Updated: May 22
When I made the change over to vegan my hardest transition wasn’t cheese or meat. It was breakfast, in particular eggs. Breakfast was my favorite meal of the day. I often looked forward to the weekend where the family gathered for brunch every Sunday. It was a buffet of eggs cooked to order along side meats from sausage to bacon and even a glazed ham. The potatoes ranged from shredded hash browns to cubed potatoes. The pancakes were stacked high and the toast was covered with butter or jam. Fruits were scarce and used mostly to decorate your pancakes.
With a few tweaks to mom’s traditional pancake recipe, trading eggs for bananas, I was able to enjoy Sunday brunch again. Keep reading to find out how you can make your pancakes vegan friendly for your next Sunday brunch.
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2 cups of all purpose flour
2/3 cup of granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 bananas (replaces two eggs)
1 cup of almond milk
My mom didn’t enjoy the store bought pancake mix but you can also use vegan Bisquick original. Use bananas and almond milk to complete the recipe on the back of the box. Check Bisquick's website for updated information as this information is subject to change.
This recipe makes about 6 evenly sized pancakes. Half the recipe makes 3.
Step 1: Mash your banana using a fork
Step 2: Add your flour, sugar and baking powder
Step 3: Slowly add your 1 cup of almond milk
Step 4: Grease your pan using vegan butter
Step 5: Slowly pour in your batter
Step 6: Plate and top off your pancakes with your favorite toppings
Step 7: Serve with 100% maple syrup or agave.
Eat it plain or put your own twist on the recipe by stirring in your favorite:
Add 1/4 cup of peanut butter or other nut butters
Add a handful of nuts like pecans and walnuts
Add vegan chocolate chips that melt in your mouth - I used Enjoy brand chocolate chips
Add your favorite fruits and berries from black berries to strawberries
Add 1/2 cup of oats to make it hearty and healthy
Add some spice with 1 tsp ground cinnamon and a hint of vanilla extract
Add sprinkles for color and fun for the kids
Add veggies like shredded carrots or pureed pumpkin
Add a scoop or two of protein by using Arbonne's vegan chocolate protein powder * or vegan vanilla protein powder * One scoop is 10 grams of protein and two scoops is 20 grams of protein. You can also purchase a sample pack of containing 10 vegan chocolate protein packs * or 10 vegan vanilla protein packs * Click the links to see how you can receive 20-40% off your order and future orders for an entire year.
Pour on some 100% pure maple syrup or agave for sweetness.
My plate may look very different now but it is still as filling and delicious as ever.
*Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use all of the products listed above and recommend them because they are companies that I have found helpful and trustworthy. Please let me know if you have any questions about anything listed above!