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You’ll never buy pancake mix again.

Six years ago, before we ever moved to France, I had never made pancakes for myself. Not once. I never even considered it. It was something I could get at any restaurant that served breakfast, and I never really liked breakfast that much.

But, somehow, when you can’t have something, you want it even more. So of course, when we were faced with spending several euros for the smallest box of sub-par pancake mix or making some from scratch, I figured it out.

More dairy free breakfast ideas: no milk French toast / asparagus quiche / homemade waffles / tater tot breakfast casserole

Extra Fluffy Dairy Free Pancakes | @simplywhisked

Can you make pancakes without milk?

I slightly adapted this recipe – using oil because I didn’t like melting butter, and eventually switching to dairy free milk – and we never looked back. Why would we when it literally takes 2 extra minutes to measure out ingredients instead of paying for pricey pancake mix.

Maybe pancake mix isn’t that pricey, but it’s still something I don’t need to spend money on. Plus, I almost always have all of these ingredients in my pantry.

So anytime we want pancakes, I whip up a batch of this batter, and Marc mans the griddle. He’s really strangely good at making pancakes. I know I’ve told you that before.

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How do you make dairy free pancakes?

We’ve used all different kinds of milk in the recipe – coconut milk (from the refrigerated section, not the can), almond milk, lactose free milk and regular milk – and it turns out great every time.

They’re the fluffiest with traditional milk, but they are still so fluffy and good no matter what we use. Use whatever you have on hand, and I promise it will still work. If you use flavored or sweetened nut milks, adjust the recipe accordingly.

Extra Fluffy Dairy Free Pancakes

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    Tips for making dairy free pancakes:

    • Don’t skip the baking powder. I know the recipe seems like an excessive amount, but if you want them to be fluffy, especially without dairy, you need it.
    • Use canola oil or other vegetable oils. This is my go-to substitute for melted butter because I always have it on hand.
    • Keep the eggs. I know these pancakes could easily be made vegan, but the eggs do wonders for the texture of these pancakes.
    • Keep your cooked pancakes warm in the oven (about 200˚F) while you’re making the rest.
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    Extra Fluffy Dairy Free Pancakes

    This extra fluffy, dairy free pancakes recipe is so easy to make with egg and almond milk. It can easily be made gluten free and vegan with a few simple swaps.

    • Author: Melissa Belanger
    • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    • Cook Time: 15 minutes
    • Total Time: 20 minutes
    • Yield: 4 1x
    • Category: Breakfast
    • Method: Stovetop
    • Cuisine: American

    Ingredients

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    • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/4 cup almond or coconut milk*
    • 3 tablespoons canola oil
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
    2. Add milk, canola oil, egg and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth.
    3. Preheat a non-stick griddle or large skillet to medium heat. (Coat pan with butter or oil if not using non-stick).
    4. Pour about ⅓ cup batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Allow it to cook until bubbles are visible throughout the pancake before flipping.
    5. Repeat until all batter has been used.

    Notes

    To keep cooked pancakes warm while the rest cook, place them in an oven set to 150˚F – 200˚F or on a plate tented with foil.

    *If you’re using coconut milk, use the kind from the refrigerated section because canned coconut milk is a little too thick.

    Nutrition

    • Serving Size: 1 pancake
    • Calories: 156
    • Sugar: 1.7 g
    • Sodium: 185.4 mg
    • Fat: 6.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
    • Carbohydrates: 20.6 g
    • Fiber: 0.7 g
    • Protein: 3.4 g
    • Cholesterol: 23.3 mg

    Keywords: dairy free, pancakes, breakfast, sweet


    Last Updated on November 1, 2021 by Melissa Belanger

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    171 Comments

    1. I just made these this morning and they came out wonderfully! I used cashew milk and some dairy-free chocolate chips. The kids loved them. very fluffy!

    2. These dairy free pancakes actually tasted EXACTLY like their buttermilk counterparts. I used almond milk and canola oil and did not miss the milk or the butter at all! This recipe will definitely become a staple for Sunday brunch. Also, I really appreciate your “skip to recipe” button at the top, since my computer tends to freeze quickly scrolling through a long blog post haha <3 I will definitely be looking around the rest of the blog!!

