Vegan Pancakes – Easy Recipe

Easy vegan pancakes

Whip up these Vegan Pancakes for breakfast this weekend. Served with vegan butter and maple syrup, they’re sure to be a hit!  Add your favorite vegan toppings like fresh berries or vegan ice cream, and enjoy!

Vegan pancakes with fresh berries

Pancakes are famous around the world. Almost every country has its own version of the pancake. From thin crepes to thick crumpets, the basic pancake recipe is used in pretty much every culture! You will find the humble pancake for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. It’s also sure to make an appearance on the odd special occasion.

We’ve all seen the stacks of pancakes served for breakfast around the US. Traditional American pancakes usually contain eggs and melted butter. They are also served with whipped cream, ice cream, melted butter and sometimes honey. 

When ordering pancakes, you might be able to ask if they are vegan. However, most restaurants still serve non-vegan pancakes.

But, don’t worry, with this recipe you’ll be able to make your own stack of breakfast pancakes and be able to rest assured that every part is vegan-friendly!

Tips to make your own vegan pancakes

We’ve taken the traditional recipe and adapted it to create vegan pancakes that are quick and easy to make. The following tips will help you create the perfect stack for breakfast!

Use a sieve to prevent lumps

Sift all the dry ingredients into a bowl before adding the liquid. By using a sieve, you will reduce the chance of your pancakes having lumps. It will also introduce air into the dry mix which will help with fluffiness. 

Sift the dry ingredients
A sieve will prevent lumps from forming in the batter

Add the milk slowly and keep mixing so that the batter is smooth

It may be tempting to add the liquid quickly and just mix the batter. However, this might cause lumps to form in your pancakes. Add the milk little by little and keep mixing to prevent this from happening. 

Add the milk slowly and whisk
Use a whisk and add the milk slowly

Flip the pancakes when they begin to bubble

Make sure that the pan is medium-hot when you add the first dollop of the pancake mix. When small bubbles begin to form on the top of the pancake, it’s ready to be turned. They should be golden brown on the bottom. 

Golden brown pancakes
Flip once bubbles form. The bottoms should be golden brown.

Serve with your choice of vegan-friendly toppings

We served our warm pancakes with mixed berries, maple syrup, and homemade Vegan Ice Cream. Melted vegan butter will also taste delicious!

Fresh warm pancakes with vegan toppings
Serve these pancakes warm with vegan toppings

Vegan Pancakes

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Servings: 10 Pancakes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 t cornstarch
  • 2 ¾ cups almond or soya milk
  • 3 T maple syrup or agave
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3 T coconut oil


  • Add the dry ingredients in a bowl, and mix them together.
  • Add the milk, and mix until you get a smooth texture. Add maple syrup and vanilla.
  • Place the coconut oil in a pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, pour ¼ cup of the pancake mixture.
  • When the dough starts to bubble, it's time to flip the pancake and cook on the other side.
  • Serve with maple syrup and vegan butter if desired.