Easy Vegan Pancakes

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Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. After fasting through the night, there’s nothing better than to wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast.

On weekdays, I rarely have the luxury to indulge in a slow meal as I’ve got to rush to school drop-offs and work. But on weekends, breakfast is sacred in our house. Slowing down and enjoying a delicious home-cooked breakfast is a privilege I encourage you to make time for on weekends.

And what better way to indulge than cooking up a batch of these easy vegan pancakes from the What Vegans Eat cookbook?

Pancakes have a special place in our hearts. They take us back to those happy days in our childhood when our mom or dad would pile them up on our plate. Pure joy. 

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Easy Does It!

These incredibly easy vegan pancakes are so good and simple that they will become another staple in your household. Only a couple of ingredients and a pan and you’re set! You can use endless toppings and drizzle them (or soak them!) with maple syrup. Use the fruits that are in season and therefore on sale and, if you’re feeling fancy, you can sprinkle some walnuts or add some blueberries to the batter. 

Needless to say, my kids go wild for these! Without even trying, it became our Sunday morning ritual, and we are so happy it did. If I’m honest, we make a batch large enough for the kids to snack on later on or store them in the fridge and heat them up the next morning. Who has the time or motivation to make breakfast on Monday mornings? Lifesaver! 

Pancakes for breakfast just make life, well…better! So why not commit to making these once a week and share them with your loved ones. No tricky ingredients or cooking skills needed! 

Easy Vegan Pancakes

Author: Brett Cobley
5 from 7 votes
The easy vegan pancakes are the easiest pancakes you'll ever make! Let the plant-powered brunching begin.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • oil for frying


  • Combine the flour and baking powder in a large bowl, then add all the remaining ingredients, except the oil, and mix together with a whisk. 
  • You aren’t trying to whisk the mixture or add bubbles here, but a whisk just works best to make the batter nice and smooth.
  • Use a brush to apply a thin layer oil to a frying pan set over low heat, then add 1 tablespoon of the set over a low heat, then add 1 tablespoon of the batter mixture to the pan—keeping it flat and level to make a neat circular pancake.
  • Cook for a little over 30 seconds until the pancake is firm enough to slide when you shake the pan, then flip it over and cook for another 30 seconds until both sides are crispy and golden.
  • Keep the pancake somewhere warm while you make the others. Cook the rest of the batter in the same way—you should have between 12 and 16 pancakes.
  • Serve with your preferred toppings—my favorite way to serve these beauties is with coconut cream and fresh strawberries.


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy-free pancake cecipe, vegan pancake recipe, vegan pancakes

Meet the Cookbook

Brett Cobley just released his first book, What Vegans Eat, and it’s perfect for those of you starting on a plant-based diet. The recipes are simple but delicious! 

Brett, a passionate vegan cook and activist, started an Instagram page a few years ago because he wanted to share his plant-based creations with vegans and non-vegans out there. His following grew so quickly that he created his website EpiVegan, and now he is launching his first book. Congrats, Brett!

Want to indulge in more of Brett’s simple vegan recipes? Pick up your own copy of What Vegans Eat.

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Reprinted with permission from What Vegans Eat by Brett Cobley, Harper Collins, 2018. Photo credit: Andrew Burton. Article edits by Amanda MethPlease note that this article contains Amazon affiliate links, and shopping through these links supports World of Vegan.

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Recipe Rating

  1. 5 stars
    I love Pancakes! With mine, I add a little turmeric to insure a nice yellow in the batter.
    When done, I love fresh sliced fruit on top, especially strawberries and raspberries!
    Thank you for your recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    My boys and I love pancakes, it is always a hit in my house with lots of fruits on the side.

  3. 5 stars
    I loveeee pancakes and how easy this recipe is! Definitely a staple in our house!

  4. 5 stars
    These pancakes are so easy and quick to make and have a great texture. Great with berries on top and of course the maple syrup!

  5. 5 stars
    Wow! Quick and easy! I can’t believe this recipe is so simple. I also love to add a sprinkling of blueberries to the top, after one side has cooked. It adds a little bit of extra sweetness, but without having purple pancakes. lol. Maple syrup is a must for topping…or bananas and a bit of cinnamon sugar. SO good!

  6. 5 stars
    The perfect weekend brunch vegan pancake recipe!! Love making these with my hubby, and DROWNING them in syrup. Because let’s be real, pancakes and waffles are just a vehicle for transporting maple syrup into your body, right?

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve made vegan pancakes before but they’ve always turned out pretty poorly! I don’t use a non-stick pan which makes things a little tricker but I’ll go ahead and give this recipe a shot since I already have all of these ingredients in my kitchen 🙂

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