Vegan fluffy American pancakes

Vegan fluffy American pancakes

Try this vegan fluffy pancake recipe with fresh berries, maple syrup or chocolate sauce. Whipped coconut cream is good with them too, but it must be well chilled before whipping.

Each serving of vegan pancakes provides 365 kcal, 8g protein, 64g carbohydrate (of which 16g sugars), 8g fat (of which 1g saturates), 3g fibre and 0.6g salt.



  1. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Add the milk and vanilla extract and mix with a whisk until smooth.

  2. Place a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons of the oil and wipe around the pan with a heatproof brush or carefully using a thick wad of kitchen paper.

  3. Once the pan is hot, pour a small ladleful (around two dessertspoons worth) of the batter to one side of the pan and spread with the back of the spoon until around 10cm/4in in diameter. Make a second pancake in exactly the same way, greasing the pan with the remaining oil before adding the batter.

  4. Cook for about a minute, or until bubbles are popping on the surface and just the edges look dry and slightly shiny. Quickly and carefully flip over and cook on the other side for a further minute, or until light, fluffy and pale golden brown. If you turn the pancakes too late, they will be too set to rise evenly. You can always flip again if you need the first side to go a little browner.

  5. Transfer to a plate and keep warm in a single layer (so they don’t get squished) on a baking tray in a low oven while the rest of the pancakes are cooked in exactly the same way. Serve with lashings of maple syrup.

Recipe Tips

Feel free to double up this vegan pancake recipe to make loads more.

Once you've mastered how to make American pancakes, read our guide for more easy pancake ideas.