Vegan Pancakes: Healthy and Fluffy Too

Ashton Swank | Something Swanky

Try Vegan Pancakes just once. We promise you'll be a convert to this healthier version of Saturday's favorite breakfast!

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I'm not vegan. I'm not even a vegetarian. And I still say these Vegan Pancakes are some of the best pancakes I've ever eaten!

Two simple substitutions made my favorite pancake recipe vegan, and they made it so much healthier! I replaced the milk with Almond Milk, easy enough. And I replaced the eggs with ground flax seeds and water-- something I've been wanting to try for a while.

Flax is so good for you, and I try to incorporate it anywhere that I can (breads, smoothies, even cookies). It worked perfectly in this recipe. The texture was still light and fluffy, just like normal. And they tasted delicious!

You can whip these up in less than 10 minutes on a busy morning and feel great about what you are serving your family. Fluffy Pancakes mark a good start to any day. But fluffy pancakes that help fight heart disease, cancer, and diabetes (all shown health benefits of flax seed)?

That's a great start to the day!

Looking for more great pancakes? Don't miss Megan's Banana Bread Pancakes Recipe either!

Vegan Pancakes Recipe

    3 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, or whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Soak the ground flax seed in the water in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Add the almond milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and flax seed/water solution. Whisk together until smooth.

  4. Heat a griddle to medium high heat. Spray lightly with non stick cooking spray.

  5. Spoon 1/4 cup batter onto griddle for each pancake. Cook pancakes on first side until edges appear dry, flip and cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side. Serve immediately.

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Ashton Swank

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Ashton regularly blows our minds as our copycat desserts fanatic. Visit Something Swanky for even more crazy delicious dessert ideas.


I've tried many recipes for vegan pancakes since I lost my ability to digest eggs. For a while, I ate under the conclusion that pancakes would forever be rubbery, wet shadows of their former eggy selves. This recipe has saved my pancake life. Thanks.


Would the pancakes be fluffy if I used oat flour instead of whole wheat?


These are the FLUFFIEST vegan pancakes around, even using all whole wheat flour! I am just blown away by their goodness, as is my family, as we are now making at least two batches (and tripling the recipe) each week. I need to buy vanilla in bulk because of you. :)


I love theses Pancakes, they are the best pancakes I have ever had. I recorded a video of me and my son making them. Would you mind if I posted them to my youtube account? I will give you credit. I also changed the sugar to honey. Yummy recipe. Thank you so much for posting.

Amber @ chelsea

Chelsea, feel free to post a video! We'd love to see it.


So lovely! Thank you :)


How are there not more comments on these? These are amazing! I have made them at least 4 times in the last 2 weeks. I just added blueberries this morning and last week carob chips! Yummmooooo

Stephie swope

Ok, please excuse me for what I am about to do: IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIEEEEEE! {I'm done. Delicious!}


Those are some gorgeous pancakes, Ashton. Vegan or not.