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High Protein Vegan Pancakes

30 min

Breakfast

These filling, protein rich pancakes are a great start of your day and can be even made ahead and enjoyed throughout the week. Just heat them up in a pan, microwave or oven, top them with your favourite toppings and breakfast is served! After having this feast, your day is sure to be a good one.

Servings

(4 pancakes per serving)

Total

30 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

20 min

Contains

Soy symbol

soy

Treenut symbol

tree nut

Gluten symbol

gluten

Free from

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peanut

Sesame symbol

sesame

Ingredients

Pancakes

  • 11 oz (300 g)
    silken tofu
  • 1½ cups (360 mL)
    unsweetened pea milk
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    fresh lemon juice
  • 3½ cups (399 g)
    spelt flour
  • 2 tsp (7 g)
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 g)
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil, for frying

Toppings

  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    unsweetened soy Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 cup (150 g)
    fresh mixed berries
  • ⅓ cup (48 g)
    mixed unsalted roasted nuts, chopped (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp (18 g)
    roasted pumpkin seeds, chopped (optional)

Optional toppings

Directions

  1. To a blender, add the tofu, pea milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
  2. To a large bowl, add the spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well. Then add the wet ingredients from the blender. Mix until just combined, but be careful not to over-mix. If the mixture is too thick, add a splash of plant milk to thin it out a touch.
  3. Heat a non-stick crêpe pan on medium-high heat and use a bit of oil to lightly grease the pan. Use a ¼ measuring cup to pour the batter onto the pan. Cook for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden. Continue with the leftover batter.
  4. Top with yogurt, nuts, berries, and maple syrup if desired, and enjoy.

Notes

  • We recommend either soy or pea milk for this recipe as the high protein content helps for the fluffiness.

Storage

  • The pancakes are best when enjoyed immediately, but can be stored separately from the toppings in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Plate method

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Grains & Starches 40%

spelt flour

Proteins 48%

silken tofu

unsweetened pea milk

unsweetened soy Greek-style yogurt

mixed unsalted roasted nuts

roasted pumpkin seeds

Fruits & Veggies 12%

fresh mixed berries

Calcium

silken tofu

unsweetened pea milk

unsweetened soy Greek-style yogurt

Fat

vegetable oil

mixed unsalted roasted nuts

roasted pumpkin seeds

Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Tina - March 3, 2024, 10:39 a.m.

I tried to make them with firm tofu, as the silken one is difficult to find where I live. Gotta say they came out perfect! I just had to add more milk to make the batter thinner and that's it; can't taste the tofu at all (or maybe just a little, but I really don't mind). So fluffy and delicious pancakes! As always, super easy and great recipe 💕 10/10

PUL Team - March 4, 2024, 3:38 a.m.

That's fantastic to hear, Tina! So glad you enjoyed the pancakes 💕


veronika - Feb. 24, 2024, 4:48 p.m.

Hello, I wonder if you can make this using regular tofu? Here in Spain it is hard to find the silken tofu.

PUL Team - Feb. 25, 2024, 7:17 p.m.

Hey Veronika, we haven't tested it out, although we've heard a few positive reviews from PUL community members such as Angelica and Ens who've used firm tofu!

We imagine the pancake batter will be less smooth and more chunky with a firmer tofu variety. If you do test it out and the batter isn't as smooth as desired, adding more liquid (such as plant-based milk or water) to help thin it out should help. Firm tofu also has a more distinct tofu taste, whereas silken tofu has a very subtle, hardly noticeable taste. So just a heads up you might taste the tofu more prominently if using firmer varieties. Do let us know if you experiment with it ☺️


Selina S - Jan. 20, 2024, 11:12 a.m.

These taste really good! When I previously cooked with silk tofu, I could always taste it, but in this case I don't. This recipe will be my new favorite breakfast 😊

PUL Team - Jan. 20, 2024, 7:20 p.m.

Yayy we're so happy that the high protein pancakes were enjoyed, Selina!


Melissa Kowalski - Jan. 19, 2024, 4:08 p.m.

Definitely improved the cook ability of it when I thinned it out! I will need to remember that.

A good platform for other flavors to be added in like citrus zest


Anna VR - Jan. 16, 2024, 4:18 p.m.

I made these with oat flour and soy milk and they turned out amazing! Such a great breakfast!
What is the issue with over-mixing? I think I had to over mix otherwise I couldn’t get all the dry clumps to mix in.
I think I’ll be having these for breakfast for the rest of my life! :D

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2024, 11:20 p.m.

We're thrilled you enjoyed the pancake! Over-mixing can lead to dense pancakes because it overdevelops the gluten in the flour. Your oat flour may have been gluten-free though. Happy cooking 😃

Anna VR - Jan. 16, 2024, 11:37 p.m.

Ah yes! My oat flour is gluten-free. Thanks for clarifying!


Eli - Jan. 14, 2024, 9:30 a.m.

I can’t believe that something made out of Tofu can turn out sooo fluffy. They are perfect for batch cooking, just a minute in the microwave and ready to go! Thanks!

PUL Team - Jan. 14, 2024, 11:35 p.m.

Hehe isn't it incredible! We're so glad that the pancakes were enjoyed, Eli ☺️


Meredith - Jan. 12, 2024, 4:50 p.m.

Thank you for this recipe! I’ve made it many times and it always makes me happy!

Occasionally I get bored of cooking each pancake on the pan, so I’ve had success baking the batter in greased muffin tins! I bake at 350F for about 20 minutes. Pancake muffins for the win :)

PUL Team - Jan. 13, 2024, 7:08 p.m.

Oh my gosh what a lovely idea, Meredith! Pancake muffins sound delicious 🙌


K Sul - Dec. 20, 2023, 11:51 a.m.

