Best Ever Vegan Pancakes

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These are truly the best Vegan Pancakes ever! Golden crisp on the outside, ridiculously fluffy on the inside, every bite is deliciously rich and buttery. Just like classic diner-style pancakes, but vegan.
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 35 minutes
5 from 147 votes

Trust me when I say, these vegan pancakes are the best pancakes I’ve ever tasted. We tested this recipe 30 times and with countless variations so they would be perfect

The precise blend of baking powder, vegan sour cream, and soy milk, transforms into a thick yet airy batter bursting with buttery flavor. When cooked, the pancakes become perfectly crispy and golden brown, and yes, they even have that classic golden ring around the edges. But the interior remains pillowy and soft, with an incomparable fluffiness

If you’ve ever felt underwhelmed by flat, soggy, flavorless vegan pancakes, this is the recipe you’ve been waiting for. Classic American diner-style pancakes, but made vegan. 

Looking for classic French toast? You gotta try this my Vegan French Toast recipe!

Table of Contents
1. Why this recipe works
2. Ingredient notes
3. Step-by-step instructions
4. Tips for making this recipe
5. Variations
6. Frequently Asked Questions
7. Recipe card

woman's hands pouring maple syrup onto a stack of fluffy golden vegan pancakes on a brown plate.

Why this recipe works

Not your average pancake.

These pancakes involve a tad more work than your average vegan pancake recipe. They are, however, anything but average. 

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A mix of vegan butter, vegan “buttermilk,” sour cream, and vanilla fills them with rich, buttery flavors. The flavor is so good that I sometimes just eat them plain with my hands like the animal I secretly am. 

Fluffy. Crispy. Buttery.

You get the best of all worlds here: a pancake with a fluffy interior, a crispy exterior, and incredible buttery flavor. 

Baking powder, lemon juice, and protein-rich soy milk work together to create serious air bubbles in the thick batter. And a bit of sugar aids in caramelization. 

Once a scoop hits the hot oiled pan, the pancakes rise, fluff up, and crisp around the edges.

They’re filling, too.

It’s likely you’ll be quite full after only one or two pancakes. They’re the fluffiest pancakes ever and, with the addition of vegan sour cream and soy milk, very filling. I’m happy with just one pancake but even Max never eats more than two.

Tested meticulously.

We take pride in being thorough at RPL, and we tested this recipe at least 30 times (no exaggeration).

We tried 4 different sour creams, 3 different yogurts as substitutes, tested without sour cream, tried whole wheat flour, used a nonstick pan and a stovetop griddle, and more variations than I can count. 

I’m confident if you follow the instructions and tips, you will be treated to WORLD CLASS PANCAKES! 

a stack of vegan pancakes sliced into showing the fluffy exterior of the pancakes on a brown plate with berries.

Ingredient notes

ingredients for vegan pancakes in bowls on a wooden cutting board with ingredients labeled.

Soy milk + lemon juice. When mixed with an acid like lemon juice or vinegar, soy milk curdles a lot due to its high protein content, yielding a super yeasty pancake batter that fluffs up fantastically when it hits the hot pan. 

And the acidity in the lemon juice helps break down the gluten strands in flour, lending a more tender crumb.

Substitute: If you can tolerate soy, please use soy milk. If you have a soy allergy, creamy, full-fat oat milk is a pretty good alternative (we like Oatly and Califia Farms extra creamy oat milk). 

Vegan sour cream. The idea to add sour cream to the batter came after flipping through J. Kenji Alt López’s seminal book The Food Lab. The vegan sour cream plays a few roles:

  • Adds rich flavor and a very subtle tang, very much needed in a standard vegan pancake.
  • Yields pancakes that are tender and moist on the inside and crisp and golden on the outside.
  • The fat coats the flour, limiting gluten development and lending a tender crumb.

 

We tried this recipe with four different sour creams: Follow Your Heart, Tofutti, and Kite Hill Foods, and Forager.

The first 3 produced excellent results: fluffy interior, crispy edges (Tofutti was the absolute best). Forager was good but didn’t fluff quite as well. Some readers have also made this with Trader Joe’s sour cream, which may not be the best flavor on its own but seems to work great here (and is usually more budget-friendly).