    3. If I wanted to use wholewheat flour and honey instead of all purpose flour and sugar, what would the quantities be?

      1. I think you would want to use about 1 cup + 2 tablespoons of whole wheat flour and about 1/2 tablespoon of honey.

        1. I’ve been making your recipie for roughly 3 years. My kids love it since they are Dairy Intolerant we cant go out for pancakes. This recipie delivers on all fronts

        1. I tried it with whole wheat flour and they came out great. I used Melissa’s suggestion 1 cup and 2 TBSP. Also I only had extra virgin olive oil and that is what I used. Pancakes came out delicious and fluffy!

    4. I DON’t have any canola oil, but I do have vegetable and olive oils, or a dairy free butter alternative. Would any of these work? I was wondering the measurement for the butter replacement. Looking forward to trying these this week. Thanks 🙂

      1. I would use the vegetable oil because it is the closest substitute in taste and texture! Same measurements. If you use butter replacement, you would want to measure the same amount after you melt it.

    5. Have you used this recipe as a waffle batter before? I’m just curious… we love these pancakes and I would love to try them as a waffle. thanks so much!

      1. No I haven’t had a chance to try them as waffles yet! Sorry. I will try to get around to it soon, but I’m not sure when. If you try it, I’d love to know how they turn out!

        1. Thanks Melissa! We used the recipe for Belgian waffles and classic waffles… and both were great! We absolutely love this recipe!

            1. I used homemade soy milk and Swerve sweetener. Made pancakes and mini waffles in the DASH. The kids loved them. So delicious! Mahalo!

    6. Hi! Just wondering if the meaesurement for the baking powder is actually supposed to be tablespoon? Thank you!

      1. Yes! One tablespoon of baking powder. It seems like a lot, but it really makes a big difference in the fluffiness!

    7. This looks fabulous, and I need to make this for a friend whose little girl who has a dairy allergy: does egg count as ‘dairy free’??

      1. Yes. You can have egg when a recipe is dairy free, but the egg makes it not vegan though!

    8. I have made them twice now, and they have turned out well both times ☺ the first time I made them with coconut oil and coconut milk. The second time I made them with 1 cup white flour, and 1/2 cup whole wheat, coconut oil and a mixture of coconut milk and chocolate rice milk. Both times I needed extra milk, but that is normal for where I live.

      1. Hi! Did you find using coconut oil and coconut milk in the same recipe, too overpowering in terms of flavour? I am wondering if I should use olive oil instead coconut oil?

        1. There are many vegetable oils to use that are flavorless. I would not recommend olive oil as it could make the pancakes taste off.

    9. Fantastic recipe – made an extra batch for the fridge as my 3 and 7 year olds loved them! I used vegetable oil and it was perfect. Thanks for sharing x

      1. Thanks for sharing! Since you mentioned it, we made an extra batch this morning, too! Hope you have a great week 🙂

    10. Was really nervous about the baking powder, but these turned out great! I added cinnamon to go with the vanilla. Still could use some chocolate chips/syrup imo but i grew up spoiled. These were great!

    11. Thank you for such a great recipe! My 2yo has a dairy allergy. My hubby made these for our family dinner tonight and we all were so impressed!

    12. I made these for my daughter this morning. Unfortunately, they were very thick and “gluey”. I used a banana as an egg substitute along with canned coconut milk & coconut oil. I even added some water to the batter to thin it out but it didn’t help very much. Could the banana have been the reason for the thick batter? I’ll definitely try making them again, do you have any suggestions that might help them turn out better?

      1. I think the banana was the best choice you made here, but all three of those substitutions would make it too thick. You need to use light coconut milk (found in the refrigerated section of grocery store) and a liquid oil. My only suggestion would be to follow the recipe with the ingredients listed, and if you want to swap out the egg for flax egg (1 tablespoon flax seed + 2 1/2 tablespoons water) or 1 tablespoon of unsweetened applesauce.

    13. The pancakes were fluffy, but it doesn’t matter how fluffy they are if the amount of baking soda makes them taste inedible. Super gross.

      1. If you used baking SODA instead of baking POWDER, they would be super gross! Try again with the POWDER, everyone else loves them!

      2. I came out with the same result. I only realised I had used bicarbonate of soda when half the pancakes had been made. They were not good. I remade the recipe using only 1 teaspoon and a quarter of the bicarbonate and they tasted great but weren’t super fluffy.I’ll definitely try it out with baking powder next time as that seems to be what is needed.

