Pancakes, whole food plant based style

Just because I’m not cooking with oil, refined sugars or refined flours anymore doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy pancakes. And fluffy delicious pancakes at that!

We’ve been making all of our meals in the RV since we left Portland. So it was time for a little treat, a break from our usual oatmeal for breakfast. And these pancakes aren’t even bad! They’re totally whole foods plant-based friendly.

The recipe will be as I made them and then I’ll offer some possible replacements if you don’t have the ingredients. These come out beautifully fluffy and taste amazing!

whole food plant based pancakes with vegan bacon.
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No eggs, no problem! You don't need 'em for these pancakes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Laura Nunemaker



  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ground flax, and salt, if using.
  • Add milk, date syrup or sweetener of your choice, and vanilla to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Let sit while you heat up the pan.
  • Pour onto hot non-stick pan to desired size. Cook over medium high heat until edges start to look dry and it is bubbling in the center. Flip and continue cooking until cooked all the way through. Touch the center with your finger to check. It will spring back when it's done.
  • Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!


To make your own date syrup, soak 1 cup of pitted dates in 1 cup of boiling water for a few hours. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and blend in a high-speed blender (a Nutribullet works fine) until it becomes a paste. Store in the refrigerator. Mine has lasted in the RV fridge for 2-3 weeks no problem.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 0.003g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 1162mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 0.3g
Laura Nunemaker

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Laura Nunemaker

vegan. digital nomad. cycling. scuba. intj. former vegan bakery owner.

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