Quick and Easy Vegan Pancakes

I have this love-hate relationship with pancakes. I love the first bite and then hate how I feel after. The pancake-induced-nausea lasts for hours. And there is always that point in the meal where you have the bite that tips you over the edge. But you don’t know it’s the bite until it’s happening. And it happens every time.

At this point, you’re probably wondering why in the h-e-doublehockeysticks I’m posting a pancake recipe. And frankly, I am too. The best answer I can come up with is that these were too intriguing to pass up.

I also half suspect that the reason for the nausea lies in the dairy that is in most pancake recipes. And since these are vegan (i.e.—dairy-free), they should be just fine. At least, that was my rationale.

And it was right. At least for me.

The Hubster still had the pancake-induced-nausea after the meal. But it could have been due to the copious amount he ate. But, shhh. I wouldn’t tell him that.


Vegan Pancakes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com


  • cup flour
  • tbs sugar
  • tbs baking powder
  • 1/8  teaspoon salt
  • cup milk rice, almond, cow
  • tbs oil


  1. Combine the 4 dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt) in a bowl.
  2. Add the milk and oil to your mixture.
  3. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Heat a large sauce pan over medium heat.
  5. Spoon about 1/4 cup pancake mixture into pan.
  6. When you see bubbles in the middle of the pancake, or if the edges are looking stiffened, flip to other side and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  7. Repeat until the batter is gone, and try not to eat them all while you're cooking them.
  8. Drizzle with maple syrup or topping of your choosing.
  9. Add fresh fruit if you're feeling adventurous.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, egg free, and soy free.
The original recipe was found here. You’ll notice a debate for the amount of baking powder in the comments. After reading through a good majority, I realized that the 2 TBS is correct (and was in the original version of the recipe). But feel free to play around with it.

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I never experienced those with my pancakes. I guess it is because I grew up with pancakes around. It looks like you have a very nice recipe og a vegan pancake. I am going to give this a try. Thanks.

  2. Taking out the dairy is a great start, but eating a half cup of refined flour for breakfast is going to give anyone stomach pains.

    Have you tried the recipe with a whole grain flour?

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