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How to make fluffy pancakes without milk or eggs(dairy free).

How to make pancakes without milk or eggs.

No eggs?

No milk?

No baking powder?

Not a problem, this pancake recipe will help you make soft and fluffy pancakes without them.

These easy no milk and eggless pancakes come in handy when you go on camping and want to fix a quick breakfast.

Can you make pancakes without milk?

Yes, this is a pancake recipe without milk and they are fluffy and soft as well.

Instead, you will be making pancakes with water and flour.

And the key ingredient baking powder is also replaced with another rising agent that you can make at home.

eggless and dairy-free pancakes.

The best homemade pancakes without milk(dairy free).

A few weeks back I ran out of ingredients to make my Sunday fun day pancakes.

Because of social distancing, we are stuck at home with difficulty in getting are groceries.

I ran out of eggs, flour and baking powder, the main ingredients that you really do need to make great pancakes.

So I begin experimenting. 

That meant, coming up with a good pancake recipe that is egg-free, milk-free as well as finding a substitute for baking powder.

My first attempts were ok but they mostly ended up flat, less fluffy and somewhat hard.

Until I managed to come up with this pancake mix without eggs that can be doubled or tripled as per your need.

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how to make pancakes without milk, eggs or baking powder. you will love these dairy free and egg-free pancakes that are soft and fluffy.

 

Beginner’s tips on making pancakes withou milk or eggs.

How to avoid spills and mess while making pancakes.

Let’s talk about the drips and tiny batter drops that can happen as you transfer a cup of pancake mix from bowl to frying pan.

It’s going to happen and here’s how you avoid it.

Simply have a small plastic bowl or measuring cups.

As you dip the measuring cup to scoop batter and transfer to the griddle pan, hold the bowl underneath the cup until you pour it into the pan.

different size bowls and measuring cups to use for making pancakes.

You can also use this plastic bowl to hold the measuring cup rather than placing the cup inside the pancake bowl and watch it sink then go fishing for it with another spoon, ending up with a couple of spoons in your pancake batter bowl(it happens).

How to get the same size pancake every single time.

I do not pour my batter from a spouted jar or a ladle spoon.

Instead, I use a measuring cup.

For these pancakes, I’m using the 1/3 quantity measuring cup to pour my batter.

How to make a larger batch of pancakes.

Say you are making your pancakes with the given quantity in this recipe and you realize you’ll need more pancake mix. 

Simply continue making pancakes with the batter you’ve already mixed.

But at the same time, grab your measuring jug or a regular jug with a spout and mix your next batch of pancake batter into it.

let it rest while you finish your first batch and pour the new pancake mixture into the large bowl and continue.

Once you do this a couple of times you will know exactly how much pancake mix your whole family can devour.

You can then make a large bowl of batter in one go.

In my case, I have had to triple my pancake mix and make almost close to 30 pancakes for 4 kids.

This is because they like to munch on them throughout the day(after playtime in the garden etc)until nothing is left.

How to make two pancakes at the same time over a Tawa.

This comes in handy when you have a large batch of pancakes to make.

Do this multitasking method, ONLY after you’ve made a few pancakes and you are confident enough to make two at the same time.

If you simply don’t have a tawa, use both your stove burners with two frying pans and make the pancakes.

If you are using a tawa, these pans can hold two to three small pancakes at the same time.

So once you’ve cooked one side of the 1st pancake, flip it over and cook for a few seconds then slide it to the edge of the pan and pour the second pancake in the middle.

This way you have two pancakes cooking at the same time at any given time.

pic shows how to make two pancakes at the same time.
How to make better eggless and dairy-free pancakes.

Finally here are a few important tips to keep in mind.

Makes sure the pancake batter is well mixed and without lumps.

Consistency of the batter is important.

It’s a somewhat thick batter(not too thick that it falls in dollops but you have a steady flow)and takes time to spread as you pour it on the frying pan.

image shows the batter consistency for eggless pancakes.

Once you make the pancake mix, let it rest for a few minutes.

The slight burst of high heat as you cook the first side of the batter and then immediately reducing the heat to cook the other side makes all the difference in making these pancakes rise.

Look out for those tiny holes appearing on the pancakes.

Utensils and appliances needed.

Measuring cups and spoons

Large bowl

Whisk

Small bowl

Measuring jug or regular jug to make 2nd batch of pancake mix

Tawa or frying pan

spatula

Plate to hold pancakes.

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RECIPE DIFFICULTY-LITTLE CARE NEEDED

How to make dairy-free and eggless pancakes.

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

 Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

2 and 1/2 cups of bread flour(regular wheat flour)

2 tablespoon of Sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla(optional but if you have the essence, use it)

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon of oil

To make baking powder

If you do have baking powder use 2 teaspoons of it instead of making the rising agent with the ingredients mentioned below.

1 teaspoon vinegar

1 teaspoon of soda(also known as bicarbonate soda, baking soda)

Method

Add flour( 2 and 1/2 cups), salt(1 tsp), sugar(2 tbs), vanilla(1 tsp, optional), oil(1 tbs)into a large bowl.

ingredients needed to make dairy free pancakes in a bowl.

Into a cup, pour in the vinegar(1 tsp)and baking soda(1 tsp).

As I mentioned earlier on my ingredient list, you can substitute this by adding 2 teaspoons of baking powder if you have it.

You will want to see the baking soda fizz as it hits the vinegar. set aside.

image shows baking soda activated by adding vinegar.

Into the dairy-free pancake mixture, pour in(1 and 1/2 cups of water).

