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Favorite Vegan Pancakes

I am typically not a big breakfast food person, which is a little surprising considering muffins, scones, and French toast are basically slightly toned down desserts. And if you read a couple of my posts, it’s clear I have a raging sweet tooth.

Favorite Vegan Pancakes | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #pancakes #recipe

Most mornings, I’ll make a fruit smoothie or some fresh juice, and sometimes I’ll even eat leftovers from the night before. Case in point — yesterday morning I ate baked tofu and roasted brussels sprouts…for breakfast. I realize that’s totally weird, but the thought of eating something sweet, like oatmeal or even toast with sunflower seed butter, was making me nauseas. It’s safe to say I’ve had my fill of cookies this last week.

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However, Aaron and I both have the week off, and I woke up actually wanting vegan pancakes this morning. There’s just something about pancakes on a random weekday that feels extra special. It could also be that I’m having cookie withdrawals, and pancakes acted as a nice transition back to my regular eating. I think the maple syrup helped aid my sugar hangover. Either that, or it prolonged the detox. I can’t be sure.

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I love this recipe because it’s a little bit healthy (whole wheat flour, very little oil), but still produces slightly sweet, fluffy pancakes. It’s also vegan, and while I typically use a flax egg because I like the flavor, a chia “egg” works well too. I topped mine with some almonds, banana slices, a touch of powdered sugar (mostly because it’s pretty), and, of course, a little maple syrup.

Favorite Vegan Pancakes | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #pancakes #recipe


Favorite Vegan Pancakes

Favorite Vegan Pancakes | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #pancakes #recipe

Favorite Vegan Pancakes


Serves: 12 small/medium pancakes

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

I love this vegan pancake recipe because it's a little bit healthy (whole wheat flour, very little oil), but still produces slightly sweet, fluffy pancakes.

Favorite Vegan Pancakes | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #pancakes #recipe

Favorite Vegan Pancakes



  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or white spelt flour)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 flax "egg" (1 tablespoon freshly ground flax seeds, 3 tablespoons warm water)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, plus extra for greasing the pan

Cuisine: Vegan Servings: 12 small/medium pancakes

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 5 mins Total Time: 10 mins

I love this vegan pancake recipe because it's a little bit healthy (whole wheat flour, very little oil), but still produces slightly sweet, fluffy pancakes.


  • Prepare your flax egg by stirring together the ground flax and water in a small bowl. Set it aside for 3-5 minutes and allow it to thicken.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the non-dairy milk, vanilla, coconut oil, and flax egg and mix it until just combined.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Lightly grease the pan with coconut oil and pour the pancake batter onto the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side.
  • Plate with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Notes [1]

This batter will be a little on the thick side, so feel free to add a touch more milk if you’d like to thin it out.

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  1. I friggin LOVE pancakes!! What a fab recipe. Ahhh I feel that when you have time off you want to reach for more of a decadent breakfast 🙂 When I started running a business from home I had to remind myself that I can’t live “vacation mode” everyday…or I’d be fat 😉

    Love your recipes doll!!

    1. Amanda says

      Yes, working from home presents a new set of challenges when it comes to food. Constant access to the fridge is a definite struggle!

  2. Oh my. Those look AWESOME! I’m definitely bookmarking this to try!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Cait! 🙂

  3. Lindsey says

    Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and I like sweet breakfasts for sure. I am WAY over cookies right now too! But I think it will only last a week and the craving will be back 😉

    1. Amanda says

      Yeah, I’ll be lucky if my cookie hiatus lasts through New Year’s. 😉

  4. I.am.done.with.cookies at least for the week. 😉
    I actually love breakfast. I can’t do big meals when I wake up but give me an hour and I’m ready for a feast. Pancakes are my favorite weekend treat, usually because during the week I like to sleep as late as possible and then never leave enough time for them before I need to be working.

    1. Amanda says

      I’m the same way – I can’t stomach more than a piece of toast first thing in the morning. And even then, I sometimes feel like I have to choke it down. I also typically give myself about 2 minutes to make breakfast on workdays, which is why I drink smoothie’s about 90% of the time.

  5. Maureen says

    I prefer to eat dinner foods, but I LOVE to make big breakfasts…eggs, pancakes, bacon, cinnamon rolls, biscuits & gravy…love it all!!

