How to Make Pancakes Without Eggs and Milk
The first question I asked when approaching this recipe is, can you make pancakes without eggs? Well, I soon learned, not only is it possible to make pancakes from scratch without eggs, it’s easy. Without eggs, you can enjoy pancakes with no cholesterol.
Truth be told, I’ve never been a fan of eggs. I don’t like the texture or the flavor. I also could experience some undesirable stomach aches after eating eggs. Of course, as a previous IBS sufferer, lots of things gave me stomach aches!
Of course, I took things a step further and made pancakes without milk and eggs!
Anyway, I think I’ve made my case that for me, making pancakes without eggs or milk is just a natural preference. Like peanut butter and jelly…which, by the way, are great toppings for pancakes!
What is the Purpose of Eggs in Pancakes?
Eggs play multiple roles in cooking, and one of the key functions is to serve as a binding agent, holding the finished product all together. So, for example, with pancakes you want a light and fluffy pancake, but not so fluffy that you can’t transfer it from the skillet to a plate without the pancake falling apart. Having a a good binding agent helps create a fluffy pancake but one that stays intact.
The good news is there are other ingredients besides eggs that can produce that binding agent, like bananas, flax seed meal, and more.
What is a Good Substitute for Eggs in Pancakes?
There are several great substitutes for egg free pancakes, like bananas. Here are a list of my favorite egg substitutes you can use to make delicious pancakes:
- mashed bananas
- chia seeds
- ground flax seeds
- whipped tofu
- store-bought egg replacers (such as Ener-G)
In the no egg pancakes recipe below, you’ll see I used a combination of both applesauce and chia seeds.
Can you make store-bought pancake mixtures without eggs?
You can buy a pancake mix without eggs, just be sure to read the labels to make sure the mix itself is also egg free. Then follow the instructions on the package and substitute a chia or flax egg for the egg. If your package calls for two eggs, consider using 1 chia or flax egg and 1/4 cup applesauce for the best results.
Interestingly enough, even Bisquick is accidentally vegan. That means you can make Bisquick pancakes without eggs or milk. Simply use one of the egg substitutes above and use a plant-based milk, like almond milk.
Why You’ll Love Egg-free Pancakes
You’ll love that eggless pancakes can be made with whole wheat pastry flour and therefore add more fiber to your diet. In addition, I used chia seeds in today’s recipes and chia adds some healthy Omega-3s to your diet.
In fact, there are several other health benefits you’ll want to take note of. Want me to start a list? OK. Here goes. Here are some of the health benefits from today’s recipe:
- Omega-3 fatty acids