    14. Hi, we had these yesterday and they were amazing. I just wondered, if you were going to add a banana into the mix, would you just add one? If yes, would I need to alter any of the other ingredients quantities to allow for this? Thanks

      1. Oh geez. I really don’t know. You can use a banana in place of an egg usually, so maybe you could leave out the egg!

    15. I made these for my kiddos following the recipe exactly and they loved them! I did make a couple changes to the recipe for my pancakes, though. I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Flour mix instead of regular flour and I used Oat Milk instead of almond or coconut. They turned out delicious! No more gluten free Bisquick for me!

      1. That’s so disappointing to hear. Is it possible that your baking powder was expired? You can test it by adding a little to vinegar to see if it fizzes. If it doesn’t, it won’t work in the pancakes which would make them super dense and not fluffy.

    16. I would never have guessed these were dairy free! Honestly, I’d eat these for breakfast or dinner! haha

      1. I made these this morning, and they were delicious! I tried a couple modifications. First, instead of 1 1/2 cups AP flour, I used 1 cup AP flour, 1/4 c almond flour, and 1/4 c coconut flour. I just wanted to experiment and use a little less gluten. That seemed to work just fine, though I don’t know how it would be to sub out all the flour. I also added 3/4 Tbsp of cinnamon after seeing someone else suggest that. They smell SO good! And the taste was great. I also tried using coconut oil just to grease my pan. I did 1 test pancake with the coconut oil, and it didn’t work out at all. I think there was a little too much oil, and I don’t think the skillet was quite hot enough, so the pancake texture was just terrible. I poured out the little bit of coconut oil and swiped some vegetable oil in the pan, and finished cooking them that way. I love pancakes, but this was the first time I made homemade pancakes, and I will definitely make these again. Oh, and I added some blueberries and bananas to some of the batter 😊. Also, I added a tad more milk during cooking to help thin out the batter.

    17. Delicious! Thank you! I’ve tried making dairy free pancakes withnot much success. I was even adding extra baking powder too but after trying this recipe, I realized it needs a lot more than I was adding. These pancakes were so good I made another batch to put in the freezer.

      1. Yes! It’s crazy how much of a difference the baking powder makes! And, it doesn’t affect the flavor at all. Thanks for the great review!

    18. This was an amazing recipe! 10/10 would recommend. I decided on original unsweetened almond milk not the unsweetened vanilla almond milk and it turned out great

    19. OMG… hosted brunch for 7, including two teens, and i had to make a second batch of these pancakes, loved by all. i used vanilla almond milk and threw some dairy-free chocolate chips in some of the pancakes. YUM

      1. I haven’t frozen them, but I have reheated leftovers from the fridge. I usually toast the leftover ones in the toaster!

    20. Great pick me up!! It was super easy to make. I was feeling kind of down and these brought my smile back 🙂 Thanks so much!!!

      P.S I added a tbsp of Land O’ Lakes Half&Half for smoothness, though I’m sure it would have been fine without.

    21. This recipe worked great with coconut milk at our house. Double the recipe and it feeds 4 kids and 2 adults! I used half melted butter and half olive oil because it was what I had on hand and it worked great. We have omitted the sugar and also replaced it with a bit of maple and both were delicious! The pancake is very fluffy but holds up to syrup. Thanks!

    22. I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, warmed, then substituted melted salted butter for the oil. Non-dairy milk has lacked depth for me in the past, hence the substitution. These still lacked a good maillard reaction (picture on this web page has much more browning), but the flavor and texture were really nice. For those wondering, the recipe makes 8-9 pancakes, and they seemed to be a bit more filling than traditional pancakes.

    23. We really love this recipe! I make it every weekend and I add a banana to the wet ingredients before I blend it all together! Thanks for these great pancakes!

    24. I’m lactose intolerant and have been trying to learn some quick and easy food recipes this year, and this pancake one is definitely a keeper! The pancakes were delicious and looked exactly like the photo, thank you so much! I’ve also found with other recipes that I have a ton of leftover batter, but after making the pancakes for myself and my brother we had none left. It was the perfect amount.

      -Sincerely, a 19-year-old trying to learn how to make nice food.

    25. This recipe is amazing and never fails! Absolutely perfect for my dairy free 6 year old and delicious for everyone else too. It seems like a lot of baking powder but I can’t taste it at all, and it makes them so beautifully fluffy. Thank you!

