There’s nothing better than a stack of fluffy pancakes on weekends! These vegan applesauce pancakes are quick & easy to make. No eggs and no bananas!
You know I love pancakes. And I know you do too because pancakes are always among my most popular recipes on the blog! :)
Usually, I use a mashed very ripe banana (instead of eggs) in my pancake batter, but I know there are people who don’t like bananas, so I wanted to create a banana-free pancake recipe using apple sauce!
They turned out great! They are just as fluffy as my other pancakes and I love the applesauce + cinnamon combo!
How to make Vegan Applesauce Pancakes
You will need:
- baking powder
- plant-based milk
- maple syrup (for drizzling on top)
- baking spray or oil (for the pan; optional)
The basic steps
Making these vegan Applesauce Pancakes is actually really easy.
Here are the basic steps:
Step 1: Combine the flour, cinnamon powder, and baking powder in a bowl.
Step 2: Add the applesauce and plant-based milk.
Step 3: Whisk until combined. Try not to overmix.
Step 4: Brush/spray a pan with oil. Use an ice cream scoop to add the pancake batter to the pan (over low to medium heat). Once the corners have set, it’s time to flip. Let the pancake cook on the other side until golden. Repeat until you’ve used up the pancake batter.
You can get creative with toppings and add-ins! Fruits, chocolate, coconut flakes, cocoa nibs are just a few ideas. I’ve topped mine with more applesauce, cinnamon powder, and maple syrup.
What can I do if my pancakes are raw inside?
If your pancakes are golden brown on the outside but not cooked all the way through, reduce the heat! That way they have more time to cook properly.
What can I do if my pancakes aren’t fluffy?
Add more baking powder! This will make them fluffier. Mashed bananas + baking powder = are a good recipe for fluffiness! :)
My pancake batter is spreading too much/not enough?!
No worries, you can easily adjust the batter! If the batter is spreading too much in the pan, whisk more flour into the batter. If your pancake batter isn’t spreading enough, add a bit more plant-based milk!
Are vegan pancakes healthy?
These pancakes are made completely without white sugar. They are sweetened only with applesauce and maple syrup. So I consider these pancakes to be a much healthier alternative to traditional pancakes. Also, they don’t contain any animal products! And there’s only minimal oil (only for the pan). If you want to make these pancakes even healthier, you can use a mix of spelt and wheat flour or use whole wheat flour.
How to make pancakes without eggs and dairy?
Pancakes without eggs and dairy? Easy! And you don’t even need any weird egg replacement powders. For these pancakes, I’ve used applesauce instead of eggs and a bit more baking powder than usual. This results in the fluffiest pancakes ever! And they hold together perfectly. As for the dairy, I’ve simply used plant-based milk (in this case oat milk but you can use any you want!).
More delicious vegan Pancake Recipes
- Banana Bread Pancakes with chocolate chunks
- Plantain Pancakes
- Chunky Monkey Pancakes
- Apple Pie Pancakes
- or check out ALL my pancake recipes
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I hope you enjoy these applesauce pancakes as much as I do! Let me know if you give them a try!
Vegan Applesauce Pancakes
Ingredients for the pancakes
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder + more to add on top
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup applesauce + more to add on top
- 1/2 cup unsweetened plant-based milk e.g. oat milk
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup for drizzling on top
- 1 teaspoon canola oil for the pan
- In a bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon powder, and baking powder. Whisk.
- Add in the applesauce and plant-based milk. Whisk until incorporated. Let the batter sit for a few minutes.
- Spray a flat pan or griddle with oil and heat it up to medium to low heat. Add an ice cream scoop full or a small ladle of pancake batter*. Let it cook until the middle becomes bubbly and the corners set, then flip with a spatula. Let it cook on the other side until done. Repeat for all the pancakes. You should be able to get about 6 pancakes out of the batter.
- Stack the pancakes, top with more applesauce, cinnamon powder, and drizzle with maple syrup.
- Flip the pancakes when you see small bubbles in the center.
- If your pancakes are golden brown on the outside but not cooked all the way through, reduce the heat!
- Not fluffy enough? Add more baking powder.
- If your pancakes stick to the pan, make sure you use a non-stick pan or griddle and to spray the pan with oil before adding the batter.