Wake up to these perfect Vegan Pancakes. Light, fluffy, and slightly sweetened with maple syrup, this is a breakfast worth getting out of bed for. Ready in 10 minutes.
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It’s pancake time!
Vegan pancakes, to be exact. I’m not much of a pancake eater myself (I ALWAYS prefer a savory breakfast over sweet) but I am a pancake-maker expert. For the past 5 years I have been making pancakes almost weekly for my kids who believe there is no better way to wake up than with a plate full of pancakes.
I have tried many different pancake recipes but have struggled with the perfect vegan pancake. Either to doughy or cakey or flat or sweet. But after years of perfecting one singular recipe, I am finally ready to share it with you.
Let me introduce the perfect vegan pancakes.
I like this pancake recipe because it
- doesn’t have any strange egg replacers. Just relies on the binding powers of soy milk and oil and the rising powers of baking powder.
- doesn’t use refined sugar. It’s sweetened with maple syrup, folks!
- has the perfect golden crust with a delightful rise.
- is nearly fool-proof. I’ve even been teaching my 6 year old how to make this recipe and it turns out perfect every time!
- has the best flavor and texture I’ve ever had in vegan pancakes.
Let’s take a closer look.
How do we make these pancakes perfect?
Let me tell you!
First of all, the soy milk and apple cider vinegar are mixed together to get a milk that closely resembled buttermilk. It becomes thick and curdled and gives the slightly tangy taste of buttermilk as well aids to the rise of the pancakes. This is key when taking out the eggs of the pancakes which also do the same thing. I have had experience with other milks curdling, specifically almond and coconut milk, but they never curdle quite as well as soy. So while you can try other milks, I do recommend soy.
In addition, when making these perfect vegan pancakes:
1.Take care that these pancakes are not over-mixed. I’ve never quite understood the appeal of blender pancakes because in the process the gluten gets overworked and becomes tough. By hand, you can be careful when you’re adding your wet ingredients to the dry to mix only as much as necessary – a few lumps are always okay. The less you mix, the more tender and delicate the texture of the pancake will be.
2. Make sure the griddle is preheated and spray between each batch. This is important in getting that golden crispy outside. When the batter hits the hot oiled griddle, it should immediately starts to form a crust which gives the pancake it’s perfect texture while also preventing it from spreading.
Other than that, it’s pretty straight forward!
Vegan pancakes do not need to be difficult.
Wake up to these perfect Vegan Pancakes. Light, fluffy, and slightly sweetened with maple syrup, this is a breakfast worth getting out of bed for. Ready in 10 minutes!
Preheat a pancake griddle to 375.
In a small bowl combine soy milk and apple cider vinegar. Whisk together and set aside to let curdle.
In a separate bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Once soy milk is curdled, whisk in melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk together until most the lumps are gone.
Spray pancake griddle with cooking spray. With a ice cream scoop or 1/4 measuring cup, pour batter on griddle. It should spread into about a 5" circle. Repeat until griddle is filled.
When pancakes begin to bubble on the top (about 3 minutes), gently flip it over and bake on the other side until pancake has risen to about double the height.
Remove pancakes and respray griddle before panfrying the 2nd batch. Repeat until all the batter is gone.
Serve with maple syrup and fruit of choice.
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