Looking for tasty vegan pancakes? You are in luck!
Having tasty vegan pancakes is simple. You have a couple of options when it comes to having tasty vegan pancakes. You can make your own from scratch, which is something I did for years, or you can buy ready-made mixes in the store. While I used to make them from scratch for years, I now prefer to just going with the store bought mixes, because they make tasty vegan pancakes are and really simple.
Tasty Vegan Pancake Options
- If you want to make pancakes from scratch, try this recipe of mine for vegan banana nut pancakes. You can substitute the bananas and nuts for other things, of course, such as blueberries. It's a good recipe and will make some tasty vegan pancakes.
- If you want something simple that doesn't take a lot of ingredients and still produces tasty vegan pancakes, buy the pre-made pancake mixes from the grocery store. The ones that say they are "complete" are usually not vegan, because they contain egg and/or dairy. The pancake mixes that are not complete are often vegan. They didn't set out to make them vegan most likely, but they just so happen to be vegan. Check the ingredients to ensure that they are vegan.
I buy Log Cabin Natural pancake mix or Aunt Jemima Original pancake mix. Both of them are vegan in the box to begin with, so it's a matter of what you add to it when preparing them. I prepare them using vegan ingredients. So if they call for milk, I use a plant based milk (typically an unsweet original soy or almond milk), and when they call for eggs, I use a vegan substitute. For your vegan substitute for the eggs in store bought pancake mixes, you could use commercial egg replacer, or you can do what I do. I simply use a tablespoon of ground flax seed. That's it, so simple!
When we want pancakes anymore, which is once or twice per month, I use one of the box mixes. I add in my plant based milk, oil, and a tablespoon of ground flax seed. Mix it all together, and I'm ready to go. Although I also like to throw in some blueberries. Then I heat the griddle, spray some Pam olive oil on it or put a little vegan butter on it, and then drop the mix onto the griddle to make the pancakes. Pancakes also freeze well, so you can make extra and freeze them if you have kids who like them for a quick breakfast. Just let them completely cool, then stack them up in a container and put them in the freezer. You can pop them into your microwave to have them ready in no time. The time to heat them depends on how many you are heating up, of course. If you are heating one, try putting it on for 30-45 seconds and check it to see if it's ready.
If you are making some tasty vegan pancakes, do yourself a favor and skip the high fructose corn syrup on top. Opt for pure maple syrup or at least a syrup that does not contain high fructose corn syrup (or any artificial sweeteners). Pure maple syrup is always best, but it can be costly if you don't get it on sale.
Making tasty pancakes is simple, enjoy!