vegan whole wheat banana pancakes

February 25, 2010

My go-to breakfasts when I don’t fancy oatmeal or granola/fruit/yoghurt (rare) consist of eggs of some kind or pancakes. I should really branch out, but it’s hard to deny this:

Try these vegan-friendly delights some morning. It’s worth noting that these are actually sweet enough without maple syrup poured on before serving – the banana in the batter makes for a perfectly sweet affair. We ate the second batch plain as can be.

Vegan Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes
adapted from this recipe


  • 1 banana
  • 1¼ cups almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons sodium-free baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • fresh fruit maple syrup for serving or adding to cooking batter


  • In a large bowl, mash banana, then stir in milk and maple syrup.
  • In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to banana mixture and stir until smooth.
  • Pour small amounts of batter, followed by slices of banana onto a preheated non-stick, lightly oil-sprayed griddle or skillet and cook until tops bubble. Flip with a spatula and cook second side until golden brown, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.

Do you have a breakfast favourite other than your “standard” morning meal?
A full English when the ingredients are available is most definitely it. Otherwise, thursday morning pancake parties are where it’s at.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

jamandjessica February 25, 2010 at 8:49 am

Hi! Just found your blog and it's really amazing! I love your photography and your food looks really delicious! I look forward to read more!!!


Holly February 25, 2010 at 10:07 am

ahhhhhhhh please FedEx me these now. they look amazing! how was the texture? i don't think i have ever had pancakes that didn't have eggs in them, so i wonder if they are just as fluffy?



Angharad (Eating for England) February 25, 2010 at 10:27 am

Miss Holly and anyone else who is interested: these weren't fluffy like normal pancakes – they were super moist (in a good way). I am assuming that is due to the mushed banana that went into the batter. Having not made vegan pancakes before I don't know if they would have been fluffy otherwise. Any vegan pancake-eaters out there, please chime in!


insideiamdancing February 25, 2010 at 10:44 am

Those look so incredibly delicious…and the batter is safe to eat straight up. Win-win! I've never attempted vegan pancakes because I always assumed that they needed a flax 'egg'. I want to make these now! *eying up my pathetic green bananas*

I eat different stuff for breakfast almost everyday…today was a vita browniw/banana/Fage/PB parfait. Yesterday was apple/Fage/pumpkin raisin granola. I could eat breakfast for every meal…


Kacy February 25, 2010 at 10:47 am

Oh yum! I love that these are vegan! I drink a spinach smoothie almost every morning.


Food Makes Fun Fuel February 25, 2010 at 11:40 am

Yuum! If I could ever figure out how to get pancakes to turn out, those would be my "special" mornning


Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) February 25, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Besides oatmeal (my usual) my favourite breakfast is also pancakes!

Tomorrow might need to be a pancake day too :)


ohonemorething February 26, 2010 at 8:28 am

I love pancakes, waffles, baked oatmeal, and muffins for breakfast if it's not my usual. Heyy you definitely know how to make vegan things!! These pancakes look soo delicious!!!


Justine February 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm

I make some 'ricotta hot cakes' (pretty much pancakes) to eat with my yogurt. I have yogurt everyday, but on the weekends I have time to have my 'yogurt mousse'.

I like the looks of your pancakes too! The are perfectly golden,


Thinspired February 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Ok, YUM! I have never tried to make pancakes vegan. I love that they are wholewheat AND vegan. I feel pancakes coming on this weekend…


Michal February 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm

YUM! I love pancakes! Im actually about to make some right now :) I love my green smoothies for breakfast!


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