    1. Amanda says

      Oooh, cinnamon rolls. Perhaps when my cookie-coma wears off, I’ll make some…;)

  6. These look fabulous. I’m always looking for great healthy breakfast recipes and sweet breakfast is right up my alley 🙂
    Happy 2012! 😀

    1. Amanda says

      Happy 2012 to you too! 🙂

  7. Russell at Chasing Delicious says

    Mmm. This pancake recipe looks scrumptious! I’m going to try this for breakfast soon.

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Russell! I just clicked over to your site – it’s beautiful! I can’t wait to check out your recipes. 🙂

  8. Just saw these on FG today. Congrats and they look amazing!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Averie! I was so excited that FG accepted my photo!

  9. beti says

    they might become my favorites as well

  10. Jean-Marie says

    Love these pancakes! So good! I am so bookmarking your site:)

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Jean-Marie! 🙂

  11. Those look so good! 🙂

  12. The only think more I’d need is a liquid chocolate!

  13. Kathy says

    These are now my favorite pancakes as well. I’m trying to memorize the recipe now 😀 😀 They beat any of the other pancakes I have ever eaten, my own and restaurant made!

    1. Amanda says

      Awesome!!! That’s so great to hear!

  14. Casey says

    These look so yummy. I think I’m going to post my vegan banana pancakes soon. I shall try these though!!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Casey! I could go for some vegan banana pancakes… 🙂

  15. Kat says

    Just made the pancakes. Delicious! Loved them! Thank you!

    1. Amanda says

      I’m so glad you liked them! 🙂

  16. My best special veggie recipe is avocados with raspberry vinaigrette. In these days i cooked for my 5 guests. They really like my vegan meals.

    1. Amanda says

      That sounds delicious! And props to you for cooking for 5 guests – that’s awesome that they’re enjoying your vegan meals. 🙂

  17. Sera says

    I just made these this morning (I added blueberries in the batter) and they are the best I’ve ever had! I love that there’s no sugar in the recipe like many other that I looked up. I’m going to share this recipe with my sister since we are both vegan.
    Thanks for this delicious recipe 🙂

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Sera! I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

  18. Genevieve says

    These are unbelievable! I have been trying to wean my kids off the store bought mixes with no success….. Until now!! These are so tasty! Never mind the vegan recipe, which as a new vegan, is totally wonderful, this is the best recipe. Period. Thanks again!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks for the positive feedback, Genevieve! I’m so glad your family enjoyed the pancakes! It’s my go-to recipe, and it works really well as the base for different add-ins and types of flours.

  19. Alexa says

    These came out amazing! Added a scoop of chocolate sun warrior protein powder, upped the milk a bit, and threw in some hemp seeds and blueberries. PERFECT recipe!

    1. Amanda says

      Yum! I will have to try adding protein powder and hemp seeds next time – great idea to give them a little extra staying power!

  20. Sherry (BTLover2) says

    Go make these! Just made them and they are absolutely delicious! After I poured each pancake, I tossed some frozen blueberries on them and let them cook. So very good — really didn’t even need syrup. This recipe is a keeper!! Thank you.

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks for commenting, Sherry! I’m so happy you liked them. I’m also a big fan of adding frozen blueberries – and you’re right, no syrup necessary. 🙂

  21. Madeline says

    This is the best pancake recipe! I use it all of the time. Thanks!

    1. Amanda says

      I’m so happy to hear that!! Thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂

  22. Spencer says

    THANK YOU! These turned out fluffy and did not fall apart at all! Just like pancakes with eggs and buttermilk! But half way through making the batter I realized I was all out of flax powder so I used chia seeds with water and it turned out perfect!

    1. Amanda says

      Good idea to use chia seeds instead! I’m so happy to hear that you had pancake success! 🙂

  23. Hi Amanda:

    Thanks bunches for sharing this recipe with me. All the ingredients are available, so I look forward to trying your fave pancake recipe soon. Will drop you a line when I do. 🙂

    Keep well!

  24. Madeline says

    this is the recipe I go back to every time I need to make pancakes. they are perfect!!! thank you so much.

    1. Amanda says

      That is so great to hear, Madeline! Thanks for taking the time to comment, and enjoy the pancakes!


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