- 1 tbs baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup dairy free milk
- 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- To a medium bowl, add all dry ingredients. Stir to combine
- Add wet ingredients to the dry mixture and whisk together, taking care not to over mix
- Let batter sit for a couple minutes while your pan/griddle heats to medium-low
- When your cooking surface is heated, lightly grease it (I use a coconut oil spray)
- Pour about ¼ cup of batter onto your cooking surface
- When the top begins to bubble, flip the pancake and cook until golden
- Serve warm with pure maple syrup, jam, peanut butter, fresh fruit, the options are endless!
If you make this recipe, snap a pic and use the hashtag #sweetlikecocoa and tag me @sweetlikecocoablog on Instagram, I love seeing the deliciousness you guys come up with!