Vegan banana pancakes are fluffy, light, and full of sweet banana flavor. These are perfect for a weekend breakfast!
Is there anything better than a pancake breakfast on a Saturday morning? Yes, there is…a vegan pancake breakfast.
We make pancakes regularly here, but we were in the mood for something different, so vegan banana pancakes made an appearance on the menu.
All it took was defrosting an overripe banana from the freezer, adding it to the batter, and we had a nice stack of egg free pancakes for breakfast.
You might wonder if the very ripe banana would make the batter too heavy, but these vegan banana pancakes were very light and fluffy. They had just the right amount of banana flavor – it was there, but not overpowering. Both of my boys loved these, so I’ll be making them again soon.
To make sure that these easy banana pancakes get done in the middle, you want to cook them low and slow – keep the heat on low. I know it’s hard to do when you want your pancakes in a hurry! But it’s necessary. I have an electric range so I kept the burner set at about 3 or 4. They take a little longer to cook, but they turn out perfectly golden brown and tender.
You may wonder if these vegan banana pancakes can be made without milk.
Yes, you should be able to make them with water, and it won’t change the flavor. The texture may be slightly less tender, but they will still be good! It’s okay to use water if you are in a pinch.
Vegan Banana Pancakes.
These vegan banana pancakes are a perfect weekend breakfast! Light, fluffy, and flavorful.
- 1 over ripe banana Very over ripe, I keep mine in the freezer
- 1 3/4 cups white spelt flour all purpose flour is also okay
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder
- 3 Tablespoons organic canola oil or oil of your choice
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- vegan buttery spread for the pan
In a large bowl, mash the banana. Add the canola oil, vanilla, and non-dairy milk. Stir to combine.
- Add the white spelt flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix together.
- Place a tablespoon of vegan buttery spread in a large skillet, and heat over medium low heat.
- Once the pan is hot, spoon the batter into the pan. Cook the pancakes low and slow, it may take about 3-4 minutes on each side. Once the pancakes are done around the edges, flip them over. Cook for about 3 or 4 minutes more, then remove from pan.
- Repeat with remaining pancakes. Top with butter and syrup.
Serving size is two pancakes.
These pancakes are so easy to make and so perfect for weekend breakfasts! Kids and adults love these.
Tips for making these vegan banana pancakes:
- Make sure you wait a few minutes for the baking powder to make the batter puff up – that’s what makes these pancakes nice and fluffy.
- When you are ready to fry them, use a fair amount of vegan buttery spread – you don’t want any pancakes sticking to the pan! Don’t raise the heat too high or these might burn from the sugar in the bananas.
- Two things that I think make frying pancakes easier are a good frying pan and a very good, thin, metal spatula. We are not a fan of Teflon pans in this house – we stay away from those for health reasons. I love this pan from Calphalon and my favorite spatula is similar to this one. (affiliate links)