Use a whisk to combine the ingredients and make the eggless, milk-free, pancake mix.

Once you have a smooth and thick batter, add in the baking soda and mix it into the pancake batter.

Do not whisk but use a spoon to combine.

Set aside for 3-5 minutes.

How to make the pancakes.

I am using my Tawa(large flat pan used to make dosa)because I need to make a large batch of pancakes.

image shows a large flat pan with spatula to make multiple pancakes at once.

Using the Tawa, I can make two pancakes at a time but you can use your regular flat frying pan as well(refer beginner’s notes on this).

Place the Tawa or frying pan heat pan over low fire for a few seconds(30-40 seconds).

image shows how to pour pancake batter on to the frying pan.

Now here’s where you need to pay attention to get your pancakes to rise as mine.

You need to keep an eye and take note of the little signs that will help you know when to flip the pancake once it rises.

Once you pour the batter, gently increase the heat from low to medium(not high).

What you are doing here is giving a little burst of heat to get the baking soda to activate and make the pancakes rise.

Then seconds into cooking, you will notice a little smoke as well as the pancake rise with tiny holes appearing on top.

image shows tiny holes appearing on the pancakes as it cooks.

Once you notice the tiny holes appear, continue to cook for a 10 seconds.

You flip as the outer edges of the pancake is cooked but the middle of the pancake still has a little bit of raw batter.

Reduce heat as you gently flip the pancake.

Cook the flipped side for 20-30 seconds over reduced heat and transfer to a plate.

Continue cooking until the batter is done.

image shows how to cook three pancakes at the same time, the pancakes are in different stages of cooking.

For your reference point, I have tried out 3 batches of pancakes. 

My personal preference was batch 1 and 3.

So here’s are my three experiments with the same amount of ingredients but only the amount of water added was increased.

I wanted to know how much I could increase the quantity of batter by increasing the amount of water and yet get fluffy pancakes.

1st batch with 1 and 1/2 cups of water.

Batter poured with a 1/3 measuring cup.

Makes 4 to 4 and 1/2 inch diameter pancakes. 10 pancakes.

Results- Fluffy and thick.

how to make eggless, milk-free pancakes.

2nd batch with 2 cups of water.

Batter poured with 1/3 measuring cup.

Makes slightly larger pancakes, less rise, soft texture. gives you 11-12 pancakes.

2nd batch of pancakes.

3rd batch with 3 cups of water.

Batter poured with 1/3 cup measurement cup. gives you 15 pancakes

Less rise but soft and fluffy.

3rd batch of pancakes.

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How to make pancakes without milk or eggs.

How to make pancakes without milk or eggs(dairy free).

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

No eggs?

No milk?

No baking powder?

Not a problem, this pancake recipe will help you make soft and fluffy pancakes that are literally made with water and flour as the base ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • 2 and 1/2 cups of bread flour(regular wheat flour)
  • 2 tablespoon of Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla(optional but if you have the essence, use it).
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of water(add 1/4 cup more if you find the batter too thick)
  • To make baking powder
  • If you do have baking powder use 2 teaspoons of it instead of making the rising agent with the ingredients mentioned below.
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of soda(also known as bicarbonate soda, baking soda)

Instructions

Add flour( 2 and 1/2 cups), salt(1 tsp), sugar(2 tbs), vanilla(1 tsp, optional), oil(1 tbs)into a large bowl.

Into a cup, pour in the vinegar(1 tsp)and baking soda(1 tsp).

As I mentioned earlier on my ingredient list, you can substitute this by adding 2 teaspoons of baking powder if you have it.

You will want to see the baking soda fizz as it hits the vinegar. set aside.

Into the dairy-free pancake mixture, pour in(1 and 1/2 cups of water).

Use a whisk to combine the ingredients and make the eggless, milk-free, pancake mix.

Once you have a smooth and thick batter, add in the baking soda and mix it in to the pancake batter.

Do not whisk but use a spoon to combine.

The batter should be thick that when you raise the spoon and pour it back into the bowl, the mixture doesn’t fall in clumps but gives you smooth but a slow pour back into the bowl.

Set aside for 3-5 minutes.


HOW TO MAKE PANCAKES.


I am using my Tawa(large flat pan used to make dosa)because I need to make a large batch of pancakes.

Using the Tawa, I can make two pancakes at a time but you can use your regular flat frying pan as well(refer beginner’s notes on this).

Place the Tawa or frying pan heat pan over low fire for a few seconds(30-40 seconds).

Use 1/3 measuring cup to pour in the batter in the center of the pan.

Now here’s where you need to pay attention to get your pancakes to rise as mine.

You need to keep an eye and take note of the little signs that will help you know when to flip the pancake once it rises.

Once you pour the batter, gently increase the heat from low to medium(not high).

What you are doing here is giving a little burst of heat to get the baking soda to activate and make the pancakes rise.

Then seconds into cooking, you will notice a little smoke as well as the pancake rise with tiny holes appearing on top.

Once you notice the tiny holes appear, continue to cook for 10 seconds.

You flip as the outer edges of the pancake are cooked but the middle of the pancake still has a little bit of raw batter.

Reduce heat as you gently flip the pancake.

Cook the flipped side for 20-30 seconds over reduced heat and transfer to a plate.

Continue cooking until the batter is done.

For your reference point, I have tried out 3 batches of pancakes with increased amounts of water.

My personal preference was batch 1 and 3.

You can read about the results of the different batches above.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 359mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

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