Lovely recipe - also toddler approved! 👌 Will be storing some in the freezer for quick breakfasts/snacks. Thank you 🙏

PUL Team - Dec. 21, 2023, 6:31 p.m.

Always a big compliment when the little ones approve! Thanks, K, and happy cooking 🫶✨

K Sul - Jan. 5, 2024, 2:52 p.m.

Have you or anybody tried to cook the batter as a “sheet pan pancake”, in the oven, by any chance?

S - Jan. 28, 2024, 1:28 p.m.

Hello there!
Yes indeed, I baked these up last week with all ingredients in the same ratio (not sure if what was meant here was wholewheat spelt or white spelt, but we use wholewheat spelt exclusively so used that) and added some blueberries to the batter, baked at 180°c fan for about 17 minutes and they were wonderful :) a much less time consuming way to enjoy pancakes!

S - Jan. 28, 2024, 1:31 p.m.

Actually I used 3 tsp of baking powder too as I had no bicarb so that’s a difference, but still worked out a treat!


Bethan Harcourt - Dec. 10, 2023, 11:31 a.m.

These were the fluffiest of pancakes. My pancake cooking skills are iffy, but I enjoyed what I made anyway.


Larisa - Nov. 28, 2023, 9:51 a.m.

So, I need some opinion on this. I tried this recipe but with almond flour instead and I added nut fiber and the pancakes just didn’t baked. Do you have any idea why? I should mention that I just started a vegan diet I there’s so many things that I don’t know.

PUL Team - Nov. 29, 2023, 1:13 a.m.

Hey Larisa, how exciting to hear about the new interest in vegan recipes! Almond flour tends to behave differently than spelt flour due to its lack of gluten. Gluten is a protein in wheat flours that helps make the pancakes rise and gives it structure. Because of this, we’d recommend sticking to spelt flour or whole wheat flour if possible for best results in this recipe. All the best on your journey with plants 🌱🤗


Ingrid Jansson - Nov. 7, 2023, 11:07 p.m.

Great recipe, denser than regular pancakes, but still fluffy. 4 pancakes is really filling. Original recipe makes a lot. i'll cut it in half next time.


Miri - Sept. 8, 2023, 1:12 p.m.

Just made these, swapped the Greek yogurt for some coconut yogurt and added saisonal fruits. Oh my were they delicious!


Martunia - Aug. 31, 2023, 9:10 a.m.

I know the goal here is to load on protein but I just wasn't a fan of the flavor. The thick yogurt on top of the pancakes also doesn't help in making this tasty in my opinion.


Erika Zayas - Aug. 26, 2023, 7:52 p.m.

Love love love!


angelica - Aug. 24, 2023, 3:48 a.m.

Wow, I just made these and they were amazing! How can tofu pancakes taste better than regular pancakes?! I subbed regular flour for spelt flour because that’s what I had in my pantry. 10/10

PUL Team - Aug. 26, 2023, 1:58 a.m.

Yayy we're so thrilled to hear the high protein pancakes are being enjoyed, Angelica, thank you!


Nancy - Aug. 3, 2023, 3:54 a.m.

I made these a second time after ordering spelt flour so no more grinding spelt flakes. You know you have a hit recipe when teens and husband are grabbing them for their lunch. Three of these pancakes with some Greek yogurt and fruit keep me going until lunch. I'm loving these new high protein breakfast ideas. Sadia, you are bringing breakfast to an entire new level. Thank you.

PUL Team - Aug. 3, 2023, 2:49 p.m.

Oh, Nancy, we're so honoured that PUL recipes are helping boost your breakfasts! Thanks for taking the time to share the heartwarming review 😊


Laura Valean - Aug. 2, 2023, 5:46 p.m.

All my family loves these pancakes


Nancy - July 18, 2023, 2:08 p.m.

Who knew spelt flour was the holy grail of Montreal? In the end, I bought spelt flakes, and ground them in my spice grinder the day before. My daughter really loved them, she was happy they weren't overly sweet. I added plain Skyr yogurt, fresh strawberries and blueberries, chopped pecans, and a touch of maple syrup (something we have an abundance of here in Canada). My husband I loved them. My fussy meat eating son is reluctantly eating them now. He just discovered that they're vegan but despite that, cleared his plate.

PUL Team - July 20, 2023, 8:55 a.m.

A lovely idea to grind spelt flakes, and we're so thrilled the family enjoyed the pancakes! Thanks, Nancy 🥰✨


Alessandra Bianco - July 2, 2023, 9:55 a.m.

I followed the instructions to a tea but mine come out a bit too flour-y. They almost had a bread texture. I don’t think I overmixed, I was careful with it. It’s almost like the flour is too much compared to the liquids/silken tofu.

PUL Team - July 4, 2023, 3:12 a.m.

Hey Alessandra, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with it! In case you used cup measurements, it can help to ensure that the flour isn't too packed in the cup, but rather, gently spooned into the measuring cup and levelled. This will ensure that not too much flour is added 🙂

Alessandra - July 4, 2023, 9:26 a.m.

Hi PUL Team!
Thanks for responding. I actually used grams (I am based in the Netherlands! :D). Not sure what could have gone wrong, maybe my silken tofu was not as liquid-y? I shall try again :)


Rachel - June 19, 2023, 12:55 a.m.

Hi! I've tried making this before and loved it. :)
We had it with coconut yoghurt, pumpkin seeds, stewed berries and a drizzle of date syrup. I want to try making it again but no longer have access to a blender - do you think a food processor would work just as well?
Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts!

PUL Team - June 20, 2023, 8:12 a.m.

Hey Rachel, yes a food processor should work 🙂


Shauna - June 16, 2023, 6:14 p.m.