Substitute: Check out the FAQ section below. 

All purpose flour. The standard flour for almost any pancake recipe. 

Substitute: You can use 100% whole wheat flour. See the FAQ section for details. 

Baking powder. A generous amount is key for a light and fluffy pancake. Double-acting baking powder starts reacting once it’s mixed with the liquid ingredients and acid, and again as it hits the hot pan.

Vegan butter. For excellent buttery flavor, a requirement in any excellent pancake. 

Substitute: Melted refined coconut oil is a nice alternative; however, plain oil (e.g., canola oil) adds zero flavor so don’t do that.

Organic cane sugar. You don’t need much. It (1) gives the pancakes enough sweetness that you need just a tiny drizzle of maple syrup for serving; and (2) encourages browning, leaving you with pancakes with a crispy exterior. 

Vanilla extract. Because a pancake recipe without vanilla is just sad. 

crispy edged vegan pancakes spread out on a brown plate in morning sunlight.

Step-by-step instructions

Make sure the sour cream is at room temperature before you begin: measure it out and set on the kitchen counter for 30 minutes. If it’s too cold, it will be stiff and clumpy and won’t incorporate into the batter well.

Make the “buttermilk”. Pour the lemon juice into a mixing bowl. Pour the soy milk on top, stir, and leave it to curdle.

Start on the batter. Whisk the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

Once the buttermilk has curdled, add the sour cream and vanilla. Use an electric mixer to mix on low until smooth.

Melt the vegan butter, and while it’s still hot, pour into the wet ingredients.

Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients.

Stir the batter with a wooden spoon until just combined (lots of lumps are fine). Don’t overmix!

Rest the batter for at least 5 minutes. It should feel almost like yeast bread dough when it’s done. Don’t stir after it’s done resting or else you’ll deflate the air bubbles!

Cook the pancakes. Heat some coconut oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. You’ll know it’s hot enough when a small sprinkle of water sizzles in the pan.

Cook a heaping ⅓ cup of batter at a time. The thick texture makes it hard to get perfect circles, but who cares! Cook until bubbles form in the center and the edges begin to dry out, 2 to 2 ½ minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes.

Tip: Swirl the oil around in the pan after flipping to achieve super-crispy edges like this! 

crispy browned vegan pancake in a black frying pan.

Tips for making the best vegan pancakes

The temperature of the ingredients matters. Stiff and cold vegan sour cream won’t incorporate into the batter as well as room temp sour cream. Measure it out and set on the kitchen counter for 30 minutes before you begin.

Hot melted butter will get rid of any clumps left in the batter. Melt it right before you drizzle it into the batter so it can remain warm. 

Achieving the right batter texture. After resting for just 5 minutes, the pancake batter will have a thin top layer, but right underneath, it will look like a yeasty bread dough. This is the baking powder reacting with the acid (lemon juice) and the proteins from the soy milk. 

Note: This batter is much thicker from your average pancake batter, but it’s this combo that results in a fabulously fluffy pancake. 

Reminder: Do NOT stir the batter after resting—this deflates the air pockets >> the pancakes won’t be as fluffy (the spatula below is just to show you the texture).

spatula running through a thick, airy vegan pancake batter in a glass bowl.

For the crispiest edges. Use 1 teaspoon of oil per pancake and swirl it around in the pan.

Refined coconut oil and avocado oil are our top choices because they can withstand relatively high heat (vegan butter, like regular butter, tends to burn a bit). It also leaves the pancakes with a gorgeous golden ring around the edges and a crispy exterior.

If cooking two pancakes at once in a large skillet, use 1 ½ to 2 teaspoons of oil. 

Keep the measuring cup on the side. If you let the cup rest in the batter, it will deflate the air pockets.

Use a nonstick frying pan if you can. A good nonstick pan will get you great pancakes. This nonstick frying pan (affiliate link) is our absolute favorite and works better than any nonstick pan I’ve ever had. 

If you prefer to use a cast iron pan, just make sure it’s well seasoned; otherwise the pancakes will stick.

And if you are cooking for a crowd and want to move efficiently, you can use a griddle (though the texture is best in a frying pan). More details on using a griddle in the FAQ.

