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Who doesn’t love pancakes? They’re the perfect breakfast, brunch, or even dessert. Unfortunately, traditional pancake recipes can be made with eggs, butter, and dairy, making them off limits to many vegans. But never fear, because this recipe for vegan pancakes for one is here!

vegan pancakes for one

A fluffy and delicious Vegan Pancake Recipe for One Person

This fluffy and delicious vegan pancake recipe for one is easy to make and full of flavor. You’ll never know it’s vegan – it’s a great way to start the day and can be served with a variety of toppings. 

Whether you’re a vegan looking for a new breakfast go-to or just want to try something new, this vegan pancake recipe is the perfect choice. So forget the eggs and the dairy – you’re just minutes away from tasty single serve vegan pancakes!

single serve vegan pancakes

What ingredients do I need to make Vegan Pancakes for One?

You just need a few simple ingredients to make this easy breakfast single serving pancake recipe:


  • Self-rising flour
  • Barista oat milk (thicker milk works better)
  • Cane sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking powder
  • Olive oil or cooking spray (for frying)
  • Pure Maple Syrup (for topping)

Ingredient Notes

Self-Rising Flour: This recipe calls for self rising flour to make the pancakes nice and fluffy. If you don’t have self rising flour you can easily make something similar at home.

  • No Self Rising Flour? Substitute All Purpose Flour: Instead of your ¾ cup of self-rising flour you will use ¾ cup of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon baking soda. 

Oat Milk: We are using barista style oat milk in this recipe because it’s thicker and works well with the texture of these pancakes. 

  • No Oat Milk? Substitute Cashew Milk: If you can’t find oat milk look for cashew milk as the texture works the best in these pancakes and is similar to oat milk. Any non-dairy milk such as almond milk will work but it will change the texture and taste slightly.

Baking Powder: Don’t skip the baking powder! This is the key to making the pancakes fluffy. Please make sure your baking powder is not expired! Expired baking powder is usually the reason your pancakes will not rise.

Oil or Cooking Spray: Any kind of neutral cooking spray oil will work in this recipe. We like using Olive Oil and Avocado Oil but you can also substitute for canola oil, melted coconut oil, or vegan butter. If you are using spray oil just make sure the oil does not contain propellants. 

What equipment is needed for Single Serve Vegan Pancakes?

Just a few pieces of equipment are needed to make this recipe that you probably already have at home:

  • A Small Mixing Bowl
  • A Whisk
  • A Spatula 
  • Measuring Spoons and Cups
  • A Skillet

How to make Vegan Pancakes for One

Variations of Single Serve Vegan Pancakes

These fluffy pancakes for one are easily adaptable. You can adapt the recipe to make Chocolate Chip Pancakes or Blueberry Pancakes. You can also add any toppings inside or on top of the pancakes to make them more versatile. Choose from:

  • Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • Vegan Yogurt
  • Fresh Berries: Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries
  • Bananas
  • Sprinkles
  • Vegan Whipped Cream
  • Peanut Butter

What is a vegan pancake made of?

A vegan pancake is a type of pancake made without any animal products such as dairy, eggs, or honey. Instead, vegan pancakes are typically made with plant-based ingredients like flour, plant-based milk such as oat, cashew, almond or soy milk, plant-based butter or oil, baking powder, and a sweetener such as sugar, maple syrup, or agave nectar. 

Some recipes may also call for a few spices, such as cinnamon or nutmeg, to give the pancakes an extra depth of flavor. The batter is then cooked in a pan until golden brown and fluffy, and served with vegan toppings such as fresh fruit, vegan yogurt, or vegan chocolate chips.

Is Just Add water pancake mix vegan?

It depends on the brand! Most “Just Add Water” pancake mix is not vegan, as it contains milk or egg whites in the mixture which are derived from animals. Be sure to check the ingredients of mixes that are commercially available to see if any of the ingredients are made from animals or animal products. 

However, if you’re looking for a vegan pancake mix, there are several brands on the market that are specifically formulated to be vegan. These vegan pancake mixes contain plant-based ingredients such as flour, sugar, baking powder, and oil. Some brands also offer additional vegan-friendly flavors, such as blueberry or chocolate. When shopping for a vegan pancake mix, make sure to read the labels to ensure that the product is certified vegan and free of any animal-based ingredients.

Check out a few of our favorites: Kodiak Plant Based Mix, Otherworld Original Vegan Pancake Mix, and It’s Really Vegan Pancake & Waffle Mix.

Why do my vegan pancakes fall apart?

There could be a few reasons why your vegan pancakes are falling apart. 

  1. The most likely cause is that the batter is not being mixed together properly. If you’re using a mix, make sure to follow the instructions closely and mix it until all the ingredients are completely incorporated. If you’re making pancakes from scratch, ensure that the dry ingredients are well-combined with the wet ingredients before you start cooking without overmixing the batter. A few lumps are okay!
  2. Another possible cause is that your baking powder has expired! Baking powder gives vegan pancakes a nice texture and ensures they are fluffy. Make sure your baking powder is up to date and measured correctly for the recipe.
  3. Another possible cause could be that the batter is too thin. Make sure to measure your ingredients properly. And make sure that you add enough liquid so that the batter is a good consistency — not too thick and not too runny. You may need to adjust the amount of liquid used depending on the other ingredients in the recipe.
  4. Lastly, it could be that the heat of the pan or griddle is not high enough. Pancakes cook best when the pan or griddle is hot enough that you can hear a sizzle when the batter is added. If it’s not hot enough, the pancakes won’t hold together as well and may fall apart. Bring the heat up gradually and keep an eye on the pancakes to make sure they don’t burn.

By troubleshooting the possible causes and adjusting your technique, you should be able to get perfectly cooked pancakes every time!

Let’s make the best vegan pancakes!

This vegan pancake recipe is sure to be a hit with anyone looking for a light and fluffy breakfast treat. With only a few simple ingredients and minimal preparation time, you can whip up a delicious vegan pancake that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds. 

You’ll love the subtle sweetness and the fluffy texture in this vegan pancake. Best of all, this recipe is easy to make and designed for one person as a single serving of three pancakes, so you can enjoy a delicious vegan pancakes without having to make a large batch. So, if you’re looking for a vegan pancake that’s both delicious and easy to make, this recipe is a must-try!

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Vegan Pancakes for One

  • Author: The Solo Spoon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving or 3 Pancakes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Who doesn’t love pancakes? They’re the perfect breakfast, brunch, or even dessert. Unfortunately, traditional pancake recipes can be made with eggs, butter, and dairy, making them off limits to many vegans. But never fear, because this recipe for vegan pancakes for one is here!


  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/3 cup barista oat milk (thicker milk works better)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • Olive Oil Spray for Cooking
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


1. In a medium-sized bowl mix all dry ingredients: ¾ cup flour, ½ tablespoon baking powder and ⅓ tablespoon cane sugar.

2. In the same bowl pour in ¾ cup oat milk, ½ tablespoon olive oil, and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract.

3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients for about 2-3 minutes until fully incorporated. 

4. Drizzle olive oil or use spray oil into a large non-stick frying pan and pour in batter to make 3 medium-sized pancakes, about 4 inches in diameter. 

5. Cook each pancake for about 2-3 min until tiny bubbles start to form.

6. Flip over and cook for another minute until golden brown on the reverse side.

7. Serve warm with vegan butter, pure maple syrup, and add your favorite fruit on top. Enjoy!


  • Make sure your baking powder is not expired
  • Do not overmix the batter! Some lumps are okay!

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