I am addicted to these pancakes!!! I have breakfast all week, just pop in the toaster!

PUL Team - June 16, 2023, 10:08 p.m.

So glad you're enjoying them, Shauna! 🥞💕


Casandra - June 12, 2023, 5:16 p.m.

Hello, PUL Team! I made these pancakes yesterday for my partner and his family. They loved it! I didn't have the appropriate cookware to make them in, so it took me a bit longer to finish cooking all the pancakes, but I kept the finished ones in the oven. We topped them off with fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, lemon juice, and maple syrup! Thank you so much for your recipes and well-designed website! It's been beneficial :) xx

PUL Team - June 12, 2023, 8:35 p.m.

Awe thank you so much, Casandra, it means a lot! 💛


Ens - May 24, 2023, 6:28 p.m.

Fantastically fluffy and tender! I had to make a couple substitutions with what I had on hand but it still turned out tasty. I used firm tofu but used the weight measurement to ensure a similar amount. I used einkorn and sprouted oat flour. I had to increase the soy milk amount bc of the changes but they turned out really lovely.

PUL Team - May 24, 2023, 9:32 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, Ens, thanks a bunch 😃


Asya - May 5, 2023, 12:07 a.m.

These were delicious and tender! I added some soaked cranberries to the batter, and served it with yogourt and jam, and it was just perfect! Reminds me of cottage cheese pancakes my mom used to make. Also, adding some mashed banana to the batter is a nice twist. Thanks for the recipe <3

PUL Team - May 5, 2023, 12:44 a.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Asya, thanks so much for sharing your experience with the recipe! 🤗


Kaytie - April 16, 2023, 10:07 a.m.

They were soooo good. Super fluffy and filling


Ines - April 10, 2023, 12:58 p.m.

Hi guys,
I was in search for perfect vegan pancakes for years now and I think this could finally be it! I made them for myself the other day and felt so good about it - like I’ve taken myself on a date and treated myself with some deliciousness❤️

PUL Team - April 10, 2023, 6:39 p.m.

Such a massive compliment, Ines! How lovely to hear about your date too - enjoy treating yourself 💛


Paty - April 3, 2023, 6:23 a.m.

Can someone help me? I’m not sure which spelt flour to to buy, there is sprouted and regular, which one is the best for this?

PUL Team - April 3, 2023, 7:24 a.m.

Hey Paty, thanks for the question! We use regular spelt flour from our local grocery store and suspect the regular version will work best. Sprouted spelt flour is made from sprouting the spelt grain before grinding it into flour, so it's usually lighter in texture. If you decide to try using sprouted spelt flour instead though, you may want to start by adding less liquid to start since it might absorb less liquid 🙂

Paty - April 6, 2023, 1:31 a.m.

Thank you so much! I can't wait to make this recipe!


Corina - March 27, 2023, 8:43 p.m.

Fantastic


Phil James - March 25, 2023, 9:06 p.m.

I really like this recipe, using Tofu instead of protein powder. The taste is more classic pancake vs the "gritty" protein powder taste and texture. Easy as well. And using a higher protein plant milk boosts the total protein. I didn't change much this time (added 1/2 tsp ginger, another 1/4 c milk), but will explore. Thumbs up to this! Thank you.

PUL Team - March 26, 2023, 9:33 p.m.

We appreciate it so much, Phil, it means so much 🤗


Phoenix - March 14, 2023, 4:49 p.m.

absolutely delicious and filling! This is a great recipe to make over the weekend and then heat up the extras in the toaster oven for a quick weekday breakfast.

PUL Team - March 16, 2023, 5:43 a.m.

So glad the pancakes are being enjoyed, Phoenix 😃


PJ Peters - March 4, 2023, 9:44 a.m.

This recipe is amazing and super delicious! I never paired tofu into something sweet, but I absolutely loved it!


Jacinda - March 4, 2023, 6:53 a.m.

Served these for breakfast this morning with oat yoghurt, fresh strawberries & raspberries, sliced banana and maple syrup. What a hit! I love that you can batch cook these for a quick breakfast on the run too. <3 :)

PUL Team - March 5, 2023, 8:36 p.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Jacinda, thank you!


Mely - Feb. 10, 2023, 8:55 p.m.

Absolutely delicious!! I was definitely a bit suspicious because the smell of the raw batter wasn't great haha! But they're so so good! Thank you <3

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2023, 2:40 a.m.

Thank you, Mely - we're so happy to hear 😃


Kerstin - Feb. 5, 2023, 10:06 a.m.

Absolute staple in my house! I meal prep them with blueberries in the batter and freeze them for a quick microwaved breakfast throughout the week - 10/10 recommend!
Also, I often use whole spelt flour and it’s really good!

PUL Team - Feb. 5, 2023, 8:50 p.m.

So thrilled the pancakes are being enjoyed, Kerstin, it means so much! Thank you 😃


Sue - Jan. 7, 2023, 6:29 p.m.

I love your recipes and have no problems getting great results UNLESS I change the adjustable feature for serving size. This is the second time I've changed the servings and both times now it did not work out well. I went up to 5 servings and followed the cups/tsp measurements, not the grams, or mL. I used silken tofu and all the other ingredients exactly, except I used almond milk instead of pea or soy cause that's all I have. I've made them before using almond milk at the standard 4 servings and they were fine. This time though, the batter was more like a dough...really thick. I could have rolled it out like a pie crust or biscuits. I added more milk and mixed and still, it was a lot thicker than yours, but I went ahead and made my first 4 and they were very hard and tough. I added some water and mixed and mixed and finally gave up at the consistency of a sticky bread-dough (could have been from the over-mixing) and went ahead and made the rest of the pancakes. Took a lot longer to cook and they were a bit softer than the first ones, but still nothing like when I've made just the 4-serving recipe. I was tempted to try and put some in a loaf pan and try making bread, or maybe even bagels....both of which would be great recipes to see from you. Especially a high-protein bagel! Not sure if anyone else has had this issue, if there's something with the adjustment or what but I guess I'll just stick to the standard as written recipes from here on out and not adjust. :)

PUL Team - Jan. 7, 2023, 9:27 p.m.

