Fluffy Vegan Pancakes with Blueberries

By Alexandra Caspero on April 22, 2019

I’m so excited to share these fluffy vegan pancakes with you! I’ve been working on the perfect vegan pancakes for what seems like years and I feel like I finally cracked the code.

I’m fairly certain I’ve tried a least a dozen different vegan pancakes over the years, only to come up short on what I’m looking for. I want pancakes that are light and fluffy, not stiff and gummy.

Taking out traditional leaveners like eggs requires some creativity so the pancakes rise when heated on a skillet. That’s why I use both baking powder and baking soda; the combination of the two is what creates these light and fluffy pancakes.

Pouring maple syrup over a stack of fluffy vegan pancakesCooking the pancakes with blueberries

The other secret is using oat milk in place of other non-dairy milks like almond, soy or coconut. Why oat milk? As I’ve explained in previous posts, oat milk is higher in carbohydrates and therefore will brown better than almond or soy.

Oftentimes vegan pancakes are pale in color, but oat milk creates the perfect golden brown cake. If you want to feel extra fancy, make your own with my homemade oat milk recipe.

Those familiar with vegan baking will know that to replace an egg, you often mix together flax seed meal with water to create a gel before adding it to the mixture. That works fine in most baked goods, but creates a gummy texture in pancakes.

Therefore, I want you to add the ground flax meal right into the dry ingredients without creating a gel first. If you are newer to vegan baking, then please make sure to use ground flax seed meal and not the whole seeds.

Wet and dry ingredients roughly combinedFluffy vegan pancakes with oat milk and blueberries

In my book, pancakes are better with blueberries as they add texture, sweetness and color. Fresh or frozen blueberries work here, as do other berries (or chocolate chips!)

These will be the fluffy vegan pancakes that you come back to over and over again. Enjoy! xo

Maple syrup dripping over the sides of the blueberry pancakes Vegan pancakes cut and showing the inside of the pancakes

 

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Fluffy Vegan Pancakes with Blueberries

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 pancakes 1x
  • Category: breakfast, vegan
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: breakfast, brunch

Description

Fluffy vegan pancakes with blueberries! These vegan pancakes are hands down the best! Light, fluffy, perfectly golden brown and easy to make!


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 pancakes 1x
  • Category: breakfast, vegan
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: breakfast, brunch
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 pancakes 1x
  • Category: breakfast, vegan
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: breakfast, brunch
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Ingredients

Dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground flax meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Liquid ingredients: 

  • 2 cups oat milk (homemade or regular)
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted/cooled
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar

Other ingredients: 

  • Fresh or frozen blueberries

Instructions

  1. Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk together the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to the dry ingredients and whisk together until just incorporated, not over mixing.
  3. In an oiled pan, drop 1/4 cup pancake batter at a time and add blueberries on the top. Cook until fluffy, then flip and cook again.

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Meet Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Plant-Based Chef and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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    1. Destiny
      May 5, 2020 AT 12:58 pm

      Best pancake recipe you’ll ever try, my whole family loves it. There’s never any leftovers!

    2. Hemali Shah
      May 30, 2019 AT 8:58 pm

      Hi. I have a question. What other vegetable oil can be used here? And I feel I use less oil what will be the outcome?

      1. Alex
        July 29, 2019 AT 12:06 pm

        You can use any other neutral oil.