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Dairy Free, Egg Free Pancakes
Everyone loves a pile of fluffy, delectable pancakes. For many vegans, substituting animal products like dairy and eggs when cooking is usually a trial and error affair. However, making delicious vegan pancakes need not be an exercise in futility. It is easy to prepare fluffy pancakes without the use of eggs and dairy products. For a vegan recipe that is versatile and simple, use plain water or non dairy milk, and some extra baking powder to substitute for the animal products called for in pancake recipes.
How to Make Fluffy Vegan Pancakes
- 1 cup of self raising flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
- 2 cups of water or non dairy milk
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- Pinch of salt
- In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
- Add in the water or non dairy milk substitute
- Stir to make a batter adding liquid as necessary to get a desired consistency.
Cooking the Vegan Pancakes
- Heat a skillet on medium high and lightly grease with vegetable oil.
- Pour a ladle of the batter onto the skillet.
- With the handle of the skillet, twirl the skillet so that the batter spreads out evenly. Spread the batter out more or less depending on whether you want thinner or thicker pancakes.
- Once the batter bubbles up all over, flip the pancake, making sure to add some oil to the pan. Let it cook for about a minute.
- The pancake is done once it is golden brown on both sides. Place on a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
- To serve the pancakes, drizzle with vegan maple syrup. If preferred, some vegan margarine may also be served with the maple syrup.
Tips and Suggestions
Non dairy milk can be substituted for the water in this vegan pancake recipe. Some suggestions include soy milk, almond milk or rice milk. Note that the taste will vary greatly depending on the type of milk substituted.
If using non dairy milk instead of water to make the vegan pancake batter, either reduce the amount of sugar, or buy unsweetened varieties of the non dairy milk. Otherwise this will result in pancakes that are too sweet.
To up the nutritional value of these pancakes, variations can be made by adding fruit to the pancake batter. Blueberries, assorted wild berries, applesauce and bananas are good choices to include in the pancake mix. Whole wheat flour can also be used instead of white flour.
Other suggestions for topping these vegan pancakes include drizzling on some rice syrup instead of vegan maple syrup, or using a preferred fruit jam on the pancakes.