Hey Sue, oef that sounds frustrating, I'm so sorry for all the trouble! I think what you're experiencing is what's common in baking/batter recipes in general: often you can't scale the ingredients proportionally. Scaling works especially well for meals, snacks, drinks, etc., but when you're using baking powder, flours, etc., there's a science at play. Generic scaling doesn't work as well in this case. It's great feedback for us, so I appreciate you sharing it. Perhaps it's an idea to see if we can disable the scaling option on such recipes. I'll take a look! Another thought though, adding more liquid as you did I think was the right call, but I think what may have made it tough was over-mixing. You mentioned a few times that you "mixed and mixed". Spelt flour has gluten in it, so ideally, you want to mix as little as possible. The more you mix, the more you develop the gluten matrix = a tougher end product. I hope this helps for now! 🤓


Sophie - Jan. 2, 2023, 6:20 p.m.

It was my first time making these pancakes and I loved them! So fluffy, nice subtle taste, and very filling! I made a lot of batter so I will make a load and then store them in my fridge for a couple of days. Thank you for another great recipe PUL team ⭐️

PUL Team - Jan. 2, 2023, 8:13 p.m.

Whoop whoop! A huge compliment, Sophie, thanks so much for sharing!


Devki - Dec. 20, 2022, 10:25 a.m.

I accidentally bought wholemeal spelt flour and was worried the pancakes would turn out gloppy, but to my surprise they turned out to be so light ,airy and fluffy. My search for high protein low carb pancakes is over. This recipe is a keeper.
Thanks PUL team❤️

PUL Team - Dec. 21, 2022, 4:28 a.m.

Oh so lovely to hear, Devki, thank YOU 🥰


Arel - Oct. 17, 2022, 4:21 p.m.

This recipe is so good. Thanks for the recipe.


Agata - Oct. 11, 2022, 6:15 p.m.

It's great, really :)


Vedika - Oct. 9, 2022, 1:10 p.m.

Hi! I couldn’t find Spelt flour so I used Buckwheat flour and the pancakes turned out really good. Also, I didn’t have cinnamon powder so I just grated a little bit of nutmeg instead. Later, I thinned the batter a bit to make crepes and it was still good. My husband and I had these with maple syrup and berries on one day and with sautéed veggies the next. Both sweet and sour worked out amazingly well. We definitely like these better than the regular old pancakes. Thank you very much for the recipe!

PUL Team - Oct. 9, 2022, 10:52 p.m.

Hey Vedika, thanks a bunch for taking the time to share your experience with this one! Crepes sounds lovely 😍


Beth - Oct. 8, 2022, 1:55 p.m.

Best vegan pancakes so far!
Thanks so much for this recipes.
Been checking out most of your videos lately but this is the first recipe I am making. Can’t wait to try many more.
Ps: thanks for the nutritional tips you offer too.
I am new but great fan already. Keep it up👍🏾.

Regards From 🇩🇰

PUL Team - Oct. 9, 2022, 10:42 p.m.

Thanks so much, Beth! Glad the pancakes were enjoyed 🤗


April - Sept. 26, 2022, 8:17 p.m.

I’ve made and enjoyed this recipe and the buckwheat banana ones many times in the past, but it’s been awhile since I made either. For some reason in my mind I combined the ingredients for the two recipes and thought these were also made with buckwheat. So when I gathered ingredients recently to make these I had tofu and buckwheat but no bananas or spelt flour. I decided to try it out with the tofu and buckwheat flour and I am pleased to report that it worked well and was tasty! Also I was successful with a firm tofu block that I blended into the wet ingredients. Thanks for all the great recipes. Whenever I want to make something, I check your digital cookbook or website before consulting other sources!

PUL Team - Sept. 28, 2022, 7:50 p.m.

Oh, April, the kind words and support mean so much. The buckwheat flour also sounds lovely! Thanks for helping make our PUL community so incredible 💛


Rebecca - Sept. 11, 2022, 9:04 p.m.

Delicious 😋


Ainat - Aug. 28, 2022, 8:53 p.m.

Unfortunately I didn't like this recipe. The batter came out very chunky even though we added milk and was very hard to work with and it wasn't sweet enough in my opinion.. Don't know what we did wrong but it didn't come out very good :(

PUL Team - Aug. 28, 2022, 9:06 p.m.

Hey there, Ainat, how disappointing to hear! This is one of our favourites. If the batter was chunky and not sweet enough I wonder if a firmer variety of tofu may have been used? Silken tofu has a softer texture which makes it easier to blend smoothly. It also has a very subtle taste which allows the other flavours to shine, whereas firmer tofu has a more distinct tofu taste. We'd love to help get to the bottom of it if that's not the case though 🙂


Teresa - Aug. 9, 2022, 4:28 p.m.

These are the best Vegan pancakes yet! Thank you so much! I've been searching for a pancake recipe that works for our family. The added benefit of higher protein was a real vegan bonus. With my second time making them I used 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup unbleached white flour, eliminating the extra 1/2 cup flour which seemed to help loosen the batter for me. Being able to keep the extra pancakes for toasting later really helps in the morning. Love your recipes!

PUL Team - Aug. 10, 2022, 8:22 a.m.

Such a big compliment, Teresa! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with is as well - it's so appreciated ☺️


Vivian - Aug. 5, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

We make these Pancakes once a week and I always freeze some for later. This is the best recipe for protein pancakes (and I've tried A LOT).
Thank you so much!

