Fire up your griddles because September 26th is National Pancake Day! There’s something about a big plate of pancakes that says comfort. Whether you have them for breakfast on a lazy Sunday or enjoy breakfast for dinner, pancakes are a favorite!
Pancakes are celebrated all over the world. Since 1445, pancake races have been held all over England on Shrove Tuesday. In Newfoundland, Canada, symbolic objects are added to the batter and cooked in the pancakes to predict the future for whoever gets the object in their breakfast. In France, it is tradition to hold a coin in one hand and make a wish while flipping pancakes. French crepes are thin and crispy and served with sauces while Russian blintzes are filled with cream cheese and served with sour cream. In Japan, there is a pancake balancing bunny named Oolong who is a web sensation and has a book about him.
Pancakes can be simple or fancy, sweet or savory, and topped with everything from fruit to nuts to syrup to chocolate. While ready-made pancake mixes have been sold since 1889, we all know there is nothing like homemade pancakes. The batter can be made with non-dairy milk or water, gluten-free, grain-free and filled with delicious and healthy ingredients. One thing you do not need to make amazing pancakes is eggs. Learn How to Make Rockin’ Vegan Protein Pancakes Without Eggs!
Savory pancakes are incredible. Read Way Beyond Breakfast: How to Make Savory Pancakes for Any Meal for tips, ideas and recipes. Want recipes? Here are 15 Vegan Pancakes to Flip Out Over! Then get ready to flip out some more because we have 25 more mouthwatering vegan pancake recipes for you. Enjoy!
1. Banoffee Pancakes
You know you’ve got yourself a good stack of pancakes when they taste just like dessert. Banana and toffee are a match made in heaven so it really is no surprise that these Banoffee Pancakes are so good. Although this flavor of pancake may sound complicated, it’s really easy – just the pancakes, some chopped banana and a caramel sauce that can be put together in a couple of minutes.
2. Sugar-Free Wholemeal Banana Pancakes
Pancakes can be healthy and indulgent and these Sugar-Free Wholesome Banana Pancakes are the proof! These pancakes have no refined sugar, but get their sweetness from the bananas, and extra bursts of flavor from sultanas. These are topped with a homemade chocolate sauce that sends these straight to heaven.
3. Mexican Corn Pancakes with Homemade Salsa
These Mexican Corn Pancakes with Homemade Salsa are light and fluffy. They’re taken in a Mexican direction with some vegan butter and a salsa made from tomatoes, onion, coriander and avocado. Ole’.
4. Chai Oatcakes for One
These Chai Oatcakes are wonderful. It is incredible how well zucchini fluffs them up. The punch of the chai spices are perfect for these oatcakes, and a drizzle of maple syrup on top makes them taste like a million dollars.
5. Savory Pancake Stack with Pine Nut Cream
This Savory Pancake Stack with Pine Nut Cream is so creative and delicious. The pancakes are gluten-free and can any veggies you like in them. The basil pine nut cream is flavorful and incredible. Together, it’s an absolutely delicious meal you could have for any time of day.
6. Malted Plantain Pancakes
Waking up to these Malted Plantain Pancakes is a real treat. Made with plantains and barley malt extract, these pancakes are like no other you’ve had. Sweet and fluffy, they’re almost more of a dessert than a breakfast food.
7. Crispy Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce
These Crispy Cornmeal Pancakes aren’t your typical diner pancakes since they are vegan, gluten-free, lightly sweetened, and crispy from the addition of cornmeal. They taste like what a Southern grandma makes on a Sunday morning. The blueberry sauce is simple, quick, and pairs well with the corn flavor of the pancakes.
8. Chocolate Coated Flapjacks
This Chocolate Covered Flapjack tastes incredible. Each bite is sweet, chewy and tastes like heaven. It’s made with all good things like oats, pecans, cashews, dates and dark chocolate. Having chocolate for breakfast is always a special treat.
9. Chickpea Flour Pancakes
These Chickpea Flour Pancakes are known as chillas and pudla. It is also known as pudla. The classic Indian pancake made with chickpea flour is a popular breakfast in North India. These chillas in the simplest form are easy and perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a side flatbread.
Can’t decide between a thin French crêpe and its fatter American cousin, le pancake? Try a Pancrêpe! Thicker than a crêpe but thinner than a pancake, these are the perfect hybrid. These work in any season topped with fresh fruit du jour, but they’re perfect for a hearty breakfast, brunch, or dinner.
