Pancakes are one of the best foods you can serve at breakfast. However, there are people who are unable to enjoy pancakes because of milk and egg allergy. If you’re one of those people, we have a good news for you. Did you know that despite your milk and egg allergy, you can still enjoy pancakes? It’s because you can create them even without those ingredients.
If you’re curious on how you can make milk free and egg free pancakes, here are some tips which may help you.
Substitutes for Milk
Most people are usually allergic to cow’s milk which is the usual type of milk used in making pancakes. But don’t fret because there are a lot of milk substitutes you can use. You can use soy or rice milk instead. Also, if you do not have any tree nut allergy, coconut, almond, cashew, hazelnut, and macadamia milk are also great substitutes for cow’s milk.
If you’re totally allergic to any types of milk, or you simply do not want any milk on your pancakes, then you can simply use water or fruit juice as substitutes.
Substitute for Eggs
It’s kind of difficult to find substitutes for eggs compared to cow’s milk because milk comes in many variations. But here are some substitutes that can also equal to an egg.
- Mix a teaspoon of baking powder, a tablespoon of water, and a tablespoon of vinegar.
- Mix a half tablespoon of water, one and a half tablespoons of oil, and one teaspoon of baking powder.
- A cup of applesauce
- A tablespoon of apricot puree
- A table spoon of yeast dissolved in ¼ cup of warm water.
- Use EnerG Egg Replacer. Most vegans use this as a substitute for eggs.
These egg substitutes can end up with different textures. For pancakes, the best one you can choose is the second suggestion we gave.
Milk Free and Egg Free Pancake Recipes
Aside from the milk and egg substitutes, there are many other ways to cook pancakes without using milk and eggs. To give you more ideas, here are some recipes we gathered for you.
1. Milk and Egg Free Pancakes
This is the simplest and easiest way to make milk free and egg free pancakes.
- 1 cup of flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- Your choice of liquid (can be water, fruit juice, or any non-dairy milk).
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix them well until it becomes smoother and suitable pourable.
- Heat the pan then put the batter mixture onto it. Wait until the pancake turns golden brown open before flipping it with a spatula. Cook until the other side turns golden brown as well.
- Remove the pancake from heat then serve it. You can also add some toppings to it such as fruits and maple syrup.
2. Fluffy Vegan Pancakes
- Vegetable oil
- Baking powder
- Unsweetened almond milk or water
- Virgin coconut oil
- Maple syrup
- In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together. Then add the maple syrup, coconut oil, and almond milk or water. Mix them well until the batter becomes smooth. After that, set the batter aside.
- Heat a large cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil to the pan then pour 2 tablespoon of the batter onto it. For 2 to 3 minutes, fry the pancakes.
- After all the batter are fried, place them on a plate and enjoy the fluffy vegan pancakes.
3. Pancakes for Babies and Toddlers
Babies and toddlers are usually the ones who suffer from allergies the most. If your child has milk and egg allergy but you want him or her to enjoy pancakes, this recipe will help you. Plus, it is also gluten free.
- 2 small, peeled apples
- ½ cup instant oats
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
- ¾ cup of oat milk (or any milk substitute)
- ¼ cup of gluten-free flour
- 1 tablespoon of rice bran oil
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 to 3 teaspoons of maple syrup (optional)
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix the oats, ground flaxseed meal, and oat milk. After mixing them together, set it aside and allow the oats to soften.
- Grate the peeled apples. After that, add all the remaining ingredients into the bowl and mix them well until the batter becomes thick and chunky.
- Heat a pan on medium heat then coat it with a bit of oil. Then scoop about a half tablespoon of batter for each pancake and drop them on the pan. Cook them for about two minutes each or until the bottom of the pancakes turn golden brown. Flip them then lightly press them down. Cook until they are lightly browned on the other side.
- Once cooked, remove them from heat and place them on a plate. Before serving to your kids, allow them to cool first. For younger babies, you can cut each piece into strips.
With these recipes, everyone in your family, even those who are allergic to milk and eggs, as well as vegans, will be able to enjoy pancakes during breakfast and snack times. We hope the tips we shared will help you make milk free and egg free pancakes.