PUL Team - Aug. 6, 2022, 12:45 a.m.

It means so much, Vivian, thank you for the glowing review!


Pip - Aug. 1, 2022, 10:19 a.m.

Made these today as have been bored eating the same breakfast options. Wow, will be making again. I was concerned about including tofu but the taste (and texture) are lovely and light. I can see another reviewer has frozen a batch so will be doing the same. Delicious!!

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2022, 4:56 a.m.

So glad the pancakes are being enjoyed! Thank you, Pip ✨


Aixa - July 31, 2022, 3:50 a.m.

These are delicious!


Lena - July 23, 2022, 1 p.m.

The best pancakes I‘ve ever made (vegan and non-vegan) !
So fluffy, filling and easy to make! They turn out great every time (and I‘ve made them many times already). I like to make a big batch and freeze them. Easily one of my favorite brunch recipes !

PUL Team - July 24, 2022, 6:54 p.m.

Such a massive compliment, Lena, thank you for the glowing review!


Nombellina - July 23, 2022, 12:31 p.m.

Oh my word!!! I’ve tried so many vegan protein pancake recipes and just never seem to get good fluffiness. These were amazing! I used chickpea flour and added dark chocolate chips 😁😁😁 I’m done searching. FINALLY!!

PUL Team - July 24, 2022, 6:51 p.m.

Beyond happy to hear, Nombellina, and love the idea to add dark chocolate 😍


Patricia - July 22, 2022, 12:35 p.m.

I made these and had them with chocolate sauce, strawberries and banana. They were wonderful!

PUL Team - July 22, 2022, 5:55 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Patricia, so glad they were enjoyed!


Connie - July 16, 2022, 2:49 p.m.

Love the pancakes and are now my go to - thanks :)


Ella - July 10, 2022, 8:50 p.m.

Yummy! I used soy milk and whole wheat flour in place of pea milk and spelt flour, respectively, as that is what I had on hand. Turned out very tasty. I am enjoying them with maple syrup, coconut yogurt, pb, and some thawed berries. Do note that they are pretty dense (which I really really like personally - makes them much more satiating) maybe because I used whole wheat?

PUL Team - July 10, 2022, 9:41 p.m.

Hey Ella, indeed whole wheat flour will absorb more liquid. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a splash of plant milk to thin it out a touch. So glad the pancakes were enjoyed 😃


Luca - July 5, 2022, 8:13 p.m.

Hey there,
can I swap the silken Tofu with anything? (I can't find it in any store that is close to me [close = 25km or less from where I live or usually spend my day]).
Something like maybe blended up beans? I am aware that regular tofu does not work.
Thanks for your help

PUL Team - July 6, 2022, 8:52 p.m.

Hey Luca, we've heard a positive review with neutral flavoured thick soy yogurt as well as a few positive reviews with well-blended firm tofu in place of the silken tofu. We haven’t experimented with substituting the tofu otherwise so we can’t say with absolute certainty. We imagine beans may impart a slight bean taste if used so it may be worthwhile to give the batter a taste and add more spices if needed.

In case you’re interested and haven’t seen them already, we also have two pancake recipes without tofu here: pickuplimes.com/recipe/fabulo…, pickuplimes.com/recipe/simple…. We hope you enjoy the pancakes if you're able to give them a try 🙂

Ewa - July 25, 2022, 3:33 p.m.

I use normal tofu :)


Cierra - June 26, 2022, 4:50 p.m.

oh my gosh! These were the best vegan pancakes I have ever had and you can’t even tell that they have tofu! Thank you so much Sadia for creating this recipe!

PUL Team - June 27, 2022, 8:01 a.m.

Such a massive compliment, Cierra! Thank YOU for the glowing review 🙂


Brandy - June 25, 2022, 9:24 p.m.

I made this the first time for myself and wow, sooo good. Then I let my mom and my grandmother try... Sadia you have some new fans. They found it so delicious and they finished everything. Keep up the good work, it's paying off in so many ways.

PUL Team - June 27, 2022, 6:46 a.m.

Aw we're smiling from ear to ear, Brandy, thank you! So glad everyone enjoyed the pancakes ✨


Franzi - June 19, 2022, 7:37 p.m.

Best vegan pancake recipe ever! And they taste even better next day if you put the leftovers in the toaster.

PUL Team - June 22, 2022, 3:27 p.m.

Oh we're so happy to hear, Franzi, thank you!


Pauline - June 11, 2022, 6:08 p.m.

My vegan pancakes recipe really needed an upgrade, this video is exactly that! They were absolutely delicious!

PUL Team - June 15, 2022, 4:04 a.m.

Woohoo! It means so much, Pauline, thank you 🙂


Romane - June 8, 2022, 9:17 p.m.

Loved it ! I replaced the milk with oat milk and even if there's less protein it works very well ;) a big thank you for your work

PUL Team - June 9, 2022, 6:04 p.m.

Thank YOU for taking the time to share and support PUL, Romane! So happy it was enjoyed with the oat milk 🙂


Allison - June 1, 2022, 7:02 p.m.

Hi, would it work if I were to replace the silken tofu with soy yogurt ? (I can't find it where I live).

PUL Team - June 1, 2022, 9:34 p.m.

Hey Allison, we haven't tested it out so we can't say with absolute certainty but imagine it would be possible with some experimenting. A neutral flavoured yogurt would likely work best. Do let us know if you test it out 🙂

Pauline - June 11, 2022, 6:07 p.m.

I have tried it with soy yogurt (I tried to pick a quite thick one) and it worked perfectly!


Christine - May 29, 2022, 9:24 a.m.