Every stove is different. I’ve tried to provide super detailed instructions, but as always, use your eyes too. You may need to lower the heat after the first pancake like I do, or after the second or third. We have a gas stove, so if you have an electric stove, you may need to monitor the heat level more closely, as gas stovetops are more responsive.

Flip just once and at the right time. Flipping pancakes too early or flipping them back and forth will rob you of a uniform golden exterior and peak fluffiness. 

You’ll know the pancakes are ready to flip when the edges start to dry out (these pancakes don’t really form bubbles in the center, so don’t look for that cue).

crispy edged vegan pancakes spread out on a brown plate in morning sunlight.

Variations

While I encourage you to make this recipe as written the first time, once you experience its magic as intended, it’s fun to add mix-ins!

For chocolate chips and blueberries, we recommend sprinkling them directly on top of each pancake instead of folding them into the batter for three reasons: (1) you can add the mix-ins to just a few pancakes in case some folks like their pancakes plain; (2) it helps with more even distribution of mix-ins in the batter; (3) it prevents over-mixing and then deflating the batter. 

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

  • You’ll probably need 1 cup of dairy-free or dark chocolate chips (6 oz / 170g) for the entire batch of pancakes.
  • After you ladle the batter into the pan, sprinkle the top surface of each pancake with a few chocolate chips. Cook as directed in the recipe card below.

Blueberry Pancakes

  • You’ll probably need 1 1/2 cups cup of blueberries for the entire batch of pancakes.
  • After you ladle the batter into the pan, sprinkle the top surface of each pancake with a few blueberries. Cook as directed in the recipe card below.

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

  • Zest 2 medium to medium-large lemons to get 2 tablespoons lemon zest.
  • Measure out 1 1/2 tablespoons of poppy seeds.
  • Combine the dry and wet ingredients just until combined, as stated in the recipe.
  • Add the lemon zest and poppy seeds and gently fold them in using a silicone spatula, using as few strokes as possible to combine. Cook as directed in the recipe card below.
  • PS: These taste like mini lemon poppy seed cakes. Yum! 

Chunky Monkey Pancakes

  • Mash 1 medium banana. Finely chop ½ to ⅔ cup (60 to 80g) pecans or walnuts. Measure out 1 cup (170g) chocolate chips.
  • Combine the dry and wet ingredients just until combined, as stated in the recipe.
  • Gently fold in the mix-ins using a silicone spatula, using as few strokes as possible to combine. Cook as directed in the recipe card below.

Whole WhEat Pancakes

  • Sub the all-purpose flour with 100% whole wheat flour. Use extra milk to hydrate the batter, 2 cups or (480 mL) of soy milk instead of the 1 3/4 cups (420 mL).
  • Use a heaping ¼ cup of batter per pancake for the optimal pancake texture (crispy edges with a soft fluffy interior) instead of the larger quantity stated in the recipe. Cook on medium heat for 1 ½ minutes per side.

Frequently Asked Questions

I can’t find vegan sour cream. What can I use instead?

If you don’t have access to vegan sour cream, you can (1) omit it entirely.

The texture is great, but they have less flavor (the tang from the sour cream goes a long way). However, with maple syrup and vegan butter on top, they were still lovely. They also cook slightly quicker, 1 ½ to 2 minutes per side. 

(2) You can use a thick and tangy vegan yogurt instead. We like Culina, CocoJune, GT’S CocoYo or Kite Hill Greek Yogurt

2 tablespoons of baking powder seems like a lot. Is that right? 

Yes, it’s right! A generous amount is the secret behind light and fluffy vegan pancakes. We tried this recipe with less baking powder and we lost a lot of fluff.

Can I make these pancakes on a stovetop or electric griddle? 

Yes. A few notes.

(1) Preheat the griddle while the batter rests.

(2) Generously spray the griddle with cooking spray, or with coconut oil and spread it out with a paper towel.

(3) Use a heaping ¼ cup of batter per pancake instead of a heaping ⅓ cup. The larger pancakes we tested on a stovetop griddle were a bit too soft on the inside. 

NOTE: The exterior doesn’t get as crispy and the interior doesn’t fluff as much on a griddle. So using a griddle is a decent alternative when you’re short on time…but for the best pancakes, I recommend using a frying pan.

