Delicious vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free pancakes that are simple to make but sure to delight all guests and family members. This recipe can be made gluten-free.
Combine the dry ingredients well together (flours, sugar, baking powder, coconut flakes, salt) in a large mixing bowl.
Whisk the oil, vanilla extract and fortified plant-based milk together in a separate bowl.
Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well until combined (it’s alright if there are some lumps remaining). It should be a thick pancake like batter consistency. If the batter is really too thick, add a little bit more plant-based milk (a tablespoon at a time) until a good pancake batter consistency is formed.
Add in the 2 tablespoons of raspberries (use more if you like).
Heat a pan on medium heat until hot. Add a dollop of the batter to the pan and tilt the pan gently around to spread out the batter. Once bubbles appear on the pancake batter in the pan and the edges of the pancake appear dry, use a spatula to flip the pancake.
Serve warm with desired toppings!
You may substitute the all purpose flour and whole wheat flour with a gluten-free flour (like a specialty gluten-free flour mix) for a total of 2 ½ cups (or 392 grams) to make these pancakes gluten-free. However, you may need to add a little bit more plant-based milk (add a tablespoon at a time) to the mixture if the batter thickens up too much.
For more of a 'coconut flavor' in this recipe, use fortified original flavored coconut milk beverage and coconut oil in this recipe, instead of the soy milk and canola oil in this recipe.
You can put less oil into this recipe if you like, but the added oil helps to make the pancakes not stick so easily to the pan when cooking (I did not use a non-stick pan). Alternatively, you could lightly oil or grease a skillet if you find the pancake batter to be sticking to the pan itself when cooking.
Instead of brown sugar, you can substitute this with 1/3 cup of pitted dates or raisins. Just soak the dates or raisins in very hot water for 10 minutes, then drain them of excess liquid. Next, blend up the soaked dates or raisins in a food processor or blender with the other wet ingredients until a smooth consistency is reached.
To turn this into banana pancakes, simply omit the coconut flakes and raspberries, and reduce the amount of brown sugar to 2 tablespoons and use about 1 1/2 cups of plant-based milk instead in this recipe. To the wet ingredients, add in 1 cup of plant-based milk first then mix in 2 medium very ripe fork-mashed bananas. Combine this well, then add the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix together. If the batter is too thick, add in 2-4 tablespoons more of plant-based milk at a time and mix the ingredients together until the desired pancake batter consistency is reached. Then cook the batter on the stovetop following the rest of the recipe instructions for delicious banana pancakes!