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These Vegan Banana Pancakes are a total treat! They’ve got just the right sweet flavor and are easy to make with simple ingredients.

Vegan Banana Pancakes

What to do with ripe bananas? Some people might default to banana bread, but our favorite always leans towards breakfast. Try these Vegan Banana Pancakes! These babies are fast, easy and so delicious: and leftovers make for great snacks, slathered in nut butter with a hint of maple syrup. This latest plant-based pancake recipe is so easy to make using simple ingredients: no need for any egg substitutes! We tried them out on family and they couldn’t stop raving.

Ingredients in vegan banana pancakes

One thing you absolutely cannot compromise on in banana pancakes: you’ve got to have ripe bananas! That means bananas that are totally brown, with that ripe banana smell wafting through your kitchen. Once you’ve got those, there’s not much to this recipe! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ripe bananas
  • Neutral oil: see below
  • Non-dairy milk (we used oat milk)
  • All-purpose and whole wheat flour
  • Baking powder and salt
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon

Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, and cook the batter until it’s golden brown. Take one bite and it’s so cozy and delicious: full of just the right amount of banana flavor.

Vegan banana pancakes

No need for egg substitutes

These vegan banana pancakes are fantastic not only because they taste delicious: there’s also no need for egg substitutes! Many vegan pancake recipes call for egg replacements like flax eggs, which take 15 minutes to make. There’s no need for that here: the banana and oil work perfectly as a binder!

Vegan milks: oat milk and more

The best non-dairy milk for vegan banana pancakes? Here are our favorites, and a few other options for try:

  • Top choice: oat milk. Oat milk has just the right creamy texture and neutral flavor for adding to baked goods and pancakes.
  • Also works: almond milk. Almond milk is a great non-dairy milk for vegan baking. It has a thinner texture and a nutty flavor, but in recipes like pancakes you won’t be able to tell the difference.
  • Other options: cashew milk, soy milk or coconut milk. Cashew milk and soy milk are also great for pancakes, since they both have a neutral flavor. Coconut milk can add a coconut flavor, so we typically don’t’ use it in pancakes.
Vegan banana pancakes

Neutral oils to use

The last tip about vegan banana pancake ingredients? Use a great neutral oil! We use neutral oil in our standard pancake recipes as well: honestly because we don’t like having to melt the butter! It works well and is absolutely necessary in this recipe to give the pancakes their glossy texture.

What’s a good neutral oil to use? Grapeseed is a nice choice; we also like organic vegetable oil if you can find it. If you like cooking with coconut oil, use melted and cooled refined coconut oil.

Toppings for vegan banana pancakes

Wanna add toppings to those vegan banana pancakes? The sky’s the limit! Here are a few of our favorite ways to step them up:

Vegan banana pancakes

More pancakes recipes

Love pancakes? Us too. Here are a few more tasty pancakes recipes to try:

This vegan banana pancakes recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free. For gluten-free, go to Gluten Free Banana Pancakes.

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Vegan Banana Pancakes

Vegan Banana Pancakes

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 10 pancakes 1x


These Vegan Banana Pancakes are a total treat! They’ve got just the right sweet flavor and are easy to make with simple ingredients.


  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 large)
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil (or melted and cooled coconut oil)
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (oat milk or almond milk)
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. In a medium bowl, mash the banana with a fork and measure it out. Whisk in the neutral oil and milk.
  2. In another medium bowl, whisk the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, baking powder, sugar, and kosher salt.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and stir until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Lightly grease a skillet with coconut oil and wipe off extra grease with a paper towel. Heat the skillet over low heat. Pour the batter into small circles (about ¼ cup each). Cook the pancakes until the bubbles pop on the top and the bottoms are golden: low and slow is the key! Then flip them and cook until done.
  5. Add a small splash of milk to the remaining batter if it’s become very thick, and repeat. (Keep in mind, the skillet can get very hot on the second batch). Place the cooked pancakes under an inverted bowl to keep them warm. Serve immediately with maple syrup.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Vegan banana pancakes

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. There are a lot of bad vegan pancake recipes out there….this is NOT one of them! These were FANTASTIC! Remind me of yummy banana bread