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Vegan Pancakes

Updated: May 11, 2020

Pancakes are a great breakfast food. Seriously, whoever came up with the idea should be very proud of themselves. I love pancakes, but sometimes I want new excited flavors. Which is why I decided to make Johnnycakes from How to Bake Everything by Mark Bittman. I didn't personally like them that much, but I also made some Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes which hit the spot.





Sweet Johnny Cakes:


1 1/2 c cornmeal

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 1/2 c boiling water

1/2 c nondairy milk

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp vegan butter

3 tbsp maple syrup

~1/2 c thawed frozen blueberries or corn or any other fruit


Combine the milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside to let it curdle

Combine the cornmeal, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl

Add the boiling water and stir until combined

Let it sit for 5 - 10 minutes

Stir in the buttermilk a little at a time

Add in the melted butter and the fruit/corn and combine

Heat up a frying pan to medium heat (cast iron works the best here, but non stick pans work fine too)

Add a thin layer of oil and let it get a little hotter

Add the pancakes and flip them over when you see bubbles appearing on the top of the pancake

Cook for another 3 - 5 minutes or until the underside is golden brown

Keep them in the oven at 200 F until you’re done cooking them all and ready to serve them

Cinnamon Swirl Vegan Pancakes


2 tbsp ground flaxseed

5 tbsp water

2 c flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 /12-2 c nondairy milk

2 tsp cider vinegar (you can sub it with apple cider vinegar)

1 tbsp neutral tasting oil - (canola, vegetable, etc)

1 tsp vanilla

Cinnamon Swirl:

3 tbsp vegan butter

2 tsp cinnamon

1/3 c brown sugar


Melt the vegan butter in the microwave

Add in the cinnamon and brown sugar and mix until smooth

Add the flaxseeds and water together, mix, then set aside

Add the dry ingredients together, flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar

Add the wet ingredients to the bowl and mix

Note: you can also combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl first, then add them to the dry ingredients

Heat up a nonstick pan over medium heat

Add a little bit of oil and let it heat up as well

Once you spoon the batter into the pan, take your cinnamon swirl mixture either with a pastry bag or a spoon, and drizzle it onto the uncooked side of the pancake in any design you’d like

Flip the pancakes once you see bubbles on the top

Once both sides are golden brown (or if they don’t brown up like mine, when they look done) put them in the oven at 200 F until ready to serve

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