There's so many ways to make yummy vegan pancakes! This list will inspire you with sweet and savoury vegan pancake recipes, from the super simple basics, to more unusual and creative pancakes from around the world.
Here at Vegan on Board we eat a lot of different kinds of vegan pancakes. Especially when we are travelling in our van with no oven, we love how easy, quick and versatile they are.
You can have pancakes for any meal of the day - sweet or savoury... Whether it's covered in syrup for breakfast, filled with salad for lunch, or veggie and protein packed for dinner, there's a pancake for every occasion!
Pancakes are often eaten in February on Pancake day, but we are big believers that pancakes should be one the menu at least once a week. If not once a day 😉
So we've gathered together this diverse collection of the best vegan pancake recipes, so you'll never get bored! We hope you have fun trying something new.
Before we get cooking, here's a few quick pancake FAQs to help you become a vegan pancake making pro:
Your Pancake Questions Answered!
In the UK, (where I am from) pancakes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, as a way of using up ingredients such as milk and eggs before fasting for Lent. In other countries this day is known as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday and in Paul's homeland of Austria it's traditional to eat these jam doughnuts and not pancakes. We sometimes have both!
Traditionally, pancakes are made with milk, eggs and sometimes butter, but it's actually really easy to make vegan pancakes. Our recommendation is to follow a tried and tested vegan recipe, rather than substituting ingredients yourself as you'll get more reliable results. You'll find most recipes typically use flour and plant-based milk, and other ingredients such as baking powder, applesauce, banana, aquafaba or ground flaxseed. You can make any kind of vegan pancakes that you want, from flat vegan crepes, to fluffy American pancakes.
If you are having trouble with your pancakes sticking to the pan, the most common issue is that the griddle or pan you are using has not been adequately preheated or greased. This is why the first pancake often sticks more. Always be patient to heat up the surface before cooking and ideally use a dedicated non stick pancake pan or very well seasoned cast iron griddle for best results.
Easy Vegan Pancakes
These recipes are some of the easiest pancake recipes you'll find. With few, simple ingredients and easy method!
Sweet Vegan Pancakes
Sweet pancakes come in many shapes, shades and flavours! From fruity to spicy, and using alternative flours suited to different diets, there's many ways to make delicious sweet vegan pancakes for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
Savoury Vegan Pancakes
Who said pancakes are just for breakfast? For a savoury vegan lunch or dinner, try these pancake recipes from various cuisines around the world!
We hope you enjoyed this collection of vegan pancakes and found some fun recipes to try! Let us know your fave pancakes toppings in the comments! - Sophie & Paul