Vegan Banana Pancakes

 Easy vegan banana pancakes. Super quick to make and they taste great!

Vegan banana pancakes topped with banana slices and drizzled wit

VEGAN BANANA PANCAKES

These easy banana pancakes can be whipped up in a couple of minutes in a jug or bowl, then cooked in batches in a few minutes.

They make a quick breakfast, brunch or lunch and are good warm or cold.

These are Scottish style pancakes.


SCOTCH PANCAKES

The traditional Scottish pancakes are called Scotch pancakes.

They are traditionally small with a good rise and very soft and fluffy.

They are very similar to American pancakes but not as big. However, you could make bigger pancakes if you like.


Mashed banana on a teaplate

REPLACING EGGS IN PANCAKES


Pancakes are usually made with eggs, but it really easy to skip them and still have delicious pancakes with a wonderful rise and a soft and fluffy centre.

The secret is mashed banana.

I tried these a few times to get them perfect. At first I was using too much banana, but I worked out half a large banana or a small banana was just perfect.

You can just taste the banana, but it's not overpowering and no one would guess they were vegan.


Scotch pancakes on a crepe maker.

WHAT GIVES SCOTCH PANCAKES THE RISE?

These golden pancakes are made with plain (all-purpose) flour and given that beautiful rise by adding baking powder.

You could use self-raising flour instead of plain flour and skip the baking powder and that would work well, but I think you get better results from the plain flour and baking powder combination.


ARE SCOTCH PANCAKES FLAVOURED WITH VANILLA?

Traditional Scotch pancakes don't contain vanilla extract, but as these contain banana the vanilla extract helps to even out the flavour.

It gives less banana flavour. Just a hint, which I think is enough in these pancakes.

Just don't use vanilla essence. Never, ever, it's nasty stuff. Always use a good quality vanilla extract or paste.

If you are feeling very flush, you could use the seeds from fresh vanilla pods, but that's a rather expensive option.


Scotch pancakes cooked on an electric crepe maker

HOW SCOTCH PANCAKES ARE MADE

Once you have whipped up your pancake batter you can cook your pancakes in a frying pan, griddle (Scottish flat pan) or an electric crepe maker.

I treated myself to a Breville Crepe Maker. I was sick of my husband ruining my pancake pans by cooking veggie sausages in them. 

It's an electric crepe maker and I love it. I'm making pancakes a lot more often now.

I use it to make pancakes, crepes and quesadillas. It's my favourite kitchen toy at the moment.

If you're using a frying pan or griddle, wipe a little oil over it with kitchen paper, then heat.

Once your pan or crepe maker is hot, pour some batter on the hot surface and once it bubbles flip the pancake over and give it a couple of minutes on the other side.

Once they are flipped over just watch them rise!


A small stack of banana pancakes drizzled with maple syrup

WHEN TO SERVE VEGAN BANANA PANCAKES

  • Serve these pancakes hot for breakfast with maple syrup and banana.
  • Serve them warm for brunch spread with vegan butter.
  • Serve them plain and cold in lunch boxes or for an afternoon snack.
  • Serve them as an after school snack for kids with some fresh fruit.
  • Serve them warm for dessert with some chocolate sauce and vegan vanilla ice cream.


PANCAKE SERVING SUGGESTIONS

  1. Cold and plain
  2. Cold, spread with vegan butter
  3. Warm with maple syrup and bananas
  4. Warm with strawberries and vegan single cream
  5. Warm with slices of peaches, raspberries and vegan squirty cream
  6. Warm with peanut butter and sliced banana
  7. Warm with pears and chocolate sauce
  8. Warm with vanilla ice cream and melted chocolate


Vegan pancakes spread with vegan butter

HOW DO YOU LIKE YOURS?

My son loves them warm with maple syrup or chocolate spread.

I like them warm with maple syrup and fresh fruit.

My husband likes them cold spread with vegan butter.

How do you like yours?

Leave a comment below and share your favourite way to serve pancakes.


MORE VEGAN PANCAKES TO TRY


A small stack of vegan scotch pancakes spread with vegan butter

HOW LONG WILL HOMEMADE PANCAKES KEEP IN THE FRIDGE?


Once cool these pancakes can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

If you want them fresh in the morning and want to save time, make up a batch of the pancake batter and leave it in the fridge overnight.