Can I make the pancake batter ahead of time?

Yep! Once the 5-minute rest is over, refrigerate the batter in an airtight container (don’t let it sit out too long on the counter, or the air bubbles deflate).

The pancakes are fluffiest when the batter is cooked within 24 hours, but are good for 5 days.

How do you store and reheat vegan pancakes?

Wrap them in plastic wrap or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can revive the crispy exterior by reheating them in a skillet for a few minutes, or in a 350ºF/175ºC oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Can you freeze the pancakes?

Yes. once cooled, layer them between parchment or wax paper in an airtight container or freezer bag. Freeze for 1 to 2 months. 

woman's hands pouring maple syrup onto a stack of fluffy golden vegan pancakes on a brown plate.

How to serve vegan pancakes

Serve them any way you like :) For a loaded Sunday brunch spread, serve alongside my Tofu Scramble and a big platter of fruit. Or with my Tempeh Bacon, sliced avocado, and roasted potatoes. Of course, there are plenty of toppings to choose from to take them up a notch:

  • They’re already buttery and full of flavor, which means you should only need a light drizzle of maple syrup. Or, top them with an extra pat of vegan butter. This is what Max does and he swears by it. 
  • Make them extra fancy with vegan whipped cream or a whipped topping and fresh berries.
  • Or skip the maple syrup and use a berry compote instead, like this simple strawberry compote.
stack of fluffy vegan pancakes on a brown plate with maple syrup drizzling down and butter on top.

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Best Ever Vegan Pancakes

5 from 147 votes
These are truly the best Vegan Pancakes ever! Golden crisp on the outside, ridiculously fluffy on the inside, every bite is deliciously rich and buttery. Just like classic diner-style pancakes, but vegan.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Serving size: 9 large pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (113g) vegan sour cream, at room temperature for 30 min (see Note 1)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 ¾ cups (420 mL) plain-flavored soy milk (see note 2)
  • 2 cups (250g) all purpose flour (see note 3)
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons (42g) vegan butter, melted (or refined coconut oil),
  • Refined coconut oil, avocado oil, or other high-heat oil for cooking pancakes

For serving

  • Vegan butter + maple syrup

Instructions

  • Add the lemon juice to a medium bowl. Pour the milk on top and stir. It should curdle pretty quickly. This is the "buttermilk."
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar and whisk well to combine.
  • To the buttermilk, add the room temp vegan sour cream and vanilla. Mix on low speed until mostly smooth (it’s okay if there are very tiny crumb-size pieces of sour cream, it doesn’t need to be 100% smooth).
  • Melt the vegan butter in the microwave or in a small saucepan. Drizzle it into the wet ingredients and stir until combined and no lumps remain (see Note 4).
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the flour mix and fold with a wooden spoon until just combined. Do not overmix—lots of lumps are fine.
    Rest the batter for 5 minutes (or 10 minutes). The batter will be very very thick and fluffy, almost like a yeast bread dough. But don't stir after resting—the batter will lose air bubbles, resulting in a flat pancake.
  • Preheat the pan. Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium heat for several minutes. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil (see Note 5).
    Allow to heat ~30 seconds. Test to see if the pan is hot enough by adding a droplet of water—if it sizzles and dances, it’s ready.
  • Cook the pancakes. Ladle a heaping ⅓ cup pancake batter into the pan (since the batter is thick, it won’t ladle into a perfect circle). For smaller pancakes, use a heaping 1/4 cup batter.
    After the first 20-30 seconds, swirl the oil in the pan around the pancake edges to get those crispy edges. Cook for a total of 2 to 2 1/2 minutes, until the edges start to dry out and you can see the bottoms are golden brown.
    Carefully flip. Cook on the second side for a total of 2 to 2 ½ minutes, swirling any remaining oil around the edges again.
    NOTE: don’t flip back and forth, just the one time. This makes pancakes less fluffy without a uniform golden brown exterior.
  • Cook the rest. Add a teaspoon more oil to the pan and lower the heat a touch to prevent burning (my burner is 1 to 7; I start at 4 for the first pancake, then reduce to 3).
    Repeat with the batter, adding a teaspoon of oil to the pan to preheat per pancake before adding more batter.
  • To keep pancakes warm, add to a wire rack-fitted sheet pan in the oven at 200ºF/95ºC until ready to serve.
    Serve pancakes warm with maple syrup and a pat of vegan butter, if desired.
    If you have leftover batter, store in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 to 6 days.