    26. THE BEST!
      We went dairy free when my baby had CMPI and discovered this recipe. We later discovered she is dairy, soy and gluten intolerant, and allergic to eggs, so had to give up pancakes. Now she is able to eat eggs, so we are slowly introducing again, and this recipe is great as it only has 1 egg! ?

      This recipe is very forgiving too! I’ve made it with coconut milk and also with plain water with a little more flour to keep the batter consistency. I’ve used to rice bran oil, coconut oil and olive oil (vegetable oil contains soy so we can’t use it). I’ve also used normal flour, pre-made gf flour, and a few different use up the pantry ingredients type gf flour mixes too! Each batch that I have varied from the recipe might taste a bit different, or have a slightly different texture, but they always come out the perfect combo of crispy outside and soft, fluffy inside! ? My family always love them, and we will never go back to a dairy pancake recipe.

      THANK YOU!!

    27. Good base recipe, but made some tweaks for both flavor and fluffiness:
      I used the 1x recipe.
      I added:
      4 bananas
      3/4 cup nuts of choice
      50% more vanilla
      1 TBS maple in addition to sugar.
      Doubled the eggs
      Cut down the milk by about 40% (thicker batter = more fluff. Why I assume the photo is of very non-fluffy pancakes, too much liquid.)

      Let batter rest 5-7 mins to give baking powder chance to start 1st action leavening.

      Cooked on griddle at about 275-300° F.

      Wish I could show a photo. Made about a dozen or so 1/3 cup pancakes. They are fantastic. Very fluffy.

      1. Did you ever try the original recipe? I think if you gave it a chance (the way it was actually written), you might actually like it, regardless of the photos not looking “fluffy” enough. They are older photos and definitely don’t do the fluffiness justice. But thank you so much for your review and the variation you created. Bananas and nuts sound like a great addition to any breakfast!

        1. Agree 100% the original recipe is the best fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever had/made best pancakes I’m sticking with this recipe for a longgggg time i wish they’d try the original recipe too it’s so good

    28. Wow! What an awesome recipe. We have been transitioning out of dairy, but I kept finding that I’d have to buy milk to make pancakes and then it would just get wasted. Now I can use the almond milk we already have in the fridge! These pancakes taste just like… pancakes! They were fluffy and rose beautifully in the pan. The only thing I did differently was used vegetable oil as I didn’t have Canola on hand. FOLLOW THE RECIPE EXACTLY. You shouldn’t have any problems.

    29. These are so tasty and fluffy! I can’t have dairy anymore and this gives me my little fix! I also add dairy free chocolate chips 🙂 Just to check, do you use imperial cups in your measurements ot US cups? I transfer them into grams and mL and whilst it doesn’t make a huge difference I wanted to be sure!

      1. I use US cups, so 240mL for 1 cup liquid, but you’re right. It should work either way. When we were in France, I always went just shy of 250ml.

    30. I tried them with vanilla sugar instead of sugar and vanilla extract and they’re excellent. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    31. My experience with the recipe as written wasn’t the best. I used almond milk. The outside was too crispy, and the center was way too thin. It wasn’t fluffy at all. I checked my baking powder and it was active, so I don’t know what went wrong.

      I kept making modification until finally the last pancake turned out great. I added a little baking SODA as well as a tsp of apple cider vinegar. The end result was a perfect, fluffy pancake.

      Also, erring on the side of less oil in the pan led to more perfectly round pancakes.

    32. Curious to how this recipe would hold up to Lactose Free Whole Milk like Lactaid? I am fixing to find out as I am not a fan of soy and nut milks!

      1. It would be totally fine! We used to make it with regular milk before we switched to dairy free. It just won’t be fully dairy free. I hope you like it!

    33. I made these and I used canned coconut milk cause that’s all I had in the house. I just added 1/4 cup of water to the 1 cup of coconut milk since it called for 11/4 cups and I also used veg. oil and they were great. It’s been two years since I’ve had pancakes and I would like to thank you guys for the recipe.

    34. I made this recipe with success a while ago. I recently remembered I printed out this recipe and made them again today — they came out delicious and so fluffy! I used almond milk and avocado oil as that’s what I had. SO. AMAZING. They cooked up so nice and fluffy and I can’t even tell they’re dairy-free (my husband enjoys them too! That’s always a plus). Actually, we’re not even dairy-free and I will keep using this pancake recipe!

