Vegan Banana Pancakes

Are you tired of surviving on your daily diet of toast and milk? If you’re thinking ‘yes’ then it’s about time to shake off the laziness and prepare some lip-smacking vegan pancakes. These are not only super easy to prepare but they’re also delicious. In case you’ve never prepared vegan pancakes before, you will be happy to know that baking vegan pancakes is absolutely hassle-free! Our delectable, easy vegan pancake recipe will impress you and your kids! They’ll have no idea they’re eating a healthy breakfast!  If you want to learn more about vegan pancakes and other vegan breakfast options check out our Vegan Breakfast Guide!

These vegan banana pancakes turned out so well! We used Bisquick pancake mix to create this recipe. And yes, Bisquick happens to be vegan, as long as you follow our recipe that does not require eggs. There are other brands that have vegan pancake mixes but Bisquick is my favorite. They make for a very fluffy vegan pancake. If you want to make your pancake mix from scratch you can! All you have to do is blend oats in a blender until it becomes a powder, to create oat flour! You can also do the same with almonds to create almond flour too! We topped our vegan pancakes with sweet maple syrup and caramelized apples to make perfect vegan pancakes.

If you’re new to vegan baking and want to learn more about it, feel free to check out our Ultimate Vegan Baking Guide we put together. It will help you grasp the concept of vegan eating and answer any questions you might be asking.

Vegan Banana Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bisquick Pancake Mix
  • 1 cup of chopped apples 
  • 1 tsp. vegan oil (like vegetable or canola oil)
  • 2 tsp. vegan butter, Like Earth Balance butter 
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp. white sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup water
  • Maple Syrup (optional)
  • 1 cup boiled vegan milk, like soy or almond milk (optional)

Recipe

First, in a large bowl mix your pancake mix and about 1/2 cup of water until it reaches a thin consistency. You can add more water if it is too thick. You can make the batter thicker by adding more of the pancake mix or cornstarch. Add some white sugar for extra sweetness if you desire. Stir the batter thoroughly with the help of a spoon or fork so that it blends well and leave no lumps. 

Next, take your mashed banana and fold it into your batter. Make sure to use a fully ripe banana so that it tastes sweet. Now it’s time to make your pancakes. Coat your large pan in your vegan oil. I like to use this pan for my pancakes. You can also use vegan butter to oil up your pan. 

Next, using a ladle, pour a small quantity of the pancake mixture into the pan. I love using this ladle because it adds character to my kitchen! You can also use this handy pancake squeeze bottle dispenser. When small bubbles start forming on the surface of the pancake, flip your pancake and cook over medium heat for a minute until golden brown. Repeat until you have used all of your pancake batter.

Now it’s time to make the caramelized apples! In a saucepan, add a tablespoon of vegan butter and let it get to a simmer. After the butter melts add the chopped apples, the sugar and a pinch of salt.  Add the lemon juice and stir occasionally until the apples soften. When the apples are done, take them off the flame. 

Now all you have to do is assemble your pancake to your liking!

Vegan Banana Pancakes

Garnishing

Of course, you have other options than adding caramelized apples. These light and fluffy pancakes taste amazing with the typical maple syrup, and yes, maple syrup is vegan! (Honey, however, is technically not vegan). You can also drizzle the pancakes with agave nectar!

Just because your cooking vegan doesn’t mean you can’t smother your pancakes in butter. I love to use Earth Balance butter for my muffins, waffles, and of course, pancakes! It’s my all time favorite vegan butter and I can’t live without it.

You can also top your pancakes with cinnamon or vegan chocolate chips! I like adding cinnamon to my pancakes because they remind me of gingerbread spice I typically eat in the winter. You can also add a dollop of peanut butter because it pairs very nicely with banana.

Another option is to add fresh fruit like blueberries or strawberries. I love the simplicity of adding blueberry to my pancakes. If you wish to add blueberries to your pancake mix my suggestion is to freeze them, then coat them with flour before adding them to your pancake mix. If you prepare your blueberries this way, they will stay whole and not mushed in the batter.

Tip– If you find the shape of the pancake not to your perfection, add flour or water to get the desired consistency. You can also add some cornstarch to thicken your mix if you notice it is too thin and runny. 

This is a delicious and a nutritious vegan pancake recipe for breakfast that is loved by many. These are the best pancakes I’ve ever had and I hope you try them out for yourself! 

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