Almond Milk Pancakes

stack of 4 almond milk pancakes with butter and syrup

I have a recipe for old fashioned pancakes which has long been my go-to. But I rarely stock milk in the house anymore, and have transitioned to using almond milk in my coffee, etc. So one day I wondered, can you make pancakes with almond milk? Would this be a good milk substitute for pancakes? The answer is: yes. Most definitely. 😀

Ingredients needed for these dairy free pancakes

  • Flour – nothing fancy, regular all-purpose flour works just fine
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Almond milk – you can use plain, but I always use vanilla flavored. The milk itself is unsweetened but the vanilla adds a little extra to the taste.
ingredient image of almond milk, butter, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and egg

How to make almond milk pancakes

Start by mixing the dry ingredients. Then add the wet ingredients: egg, melted butter and almond milk. whisk this all together very well. A few small lumps are okay but the batter should be mostly smooth.

Let the batter rest for 5 minutes before cooking.

Heat a griddle or skillet on medium-high heat and grease it with some cooking spray or butter. Add the batter, about ¼ cup per pancake, to the hot pan. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbles appear in the batter. Then flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes more.

almond milk pancakes with butter and syrup on a white plate ready to eat

You will have lovely fluffy almond milk pancakes all ready for syrup, jam or berry sauce.

I like to turn my oven to “warm” and stick the plate of pancakes in the oven while I make more. That way, all the pancakes will be nice and warm when it’s time to serve them.

Pancake Variations

For vegan pancakes, use vegan butter and a flax egg: 1 Tablespoon flaxseed meal with 2 1/2 Tablespoons water. Mix in a small bowl and let rest 5 minutes to thicken. Use this in place of the egg.

For gluten-free or low carb versions, you will need a substitute for the flour. I will be trying this soon and will let you know how it turns out!

More breakfast ideas

It’s amazing how many variations there are on a basic pancake. Here are a few you might want to try:

These Almond Milk Pancakes are a perfect dairy free solution for anyone who doesn’t routinely stock dairy milk. And that little hint of vanilla makes them quite yummy – you might find you like them even better than the traditional version!

pin for almond milk pancakes showing pancakes with syrup and butter

Give them a try!

stack of 4 almond milk pancakes with butter and syrup
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5 from 10 votes

Almond Milk Pancakes

Easy dairy free pancakes from scratch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Sula


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ cup almond milk plain or vanilla
  • Cooking spray or similar


  • Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Whisk in melted butter, egg and almond milk. Stir until well combined. Let batter rest for 5 minutes.
  • Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray (or use butter/oil as preferred). Pour batter into hot skillet, about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake.
  • Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbles appear on the sides and center of each pancake. Flip and cook until golden, about 1 to 2 more minutes.



Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 770mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Calcium: 258mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.


6 thoughts on “Almond Milk Pancakes

  1. 5 stars
    I accidentally bought two things of vanilla almond milk instead of just one on our grocery curbside order so I really needed this recipe!!

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