Very Vanilla Vegan Pancakes.

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Oh my gosh. I feel so hipster right now.

I made vegan pancakes using mexican vanilla and then shot them in my makeshift photography studio.
In my tiny, one-bedroom urban apartment.
While listening to my new favorite all female pandora station.

I know, I know.
If you call yourself a hipster that actually proves that you’re not, in fact, a hipster.
But still, I felt pretty dang hipster. Just sayin’.

Alright, about these pancakes. They’re amazing.
Think light, fluffy clouds of vegan delight oozing with sweet vanilla flavor, all doused in melted butter and warm maple syrup.


Yeah, they pack some serious breakfast gusto.

Sprinkle party! Ey oh.

But seriously you guys.
Sprinkles on pancakes?
Don’t ask questions, just do it.

Very Vanilla Vegan Pancakes
makes 8-10 pancakes | adapted from


1 c flour {I used all purpose}
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp baking powder {no, not teaspoons}
pinch salt
1 c light vanilla soy milk {I used Silk}
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp Mexican vanilla {or any vanilla extract}

Method | Turn griddle to medium heat. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the wet and then add them to the dry. Stir until just combined and no large lumps remain. Spoon about 1/3 c measurements onto the greased griddle. Carefully flip when bubbles appear on top or the edges look dry, then cook for 1-2 minutes more. Serve with vegan butter and agave nectar or maple syrup. Or sprinkles, if you dare.

You know I went the peanut butter banana route. I can’t help myself.

These pancakes are my new favorites! They have that quintessential pancake fluffiness along with sweet cakey flavor that hardly requires any additional syrup. Plus, they’re vegan, which makes me all the more pleased about them.

And that does it. I hope you enjoy these lovelies as much as I did!

happy eating. xo. dana.


  1. Now that I actually have to means to make pancakes, I might have to make these!

    • Sarah, I’m perfectly content with being the Pancake Queen. It’s a title I’ve always aspired to! I’m truly honored :D

    • Thank you! Sincerely! Your kindness encourages me. Hope you try this recipe and let me know how you like it!

  2. you had yourself a little pancake photog partay, now didn’t cha? i love the throwing sprinkles around shot. and i am with you on the lots of baking powder. totally makes pancakes better!

    • mass amounts of baking powder in pancakes = best pancakes EVER. Thanks for saying hi, friend! Just so you know, you’re invited to Katie and I’s sprinkle party, too!

  3. Yes, hipster pancakes (that’s what I’m calling them)! – your pictures are so frekin’ awesome…can I come to your house and throw sprinkles around with you?!

    • Katie, if you came to my house to throw around sprinkles with me, I might very well pee myself with excitement. Yes, do! We must meet in person someday!

  4. Dana- there’s one way to tell if you are a hipster or not… did you eat the pancakes before they were cool?


    (…get it?)

    • hahaha, I get it! You’re so great. Thanks for the smile :D

  5. You par-tay there, girl! Those pancakes rock!

  6. O’m’gah! Those look so perfectly wonderful. Vegan pancakes usually look so dense, but these look wonderful. And sprinkles make almost anything better. I always put them in my yogurt.

  7. These sound amazing! I wonder if I used vanilla almond milk if they would taste the same.

    • I can say with near certainty that they would, in fact, taste the same. Vanilla soy and almond milk are very similar tasting in baked goods.

  8. You’re so fancy! :)

    Pancakes are one food that I cannot make. I always end up with thin crepe looking creatures (but not as tasty). Maybe this is my goal for 2012?

    • Well, my friend, that sounds like a fabulous goal to me. Now go forth and make beautiful pancakes!

  9. Yum! What a scrumptious pancake recipe. I love those syrups shots.

    • Thanks! Sexy hand-pouring credit goes to my adoring husband! :D

  10. These look SO awesome! Love the sprinkles look- once, when I was 6, I was in a restaurant and ordered pancakes. They didn’t have chocolate chips though but the waiter offered to put rainbow sprinkles inside instead- PRETTIEST THING EVER and I will always remember. It’s like funfetti pancakes!

  11. I’m not even a pancake girl, and you’re convincing me to whip up a batch. They look delicious! Pancake Queen is a fitting title for you and I say we have a nomination party with a crown and streamers and sprinkles and punch!

    • Oooh, a party? Just for me? Well, if you insist…. :D

  12. this is a beautifully executed post! love the pictures! i am making these right now and they smell SO good. keep doing what ya do, lady!

    • Thanks Kayliegh! I hope you love these as much as I did! I’ll be making them in the future, again and again. They’re definitely my new favorite vegan pancake!

  13. Oh Vey I want I want I want! Goodness gracious these have just stolen a special place in my heart!

  14. I will be making these tomorrow morning for the family! Can’t wait.

    • Yay! Hope you like!

  15. i LOVE this pancake recipe! these are FABULOUS & so sooooo fluffy. i burnt one as usual but i still ate it!!! thank you so much for sharing. i will keep this recipe in my fav….;)

    • yay! So glad you liked!

  16. These pancakes were fabulous!I found them on pinterest and I’m so glad! Thank you thank you!!!

  17. I found these to be quite dry.. Maybe I did something wrong or it might be that I am just so used to using Bisquick.. I liked the flavor very much but found I had to use A LOT of syrup because of the dryness :( I wish these worked for me.

  18. By far, I think this is the best vegan pancake recipe I’ve tried. I’ve made these pancakes two times and I love how they turned out thick and puffy. I’ve also substituted 1/2 of white flour with whole wheat flour and it turned out pretty good.

  19. I made these for my raised-a-carnivore-but-turned-vegan daughter this morning, and the whole family loved them! I made no changed to the recipe, and they were so good we didn’t even need any kind of butter substitute! Just a little bit of syrup and they were great!

  20. Can these be made with gluten free flour, if so, which one would you recommend???

  21. I love you! These sound perfect! Have been looking for a GREAT vegan pancake recipe.


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