Stack of Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes topped with fresh berries

Easy Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes

Y’ALL! I am soooooo excited to share this new recipe with you! These Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes are SO BOMB! Seriously some of the best (if not THE best) pancakes I’ve ever had- vegan or not. I’m obsessed!

What’s interesting is that I never really intended on making whole wheat vegan pancakes. I guess you could say they came out of necessity?! Since we’re on “lockdown,” I’ve really been trying to limit my trips outside of the house, which means using what I have to get what I want! On this particular day, both me and my husband wanted pancakes. I had a few cups of white flour, but I wanted to save them for cupcakes 🙂 My only other option was whole wheat flour, which had been sitting in my pantry since the holidays. It was long past time to put it to use! I’d never made whole wheat pancakes before, but figured they couldn’t be too bad.

Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes

I’m happy to say that I REALLY underestimated these Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes. They were absolutely amazing!! Soft, crispy edges and just plain delicious!

How to Make Whole Wheat Pancakes

Making these Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes is super easy! You’ll want to begin by combining the apple cider vinegar and almond milk to make a vegan buttermilk. This will help to create your light and fluffy pancakes. Once combined, you’ll notice that the buttermilk mixture will start to separate at the bottom. This is completely normal!

Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes

While the buttermilk is forming, you can toss all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. As a note, I used King Arthur flour to make these whole wheat pancakes. By the time this is done, the buttermilk mixture will be ready to add to the dry ingredients along with the melted vegan butter. Whisk everything together, then let the mixture rest for at least 6-7 minutes. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP! The batter won’t be the same! Trust me, I tried it and while the pancakes are still good, they don’t have the same crispy texture along the edges. You can make these whole wheat pancakes from scratch in no time!

When cooking them, you’ll want to be sure to practice patience it comes time to flip them. Flipping them too early might cause them to fall apart. Flipping them too late will result in overcooked pancakes. Nobody wants that! Be sure to line the pan with a dollop of vegan butter before every pancake. Once you’ve added the batter to the pan, you’ll notice the bottom of the pancake will start to bubble. Once you start to notice the top of the pancake starting to bubble a great deal now it’s time to flip! Reference the photos below:

Why You’ll Love these Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes:

  • The CRISPY edges. I love regular fluffy pancakes, but there’s something about a pancake with a crispy edge that’s like icing on the cake!
  • They’e SO easy to make. Mix the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients, let it sit, then cook!
  • Perfectly light and fluffy. Need I say more?
  • SIX ingredients! Just six!
  • Easy to customize. Add your favorite fresh to top them off!
Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes

The Bottom Line:

If you’ve been looking for a vegan pancake recipe that includes an alternative to white flour, this is it! These pancakes are fluffy, tender, and have the best crispy edges! Give these pancakes a try and let me know what you think of them in the comments below!

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5 from 23 votes

Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes

Fluffy and delicious whole wheat pancakes made without eggs, milk, or any dairy! Vegan friendly whole wheat pancakes for two!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Breakfast, Pancakes, Whole Wheat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Rest Time 7 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 6 pancakes


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder NOT baking soda
  • 2 tbsp organic cane sugar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + 2 tsp apple cider vinegar mixed
  • 2 tbsp melted vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
  • fresh fruit for topping (optional)
  • maple syrup for serving


  • Measure out 1 cup of almond milk and add 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.
  • Add the melted butter and almond milk mixture to the bowl and whisk to combine. Batter should be mostly smooth.
  • Let the batter rest for 6-7 minutes- this is important! Don't skip this step!
  • After about 3 minutes, heat a non-stick pan on the stove over medium heat.
  • Once the batter has rested, it should appear airy and fluffy when stirred.
  • Now that the batter is ready, prepare to make the pancakes. Add a dollop of vegan butter to the pan to line the bottom.
  • Use a 1/3 measuring cup to scoop out the mix and transfer it to the pan.
  • Once the pancake begins to bubble (refer to photos above), flip the pancake over and allow cooking until lightly browned (1-2 minutes).
  • Repeat until all batter has been cooked, applying a dollop of vegan butter at the start of cooking each pancake.
  • Top with fresh fruit (optional) and your favorite maple syrup. Enjoy!
Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes


  1. 5 stars
    YES!! I’m Team Crispy Edges, too! I can’t wait to make these pancakes this weekend.

  2. 5 stars
    These look so good! Perfect for a delicious weekend brunch!

  3. 5 stars
    These pancakes came out great! And were so easy to make! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    These pancakes tasted amazing! So delicious and fluffy! Definitely making these often since I am trying to eat more whole wheat flour instead of regular white flour! Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    I love pancakes and this healthy option is perfect for me!!

  6. 5 stars
    OMG thanks for the ‘wait 6 minutes’ tip to get crispy edges. Made all the difference!! We loved it!!

  7. 5 stars
    These melt in your mouth! Great recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    This recipe is so easy to follow–pancakes turn out perfectly!

  9. 5 stars
    These are perfect! You can hardly tell they are gluten free and whole wheat! The kids devoured them.

  10. Is it possible to use oat milk or coconut milk for this recipe? I have a breastfeeding babe who can’t have any nuts (or eggs, dairy, and so on haha). Super excited to try this recipe if so!

    • Hey Ashley! I haven’t tried it myself, but I’d say oat milk is definitely worth a try! I hope you’ll come back and let me know how it goes!

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  12. 5 stars
    My journey to finding the best vegan pancake recipe ends here! This recipe is absolutely PERFECT and I greatly appreciate it, thank you so much!!

  13. 5 stars
    These pancakes are DIVINE. So fluffy but also it has that whole wheat richness which is so great. They also are great leftover – I just threw them in my toaster oven to reheat! Def my go-to pancake recipe moving forward.

  14. 5 stars
    I’ve made these three times now and every time they have been perfect! I left out the sugar by accident (whoops) last time and they were still so delicious and consistently good. Thank you!

  15. 5 stars
    Best pancake recipe(s) – because the whole wheat and white flour recipes – EVER. Incredibly simple and most delicious. Always, always make a double batch in hopes I’ll have leftovers for the next day. Never do – they’re too good!!

  16. 5 stars
    OMG These are Sooo fluffy!!!
    Thank you for the recipe 😃

  17. Jessie Jean

    5 stars
    Great recipe… Highly recommend adding Laura Fuentes recipe for homemade blueberry syrup on top. I made a double batch and tossed a few in the freezer. They were just as good today reheated in the toaster. This will be my new go to recipe for vegan pancakes. Thank you for sharing!

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