Pancakes Without Eggs Recipe

Who knew it’s possible to make delicious, tender, homemade pancakes without eggs or milk! The good news? You don’t even need eggs to make the best pancakes ever! I’ll show you several substitutes and my favorite recipe for crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside pancakes! In fact, I’m going to show you how to make pancakes without eggs or milk! That’s right, go grab your maple syrup and favorite pancake toppings and let’s get going! 

A stack of these pancakes without eggs is sitting on a plate. The top one has a pat of melty vegan butter. A glass pitcher is pouring maple syrup and it is dropping down the sides of the pancakes. There are more pancakes in the background.
If you’re asking yourself…can I make a pancakes without eggs recipe? The answer is YES!

Breakfast Chatter

I’ve never been much of a breakfast person. I just don’t typically wake up hungry. Maybe, just maybe, that might change if I ate less the night before. Who knows! 🤷‍♀️

However, I’ve found if I wait until around 9 am or even later, I feel hungry and so eating a later breakfast works for me. We have green smoothies every single day, but on the weekends we like to mix things up. I love making whole wheat waffles on the weekend. And if we have guests staying for the weekend, I love making these baked donuts with chocolate glaze.

No one leaves our house hungry!

How to Make Pancakes Without Eggs and Milk

The first question I asked when approaching this recipe is, can you make pancakes without eggs? Well, I soon learned, not only is it possible to make pancakes from scratch without eggs, it’s easy. Without eggs, you can enjoy pancakes with no cholesterol.

Truth be told, I’ve never been a fan of eggs. I don’t like the texture or the flavor. I also could experience some undesirable stomach aches after eating eggs. Of course, as a previous IBS sufferer, lots of things gave me stomach aches!

Of course, I took things a step further and made pancakes without milk and eggs!

Anyway, I think I’ve made my case that for me, making pancakes without eggs or milk is just a natural preference. Like peanut butter and jelly…which, by the way, are great toppings for pancakes!

Pancake batter in a bowl.

What is the Purpose of Eggs in Pancakes?

Eggs play multiple roles in cooking, and one of the key functions is to serve as a binding agent, holding the finished product together. So, for example, with pancakes you want a light and fluffy pancake, but not so fluffy that you can’t transfer it from the skillet to a plate without the pancake falling apart. Having a good binding agent helps create a fluffy pancake but one that stays intact.

The good news is there are other ingredients besides eggs that can produce that binding agent, like bananas, flaxseed meal, and more.

What is a Good Substitute for Eggs in Pancakes?

There are several great substitutes for egg-free pancakes, like bananas. Here is a list of my favorite egg substitutes for pancakes you can use to make delicious pancakes every time:

  • mashed bananas
  • chia seeds
  • ground flax seeds
  • whipped tofu
  • applesauce
  • store-bought egg replacers (such as Ener-G)

In the no egg pancakes recipe below, you’ll see I used a combination of both applesauce and chia seeds. However, any of the above substitutes would work just as well.

Can you make store-bought pancake mixtures without eggs?

You can buy a pancake mix without eggs, just be sure to read the labels to make sure the mix itself is also egg-free. Then follow the instructions on the package and substitute a chia egg or a flax egg for the egg. If your package calls for two eggs, consider using 1 chia or flax egg and 1/4 cup applesauce for the best results.

Interestingly enough, even Bisquick is accidentally vegan. That means you can make Bisquick pancakes without eggs or milk. Simply use one of the egg substitutes above and use plant-based milk, like almond milk.

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Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Using whole wheat pastry flour adds more fiber to your diet without making these fluffy pancakes too heavy
  • Chia seeds are a great egg replacer and add healthy Omega-3s to your diet
  • Applesauce adds moisture and tenderness to the pancakes making them perfect to pair with your favorite topping like maple syrup.

There are several nutrients you’ll want to take note of from today’s recipe:

  • Fiber
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Protein
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Folate
  • Calcium

You know, that’s just the beginning! Because there is so much nutrition in plant-based foods. I love cooking with whole wheat pastry flour for that very reason. It’s more finely churned creating a lighter whole wheat flour. I use it in most of my baked goods and it doesn’t create a heavy, grainy finished product.

And you know what would be delicious on this pancake no eggs recipe? My Vegan Date Caramel Sauce. You can make it with only two ingredients — dates and water — but I like to add a little bit of peanut butter for added flavor. Most of all, my date caramel sauce is perfect over dairy-free ice cream, but you can serve it on other things like pancakes too!

A stack of pancakes sit on a plate with a pat of melted vegan butter on the top. There are more pancakes in the background and a glass pitcher with maple syrup waits to be poured over the top.
Serve fluffy pancakes without eggs and milk any time of the day!

That’s it for this easy pancakes recipe without eggs!

So, you can imagine, we love these pancakes! We hope you love this recipe for Pancakes With Eggs! If you make it, be sure and snap a photo and share it with us using #namelymarly on Instagram. I LOVE seeing your photos!

A stack of these pancakes without eggs is sitting on a plate. The top one has a pat of melty vegan butter. A glass pitcher is pouring maple syrup and it is dropping down the sides of the pancakes. There are more pancakes in the background.

Pancakes Without Eggs

You can make delicious, fluffy pancakes without eggs following this recipe. Serve this for breakfast on a Sunday morning, and then freeze the leftovers so you can heat them up for a Monday morning breakfast!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pancakes Without Eggs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Marly


  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • cup plant based milk , vanilla
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Place vegan butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds in the microwave. Add the chia seeds, milk, applesauce, agave, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine. 
  • Heat a skillet over medium to medium-high heat. You can either spray the pan with vegetable cooking spray or use a half teaspoon of vegan butter to coat the pan. 
  • Pour the plant-based milk in with the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Some lumps are fine.
  • Once the skillet is hot, pour the pancake batter (using a 1/4 cup measuring cup) into the prepared skillet. Cook until bubbles form on the top side of the pancakes. Use a spatula to flip the pancakes and cook on the other side until golden brown. Place cooked pancakes on a plate and repeat this process with the remaining batter.
  • Serve warm with vegan butter, maple syrup, fruit jam, and or fresh fruit. 


Freezing Instructions: Cool pancakes and then place them on a tray in a single layer. Place the tray in the freezer. Once the pancakes are frozen, transfer to a freezer bag. When you’re ready to serve, grab one or two of the frozen pancakes and place them in a toaster or toaster oven.
Nutrition Facts
Pancakes Without Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 227mg6%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

It’s good to have options, so I highly recommend these Vegan Oatmeal Pancakes from Vegetarian Times. And if you’re still itching for something different, check out my Vegan Zucchini Pancakes.

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, these Vegan Breakfast Zucchini Pancakes topped with maple syrup will start your day out right, time after time.

They’re delicious!

You know, whichever pancakes you’ve landed on, enjoy!

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5 Responses to Pancakes Without Eggs Recipe

  1. I cannot wait to try this one. Bananas as the binding agent sound good. But, I’m not sure about the flax seed thing. I’m curious. How does that work?

    • Kate, when mixed with a liquid, ground flax seed turns into a sticky egg-like substitute, with a gelatinous, stretchy texture.

  2. I made these today. I substituted flax for the chia seeds, and they may have been the best vegan pancakes I ever had. Thank you!


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