These whole wheat fluffy vegan pancakes take just minutes to make and are oil-free and sugar-free for a healthy vegan pancake the whole family will love. Try them topped with blueberries, banana and maple syrup for a delicious plant-based breakfast.

Oil-Free Fluffy Vegan Whole Wheat Pancakes - Running on Real Food
Fluffy Vegan Whole Wheat Pancakes - Running on Real Food

Pancake Topping Ideas

The pancake toppings are the best part of this whole pancake business aren’t they? Besides the fluffy, doughy pillows they sit on, I guess.

I topped these fluffy vegan pancakes with a generous serving of thawed, frozen blueberries that I heated up stovetop, a sprinkle of shredded coconut and a drizzle of melted peanut butter.

Here are some more pancake topping ideas:

  • toasted coconut flakes
  • homemade chocolate sauce: mix together a small amount of coconut oil, cocoa powder and sweetener of choice such as pure maple syrup
  • date caramel sauce: soak dates in hot water for 15 minutes then drain and blend with some light coconut milk, vanilla and sea salt
  • chopped nuts
  • apples and cinnamon: sauté sliced apples with cinnamon in a little coconut oil until soft and tender
  • pure maple syrup
  • fresh or caramelized bananas: sauté sliced bananas in coconut oil until they caramelize
  • sweet tahini sauce: mix tahini with some pure maple syrup
  • coconut butter or nectar
  • dairy-free chocolate chips – or bake these right into the pancakes!
Whole Wheat Vegan Pancake Recipe - Running on Real Food
Oil-Free Fluffy Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes - Running on Real Food

Whole Wheat Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

This recipe only takes a few minutes to whip up with simple, everyday ingredients and is super easy to make. Not to mention they’re incredibly filling! These might be the easiest, yummiest fluffy vegan pancakes around!

  • so easy and ready in minutes
  • minimal ingredients
  • incredibly fluffy
  • double or triple for a family sized batch
  • customize by adding fruit or chocolate chips
  • oil-free
  • no refined sugar or make sugar-free by using stevia
  • add your favourite healthy toppings

For best results, follow the recipe carefully and make sure you cook them in a pre-heated, hot, non-stick pan. I also use a very light spray of coconut oil cooking spray.

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Whole Wheat Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

These are the easiest pancakes ever! Ready in minutes with just a few simple ingredients, you will love them.




  1. Mix together the flour, baking powder, sea salt and cinnamon in a bowl.
  2. Add the unsweetened almond milk and maple syrup and stir until “just mixed.”
  3. Let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes. While you wait, heat a pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Lightly oil the pan or spray it with a little non-stick cooking spray then scoop the batter into the pan in 1/4-1/2 cup portions.
  5. Once there are a few bubbles in the middle and they look cooked around the edges, flip and cook for a couple more minutes on the other side.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


  • This recipe is pretty easy to eye-ball. I make it all the time with a big scoop of flour, a spoonful of baking powder, pinch of salt, stevia and enough water to form a thick batter. It makes amazing, perfect, super light fluffy vegan pancakes every time!
  • For best results, make sure you active baking powder. If you’re unsure if your baking powder is still good, you can test it by by mixing 1 teaspoon of baking powder with 1/3 cup hot water. If the baking powder is fresh, the mixture should produce lots of bubbles.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 276
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 57 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 9 g

Keywords: whole wheat vegan pancakes, oil-free vegan pancakes