Notes

Please read all the Tips and FAQ sections in the blog post! Lots of important stuff in there, including what the batter should look like, how to get the crispiest edges, using an electric griddle, making batter ahea of time, and more! 
Note 1. It’s important that the sour cream is not cold and thick; it must be at room temp for ~ 30 minutes to incorporate well.
We tested with four different sour creams: Follow Your Heart, Tofutti, and Kite Hill Foods sour cream produced stellar results: fluffy interior, crispy edges (Tofutti was the absolute best). Forager sour cream was good but didn’t fluff quite as well. 
If you can’t find vegan sour cream, check out the FAQ section for alternatives.
Note 2. We recommend soy milk for the fluffiest pancakes. If you’re allergic to soy, the next best option is a creamy oat milk. 
Note 3. If not using a digital scale to measure, be sure to spoon and level your flour; don’t dig your measuring cup into the bag or jar of flour–this guarantees you’ll overmeasure the flour. 
If you want to use whole wheat flour (or add mix-ins), check out the Variations section in the blog post. 
Note 4. Add the butter while still warm. This helps blend everything together and ensures there are no lumps. 
Note 5. If you have a large pan and are cooking two pancakes at once, use two teaspoons of oil. If using a griddle, read the FAQ section. 

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 523mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 2mg

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228 comments on Best Ever Vegan Pancakes

  1. Kim H

    5 stars
    Confirmed. These are the best ever.

    I was too lazy to use a mixer, so I whisked the wet ingredients. I otherwise followed the directions. Pancakes turned out great!

  2. Stephanie

    5 stars
    Have made these many times and they’re always delicious

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Happy to hear it, Stephanie! :)

  3. Sierra

    1 star
    Way too much baking soda! So gross I couldn’t even finish the first bite 🤢

    1. Regine

      She says baking powder, not baking soda.

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Thanks for getting to this before we did, Regine!

  4. Monica M

    5 stars
    I’ve been vegan for over 7 years and have made many a pancake, but this recipe definitely lives up to it’s name. It’s the BEST! I substituted thick yogurt for sour cream and they still came out yummy and fluffy. Thank you Nisha!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Monica, Thank you so much for such a fantastic review! It’s awesome to hear the pancakes turned out well :)

  5. Sophie

    5 stars
    Literally the best pancakes. Period. They are fluffy, moist, tender and rich. Like perfect fried little cakes. No stodgy, doughy, or flat pancakes here.

    We had great success with using Earth Balance buttery sticks in the batter along with the Violife sour cream.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for sharing, Sophie! We are happy the recipe turned out well for you!

  6. Anthony

    5 stars
    The title of this recipe is bang on! These are so freaking good!! Making them again for the 2nd time. Don’t think I’ll have to find another pancake recipe in my lifetime 🤤

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for the amazing review, Anthony! :)

  7. Elena

    5 stars
    Omg! These are amazing! I loved the detailed instructions. I followed step by step, and the pancakes turned out very yummy and fluffy! Best pancakes ever! Thank you for the recipe ❤️

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      We’re over the moon to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Elena. Thanks for your kind words!

  8. Calum

    3 stars
    Appreciate the very thorough instructions, but the end result was disappointing in texture and flavour. The pancakes were bitter, mostly tasting of baking powder and the texture was airy but sticky, with only a thin crispy shell which made it difficult to flip.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Calum, I had our recipe tester Hannah answer this one!:

      “Hi Calum, I’m so sorry your first batch of these pancakes didn’t go great! I am not kidding you when I tell you that I have made this recipe over 100x, it is my most requested recipe whenever I go to a list of people’s houses, and none of them are vegan! I want to give a few tips that you can do differently if you decide to give this recipe another chance! Add the baking powder to the bowl after the flour. I added it to the bottom of the bowl before and ended up with terrible bitter pancakes as a result. Really whisk the dry ingredients together to ensure the baking powder is mixed well. Once the wet and dry ingredients are combined, don’t overmix. Use an electric mixer if possible, hand mixing can lead to accidentally over stirring, resulting in thin pancakes. Regardless of the method you use, stop when there are still some pockets of flour. Using soy milk as the choice of plant milk is crucial here. The protein in it vs other plant milks interacts with the ingredients differently and leads to a delicious thick and fluffy pancake. Please come back after you’ve made them again, we’d love to hear from you again Calum!”

