Pancakes for dinner? Fluffiest plant-based milk pancakes with whole wheat flour


A few weeks ago I came home from work (in 2018 guys!) and the moment I walked in the door David came to me enthusiastically screaming ‘’Mama, pancakes, pancakes!’’. I thought, well he’s probably playing a cooking game (one of his favorites). I love seeing him play Chef. No better way to teach children good nutrition habits than encouraging them to cook & eat through play.  

While I was trying to take my boots off, he ran back in the kitchen and brought me a pan. When you are given a pan and instructed to put it on the stove by a 2 year old- you know things are serious. You have no choice but give in and start making pancakes for dinner.

The greatest fun of all – the flipping part – let’s try and flip high enough, so the pancake reaches the sky …. or maybe the kitchen ceiling (#peppapig).

We rarely use animal milk in our kitchen, so I usually make pancakes with plant based alternatives (like coconut milk/ flax seeds milk).

The only issue that day was – I had no seeds and only a spoonful of coconut flakes.  Thank goodness, I had a bottle of  Spelt milk in my pantry. Alnatura saved the day!

I started making my very own plant based milks a few years back. The main driver behind it was my love for pancakes and smoothies. They are a great budget alternative to a store bought plant milks (that sometimes contain way too much sugar). Plus, you can choose the ingredients – vanilla lovers, here we go.  



  • 1 cup plant based milk 
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour 
  • 1-2 tsp baking powder

*1 cup = 240 ml


  1. Put all ingredients in a blow and mix well until no lumps are visible.
  2. Using a ladle, spread some of the pancake mix on a preheated pancake pan of choice.
  3. Once bubbles start to form, flip the pancake over.
  4. Once brown enough, remove from pan and set aside to cool.
  5. Repeat until bowl with pancake batter is empty  and your plate is one big pile of pancakes. 

And voila, ready to eat – for dinner or for breakfast – one thing is certain – these are our favorite fluffy pancakes.

Did you make this recipe?

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