    35. These pancakes were fluffy with a rich taste, I will be keeping coconut milk on hand from now on to make my pancakes. Thanks for sharing!

    36. These pancakes turned out great! They were fluffy with a rich taste, I will be keeping coconut milk on hand from now on to make my pancakes. Thanks for sharing!

    37. I struggle with textures when it comes to making homemade pancakes (normally come out rubbery, but I saw the tip in the comments about over mixing). I just made these with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and they are amazing! They come out super fluffy. One thing I did after pouring the batter in the pan was smooth them out a bit. I noticed when I didn’t do this they came out almost too fluffy for my liking but smoothing them out in the pan a bit made them perfect for me! Thanks for an awesome recipe, super simple ingredients and has given me hope for homemade pancakes!

    38. I am so grateful for this recipe! As a vegetarian with a dairy sensitivity, I am almost vegan except I eat eggs. It’s hard to find good recipes that are dairy-free but use eggs. These pancakes were so good, and truly fluffy! I haven’t had pancakes this good in many years, before I stopped consuming dairy. THANK YOU!

      This is my first visit to your website and I’m so excited to find out that it’s all dairy-free, while not shunning eggs and wheat. That’s hard to find! I look forward to trying many more of your recipes.

    39. Ultimate Fluffiness. I only had a half cup of almond milk so I subbed in water. I did use real butter instead of oil. These pancakes really surprised me. They cooked up so high, and are still soft and moist inside. I wish I could attach a photo.

    40. This is the first success I’ve had at making dairy free pancakes. I have tried so many recipes and none of them have turned out very well. I made these pancakes gluten by using Bobs Redmill 1-1 flour and then added an extra egg for more moisture. They were sooo delicious!!! Will definitely be making these a lot.

    41. I used oat milk and subbed 1/4 cup applesauce for the egg and it came out soo good and fluffy! Added some rainbow sprinkles and topped with powdered sugar!

    42. I made these and my husband had no idea they were dairy free. He thought they ere the hungry jack mix in the box.
      Thankyou for sharing this recipe !
      Its a keeper😋

    43. These were so good! I didn’t have any canola oil so I used some butter flavored crisco. (Not the healthiest, but whatever)
      These are the best pancakes I’ve made to date! Thank you 😊

    44. This is a great recipe! I will say my pancakes turn out WAY fluffier using one tbsp of oil instead of 3. And you’re saving about 300 calories. I also don’t use any butter or oil on my pan, if that makes a differences!

    45. Hi I’m wondering if I can substitute the milk with water or anything else? My friend is allergic to milk 🙁

      1. This recipe is for dairy free pancakes. The milk mentioned in the directions refers to the dairy free milk listed in the ingredients. We normally use almond or cashew, but you can use any dairy free milk you prefer (with the exception of canned coconut milk because it’s too thick).

    46. I made these this morning even used my new baking powder and they were flat as pancakes. More like tortillas. It will make a good flatbread recipe but not sure why mine didn’t rise? Could I have unmixed overmixed? What is the recommended mixing time? Thank you.

    47. I’ve struggled to find a good vegan recipe for pancakes so I thought I’d try this one today and what a treat it turned out to be!

      I added Neat egg substitute instead of the egg and used organic coconut milk and sunflower oil… worked like magic! Super fluffy, delicious vegan pancakes! Dream recipe… many thanks for sharing!!

    48. My daughter (back home from college these days!) made this with canned full fat coconut milk, added shredded coconut, used coconut oil in the skillet and added chocolate chips to make them into an Almond Joy pancakes. Delicious!

      1. I’m not sure how the batter holds up if you save it. The baking powder would eventually lose it’s power. I would recommend cooking all the pancakes and heating them up later. We like to toast ours the next day to warm them up.

    49. Canned coconut milk works great, just thin it with water to the consistency of regular milk. I also used olive oil instead of canola. They turned out amazing, light, fluffy and yummy. Two thumbs up.

      1. So, so good. We were out of regular milk but had canned coconut milk on-hand. Like a couple other reviewers mentioned, thinning out the canned coconut milk with water before adding to batter worked beautifully. I did add closer to 1-1/2 C of the milk mixture, but that’s typical for any homemade pancake batter I make. Otherwise, I made according to instructions and my family liked these just as much as, if not more than, the recipe I usually make with cow’s milk and butter. Thanks for sharing! Our Saturday morning pancake breakfast was salvaged despite being out of milk!

