Saturday, December 4, 2010

How to Make Pancakes With No Eggs and No Milk

* For an updated version of this recipe WITH PHOTOS see this article - Pancakes Without Eggs or Milk- Photo Tutorial *

I always thought that you couldn't make pancakes without eggs or milk.  But as discussed in my previous posting, some of the best dishes are a result of experimentation and necessity.

This is a pancake recipe that I "developed" when it was snowing like crazy and I just didn't feel like leaving the house.

With a wire wisk blend until mixed well -
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • sugar (any amount up to 1/2 cup)

Add to your flour mixture 
  • 1/2 cup of pureed squash (any squash will do)
  • 1&1/2 cups of water (approx. use more for crepe-like pancakes, less for thicker)
  • Vanilla extract for flavor (if you have some on hand)
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
Blend until smooth - I use the highest speed on my KitchenAid to help bind the ingredients well.

Heat pan or griddle to medium high heat.  Grease well.  I only grease the griddle once but if yours isn't as old and seasoned as mine you may have to grease often. Griddle is ready when water droplets dripped on it sizzle.

Pour pancakes to your desired size.  I usually make these like crepes and roll them up with peanut butter &/or jelly.  They tend to be better this way. 

I almost always double this recipe.

*I've also substituted applesauce or applebutter or plum butter with great results.  I think that most any pureed fruit or pumpkin even would work. Don't be afraid to experiment!

We don't have egg or milk allergies but this would be a good recipe for someone with allergies


  1. Hopefully the 'Egg users association of America' didn't send you too nasty of a cease and desist letter for this posting. ;)

  2. why the hell do you need to add squash..

    1. You could also use bananas, applesauce or any other veggie ingredient that would help moisten and bind the ingredients together. I just happen to have a "you-know-what" - load of squash in my freezer at all times. Squash seems to not change the flavor from a normal pancake flavor and it's a great binder. But feel free to try other veggies/fruits! I'm sure you can come up with something that you like if you dislike squash or don't have any on hand.

  3. I use unsweetened applesauce in baked goods all the time with great result. I just tried this recipe using it & the pancakes turned out awesome! My vegan friend will appreciate the breakfast idea.

  4. I tried these today, and I added apples and a little extra cinnamon to the mixture and it tasted pretty good!!
    Definitely would make again.

  5. It was not as fluffy as a recipe I found before but definitely good. I added cinnamon and Vanilla Almond Milk and the taste was perfect.

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