You may need to add a little milk in the morning, but they will be super quick and delicious.


HOW LONG WILL HOMEMADE PANCAKES KEEP IN THE FREEZER?


Once cool, these pancakes can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Freeze them separated by freezer-proof baking paper in an airtight container or freezer bag.

To defrost, take them out and leave to defrost in the fridge overnight.


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Easy soft and fluffy vegan banana pancakes.


HOW TO MAKE VEGAN BANANA PANCAKES

STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS


Scroll down for step-by-step photos followed by a full printable recipe. If you don't have a printer, hit print and save as a PDF.

Making banana pancakes - step 1 - mashed banana then sugar added to a jug

STEP 1


Add mashed banana and sugar to a bowl or a jug.

A jug is good for pouring the batter onto your hot pan.


Making banana pancakes - step 2 - flour, baking powder and salt added to the mixture

STEP 2


Add plain (all-purpose) flour to the bowl or jug.

Then add baking powder and a pinch of salt.


Making banana pancakes - step 3 - oat milk and vanilla extract added and batter whisked

STEP 3


Add vanilla extract and oat milk (or whatever milk you buy).

Whisk to a smooth batter.


Making banana pancakes - step 4 - pancakes cooking on a hot griddle or pan

Cook a headed spoonful of pancake batter on a hot pan or griddle wiped with a little oil.

I find the crepe maker is non-stick and doesn't need any oil.

Cook until bubbly (more bubbles than my photo), then flip over and cook the other side for a couple of minutes.

If you have a spatula you can peep under the first pancake to see if it is golden and ready to flip.

Enjoy!



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Scottish, vegan
Yield: 9-12 (depending on size)
Author: Jacqueline Meldrum
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Vegan Banana Pancakes

Vegan Banana Pancakes

Easy vegan banana pancakes. Super quick to make and they taste great!
Prep time: 3 MinCook time: 5 MinTotal time: 8 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 small (or half a large) banana
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar 
  • 150g/1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 150ml/2/3 cup oat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients into a large measuring jug or a bowl and whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  2. Heat your pan, griddle or crepe maker. Brush it with a little oil if it isn't a good non-stick.
  3. Pour or spoon batter into your pan. Once the pancake bubbles all over you can flip it and cook on the other side for a couple of minutes.
  4. Make in batches and serve hot or cold.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes:

Once cool these pancakes can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. If you want them fresh in the morning and want to save time, make up a batch of the pancake batter and leave it in the fridge overnight. You may need to add a little milk in the morning, but they will be super quick and delicious. Once cool, these pancakes can be frozen for up to 3 months. To defrost, take them out at night and leave to defrost in the fridge overnight. Calories and nutrition shown are for 9 large pancakes. 12 pancakes would have only70 calories each.

Calories

94.45

Fat (grams)

0.46

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.21

Carbs (grams)

19.62

Fiber (grams)

0.74

Net carbs

18.88

Sugar (grams)

5.67

Protein (grams)

2.76

Sodium (milligrams)

81.31

Cholesterol (grams)

1.36
Created using The Recipes Generator

10 comments

  1. These pancakes are delicious! I've been looking for a good vegan pancake and these did not disappoint! Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed them. You aren't the only one to make them this morning.

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  2. I love chocolate chip pancakes, I have for years. My Mom loves bananas, I know she'd enjoy trying these. I'll have to look at that Breville Crepe Maker, I got my Mom their muffin maker and it was awesome and when I decided I wanted one for myself learned they don't make it anymore.

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    1. Oh I love the crepe maker. I use it for quesadillas for lunch too. I highly recommend it.

      It's sods love that the one you wanted was out of stock.

      Enjoy the pancakes!

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  3. What a brilliant idea to sub banana in place of the egg! And I totally appreciate that you worked all the angles and did all that testing to figure out jussssst the right amount of banana. Mmmmm ... plus the addition of vanilla (I wouldn't have known it wasn't a traditional addition, anyway!), to even out the banana flavor. You've thought of everything - thank you!

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    1. I like a recipe to be right before I share it and anyway it was a good excuse to eat lots of pancakes.

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  4. What an easy and delicious recipe! I love my pancakes with a ton of fresh blueberries and maple syrup.

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    1. Oh yes good choice. You could add blueberries to this pancake batter and serve some on the side too.

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