    50. I don’t have all purpose flour. Could I use regular plain flour? What will the difference be? Thanks ☺️

    51. Thank you for this beautiful recipe! Just made with almond milk and I used melted butter. They’re definitely and tasty!

    52. Love this recipe! I’d been craving pancakes for awhile and wanted a recipe where I could use almond milk and these pancakes turned out perfect. Fluffy and delicious!!!

    53. I’ve been making these for the last 7-8 weeks as I’ve gone dairy free for my now 11 week old daughter. They have turned out fantastic each time! I also enjoy the other recipes you have. Thank you!

    54. Made these for Mother’s Day today and we all loved them! I’m dairy-free so I used oat milk and we didn’t even miss the milk or butter. Thanks!

      1. Very nice with some good quality sausages and streaky bacon and maple syrup. Followed recipe exactly and it made 4 large thick pancakes.

    55. I just made these and these were the best pancakes I’ve ever had. I couldn’t believe how easy this was!

    56. Love these pancakes! Very fluffy, and I have used it with both whole wheat & white all-purpose flour, and with self-rising flour (skipping the salt and baking powder, of course), and with soy milk or dairy milk and they always turn out great!

    57. I’m so sad these didn’t taste good when I made these. Came out bland. I have some ideas why. I might have added just a tad over the tbsp for the baking powder. I used unsweetened coconut milk. I used vegetable oil instead of canola. Might have added too little salt and vanilla (had to eyeball since I only had a clean tbsp). Or maybe didn’t get all the clumps out. I also added blueberries and some semi-sweet chocolate chips. So I gave a 3 only from my experience, but sounds like this went well for others. I’m assuming this was user error.

    58. Excellent recipe! I used Ripple brand dairy-free milk. It has the best texture. Both my children inhaled these.

    59. These were delicious and fluffy. Only change I did was use white whole wheat flour. YUM

    60. Hi – pretty good overall, but there was a slight bitter aftertaste. I am wondering whether I didn’t mix the ingredients well enough? I don’t see anyone else having this issue, so perhaps it was just me …

    61. Made these with oat milk and added a sprinkle of cinnamon as well. Came out nice and fluffy and only slightly sweet which is how I love them!

    62. Best pancake recipe ever!! These pancakes are so fluffy and delicious! I recently switched from a different recipe that used melted butter because it drove me crazy that it would explode in the microwave every time🤪😂. I love this recipe because it is so easy and uses oil, not butter! I will definitely keep making this pancake recipe! Thank you for posting

    63. I used the canned coconut milk because that is all I had. I used 1 cup of that and 1/2 cup of water. The batter is thick and gorgeously silky looking. They are delicious and thick, but not exactly fluffy. More like the thickness makes it hard to cook all the way so they are delicious but difficult. The outside crisp insanely well, maybe the fat from the coconut? Maybe more water next time, if I dont buy thinned coconut milk. My son who we are trying to go no milk for as a test said they were better than regular pancakes and devoured them.

      1. Thank you for the great review! I think that the amount of fat in the canned coconut milk probably contributed to the lack of fluffiness. Definitely try a light version next time! I’m so glad your son liked them!!

    64. Hi, I made this with oatmilk, coconut flour and avocado oil. It did not turn out well. Any suggestions? I was hoping to make it extra healthy for my baby. Do you think oat flour would work better? My son is 9 months and has nut allergies so I think oatmilk is my only option for the milk but maybe oat flour is better for it than coconut flour?

    65. Made it with coconut milk and blueberries. Delicious. I also substituted maple syrup for the sugar and they came out perfect!

    66. I’m always looking for scratch pancake recipes using almondmilk, but instead of toasty brown, the pancakes were pale and cratered, looked like the moon versus the picture in this blog? How do I get pancakes to look like yours?

      1. I’m sorry they didn’t turn out for you. Based on your comment, I’m guessing your pan wasn’t hot enough. Next time, let it preheat a bit before you start and always try one pancake, and make adjustments before cooking the rest.

        1. Right, i was taught by my father to make sure the pan is really hot, it you drop a little batter in the pan and it sizzles, the pan is ready. plus pancake batter has to have a few lumps in it, if it is completely smooth, it will usually be thin. Let them cook until all the bubbles pop on top of the batter, keep an eye to make sure they’re not burning, you can turn the heat down a little at this point, then turn and it will puff up.

