Light and Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

Vegan pancakes

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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 12 Pancakes (12 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
68 Calories
4g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 Pancakes (12 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 369mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 167mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Can you make vegan pancakes? Yes, absolutely! It's true, you can make perfectly good vegan pancakes without eggs or milk. This vegan pancake recipe uses soy milk (or any other vegan milk substitute you prefer will also work) as a substitute and the result is perfect light and fluffy pancakes.

Some people love the flavor of pancakes cooked in vegan margarine or a vegan butter substitute instead of oil, so experiment and see if you prefer melting some margarine in a pan instead of cooking your pancakes in oil. Our favorite vegan butter substitute? Earth Balance, by a long shot. Coconut oil also smells delicious when you're cooking up a batch of homemade vegan pancakes. 

If you want something beyond the basic vegan pancakes, you might also want to try this recipe for vegan blueberry pancakes or a sweet vegan pancake recipe with strawberries. If you're in the mood to try something different, here's a great recipe for vegan apple pecan pancakes.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup soy milk (or any other vegan milk substitute)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for vegan pancakes
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  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl until well mixed.

    Flour in bowl
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  3. Mix in the soy milk and oil and beat together until batter is smooth.

    Mix in flour
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  4. Drop 1/4 cup of batter at a time onto a hot oiled griddle, or a well greased frying pan over medium-high heat.

    Drop batter in pan
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  5. When bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake, approximately 3 minutes, flip, and cook the other side for another 2 minutes.​

    Flip pancake
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  6. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!