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I’ve spent the better part of three years trying various pancake recipes and swapping various ingredients to make the recipe vegan.
In this process, I learned that coconut oil and flax eggs make pancakes super gummy and not even close to cooked through.
Chia eggs make them stick to the pan, no matter how much butter you might use.
Whole wheat flour makes them super dense and they don’t rise.
Finally, I found the perfect recipe! I think it’s important to mention here that these don’t taste like “banana pancakes,” they taste like traditional buttermilk pancakes.
Ingredients (for approx 10 pancakes)
(inspired by the allrecipes.com pancake recipe, but improved and veganized)
1 1/2 cups flour
3 tsb baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 TBSP sugar
1 cup + 3 TBSP plant milk
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 brown-spotted ripe banana, smashed into oblivion
3 TBSP melted vegan butter (I usually use Country Crock plant butter, my favorite is the one with avocado oil)
Preheat your griddle. I use a ceramic coated electric griddle that is safe to have around my birds (did you know that if you have birds, you can’t use teflon or most non-stick items? The chemicals are toxic to their respiratory systems.) I preheat my griddle to 350 degrees.
Mix your plant milk and apple cider vinegar, set aside to curdle into vegan buttermilk.
Smash the banana until it’s practically liquid. Alternatively, you can rinse the unpeeled banana, cut off the ends, and throw in the blender. Banana peels are edible and have extra fiber and potassium!
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, banana, and melted butter.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. This batter is THICK and bubbly. Science is awesome.
I use a 1/4 cup measure to scoop the batter out. You will need to spread out the batter into a pancake shape, because this batter does not spread out on its own.
Cook for 2-4 minutes on each side until the bottom is golden brown.
Drizzle liberally with maple syrup and enjoy!
Did you try this recipe? Let me know in the comments!