Today, I’m going to make pancakes. Sounds simple right? Due to my daughter’s food allergies, the trick will be to make the pancakes without using milk or eggs. Now, I’ve followed plenty of pancake recipes where I simply substituted soy milk for the milk or buttermilk and egg replacer for the eggs, but they never come out quite the same. The pancakes always seem to come out a a little flatter and denser.
After experimenting over the years, I’ve come up with the following recipe. I found that using soy creamer really helps lighten or fluff up the pancakes. However, it is important to note that if you use all soy creamer, the pancakes won’t hold together and will tend to break apart while cooking.
Ingredients – 1 x 16 oz. container of soy creamer (2 cups)- 1 cup soy milk- 3 cups flour- 1 Tablespoon Ener-G Egg Replacer– 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder- 1 to 2 Tablespoons White Vinegar (optional)
Directions: Blend dry ingredients & set aside. Pour soy creamer and soy milk in a large mixing bowl. Add dry ingredients and mix with a beater until combined. Preheat (medium-medium high) pan/griddle & add oil. Add batter to the pan & cook pancakes until bubbly, then flip.
You’ll notice that I don’t add additional sugar to the batter. Normally, the soy creamer and soy milk have plenty of sugar already in them, so I don’t need to bother. If you’re using unsweetened soy milk, then you may want to add some.
If you like the slight sourness or tartness of buttermilk pancakes, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar to the batter. This will help give you some of the flavor that you may be missing by using soy milk instead of buttermilk.
Also, I’ve noticed that pancake batter using soy creamer tends to brown or cook faster than pancakes made with all soy milk, so keep an eye on them the first time to try out the recipe. Otherwise, cooking them is pretty much the same. When we start to see some bubbles or pock marks on top of our pancakes, they’re ready to flip.
While the batter is a little thicker than some other recipes that I’ve used, these pancakes have good height and are also light and fluffy. If you need some syrup go with them, check out my homemade pancake syrup recipe.