Hairy Bikers' American vegan pancakes recipe

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You're going to love the Hairy Bikers' American-style vegan pancakes. These delicious pancakes are so easy to make at home and are a healthier option too.

Hairy Bikers American-style vegan pancakes
  • healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories59 Kcal3%
Sugar2.7 g3%
Fat0.5 g1%
Saturated Fat0.1 g1%
Salt0.05 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein1.3 g3%
Carbohydrates12.2 g5%
Salt0.05 gRow 7 - Cell 2

These vegan pancakes by everyone's favourite cooking duo make for a lighter, delicious and guilt-free brunch option.

You're going to love the Hairy Bikers' American-style vegan pancakes. These tasty pancakes are cheap and easy to whip up, taking just 15 minutes to make and use common ingredients found in your store cupboard. Different to your regular pancake recipe, these vegan pancakes are egg-free and use plant based milk to deliver the tasty results. And it's the added pinch of cinnamon which really gives them their flavour. We've use oat milk, but almond and coconut milk will also work here. Serve warm with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup.


  • 200g plain flour (or spelt or wholemeal)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 300ml plant-based milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • coconut oil

To serve:

  • maple syrup
  • fresh berries




  1. Mix the flour with the baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, spices and sugar in a large bowl. Stir in a generous pinch of salt. Mix the milk with the vinegar and stir – it should thicken slightly. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine but try to keep mixing to a minimum.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan or a cast-iron pan, pour it into the batter and stir.
  3. Add some more coconut oil to the pan. Keep the heat at medium to high and spoon 4 small ladlefuls of batter on to the pan, making sure they are well spaced out. When they look set around the edges and large bubbles have appeared, carefully flip one of them over. If it is a deep brown, flip the rest and cook on the reverse side for another minute. Remove and set aside while you cook the rest of the pancakes in the same way.
  4. Continue until you have used up all the batter, adding a little more oil to the pan each time. Serve with plenty of maple syrup and some seasonal berries.   Recipe from The Hairy Bikers’ Veggie Feasts, available to buy now (Seven Dials, £11)

Top tips for making Hairy Bikers' American vegan pancakes:

The Hairy Bikers say: "Make sure the pan you have is completely non-stick, or use a really well-seasoned cast-iron pan. Take care when cooking the pancakes, and don’t flip them too soon or they may crack."

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Hairy Bikers

Simon King and David Myers are the fantastic duo that make up the Hairy Bikers and are best known as Si and Dave. The Hairy Bikers have several cookbooks published including How to Love Food and Lose Weight and Eat for Life. Hairy Biker recipes are always triple tested and try to be as fuss-free as possible so you can trust the timings. Si and Dave have also had several hit cooking shows as they remain as one of the UK’s favourite cookery duos.