WOW, these are so delicious. I made them on the weekend and topped them with berry compote, nuts and plant yogurt. Amazingl they kept me full right up until dinner time. Thank-you so much for sharing Sadia and pick up lime team 🥰

PUL Team - May 29, 2022, 5:42 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Christine! We're so glad the pancakes were enjoyed 😃


Mel - May 21, 2022, 4:19 a.m.

These are delicious!
Can I freeze them?

PUL Team - May 23, 2022, 2:39 a.m.

Hey Mel! Kristin from April 30th reviewed that the pancakes froze well. We usually find that tofu holds onto ice crystals when frozen so we suspected the pancakes would be a tad soggy when thawed initially. Freezing them in an airtight container may help avoid excess ice crystals though. Do let us know if you experiment with it 🙂


Angelica - May 15, 2022, 9:28 a.m.

Hi guys!
I’ve been following your videos for a couple of years now and I have to say my day gets better just by seeing the notification you posted another one, it’s such a treat to the eyes!
I was so happy to see this high protein video, as I’m trying to incorporate natural protein in my diet in favour of vegan protein powders. A couple of questions on the pancake recipe: can I use chickpea flour instead? And is the milk necessary or can I use water?

PUL Team - May 16, 2022, 3:49 a.m.

Hey Angelica, thanks for sharing the kind words! We recommend pea or soy milk in this one to help the pancakes be fluffy and offer more protein. We haven't tried with chickpea flour, but if you experiment with water and/or chickpea flour you may need to adjust the amounts used until the desired consistency is achieved. Do let us know how it goes if you experiement with it 🙂


Dani - May 12, 2022, 3:57 p.m.

May I ask what the lemon juice does here?

PUL Team - May 12, 2022, 4:08 p.m.

Hey Dani, that's a great question! The lemon juice helps create vegan buttermilk which makes pancakes nice and fluffy 😃


Joanne - May 7, 2022, 2:03 p.m.

Can I use whole wheat flour or oat flour instead spelt?tks

PUL Team - May 7, 2022, 8:34 p.m.

Hey Joanne! We haven't tested it out but we've heard positive reviews with oat flour. Whole wheat flour can also often be substituted in place of spelt flour with success. You may need to add a touch more milk to thin out the batter though. Do let us know how it does if you give the pancakes a try 🙂

Joanne - May 23, 2022, 2:47 p.m.

Thank you sooo much for the response!!! I tried it today with whole wheat flour ,and I add more milk . But the texture inside turns out kinda gluey. The pancake did not rise perfectly. Maybe because I stir it too much ?BTY I’m not good at English ,but I really love your channel and this website. 🥰

PUL Team - May 24, 2022, 3:59 a.m.

Hi Joanne, thanks for the update and kind words! It does sound like the batter was overmixed as mixing too much can cause a gummy texture and flatter pancake. For fluffy pancakes, we want to mix until the batter is just combined. We hope this helps for now 🙂


Samantha - May 2, 2022, 4:23 a.m.

Delicious!
I haven’t had pancakes since going vegan and these were the perfect reminder of how delicious they are!
My younger sister (non vegan) even said they taste better than “normal” pancakes!

PUL Team - May 2, 2022, 9:03 p.m.

We're beyond thrilled the pancakes are being enjoyed, Samantha, thank you :D


Pia - May 1, 2022, 10:26 a.m.

These pancakes are amazing. Didn´t have spelt flour so I used Buckwheat flour instead. Turned out great. They are perfect for freezing and stay fluffy and delicious after reheating. Love this recipe!

PUL Team - May 2, 2022, 2:41 a.m.

Ooo thanks for the insight, Pia, we appreciate it so much!


Kristin - April 30, 2022, 1:24 p.m.

I love this recipe! I make enough to last for weekday breakfasts for 2 weeks and freeze them. I tried this recipe because I wanted to incorporate tofu into my breakfast and these pancakes are the perfect way to do that! They're not as dense as other protein pancake recipes and they freeze really well. I do use a little more liquid so they spread easier, but that's totally just my preference and they taste good either way. Other than that, I don't change anything and this recipe is a 10 out of 10.

PUL Team - April 30, 2022, 10:12 p.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the pancakes, Kristin! We're so happy to hear ❣️


Nati - April 25, 2022, 6:32 a.m.

Perfect for start my day with good amount of protein!!! :)


Angelica - April 24, 2022, 3:54 p.m.

These pancakes are perfect to add to my breakfast rotation. They’re light and filling. I used firm tofu and just added it to my blender to blitz it until it was smooth. Thanks for the great recipe! I will certainly make it again. :)

PUL Team - April 25, 2022, 4:24 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Angelica, thank YOU!


Joe Roberts - April 21, 2022, 10:39 p.m.

One of the best vegan pancakes I've made yet. I thinned the mix a little more than you did in the video and I used a few substitutes but all in all recommend 100%

PUL Team - April 22, 2022, 5:29 a.m.

Thank you for the incredibly kind review, Joe, it means so much :)

Joe Roberts - April 22, 2022, 8:02 a.m.

Thanks for the new recipes I'm trying out and adding to my routine! I will post reviews when I try them :)


MJ - April 21, 2022, 6:26 a.m.

These are honestly the best breakfast/snack recipe I've ever made. I've been trying to increase my protein intake, and this was the perfect find. They're also super filling and delicious with just about any fruit. Thank you!

PUL Team - April 21, 2022, 6:57 a.m.

Such a big compliment, MJ, thanks so much!


Christi - April 16, 2022, 3:44 p.m.

Absolutely delicious! These made our Saturday breakfast a real treat!

PUL Team - April 16, 2022, 8:11 p.m.

So glad the pancakes are being enjoyed, Christi!


