14 delicious dairy-free pancake recipes for the weekend

Whatever your reasons for following a dairy-free diet, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on recipes which traditionally include dairy. Who doesn't love a short stack of pancakes for a delicious, healthy weekend brunch or weekday breakfast? Whether you prefer them savoury, with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, or sweet, with berries and Greek yoghurt, we've got 17 delicious dairy-free recipes for you to try.

#1. Dairy-free Blueberry Pancakes

Designed for a sweet tooth, these are light and fluffy, made with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and loaded with vitamin C from the blueberries. If you can't get hold of vanilla almond milk, you can add a couple of drops of vanilla extract to regular almond milk instead. Serve these with some Greek yoghurt and a drizzle of honey - yum!

#2. Banana Oat Pancakes

A great way to use up bananas that are turning brown, these light, tasty pancakes don't even call for flour - just a mashed banana, two eggs, some oats and baking powder. Make a larger batch than you need, as these freeze really well and cook in coconut oil for a heart-healthy boost.

#3. Egg-Free Banana Pancakes

If you're looking for a recipe that's both dairy-free and egg-free, this one from Tesco is perfect! It uses soya milk, so it's also ideal if you have a nut allergy and can't use almond milk. What's more, a stack of these counts as one of your five-a-day, so why not serve with some fresh berries to up your fruit intake?

#4. Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

Free of egg, dairy and refined sugar, these pancakes are virtually guilt-free and take no time at all to make. You'll only need a few ingredients, and if you're out of soy milk, you can use water instead! We love the addition of vanilla essence to create this sweet treat.

#5. Two Ingredient Pancakes

What could be better than a stack of warm pancakes made with just two ingredients? How about two ingredient pancakes that are also gluten, grain and dairy free, with no added sugar? Sign us up! This recipe uses 1 large mashed banana and two eggs - that's it. Of course you could add some vanilla extract, for sweetness, some baking powder for extra fluffiness or a handful of dark chocolate chips (ooh, antioxidants!) but that would mean using more than two ingredients. It's up to you!

#6. Silver Dollar Pancakes

These high-protein, gluten-free pancakes are the perfect choice for a post-workout brunch, and they use almond flour for a delicious nutty flavour. The recipe calls for agave, although we prefer to use honey - cooked in coconut oil, they're simply delicious. For a savoury pancake, simply leave out the vanilla extract and serve with eggs and some smoked salmon or grilled lean bacon.

#7. Potato Pancakes

Ok so they're technically not pancakes-as-we-know-them, but potato pancakes are delicious served as part of a savoury brunch, without any dairy in sight! Easy to whip up with just six ingredients, these are great to refuel after that morning run - they'll warm you up! Leftovers freeze well too.

#8. Coconut Flour Pancakes

If you're following a gluten-free diet, coconut flour is probably already featuring in there somewhere - if not, get yourself a bag pronto so you can make these heavenly fluffy pancakes this weekend! This grain and dairy-free recipe is naturally high in fibre thanks to the coconut flour, and makes a great treat for breakfast, brunch or whenever you're craving something sweet.

#9. Vegan Pillowy Pancakes

We love the title of this recipe, and it includes apple cider vinegar (a bit different, why not?) as well as a gluten-free flour blend of sourghum flour, potato starch flour and tapioca starch flour. If you're not planning on doing anymore gluten-free baking, this might not be the recipe for you, as buying and blending the flour can be a bit costly. However for anyone with a gluten intolerance (who's also vegan), these pancakes are pretty perfect!

#10. Banana Coconut Milk Pancakes

A recipe that contains bananas AND coconut milk couldn't fail to please the team at Expertrain HQ and this one is also dairy-free and lightly spiced with ground cinnamon - mixed spice works well here too if you don't have cinnamon to hand. We think you should all be eating more bananas - they're great for your health and one of your five-a-day!

#11. Blueberry Pancakes with Cashew Mango Cream

Trust the Hemsley sisters to come up with THE most delicious grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free pancake recipe ever! It uses coconut flour which is low in digestible carbs and rich in protein, keeping your insulin levels in check. Cooking the blueberries in the pancakes means their sweet, juicy flavour infuses the whole pancake, for a really special treat - delicious!

#12. Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Sort of a cross between pancakes and cinnamon buns, these are topped with maple icing and are a delicious treat when you're craving something sweet! You can use any gluten-free flour such as almond flour or coconut flour, and the cinnamon swirl filling and icing makes these into something special - definitely not for everyday, but great for a special occasion or cheat day.

#13. Gluten-free Coconut Buckwheat Pancakes

If you've ever been to France, you've probably tried a galette, a thin, buckwheat flour pancake that's usually served with a choice of savoury fillings. They're divine! This take on buckwheat pancakes provides a slightly sturdier pancake made with organic buckwheat and coconut milk. Lovely!

#14. Coconut Milk Pancakes

Coconut milk is a source of healthy fats and lauric acid, which can destroy disease-causing organisms (1) and it's the main ingredient in these yummy pancakes - you could use coconut sugar in place of granulated sugar, but provided you're not eating these for breakfast everyday, a little of what you fancy does you good!


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Works cited:

  1. http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/ingredient-focus-coconut-milk

Author By Paula Beaton
Date On 28th Jan 2015 at 14:30
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