The most light, fluffy and delicious vegan pancakes I’ve ever tasted. No bananas or hard to find ingredients. Just classic Scotch or American style pancakes filled with fluffy goodness.
These pancakes… Seriously. SERIOUSLY good. (Seriously.)
I actually based the recipe off one of my cupcake recipes as I was curious to see how an ordinary cake batter would work for pancakes. Turns out it’s the way to go. No need for bananas, applesauce or anything else.
These are inspired by American-style pancakes but also remind me of Scotch pancakes that I used to eat as a child, with jam. It definitely brought back a nostalgic taste and I cannot wait to make these again soon with a dollop of raspberry jam.
And of course you can play around with this recipe, here we’ve added orange zest, cinnamon, cardamom and topped them with figs and date syrup. The combination was divine but I first tested these just plain and simple and they were delicious in their own right. So feel free to mix it up however you like.
- 90g (3/4 cup) plain flour
- 1 tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 120ml (1/2 cup) dairy-free milk
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- maple syrup
- Fresh fruit, we used figs
- Heat a dry frying pan on a low heat. A small non-stick works best but use your first try to assess if you need to add a small amount of oil.
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Stir in the wet ingredients until well combined and the texture is runny but thick.
- Ladle approximately 1/4 cup of the batter onto the dry pan and cook for 20-30 seconds (or when bubbles start to form on top) before carefully flipping onto the other side. Cook for another 20-30 seconds.
- Repeat with the rest of the batter.
- Serve and enjoy!
*You can also use gluten-free plain flour. I tested the recipe with Dove's Farm Gluten-free mix and they tasted great. However, they are slightly paler in colour and didn't rise quite as well. Still delicious though!
And a bonus shot! I loved the vibrancy of these fresh figs.