  9. Hazel

    Would adding baking soda add or detract to this recipe?

  10. Emilie

    How can I make this into a waffle recipe?

  11. Haley

    5 stars
    Love this recipe!! I’ve made it several times and it always comes out great! Today I tried mixing it up and did half whole wheat flour, and half ap flour (with a little extra soy milk), and used coconut yoghurt instead of sour cream and it was perfect! I’ve tried it with the Cocojune and Culina brands and they both are great in case that’s all you have on hand. Thanks Nisha!

  12. B

    Hi everyone! Tried doing this recipe gf and it worked out great! Used doves farm freee plain gf flour in the same ratio but added some xanthan gum (1/4 ts per 120g). Also subbed the sour cream for greek style yogurt.
    The texture is very slightly different, but they’re still fluffy, raise up great and the flavour is top.

    1. Nisha

      Hi B, Thank you so much for sharing this! This is such valuable information for other readers who are gluten-free. So glad they turned out nicely!

  13. Lynsey

    5 stars
    I’ve made these pancakes several times now and they are delightful. I’ve only tried the original version. The middle is always cooked, which had turned me off on other vegan pancake reciepes. My boyfriend and I eat the whole batch (but we are endurance athletes ;)).

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Lynsey, Thank you for your thoughtful review! We’re so happy to hear that you and your boyfriend are huge fans of the pancakes!

  14. Vicky Rodriguez

    5 stars
    By leaps and bounds, this is THE best vegan pancake recipe I have made in the last 8 years. So happy to finally have a yummy vegan pancake recipe in the arsenal!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Your review made our day, Vicky! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and for trying out the recipe.

  15. AJ

    5 stars
    This is seriously the BEST PANCAKE recipe I‘ve ever made. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I won‘t ever need to try another recipe ;)

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      We’re so happy that the pancakes turned out well for you, AJ. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and for trying out the recipe!

  16. Val

    This has been the only pancake recipe I’ve wanted to make lately! I usually don’t have vegan sour cream in my fridge, but I do usually have unsweetened coconut yogurt, and that has worked really well as a substitution.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Val, we’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed this recipe! :)

      Next time, would you mind leaving a rating alongside your review? Star ratings are big help to readers who are thinking of making the recipe. Thanks!

  17. Gia

    5 stars
    I have been plant based for over 40 years (30 strict vegan), I am also a seasoned cook and professional baker. This is THE BEST PANCAKE RECIPE I have ever made!! Omnivores are shocked to know they have no eggs nor dairy. Thank You!
    With additional soy buttermilk would this work for waffles? Have you tried?

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Gia, we’re delighted to hear everyone enjoyed the pancakes! :) That’s a win!

      We have tested these as waffles, and for whatever reason, we found that oat milk worked better. The protein in the soy milk made them a bit too thick. If you have an electric waffle maker, just adequately preheat it until it beeps. Depending on the quality and material of the maker, you may need to spray it with nonstick spray or lightly grease with oil beforehand (our waffle maker is new and doesn’t require this). It takes about 4 minutes on our waffle maker, though every waffle maker will be a bit different.

  18. Kerrie Jensen

    5 stars
    These are THE BEST pancakes I’ve ever made! They are fluffy and the flavor is AMAZING! They take a little extra time to make, but it is so worth it! I highly recommend you try it out! You won’t be disappointed 😊😊

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hey Kerrie! Wow, I can feel your enthusiasm about this recipe through the screen! Love it!

  19. Tina Nguyen

    5 stars
    Made these for brunch and they were so fluffy and buttery, tasted restaurant quality!!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      We’re over the moon to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Tina. Thanks for your kind words!

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