Hitashi - April 15, 2022, 6:43 p.m.

I tried this today, the recipe made my day. I made it for a friend and she didn’t believe it had tofu in it. The experience was tasty and guilt-free. Thank you for sharing. Wishing you more energy and happiness to keep sharing recipes like these :)

PUL Team - April 16, 2022, 7:31 p.m.

Awe thank you for the kind words and wishes, Hitashi 😊


Roxie Rice, M.Ed - April 9, 2022, 9:07 p.m.

What is the yield on this recipe? I know you work so hard already but would you mind putting the yield/ total servings on your recipes? It's just me... so am I about to make like, a families' worth of pancakes rn? LOL

PUL Team - April 10, 2022, 11:39 p.m.

Hey Roxie Rice, thanks for the question! The yield for the recipe is an adjustable feature on the website and can be found under the "servings" header to the left of the total recipe time. For this one, the default serving is approximately 12 pancakes. You can lower the serving to less with the minus button if desired. We hope this helps for now 😊


Tanu Singh - April 6, 2022, 1:21 p.m.

Absolutely amazing. Eagerly waiting for more great recipes. Thank you so much.

PUL Team - April 7, 2022, 12:24 a.m.

Thanks, Tanu, we hope to share more soon!


Vi - March 31, 2022, 8:42 a.m.

Easy, delicious and nutricious! I made the batter in advance and stored it in an airtight jar in the fridge and made fresh pancakes in batches over 3 days. Worked prefectly! Supertasty.

Note: I used ordinary tofu instead of silken, worked fine.

PUL Team - March 31, 2022, 10:10 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the pancakes, Vi, we're so glad they were enjoyed 😊


Eunny - March 27, 2022, 1:20 a.m.

This pancake is suuuuuuuper gooooood!!


Aleks - March 24, 2022, 1:06 p.m.

It turned out very tasty! Thanks for the recipe 🥞🥞


Donna - March 23, 2022, 10:50 a.m.

I made these for dinner this week (it’s a household tradition) and they were sooo good!! I used oat milk and only had to tweak the quantities slightly to get the consistency right. Also, I bought the PUL cookbook earlier this year and everything I’ve made so far has been just delightful. Thanks for another awesome recipe and for inspiring me to get more creative with my plant-based diet!

PUL Team - March 24, 2022, 12:25 a.m.

We're so thrilled the pancakes and other recipes are being enjoyed, Donna! Thank you for being here and supporting PUL 💚


Anja - March 20, 2022, 5:26 p.m.

Super delicious!


Mariah - March 13, 2022, 10:58 p.m.

Amazing! We froze them and toasted them in the morning for breakfast and it worked great :)

PUL Team - March 14, 2022, 2:36 a.m.

Ooo sounds lovely, Mariah, thanks a bunch!


yulya - March 12, 2022, 9:47 p.m.

great reciepe . My kids loved it. although the butter was a bit sticky and didn't spread well on the pan.
TThis didn't bother me a lot and it was tasty. i wish we had this coconut yogurt you are using . thank you Sadia

PUL Team - March 13, 2022, 3:54 p.m.

Hey Yulya! Just in case you're interested, adding some extra plant-milk to the batter can help to thin it out for an easier spread. The back of a spoon can also be helpful for shaping thicker pancakes if you prefer 😊

yulya - March 13, 2022, 5:54 p.m.

Thank you ! Next time :) and yes i am using the back of the spoon


Charlotte - March 12, 2022, 8:06 p.m.

Sadia, these pancakes were so good!! As I have to stick to a GF diet, I swapped the spelt flour for oat flour and it worked perfectly! The texture and combination of flavours was just amazing and I love the fact that it makes a sizeable batch for future days breakfasts! What a brilliant protein-packed recipe! 🙌🏻❤

PUL Team - March 13, 2022, 3:46 p.m.

Ooo thanks for the insight, Charlotte! It's so appreciated 😃

KatieD - May 29, 2022, 3 p.m.

Charlotte, did you have to adjust the measurements at all? Thank you <3

Charlotte - May 30, 2022, 12:47 p.m.

Hi Katie!
I kept the measurements exactly the same with oat flour and it worked perfectly. I allowed the mix to rest for about 10 minutes prior to cooking and it thickened up.
I hope that helps!


Keira - March 12, 2022, 10:29 a.m.

Great recipe for super fluffy pancakes. The batter is so airy and light, yet thick. This recipe makes a very large portion, so I’ll have pancakes for snacks all week. I added more maple to sweeten a bit more and topped with coconut yoghurt and berries. Delicious!

PUL Team - March 12, 2022, 7:25 p.m.

Awe we're so glad the pancakes were enjoyed, Keira! Love topping this one with yogurt and berries 😊


Christine - March 11, 2022, 9:28 p.m.

We have been following you on YouTube for a couple of months. Have tried many of the recipes and simply love love them.
These pancakes are wonderful and definitely will become part of our weekend offerings.
Keep up the good work! Thank you!
Christine

PUL Team - March 12, 2022, 6:51 p.m.

Oh, Christine, it means so much to hear! We're so grateful to have you in our PUL community 💚


Jo - March 11, 2022, 2:15 p.m.

These are delicious, I leave out the cinnamon and pop vegan cheese and kimchi on for lunch, with salad leaves, cherry tomatoes.
I also have them at breakfast with Alpro yogurt, cherries/ mixed forest fruits, chopped nuts and date syrup.
No bloating and I’m so full with two, due to the high protein content. I can teach Pilates till lunch without my stomach rumbling and feeling wobbly due to lack of food.
Wonderful versatile recipe.
Thank you for all your wonderful recipes, I love nothing more than to chill out with your YouTube videos when I need inspiration.
Jo 🙏

PUL Team - March 12, 2022, 5:07 p.m.

