People always ask me, “what do vegans eat for breakfast?” I guess that’s a fair question coming from people in a society where eggs and bacon are considered normal. I grew up eating those things, too. Luckily, it doesn’t take a ton of creativity to make delicious plant-based breakfasts that are egg-free, meat-free and dairy-free! This vegan pancakes recipe is the perfect example of a vegan breakfast that is super delicious and won’t have you feeling like you’re missing out on “normal” breakfast food.
I recommend using a higher quality maple syrup for a better flavor. Look for a syrup marked “Grade A.” My husband is super into craft beer and he had a specialty maple syrup that was aged in bourbon barrels from one of his favorite breweries. The aded flavor from the barrels was amazing combined with the walnuts and banana – yum!
These pancakes are also super delicious when you add a few chocolate chips to the batter. I’m not always a huge fan of super sweet things for breakfast but sometimes you gotta go all out. And if you have any chocolate lovers in the house, then definitely try it!
These pancakes are perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch and a great way to impress those friends/family who have no idea just how amazing a vegan breakfast can be. Serve them on their own or serve with tofu scramble, homemade vegan breakfast sausage or tempeh bacon – yum!
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup nondairy milk (soy, almond, etc)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil (for the batter)
- tablespoon canola oil (for the pan)
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup raw unsalted walnuts
- Grade A maple syrup
- semi-sweet chocolate chips (vegan)
- Combine flour, baking soda, sugar and salt.
- Make a well in the center and add the oil and milk. (add chocolate chips now, if you want to include them)
- Stir until combined.
- Heat the remaining oil in a skillet or on a griddle over medium-high heat.
- Spoon batter onto the skillet or griddle to form circles about 4 inches around.
- Cook for 2 minutes on one side, until you start to see bubbles rise to the top of the batter.
- Flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Top with walnuts, banana slices and maple syrup.