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The Best Vegan Pancake Recipes, According To UK Foodie Influencers

Whether you’re into fluffy American pancakes or thin french crêpes, there are plenty of plant-based options.

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Flour, milk, eggs and sugar are basically all the ingredients you need for the humble pancake. But for all the plant-based eaters and vegans out there, you might have to go back to the drawing board this Pancake Day. Thankfully, there’s some seriously yummy vegan pancake recipes being shared from all our fave Instagram chefs so you don’t have to miss out.

We are a nation that loves pancakes. During Pancake Day, the UK consumes a whopping 117 million pancakes, which is around two pancakes per person. Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, usually lands in late February, kicking off the 40 day countdown until Easter Sunday. In the Christian calendar, it also marks the start of Lent. Although Lent is now thought of as 'New Year’s resolutions take two', it originated as a period of religious fasting in which people would give up foods such as eggs, meat, fish and fats.

Whether you’re into fluffy American pancakes, a thin french crepe, a waffle-pancake hybrid, or (vegan) chocolate – and lots of it– there’s a recipe in this list for everyone. So, before you give up all your edible vices, why not tuck into these vegan pancakes from some of our favourite chefs?

Sisterwomanvegan’s Plantain Pancakes

For this recipe, Sisterwomanvegan ditches the traditional wheat flour for plantain. These pancakes are rich and decadent and can be topped with either sweet or savoury flavours. For other options from Sisterwomanvegan, check out her spelt and buckwheat pancakes and her chickpea ones also.

Meera Sodha's Chickpea Pancakes

Renowned chef and author of East Meera Sodha has shared her family recipe for chickpea pancakes via Instagram and – just like everything she creates – they look absolutely delicious.

Aventgardenvegan’s Pancake Waffles

Gaz Oakley, better known as the Aventgardenvegan, presents to you the “pwaffle” (or “wancake”?) It’s a delicious mash up of a pancake and a waffle, topped with gooey fruit compote and yogurt. It only takes around 15 minutes to make. You can also find it in his cookbook Plants-Only Kitchen

Rachel Ama’s Crêpes (With Homemade Nutella)

Homemade vegan Nutella you say? Well it’s made with hazelnuts, cashews, and cocoa powder. As for the thin delectable crepes, Rachel Ama literally swaps out the milk for a plant-based alternative and adds in a bit of baking soda.

Jack Monroe’s Applesauce Pancakes

Known for affordable meals, Jack Monroe’s vegan applesauce pancakes come in at just 17p each. These are perfect if you’re a fan of thicker American style pancakes, and not an egg or drop of milk in sight.

NadiasHealthyKitchen's Chocolate-Stuffed Pancakes

If you're just about to give up chocolate for lent, why not have a proper send off with Nadia's oozy (vegan) chocolate-stuffed pancakes. These oaty delights only have eight ingredients in them and they're also gluten free!

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