Fluffy Homemade Pancakes Recipe without Milk

Fluffy Homemade Pancakes Recipe without Milk

Treat yourself to a cozy Sunday morning with these delicious milk-free pancakes. The batter comes together in minutes, and this homemade pancake recipe ensures you get the perfect pancakes every single time.

Using simple ingredients like all purpose flour, baking powder, ghee, a little bit of vanilla and maple syrup, these pancakes are not only delicious but also suitable for the whole family.  

Whether you're looking for a dairy-free pancake recipe due to a medically restrictive diet, or you've simply run out of milk, these fluffy pancakes are a fantastic choice.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (melted, or melted butter if not dairy-free)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (for cooking)
3-inch pancakes
Prep time:
5 minutes
Cook time:
15 minutes
Total time:
20 minutes
Yield: 15 3-inch pancakes | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
Dry ingredients for milk-free pancakes: flour, baking powder, and salt.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla extract, maple syrup, plain water and melted ghee.
Wet ingredients for dairy-free pancakes: egg, vanilla, maple syrup and ghee.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix, so the pancakes will be fluffier.
Ready-to-use no-milk pancake batter in a mixing bowl.
4. Heat half of the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Spoon the batter onto the skillet to form pancakes, making them approximately 3 - 4 inches wide.
Dairy-free pancakes cooking in a frying pan.
5. Cook pancakes for a couple of minutes until small bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining pancake batter, adding a little oil to the skillet between batches.
Golden-brown milk-free pancakes in a skillet finishing cooking.
6. For best results, serve these delicious pancakes warm. Top with your favorite toppings. Consider options like fresh fruit, berries, maple syrup or honey. Store any leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Pile of pancakes made without milk on a plate served with berries on the side.

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Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

Organic Flour

Organic Flour
Baking Powder

Baking Powder
Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Extract
Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil


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