What would a Sunday morning be without fresh homemade Pancakes? Our dairy-free pear pancakes are a must on Sunday morning. It is the perfect way to start the day: cooking pancakes while drinking the first cup of coffee of the day.
WE ALL DESERVE PANCAKES
For us, making these Dairy-Free Pancakes is a family tradition. Luca runs around destroying the place, Astra makes coffee and I prepare the pancakes. Normally with a little bit of music and some dancing included.
We use 1 egg to make our pancakes, but if you are vegan, you can just use a little bit more baking powder for fluffier pancakes, or just leave the egg out altogether.
Our Dairy-free Pancakes are suitable for Toddlers and Kids
Our dairy-free pancake recipe is suitable for toddlers and kids as it does not contain any sugar. Instead, we use cinnamon and pear to make them taste sweet while keeping them healthy. We use all-purpose flour, but you can use whole-wheat flour or quinoa flour.
To be honest, pear and apples are fruits that we always have in the house. We buy them weekly, and always end up eating the rest of the fruit before these. Sunday is a good day to use the food that we haven't used during the week. You can use apple and it will still be really similar in taste and consistency. If we can choose, we go for the pear as it is sweeter. You will need to shred the fruit before incorporating it into the mixture.
We use this exact same recipe to cook mini pancakes. Luca, our toddler, likes them better than the classic pancake shape. They taste the same, but they are easier to pick up with his hands and to pop in his mouth. We love this variation of our pancakes too. Using a cooking griddle it shouldn't take longer than the bigger pancakes. We pour the mixture into a squeeze sauce bottle to make the round cereal shapes.
If you are going to make pancake cereal, the pear will need to be grated really finely so the mixture doesn't get blocked inside the bottle. Prepare your Pancake cereal bowl with fresh fruit, some mint leaves and maple syrup. Add some yoghurt or milk for the perfect morning breakfast or Sunday brunch!
Toppings and drinks
Welcome to my favourite part of pancake making. Yes, the toppings! I love trying different toppings every time we have pancakes as it keeps them different and exciting. Topping categories, choose one from each category, and build the perfect pancake:
- Maple syrup, always! We love our organic maple syrup and this is a staple when finishing up our pancakes.
- Fresh fruit. How good does fresh fruit tastes? Use anything you have at home. Strawberries, blueberries, banana, kiwi, raspberries, peach, mango, and I could keep going forever. We use as well our homemade apple sauce to top or pancakes. It's sugar-free so toddler-friendly!
- Dairy-free Yoghurt, fruit or chocolate sauces. For example, coconut yoghurt. We love it because it's creamy and sweet and just perfect to combine with the fruit and maple syrup. For the little ones, you can try our amazing Vegan Chocolate Mousse to top their pancakes.
- Seeds or nuts. You can top your pancakes with walnuts, pistachios, almonds, cashews, chia seeds, linseeds, etc. They all work perfectly. Make sure you shred the nuts for your toddler, as they are a choking hazard.
- The best option to go with your morning pancakes it's a big cup of coffee or a deliciously fresh smoothie. If you need some inspiration to make a proper smoothie, check this vegan and gluten-free smoothie and smoothie bowls recipes.
Dairy-Free Pear Pancakes
- Electric Hand Whisk
- 1 cup flour
- ½ tablespoon baking powder
- ½ tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1 egg
- 1 pear shredded
- Grapeseed oil or any other light-flavoured oil
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Make sure everything is mixed well.
- Take another bowl and pour the soy milk, the egg yolk (keep the egg white in a jar) and the shredded pear. Mix all the ingredients well.
- Tip the egg white into a mixing bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk. It will take around 1 minute for the egg white to have a fluffy cloud consistency. Beat until it stands up in stiff peaks. You can skip this part to speed up the preparation time, but we love our extra fluffy pancakes and this is how we get a perfect consistency.
- Pour the wet ingredients mixture into the dry ingredients bowl. Mix making sure you don't overmix the batter, as you won't get fluffy pancakes otherwise. Lastly, fold in the whisked egg white and mix really gently one more time.
- Heat and lightly grease with oil a frying pan over medium to high heat. Pour a lodle of batter into the pan and when you can see bubbles forming on the top, flip the pancake and cook on the other side.
Think about how many different combinations you can make, and start today!