Hands down THE best Vegan Banana Pancakes. Made from pantry staples, they are quick and easy to make and so soft and fluffy!
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Today is dedicated to simple, made-from-scratch, soft, fluffy, and delicious Vegan Banana Pancakes that are just the right amount of sweet, and hands down, melt in your mouth, YUM.
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My vegan pancake game is strong, and the texture of these very highly rated egg-free banana pancakes is absolutely spot on. You won't believe they are made with no eggs!
Made from a banana and a handful of vegan pantry staples, you can be tucking into a stack of these delicious banana-flavored pancakes in no time at all!
Here is what you need at a glance, along with some ingredient notes and substitution ideas (see the recipe card for full and detailed ingredients & instructions):
- Flour - All-purpose flour gives the very best results. If you are in the UK use plain flour. They also work just fine with good quality 1 to 1 gluten-free baking flour that contains xanthan gum. Looking for banana pancakes made without flour? Check out my Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes instead.
- Banana - Make sure your banana is really ripe and spotty. If you use a not-so-ripe banana it will affect the texture of your batter.
- Dairy-free milk - Any plant milk such as cashew milk, soy milk, oat milk, or almond milk will work in this recipe. I recommend using unsweetened and unflavored milk though so it doesn't affect the flavor/sweetness balance.
- Oil/vegan butter - Either works well. The flavor is slightly better when made with vegan butter though.
- Spices - I love the combination of cinnamon and nutmeg. They both work so well with bananas. Not everyone has nutmeg in their pantry though so feel free to omit it if that's the case.
- Baking powder & soda - Both for optimum rise! These pancakes are so amazingly fluffy!
Success tip - As always with recipes involving flour, I highly recommend that you weigh it. Cup measurements are not accurate enough to get the best results.
How To Make Vegan Banana Pancakes
Making these pancakes is really quick and easy. Here's how:
- Add everything to a blender and blend until thick and smooth, then let the batter rest for a few minutes while you preheat your griddle or skillet. Or you can mash the banana in a bowl and then mix everything else into it by hand.
- Scoop the batter into a hot pan and let the pancakes cook slowly until bubbles form, then flip and cook a bit more. Don't rush them! The trick for good vegan pancakes is to cook them slowly.
Hot tip! - Keep the oven on its lowest setting and put the cooked pancakes on a plate in there to keep warm while you finish cooking the whole batch.
Once the batter is fresh on the griddle/pan, feel free to add optional extras like chocolate chips, blueberries, or banana slices. Just poke them into the uncooked batter before flipping.
I love to serve vegan banana pancakes simply with plenty of vegan butter, some sliced banana, and a heavy-handed drizzle of maple syrup. It's almost like eating sticky, syrupy, banana bread! Other favorite toppings include:
Leftover pancakes can be stored in the fridge for a day or two and then reheated in a pan over medium heat, in the microwave, or in a toaster. And if you're wondering if you can freeze banana vegan banana pancakes, the answer is yes. Just be sure to separate them with a layer of parchment paper so they don't stick together. Reheat them from frozen in a toaster, toaster oven, or microwave.
Yes, you can. Allow them to defrost and pour off any excess liquid, then mash as usual. They will still be a little wetter than fresh bananas so decrease the amount of milk used by 2 tablespoons to compensate.
I don't recommend making the pancake batter ahead because the power of the baking soda will be lost and your pancakes won't be so light and fluffy. The pancakes can be made and cooked ahead though. They reheat really well.
Yes. Use the same amount of cashew butter in the batter instead of the oil, add 2 tablespoons of extra milk, and use a good non-stick pan.
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Vegan Banana PancakesAuthor:
- 1 medium (7-8 inch) ripe spotty banana , (½ cup or 120g when mashed)
- 1 cup (240 ml) plant milk
- 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon (35 ml) oil or vegan butter , plus some extra vegan butter or oil to grease the pan
- 1½ cups + 2 tablespoons (200 grams) all purpose flour , plain flour in the UK (spelt, wholewheat or GF 1 to 1 all purpose baking flour work too)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda (bicarbonate of soda in the UK)
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- If making in a blender, add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order they are listed. Blend the ingredients until smooth and very thick. You might need to stop and scrape down the sides once. Don't over blend. Turn off the blender as soon as everything is smooth and combined. I pour my batter straight into the pan from the blender jar.
- If making by hand, with a fork, mash the banana to a wet, smooth puree in a large bowl. Add the other wet ingredients and whisk together. Then add all of the dry ingredients and mix together until well combined to form a very thick batter. A few small lumps are fine.
- Leave the batter to rest for 5 to 10 minutes. It will get a little thicker as it rests. Don't be tempted to thin it and don't stir it from now on to preserve air bubbles as much as possible.
- While it rests, preheat a non stick skillet or griddle over a medium-low heat and grease it with a little oil or vegan butter.
- Pour the batter into the pan/griddle in rounds. I use a ⅓ cup measure. Leave well alone and don't turn up the heat. Vegan pancakes need to be cooked slowly to turn out well. When bubbles start appearing on the top and begin to pop, then flip very gently.
- Allow to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes (or until nicely golden) then remove from the pan and serve immediately.