This vegan pancake recipe is the best of the vegan lot. The secret that these pancakes are not soggy like the other vegans ones is that it uses custard powder. This ensures the pancakes are cakelike and taste and look exactly like non-vegan pancakes. Mix fruit into the batter if you like. Serve hot with syrup or jam.

Recipe Summary

prep:
2 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
22 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and custard powder. Mix in the soy milk with a whisk so there are no lumps.

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  • Heat a griddle over medium heat, and coat with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon batter onto the surface, and cook until bubbles begin to form on the surface. Flip with a spatula and cook on the other side until golden.

Nutrition Facts

528 calories; protein 16.3g 33% DV; carbohydrates 105.5g 34% DV; fat 3.4g 5% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1649.5mg 66% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2006
These are really good and you can't tell they are vegan! I was out of eggs and my kids really wanted pancakes so that is how I ran accross this recipe. I did not have self-rising flour so I used all purpose and added 2 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt. I used vanilla soy milk. The batter was really thick so I added another cup of soy milk. It made a really nice fluffy pancake. I could have probably added another cup of soy milk to thin it out a bit. I never would have thought of using my custard mix for this but it is really good. thanks for the 'eggless' pancake. You made my kids happy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/03/2009
Unlike the majority of other reviewers I was completely unimpressed with this recipe. I made a couple pancakes but the results were so blah that I tweaked the batter until it didn't resemble the original recipe in any way except for the custard powder - that is great! Thanks for that idea. Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2006
These are really good and you can't tell they are vegan! I was out of eggs and my kids really wanted pancakes so that is how I ran accross this recipe. I did not have self-rising flour so I used all purpose and added 2 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt. I used vanilla soy milk. The batter was really thick so I added another cup of soy milk. It made a really nice fluffy pancake. I could have probably added another cup of soy milk to thin it out a bit. I never would have thought of using my custard mix for this but it is really good. thanks for the 'eggless' pancake. You made my kids happy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
The Bird's Custard powder that I use in this part of Asia is totally vegan. You can replace vegan custard powder by using 1 tbsp cornstarch and 1 tsp chickpea flour for the yellow color. Check out my updated recipe, The World's Best Vegan Pancakes II. * 1 cup of flour * 1 tbsp. of vegan sugar * 1/2 tsp. of baking powder * 1/2 tsp. of baking soda * 1 tbsp. of cornstarch * 1 tbsp. of chickpea flour(for color) * 1 cup of non-GMO soy milk at room temperature * 2 tbsp. of oil -written on Dec 1st 2010 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2006
When you add more milk (about 1/2 cup at least) these really are the BEST vegan pancakes we've made! No custard powder to be found here so we subbed the equal amount of vanilla pudding mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2007
Wow! I was so convinced by others reviews that I searched all shopping stores in my area including whole foods and natural markets and not one carried custard powder so I bought it online! I was not disappointed! We are vegetarians who don't eat eggs organic cruelty-free dairy sometimes but definitely no eggs so we have been missing pancakes a old favorite is back! I did add more milk though 1 cup more. I can't wait to make them again and add berries! Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2005
I forgot to add that the batter thickness is up to one to decide. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2008
Finally a pancake we can eat! We're not vegan but need egg-free recipes and I can't tell you how many awful pancakes we've suffered through before these. I made them the first time using the self-rising flour recipe on this site and they were really awful still -- way too salty. I didn't want to write a review until I tried them again because it didn't seem fair. Made them again this morning w/self-rising flour and they were fantastic! I did have to use 1 1/2 c.(!) additional milk but I guess I just like my batter much thinner. The custard powder is brilliant! (used Dr. Oetker's vanilla pudding as that's what was in the house) I think they're better than regular pancakes. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2007
make um runny or they will be too thick Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2008
Very good though I added 1 tablespoon vanilla and some cinnamon and I couldn't find any custard powder so I settled for using vanilla pudding mix. I halfed the recipe but still had to use 2 cups of soy milk and about 1/4 cup water. Turned out great though Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2006
These are fantastic!! (I added a bit more soya milk than the recipe said to make them thinner). They really are just like normal pancakes - the custard powder gives them a slightly sweet flavour. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/03/2009
Unlike the majority of other reviewers I was completely unimpressed with this recipe. I made a couple pancakes but the results were so blah that I tweaked the batter until it didn't resemble the original recipe in any way except for the custard powder - that is great! Thanks for that idea. Read More
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