vegan buttermilk pancakes

Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

This vegan buttermilk pancakes recipe is ready in under 30 min and so fluffy! Buttermilk pancakes aren’t vegan, so I made this vegan buttermilk pancake recipe just for you!

Who doesn’t love breakfast foods!? Breakfast as always been a staple in my house. Some days I eat breakfast for all three meals! These tasty vegan buttermilk pancakes can be stacked like the Leaning Tower of Pizza but better because they’re pancakes!

vegan buttermilk pancakes recipe

How to make Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

This vegan recipe is simple but there are a few different steps to it because you need to make a vegan buttermilk substitute and a vegan flax egg. Not to worry though both of those steps only take a couple of seconds! The rest of this vegan pancake recipe is just combining the ingredients and then frying them up in the pan!

  1. Start by making your vegan buttermilk, mix plant-based milk and lemon juice in a mason jar and let sit while you prepare the other ingredients (at least a couple of minutes). In a separate dish do the same with your vegan flax egg ingredients (full instructions down in recipe card). Use warm (not hot) water for best results.
  2. In a mixing bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. (Flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, and salt).
  3. Add all of your wet ingredients in (vegan buttermilk, flax egg, and melted vegan butter) and slowly mix in being careful not to over mix. Set aside and let rest for at least 10 min before you cook with it.
  4. Turn your griddle/pan on medium heat and let it heat up. When it’s hot add vegan butter and spread around to grease the surface.
  5. Scoop ⅓ cup (more or less depending on the size you want but this is a pretty standard size) of the buttermilk pancake batter onto the greased surface. It’s important not to turn the heat up to high here because it will burn the pancakes without cooking them all the way through. Once you start to see bubbles, flip the pancakes and cook for another 3 min or until golden brown and cooked through depending on the size.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all the batter is used. Makes about 6 fluffy pancakes depending on size.
  7. Top with whatever you want!

I haven’t experimented this recipe with other egg replacers, only flax, but if you try and do it you only need enough replacement for one large egg. If you do try with something else I would love to hear how it went!

buttermilk pancakes vegan recipe

Optional toppings for your Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

  • Blueberries
  • Coconut shreds
  • Almond slices
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Agave syrup
  • Powdered sugar
  • Hashbrowns (check out how to make air fryer hashbrowns)

Kitchen Equipment I used for recipe:

  • Aesthetically pleasing teal spoon set – a lot of people recently have been asking about my spoon set and I feel like a fraud because everyone thinks it’s some expensive set but it’s super inexpensive and they look amazing!
  • Super cheap but quality non-stick pan – A good non-stick pan will change your life and it doesn’t have to break the bank. I love this one because it’s made out of granite and is super durable!
vegan buttermilk pancakes

Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

John Rush
These vegan buttermilk pancakes are ready in under 30 min and so fluffy and good! You can stack these pancakes like the Leaning Tower of Pizza but better because they're pancakes!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Non-Stick Pan
  • Spatula
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1.25 cups Vegan Buttermilk see notes
  • 1 large Flax Eggs
  • 1.5 tbsp Vegan butter melted
  • 1.5 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt

Vegan Buttermilk

  • 1.25 cups Unsweetened plant milk we use soy
  • 1.5 tbsp Lemon Juice

Instructions
 

Vegan Buttermilk

  • Start by making your buttermilk, mix your plant milk and lemon juice in a mason jar and let sit while you prepare the other ingredients. (at least a couple of minutes)

Buttermilk Pancakes

  • Mix 1 tbsp warm water and 1 tbsp ground flaxseed and set aside while you prepare other ingredients.
  • In a mixing bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. (Flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, and salt).
  • Add all of your wet ingredients in (buttermilk, flax egg, melted butter) and slowly mix in being careful not to over mix. Set aside and let rest for at least 10 min before you cook with it.
  • Turn your griddle/pan on medium heat and let it heat up. When it's hot add butter and spread around to grease the surface.
  • Scoop ⅓ cup (more or less depending on the size you want but this is a pretty standard size) of the batter onto the greased surface.
  • Once you start to see bubbles, flip the pancakes and cook for another 3 min or until golden brown and cooked through depending on the size.
  • Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all the batter is used. Makes about 6 fluffy pancakes depending on size.

Pups Notes

  • It’s important to not turn the griddle or pan heat too high or the pancakes will burn on the bottom and not cook all the through. 
  • If you don’t have lemon juice for the buttermilk mixture apple cider vinegar also works very well. 
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Nutrition Facts for Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

The nutrition information presented here is for all of the ingredients. I take all of the nutritional information from Cronometer a nutritional tracker website that provides you with a lot of great information, especially regarding micronutrients!

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

Serving Size1 g


  • Amount Per ServingCalories331
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 4g 7%
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
  • Sodium 1006mg 42%
  • Potassium 278mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 63g 21%
    • Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
    • Sugars 10.5g
  • Protein 12.2g 25%

  • Vitamin A 11%
  • Vitamin C 11%
  • Calcium 34%
  • Iron 51%
  • Vitamin D 12%
  • Vitamin E 1%
  • Vitamin K 5%
  • Thiamin 45%
  • Riboflavin 49%
  • Niacin 24%
  • Vitamin B6 8%
  • Vitamin B12 78%
  • Pantothenic Acid 7%
  • Phosphorus 27%
  • Magnesium 10%
  • Zinc 7%
  • Selenium 45%
  • Copper 27%
  • Manganese 29%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Pancakes are far from a complete meal, and I don’t think we should pretend anything different. Although the closer to whole foods you use within the recipe the better. Using a flax egg will make you better off than using a processed egg replacer and so on.

I prefer to use soy milk in my recipes for the most part for a couple of reasons. The big one being it adds a nice boost of protein where other plant milks wouldn’t like almond milk. Most plant milks are fortified with b vitamins as well which gives you a nice boost with almost 80% of your b12 intake in one serving.

A lot of this vegan buttermilk pancake recipe’s nutrition will depend on what you pair with it. Rarely do people ever eat just the plain pancakes (although delicious there are ways to make it more delicious). As such it’s important to remember that the pancake recipe is relatively innocent, loading them up with a cup of syrup and a pound of butter will likely push it over the edge.

Commonly Asked Vegan Buttermilk Pancake Questions

What do vegans use instead of Buttermilk?

Plant milk and an acid.

This has long been talked about in the vegan community but not many people outside the community know this trick. All it takes is 1 cup of plant milk of choice and 1 tbsp of an acid. I prefer to use soy milk and lemon juice but apple cider vinegar works just as well. Mix and let sit for a couple of minutes to allow the milk to curdle and voila you have vegan buttermilk!


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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made these this morning, and they were quick, easy and delicious. The teenager declared them the best pancakes to date. And, that’s saying something something after 15 years of vegan pancake eating!

  2. Evelyn Castaneda

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to make these! Always looking for a good pancake recipe 👏🏼

  3. Ryan Woods

    5 stars
    Definitely making these on the weekend! They look so fluffy! Miss buttermilk pancakes after going vegan

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