11. Hearty Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes with Flax
It’s fun to put flavors into the pancake batter but sometimes you want a more neutral flavor. That way you can top them with lots of sweet toppings and a flowing river of maple syrup. These Hearty Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes with Flax are perfect for that. They are a yummy blank canvas just waiting for you to paint a masterpiece of food.
12. Vegan Aebelskivers! (Danish Pancake Balls)
Aebelskivers are Danish pancakes cooked in a special pan with deep, round cavities so that they emerge as small “puffs”, or “balls”, which are traditionally filled with an apple slice, applesauce or jam, and dusted with confectioner’s sugar. They’re perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a yummy snack.
13. Two Ingredient Vegan Pancakes
This fool-proof super easy pancake recipe uses just two ingredients and some water. Best of all, these Two Ingredient Vegan Pancakes are 100 percent vegan, oil-free and gluten-free.
14. Appam – Lace Rimmed Rice and Coconut Pancakes
There are variations of these Appam – Lace Rimmed Rice and Coconut Pancakes enjoyed across South India, and actually even Sri Lanka where they are called hoppers. Traditionally these creations are cooked in a special appam pan, that is essentially a shallow wok, but a regular pan works just fine.
15. Savory Chickpea Flour Pancakes With Tamarind Syrup
For those days when you crave a simple savory breakfast, these Savory Chickpea Flour Pancakes with Tamarind Syrup will have you covered. With just the tiniest hint of Indian infused flavor, these pancakes cover all the breakfast bases and straddle the line between pancakes, omelette, and veggie crepes.
16. Vegan Lemon Banana Ricotta Pancakes with Dried Blueberry Compote
Cashews make awesome ricotta cheese. Lemon, ricotta and blueberries are a classic combo. Add banana to that and you have the masterpiece that is this dish of Vegan Lemon Banana Ricotta Pancakes with Dried Blueberry Compote.
17. Delicious Brunch Time Quinoa Pancakes
Aah, brunch – there’s nothing like gathering together during that magical time between breakfast and lunch when savory and sweet collide. These Quinoa Pancakes are the perfect brunch staple for people who avoid gluten, dairy, nuts and eggs but who still like to load up on deliciousness.
18. Peaches and Cream Pancakes
These Peaches and Cream Pancakes are made especially for grown-ups. The pancakes are flavored with almond and orange and topped with spiced peach compote. The amaretto cream adds a touch of liquor that makes this typical diner breakfast a bit more elegant.
19. Grain-Free Japanese Pancakes with Sticky Mushrooms
Okonomiyaki is a traditional preparation of flour, egg and veggies, grilled together. These Grain-Free Japanese Pancakes with Sticky Mushrooms use flax instead of eggs and savory-sweet balsamic vinegar. This adaptation is veggie-packed and so nutritious.
20. Bacon and Maple Syrup Pancakes
Pancakes with a side of bacon, please. Yes, you read that right. These Bacon and Maple Syrup Pancakes consist of light and fluffy spelt pancakes topped with maple syrup and lots of smoky coconut bacon. Make that a double order of bacon, please.
21. Buckwheat Turmeric Pancakes and Warm Berry Sauce
If you think pancakes aren’t healthy, think again. These Buckwheat Turmeric Pancakes have gluten-free buckwheat to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and anti-inflammatory turmeric. The warm berry sauce gives you antioxidants while also being decadent.
22. Potato Leek Hash Brown Pancakes With Homemade Ketchup
Pancakes with a side of hash browns sounds delicious but how about having your hash browns inside your pancakes for a change? These Potato Leek Hash Brown Pancakes have potatoes, leeks and tons of flavor. Serve with homemade ketchup for a unique and yummy meal.
23. Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes With Cranberry Maple Syrup
These healthy Pumpkin Pancakes are moist, fluffy and bursting with fall flavors. There’s no better combination than pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and vanilla. When drizzled with a cranberry maple syrup, you are sure to have a perfect fall breakfast.
24. Cloud 9 Pancakes
These pancakes are so light and fluffy, you’ll feel like you’re floating on a cloud. So it’s only appropriate these are called Cloud 9 Pancakes. This is the best vegan pancake recipe you will ever make and you know what? You deserve it.
25. Coconutty Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Forget cronuts! The combination of cinnamon rolls and pancakes is pure genius! These Coconutty Cinnamon Roll Pancakes have creamy, rich coconutty (yes, that’s a word…now) flavor plus all the gooey deliciousness of a fresh, hot cinnamon roll. It’s all drizzled with sweet, coconut flavored icing. Incredible!
Yum! Whether you eat them sweet or savory, for breakfast or for dinner, you can’t go wrong with pancakes, especially with these vegan recipes!
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