The Easiest Fluffiest Pancakes

easy fluffy pancakes

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One Sunday Tim and I headed to the kitchen for breakfast and started to grab ingredients for my buckwheat pancakes. The issue? No buckwheat flour. Tim of course wanted to head to the grocery store for just that. With at least 6 other types of flour in the pantry, I wasn’t about to let that happen, and now I’m so happy we ran out of buckwheat because the easiest fluffiest pancakes are now a staple for us, too!

The Easiest Fluffiest Pancakes

I searched for “quick easy pancake recipes” and clicked on a handful of them. I either didn’t have all the ingredients in my kitchen or didn’t love the nutrient quality. Nutritious and delicious pancakes don’t have to be that complicated! So, I threw together this recipe and was thrilled with the results. I spent more time searching recipes on Pinterest than I did making these. We still make the buckwheat ones often, including the seasonal pumpkin version much of the year, but for a smaller batch and just a few ingredients that we always have at home, these take the {pan} cake.

Typically, I prep a large batch of pancakes on Saturday or Sunday. And by prep I really mean just the batter so that they can taste fresh any week morning. I just store the batter in a pyrex mixing bowl that came with a sealed lid and pull it out to have fresh pancakes ready in minutes. We top with fruit and nut butter and have a balanced meal to start our busy days. You can totally make that happen by doubling this recipe, too, but since they’re the easiest fluffiest pancakes, I even dare you to make them from scratch on a weekday morning, too!

easy fluffy vegan pancakes

Lightly Sweetened Pancakes

This happens to be my only pancake recipe that includes added sugar (check out my almond banana and chocolate protein pancakes, too). But, we’re only looking at a tablespoon of honey or maple for the entire recipe and it really enhances flavor. This recipe is meant to be the starch portion of breakfast, so I recommend pairing 2 small pancakes with eggs and some fruit for a balanced meal.

And here’s why you shouldn’t have a problem with a little added sugar. I’m not a believer that added sugar should be completely avoided. It’s important to enjoy the food you eat everyday for complete satisfaction & good mental health, so if a little sweetness does that for you, don’t deprive yourself! On the same note, excessive processed sugar can contribute to blood sugar imbalances, mood disturbances and poor appetite control. But, you’re more likely to go overboard and binge if you’re restricting yourself from things you like.

Added Sugar From Honey

I recommend opting for naturally occurring added sugars when possible and pair them with other foods that contain fiber, some protein, and some fat to blunt the sugar spike. Real raw honey, for example, has complex carbohydrates {called oligosaccharides} that blunt the sugar spike a touch on their own. When you pair it with ingredients in this recipe like sprouted grains, nut or seed butter and real fruit, you get the other nutrients that help blood sugar control, too! Adding the egg on thhe side like I recommended provides more protein for muscle maintenance and satiety.

What’s better, since honey is sweeter than white sugar, you can use less to get the satisfaction you want, and stay closer to the American Heart Association recommendations of no more than 25 grams of added sugar a day. If you don’t have raw honey at home or follow a vegan diet, choose 100% pure maple syrup. While it doesn’t contain as much oligosaccharides as raw honey, it does contain some and is still slightly sweeter than white sugar. Just be mindful of quantity if also adding to the top of your pancakes on a regular basis, too.

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Easiest Fluffiest Pancake Recipe Notes

  • While I prefer sprouted grain flour, any wheat or white flour will do. I have not tested with any gluten free flours, so if you do please comment with how they turn out!
  • We use soy milk since it provides protein equivalent to dairy milk. I highly recommend adding another significant protein source to your meal if you choose another milk such as almond or cashew.
  • Honey can be swapped for maple to make a vegan option.

 

easy fluffy pancakes

Easiest Fluffiest Pancakes

This recipe can be made vegan and gives you the easiest fluffiest pancakes. They come together in minutes with ingredients you already have in your pantry and fridge.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup sprouted grain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt (optional)
  • 1 Cup soy milk
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey (maple to make vegan)

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Vigorously whisk together wet ingredients until mixture forms a frothy top. Gently whisk in the dry ingredients, just until incorporated.
  • Add ¼ - ⅓ cup of the batter to a pan or griddle over low-medium & flip when bubbles begin forming. Turn off heat and remove from pan one minute later.
  • Add fruit, nut or seed butter, and if desired, drizzle with more honey or maple.
Keyword easiest pancakes, easy breakfast, easy pancakes, vegan pancakes
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  1. Love that you top your pancakes with nut butter! I’ve been loving the combo of blueberry pancakes with almond butter lately 🙂 These pancakes definitely look perfectly fluffy!