    67. I’m not sure why no one else seems to have had this problem, but for me it was definitely too much baking powder. The pancakes ended up tasting chemically with a metallic aftertaste. Such a bummer, we ended up throwing the whole batch away. 🙁

      1. I’m sorry they didn’t turn out for you. I have a feeling you might have used baking soda instead of baking powder. That would explain the metallic taste.

      2. These were the best dairy free pancakes I have ever had! I made them this morning and they are so soft and fluffy! These are the fluffiest pancakes I have ever made, they were so delicious!! I am allergic to dairy and gluten, and this recipe was a life saver! I followed the recipe exactly only substituting gluten free flour. I will definitely be using this recipe again and sharing it to my friends! Thank you so much for this delicious recipe!! ☺️

    68. I just made it this morning. The taste was perfect! The only thing I substituted was organic avocado oil, I don’t use regular vegetable oils at all. I do think that the batter is a little thin, but I let it sit for a few minutes to thicken up, made sure the pancakes were done completely on the first side (crispy on the edges) before flipping which made them really puff up. Love it!

    69. It worked! Thank you! And I substituted for baking soda + vinegar, they still turned out fluffy and cool.

    70. First time making dairy free pancakes, as my daughter is now on a dairy free diet, and I was a bit skeptical! Wow! Was I wrong!!! They were fluffy and delicious!! I added some lemon extract and they were wonderful!! Thank you for this great recipe!!!!

    71. Made these with a flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal + 2.5 tbsp water, set aside for a few min), oat milk and coconut sugar (with the same measurements). They came out amazing! Definitely using this one in the future!

    72. This was our first recipe from your site Melissa and it has become a staple. When we had a dairy allergy in our home, I was so lost about how and what to cook. Your recipes have always been there and taste so good!! We aren’t vegan, and so it’s such a help to have dairy free meat recipes. Thank you!!!

    73. These are delicious! I made them this morning and they turned out so fluffy and soft. I used melted unsalted butter instead of oil, still using 3tbsp worth. I also put a lid on the pan when cooking them and this helped with the fluffiness. Cooked them for 2-3minutes on each side. I used a 1/4 cup to pour the batter onto the pan, and it made 9 and a half pancakes at that size. Thank you for the great recipe!

    74. I don’t know if I’ve ever left a comment before on this recipe, but I made these (again) today and I had to leave a commendation for this recipe! Now, I will say that I do not make this recipe dairy-free, as I use whole milk, but I LOVE this recipe nonetheless! It’s the ONLY pancake recipe I use now (seriously)! True to your word, these are FLUFFY and absolutely DELICIOUS!

    75. My sister and I LOVE these. They are perfectly fluffy and taste amazing! We use oat milk because it is hands down the best not-milk milk and it works great for these. I’ve made these 5+ times already and I feel required to write a review. You’ll never be searching for another pancake recipe again.

    76. Amazing recipe. I cooked this recipe and my critics liked it. Recommend. I love to cook and collect good recipes. Thank you

    77. These have such a great flavor, best I’ve tried for being dairy free. Only sub I made was using coconut oil instead Of canola oil. You can also use coconut sugar instead of regular sugar.

    78. Beautiful soft, pillowy texture! The batter seemed thin but they fluffed up so well. I used avocado oil and extra creamy oat milk. I substituted half the vanilla for almond extract which gave it amazing flavor. They didn’t even need syrup – so delicious! Next time will double the recipe and freeze.

    79. These were fantastic! I followed a recommendation from another post to sub the egg for 1/4 cup of apple sauce and they were fluffy and delicious. It’s unfortunate that some people who subbed baking soda for baking powder felt the need to comment on their mistake and illiteracy by criticizing the recipe because 1 tbsp of baking powder is not uncommon in non yeasted pancakes. Will make them again!

    80. Made it with PC All purpose gluten free flour and it turned out great! Tastes a lot like British pancakes. Did have to add more almond milk but will definitely make again, thanks!

    81. Hi thankyou so much for this fabulous recipe, i used soya milk and put them in my waffle machine, wow they were so crispy and delicious I eat most of them . Thanks so much

    82. This is my go to pancake recipe the whole family loves! I found it several years ago at the start of my dairy free journey and now that I am also gluten free I am about to tempt it with gluten free flour. Whisk me luck!