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Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes | Gluten-Free

by Capri Lilly

Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes. Super fluffy classic buttermilk pancakes that are completely vegan AND gluten-free! This recipe comes together easily with 7 simple ingredients and is ready in less than 15 minutes!

If you enjoy delicious vegan pancakes, you’ll definitely want to check out my Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes, Carrot Cake Pancakes, or Easy Blender Moringa Pancakes next! Each is filled with incredible nutrients and irresistible flavor!

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There’s nothing better than a tall stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes for breakfast! Topped with maple syrup and fresh fruit, it’s the ultimate treat!

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These vegan buttermilk pancakes are the real deal! They are

  • Gluten-Free with the best light, fluffy texture!
  • Thick & Filling, with lots of flavor!
  • Perfectly sweetened with natural sweetener (no processed sugar over here!)
  • Easy to whip up to enjoy for breakfast!
  • No one would ever guess these pancakes are eggless, vegan, refined-sugar free, and gluten-free! They are just super tasty pancakes!
ingredients needed to make vegan buttermilk pancakes: gluten free flour, sea salt, coconut sugar, baking powder, vanilla extract, vegan buttermilk

Here’s What You Need To Make These Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

  • Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour: I like to use King Arthur Measure for Measure Flour | Amazon
  • Coconut Sugar: These pancakes are perfectly sweetened with natural sweetener, coconut sugar. If you do not have coconut sugar, you can also use brown sugar.
  • Baking Powder: This helps the pancakes rise and achieve a fluffy texture. Make sure your baking powder is fresh for the best results.
  • Non-Dairy Milk of Choice: I like to use Unsweetened Almond Milk.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: This is use to make the vegan buttermilk. I like to use Dr. Braggs Raw Apple Cider Vinegar | Amazon.
  • Ground Flax Seeds: Flax seeds help to bing the ingredients while also providing great nutrients like protein and heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, making these healthy pancakes even more nutritious! I use Viva Naturals Organic Ground Flax Seeds | Amazon.
  • Vanilla Extract: Of course, vanilla is added to achieve the delicious flavor we love!

Vegan Buttermilk Substitute

Did you know you can make vegan buttermilk by simply adding vinegar or lemon juice to non-dairy milk? Once added, the milk will curdle and is ready to use as a non-dairy vegan buttermilk substitute! The typical ratio of 1 tablespoon of vinegar/lemon for every 1 cup of non-dairy milk. (This works great for regular milk as well.)

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How To Make Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

  1. Prepare the vegan buttermilk. Mix the apple cider vinegar with the non-dairy milk and set it aside. Allow the mixture to curdle before using, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Slowly pour in the vegan buttermilk and stir to combine. Do not overmix! (Some lumps are okay)
  4. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add a bit of vegan butter or spray lightly with oil. Then scoop about 1/3 of the batter and pour it into the skillet and shape into a pancake. Cook on each side for about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown on each side. (flipping once)
  6. Serve with maple syrup, fresh fruit, and enjoy!
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What To Serve With These Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes?

I like to serve my pancakes with a dollop of Homemade Blueberry Jam with a side of JUST Egg Plant-Based Scramble! If you are feeding a crowd, try serving these healthy pancakes with my Plant-Based Spinach Artichoke Frittata or JUST Egg Quiche!

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I hope you enjoy this Vegan Buttermilk Pancake Recipe


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Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes | Gluten-Free

Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes. Super fluffy classic buttermilk pancakes that are completely vegan AND gluten-free! This recipe comes together easily with 7 simple ingredients and is ready in less than 15 minutes!
5 from 13 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour (can sub regular flour)
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Sugar (can sub brown sugar)
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Ground Flaxseeds

Vegan Buttermilk

  • 1 1/3 cup Non-Dairy Milk of Choice
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Maple syrup, to serve

    Instructions

    • Prepare the vegan buttermilk. Mix the apple cider vinegar with the non-dairy milk and set it aside. Allow the mixture to curdle before using, about 5-7 minutes.
    • Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.
    • Slowly pour in the vegan buttermilk and stir to combine. Do not overmix! (Some lumps are okay)
    • Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
    • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add a bit of vegan butter or spray lightly with oil. Then scoop about 1/3 of the batter and pour it into the skillet and shape into a pancake. Cook on each side for about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown on each side. (flipping once)
    • Serve with maple syrup, fresh fruit, and enjoy!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 395kcal
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    18 comments

    nancy December 16, 2021 - 11:13 pm

    5 stars
    can’t believe these super fluffy classic buttermilk pancakes are completely vegan AND gluten-free!

    Reply
    Capri Lilly December 18, 2021 - 5:57 pm

    IKR! + So good! 🙂

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    Alexandra December 17, 2021 - 12:08 am

    5 stars
    What a delicious way to start the day!

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    Capri Lilly December 18, 2021 - 5:58 pm

    Hi Alexandria! I am glad you think so!

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    Jeannie December 17, 2021 - 1:38 am

    5 stars
    These vegan pancakes are the best! They turned out fluffy!

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    Capri Lilly December 18, 2021 - 5:58 pm

    So glad to hear it! Thanks for leaving a review Jeannie!

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    Jeri December 17, 2021 - 2:42 am

    5 stars
    I love that these buttermilk pancakes are gluten-free! They will be perfect for Sunday morning breakfast!

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    Capri Lilly December 18, 2021 - 5:58 pm

    Oh yes! Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, any day of the week for me! 🙂

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    Serena December 17, 2021 - 3:42 pm

    5 stars
    Super quick and easy!

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    Jessica December 18, 2021 - 12:05 am

    5 stars
    I’d really missed buttermilk pancakes since I went vegan. These really hit the spot!

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    Capri Lilly December 18, 2021 - 5:59 pm

    That makes me happy! I am glad to hear it, Jessica!

    Reply
    Addie December 18, 2021 - 3:49 am

    5 stars
    So fluffy and delicious! Yum!

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    Leslie December 18, 2021 - 2:01 pm

    5 stars
    Perfect pancakes!

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    Debra December 19, 2021 - 11:03 pm

    5 stars
    Light and fluffy…these came out great.

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    Capri Lilly December 20, 2021 - 6:41 am

    Hi Debra! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe

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    Dakota Miller January 4, 2022 - 9:10 am

    5 stars
    Hey, Capri! I’m trying to become healthier when it comes to my diet but I’m also a sweet tooth by heart. This gluten-free recipe is my lifesaver! I sprinkled a hint of cinnamon and used honey to top it all off. It came out amazing! Thanks for sharing this!

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    Capri Lilly January 4, 2022 - 7:10 pm

    Hi Dakota! You are not alone! I have a bit of a sweet tooth too. I am happy you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for leaving a review 🙂

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    Stephanie January 26, 2022 - 5:53 pm

    5 stars
    These pancakes were so yummy and fluffy! They’re perfect Saturday morning breakfast dish. I haven’t had buttermilk pancakes since going vegan, so this was a nice treat and a new favorite recipe to add to the list.

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