If you run out of milk or have someone who can not intake any lactose but loves pancakes anyway, here I am with a tasty recipe of pancakes without milk. Yeah, you read it right; you can make pancakes without milk. If anyone is lactose intolerant at your home, pancakes are generally eliminated from the table. But this pancake recipe will allow you to cook the pancakes without even a single drop of milk and put it on the menu.
This delicious pancake recipe will guarantee you error-proof, perfect pancakes each time you make it. Tasty, fluffy, and beautiful, that’s how I describe these pancakes. Easy to make, it is suitable for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. It takes absolutely no time to prepare and cook the pancakes. If you manage to store the dry pancake ingredients, you can mix everything and prepare these dairy-free pancakes in no time.
Can I Make Pancakes Without Milk?:
Why not? The purpose of milk in pancakes is to dissolve the dry ingredients and give them a liquid structure. In addition to that, milk helps to add some extra flavors to the pancakes. So it turns out, you can use any liquid that can dissolve the dry ingredients. There are plenty of options for you to try.
Make Pancakes From Scratch:
I don’t know why people buy pancakes mix when they can make their own at home. Make your homemade pancake mix that is easy and delicious. It will save you money and give you the pleasure of making something from scratch. Try this recipe, and you will never repurchase pancakes mix.
Making Pancakes With Water:
As I said before, you can use any liquid that can dissolve the dry ingredients. You can use any plant milk, but for this pancake recipe, I am going to stick with water. And to compensate for the flavor that you would get from milk, you can use various ingredients. You can add melted butter (butter contains little lactose, take butter in a prescribed manner even if anyone is lactose intolerant). You can use cinnamon, honey, sugar, vanilla to make your pancakes tastier.
Stick With Baking Powder and Egg:
Unless you have problems with eggs, please do use them in the batter. Eggs work as a binding agent and add flavor. Baking powder will make your pancakes fluffy. Unless you don’t like fluffy pancakes, I suggest you stick with them.
All Substitutes For Milk For This Recipe:
- Rice milk
- Almond milk
- Oat milk
- Soy milk
- Cashew milk
- Cream + Water (50/50)
- Coconut milk
Ingredients You Can Try For Flavors:
- Cinnamon powder
- Vanilla extract
- Almond extract
- Melted butter
- Orange zest
- Lemon zest
Pancakes Without Milk
- 1⅓ Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 3⅓ Tsp Baking Powder
- ⅓ Tsp Salt
- 1½ Tbsp Sugar
- 3 Tbsp Melted Butter
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Large Egg
How To Make Pancakes Without Milk
- Take a large bowl and gather all the ingredients together. Sift all the ingredients (flour, sugar, and baking powder) in the bowl. Then, add some salt and mix well. Make a well in the center.
- Pour in the water, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract in the well, and mix all these things with a whisk until smooth. And be careful that the batter consistency should be the same as regular pancakes.
- Put your non-stick pan or skillet on medium heat, roughly at 300-350 F.
- Scoop half a ladle of batter on the pan. Wait until you see bubbles flipping. Cook them for a minute or two. Flip it once and cook for another minute or two. Make sure you cook the pancakes thoroughly.
- While making the pancakes, keep the already made pancakes in the oven, keep them warm at 200 F.
- Do not overmix the batter. The batter should contain some lumps to make your pancakes fluffy. Overmixing the batter will cause carbon dioxide to evaporate. Also, crates more gluten that makes the pancakes harder.
- In case you want eggless pancakes, replace them with a quarter cup of oil.
- Do not skip the sifting. It helps to combine all the dry ingredients.
- Milk helps to raise the pancakes and makes them fluffy. So when you swap milk with water, make sure you use egg and baking soda. Otherwise, you will get only flat pancakes.