Mar 11, 2020 (Last updated Dec 30, 2022) by Hannah Sunderani
Here’s an easy recipe for vegan banana pancakes. They are light, fluffy, and perfectly sweet. Made with just 10 ingredients; it’s so simple to create.
Certainly, these pancakes make for a great Sunday brunch with friends and family. Whether you’re a vegan skeptic or a vegan veteran, everyone will love them! And it’s not my first time making a banana pancake recipe. But this recipe focuses on a classic banana pancake that is light and fluffy, with a few important tips to achieve this.
Now, let me tell you exactly how to make these vegan banana pancakes so you can enjoy them asap!
Only 10 ingredients are required for making these pancakes.
For this recipe you will need:
It begins by making a vegan buttermilk; combining almond milk and apple cider vinegar. Pour the vegan buttermilk. Combine your wet ingredients with dry ingredients and stir into a smooth batter. Now you’re ready to cook some light and fluffy banana pancakes.
I don’t have too many tips for mastering this easy recipe. However, I will say that using buttermilk (almond milk + apple cider vinegar) will give you much fluffier pancakes. That’s because the acid from the apple cider ignites the baking soda to bubble; allowing for extra height.
In turn, this also helps break down the gluten in your flour for a more tender pancake. See more from bon appetit on using buttermilk in pancakes. Of course, we’ve opted in for a vegan version: making our own buttermilk with almond milk and apple cider vinegar. Nonetheless the result are the same.
Firstly, using buttermilk over regular milk (vegan in both cases) will yield in lighter and fluffier pancakes. See notes above for the science behind buttermilk in this recipe.
Secondly, sifting your flour will also help in creating light and fluffy pancakes. Sifting adds air to the flour. It removes heaviness and clumps, and results in a lighter pancake.
In fact, my mum – who is big into baking – usually sifts her flour TWICE for lighter cakes and biscuits. And since she makes the fluffiest baked foods out of anyone I know; I can’t argue with her method.
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Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware, Omelette Fry Pan, 10-Inch And 12-Inch Set, Black
Used to cook the pancakes
This is the spatula I used in this recipe, and many other of my baking recipes.
So, now you know how to make light and fluffy vegan banana pancakes. It’s a simple recipe with just 10 ingredients for pancakes everyone will love; old or young, vegan or not. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
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YUM!! This is for sure one of my favs. I substituted the all-purpose flour with gluten free all-purpose flour blend and it worked great! I really love these pancakes!
So glad that you enjoyed this recipe and were able to make it gluten-free! Thanks for the sweet comment.