Hi there, Jo, what lovely topping ideas 😍 Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with the pancakes and kind words. It means so much!


Anita - March 11, 2022, 12:38 p.m.

Hey Sadia! Just a quick question - does the nutrition info per serving include topping?

PUL Team - March 12, 2022, 5:06 p.m.

Hey Anita! Yes, the nutrition information includes the ingredients under the toppings heading, although it excludes those under the optional topping heading. Kindly note as the disclaimer mentions that this is just an estimate. If you need specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a healthcare professional, such as a dietitian 🙂


Sarah - March 11, 2022, 12:05 p.m.

Hello, I am wondering if I can make batter 1 day ahead and leave in the fridge, to be used tomorrow morning?

Wendy - March 12, 2022, 3:30 p.m.

Hello Sarah - I am having the same question. :)

PUL Team - March 12, 2022, 5:02 p.m.

Hey Sarah and Wendy! That's a great question. We haven't tested it out although we imagine it might work. If you think you're able to keep the prepared wet and dry ingredients separated, only to combine when you're ready to use it, that would definitely be best. Let us know how it goes if you give it a try 😊

Jo - March 13, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

Hi Sarah & Wendy.
I make a big batch and use it over the next couple of days…sometimes I need to add a little more milk but it is perfectly fine in my opinion 👍


Émilie F. - March 7, 2022, 2:41 p.m.

These are so great and easy to make!

Thanks for that recipe! :)

PUL Team - March 7, 2022, 4:06 p.m.

Thank you, Émilie! It means so much 🙂


Nathalie - March 6, 2022, 11:55 p.m.

Tried this recipe from your YT channel. Picky kids and husband approved! Will make it again and again! Thank you for helping us in our journey to healthy eating ! Love from Miami.

PUL Team - March 7, 2022, 6:27 a.m.

Beyond happy to hear, Nathalie! Sending an abundance of love to Miami 🥰


Alexandra - March 6, 2022, 5:06 p.m.

Hey Sadia, ik wou even vragen welke erwtenmelk je gebruikte in je recept en of je nog een ander soort bloem kan gebruiken in het recept.
Groetjes, Alexandra

PUL Team - March 7, 2022, 6:13 a.m.

Hey Alexandra, the pea milk we use is the Albert Heijn house brand of pea milk, although any pea milk would work. For flour, we haven't tried it with anything else although spelt flour can often be substituted one-for-one with whole wheat flour with success. You may need to add a touch more milk to thin out the batter though. Do let us know how it does if you give the pancakes a try 😃


Victoria - March 5, 2022, 5:29 p.m.

Definitely had to thin out my batter. I used whole wheat flour instead of spelt flour, so maybe that's why. My pancakes were super thick so I had to split them down the middle and cook again, so they turned out more like English muffins.

PUL Team - March 5, 2022, 9:52 p.m.

Hey Victoria, thank you for taking the time to share this with us! Our apologies to hear about the thickness impacting the recipe. The type of flour used and the amount of water naturally in the tofu can certainly impact the thickness of the batter. If the batter is quite thick after mixing the dry and wet ingredients together, we'd recommend adding a touch more plant-milk. We've updated the recipe steps to include a short blurb to hopefully avoid others experiencing the same thing, so thanks for taking the time to share! 🙂


Spoorthi - March 4, 2022, 1:56 p.m.

Hi Sadia... Love from India... What are the options if we do not find Tofu that easily? I am not sure which kind Tofu is this?

What will give the same fluffiness as a regular pancakes (that we get from eggs)... What can be swapped in Vegetarian for fluffiness? Please guide!

PUL Team - March 5, 2022, 8:05 p.m.

Hey Spoorthi, thanks for the question! Silken tofu is a soft and creamy tofu that helps give these pancakes a thicker and fluffy texture. We haven’t experimented with substituting the tofu so we can’t say with absolute certainty. If you’re interested and haven’t seen them already, we have a pancake recipe without tofu here: pickuplimes.com/recipe/fabulo…, pickuplimes.com/recipe/simple…. We hope this helps for now, Spoorthi 🙂


Kathryn - March 3, 2022, 10:44 p.m.

Hi these look great! However I am Gluten free so spelt flour is a definite no go!
Isit as simple as swapping for normal Gfree plain (all purpose) flour or do you have another flour recommendation that I could try?

Thank you 😁🥞

PUL Team - March 4, 2022, 5:51 a.m.

Hey Kathryn! We haven't tested it out, although a mix of gluten-free flours usually works better than using just one gluten-free flour on its own. For example, there's a homemade flour blend recipe from Minimalist Baker that might help. We've also heard positive things about the Bobs Red Mills 1-to-1 gluten-free flour in other recipes, so perhaps that may be another option to consider.

In case you're interested and haven't seen it already, our Simple Oatmeal Pancakes is an alternative gluten-free option: pickuplimes.com/recipe/simple…. We hope this helps for now and do let us know how it goes if you try it out ✨


Esther - March 3, 2022, 9:17 p.m.

Thank you for the recipe, this is awesome! I've always loved making sweets with tofu, this is definitely going on my regular list! Do you think it'd work with firmer varieties of tofu?

PUL Team - March 4, 2022, 5:34 a.m.

Hey Esther, we haven't tested it out although imagine the pancake batter will be less smooth and more chunky with a firmer tofu variety. If you do test it out and the batter isn't as smooth as desired, adding more liquid (such as plant-based milk or water) to help thin it out should help. Firm tofu also has a more distinct tofu taste, whereas silken tofu has a very subtle, hardly noticeable taste. So just a heads up you might taste the tofu more prominently if using firmer varieties. Do let us know if you experiment with it ☺️