Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

Hi, my name is Consuelo and I’m addicted to pancakes.

Plain ones, chocolaty versions, oat-cakes, healthy versions, not-so-healthy ones… you name them. If they’re round, delicious and cooked in a pan, you bet I’m gonna eat them.

Vegan "Buttermilk" Pancakes: just as soft and fluffy as the original! A must-try for breakfast!

Oh, just kidding. I couldn’t care less if they’re round or not. It’s not as if I’m saying no to those rustic-looking (read: ugly), but equally delicious ones.


Vegan "Buttermilk" Pancakes: just as soft and fluffy as the original! A must-try for breakfast!

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I’m using all my authority as an adult who lives on her own to have pancakes for all breakfast, lunch and dinner without a screaming mum telling me that I cannot live on pancakes because “””apparently””” they’re not that much of a balanced meal.

Haters gonna hate, I’ll just shake it off (oh oh) and make another batch of pancakes.

Vegan "Buttermilk" Pancakes: just as soft and fluffy as the original! A must-try for breakfast!

You see, my friends, as big as the amount of pancakes I go through a week is, it’s taken me quite a long time to come up with a recipe for fluffy vegan buttermilk pancakes which doesn’t suck.

And let me tell you that it has been no easy task. During this excruciating journey in search of the perfect recipe, I’ve encountered all kinds of sorrows… flat, hard, stiff, tasteless pancakes… These eyes, they’ve seen it all. This girl, she’s been forced to eat them all by herself since she’s still the same adult living on her own.

Vegan "Buttermilk" Pancakes: just as soft and fluffy as the original! A must-try for breakfast!

But after all the suffering, I’m happy to announce that it’s finally here.

Can I have a drumroll?

The perfect recipe for vegan buttermilk pancakes!!!!!!!!!!!

Vegan "Buttermilk" Pancakes: just as soft and fluffy as the original! A must-try for breakfast!

Fluffy without the eggs, soft without the actual buttermilk, and just as delicious as you remember them! Plus they’re a lot healthier than your usual recipe, which totally means that you should be having pancakes every morning this week.

Not that I know something about that…

Vegan "Buttermilk" Pancakes: just as soft and fluffy as the original! A must-try for breakfast!


Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes
Serves 4
Your all time favourite breakfast treats now made vegan, but still as flluffy, soft and thick as you remember them!
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  1. 280 grams flour
  2. 100 grams sugar
  3. 1 tsp. baking powder
  4. a pinch of salt
  5. 1 flax egg
  6. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  7. 40 grams olive oil
  8. 280 grams almond milk + 15 grams lemon juice
  1. Mix 1 tbsp. flax meal (which is ground flax seeds) with 2 + 1/2 tbsp. of water and let it sit for 5 minutes until it thickens.
  2. Mix lemon juice and milk and heat mixture for 1 minute until it curdles. This will replace the buttermilk.
  3. Whisk flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a bowl until combined.
  4. Add in olive oil, vanilla, "buttermilk" and the flax egg and mix until combined.
  5. Heat some coconut/olive oil in a pan and when it's warm, drop dollops of the batter.
  6. Cook until bubbles appear in the surface and then flip them.
  7. Keep on cooking until golden.
  8. Enjoy warm with your choice of toppings!
  1. Flax egg recipe is by Minimalist Baker
  2. I used all purpose flour since it makes the fluffiest pancakes.
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 I really hope you guys enjoy these! Remember that I love to see your recreations of my recipes, so if you give them a go and fancy taking a pic, you can tag #honeyandfigsblog or #honeyandfigskitchen on Instagram so I can see them. Don’t forget to tag me (@honeyandfigsblog) as well so I get to see it! I love sharing your pics on my profile!

Have a beautiful week everyone!



  • Reply shashi at runninsrilankan March 23, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Oh Consuelo – these pancakes look so darn light and fluffy – like clouds! And your photography is stellar, lady!

  • Reply steworastory March 23, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    GIRL, your pancakes always looks amazing to me. Can’t wait to make these for my vegan friend who’s coming to visit me this weekend!

  • Reply Monica March 23, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Consuelo, we are no strangers to pancakes at our house! It is easy to love, in all its forms. I can totally see why you love these so much.

  • Reply aspoonfulofnature March 23, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Enserio!!! todo lo que haces tiene una buena pinta..

  • Reply superfitbabe March 24, 2015 at 1:01 am

    Ditto on the pancake addiction!

  • Reply whiskandshout March 24, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Yay! These are so fluffy and I have yet to find a vegan pancake recipe I totally love that’s unflavored 🙂 Pinning!

  • Reply Jenny March 25, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Wow, just watching these images and my mouth wants them all as quick as possible.

  • Reply Kelsey March 25, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    i love pancakes too especially if they turn out as good as you’ve made them!

  • Reply Audrey @ Unconventional Baker March 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Hi Consuelo. I just recently discovered your blog via IG and I’m in love. You’ve seriously got the best breakfasts in town 🙂 I can relate to having to eat your failures — on man! But the joy of getting it right can’t be beat. And these pancakes look delish! ♥

    • Reply Consuelo April 2, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      Whoop! Just found your comment… in the spam folder, yes 🙁
      Thank you Audrey!! You’re so sweet! xxxx

      • Reply Audrey | Unconventional Baker April 3, 2015 at 10:07 pm

        No worries — glad you found it in the end 🙂

  • Reply miilyo August 14, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    How many pancakes does this recipe Make?

    • Reply Consuelo August 20, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Depends on size but 8-9! x

  • Reply Katrin November 5, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Tus recetas me tienen enamorada! Tengo unas preguntas acerca de esta.. La leche puede ser de soja y el azucar se puede reducir/omitir o no funcionará igual la receta? Esque prefiero pancakes que no sean dulces.. Y los 15g de zumo de limon son igual a una cucharada sopera? Gracias de antemano!

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      La leche puede ser la que tu quieras y el azúcar se podría reducir, pero ten en cuenta que aporta esponjosidad, así que igual afecta a la textura…
      Síiii una cucharada sopera! 🙂
      Gracias a ti!

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