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Easy "Buttermilk" Pancakes

Updated: Nov 6

I know your probably thinking..."How can buttermilk be vegan?" Well theres a pretty easy way to make vegan buttermilk to use the way you would use traditional buttermilk. You just add fresh lemon juice or vinegar to plain non-dairy milk and that's it. Now you have vegan buttermilk to use in recipes.


  • 2 cups of plain non-dairy milk (I used oat milk)

  • 2 tbs of fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tbs of oil

  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

  • 3 tbs of sugar

  • 2 cups of self rising flour sifted

  • pinch of sea salt

  • coconut oil or vegan butter for cooking


  1. Pour your non-dairy milk into a mixing bowl and add in your lemon juice or vinegar stir and set aside for 5-10 minutes.

  2. After 5-10 minutes add in the vanilla, sugar, 1 tbs of oil or melted vegan butter an mix well.

  3. Now begin adding in the self-rising flour little by little and stir. Do not over mix. Having a few lumps is ok.

  4. Place a large skillet over medium high heat. If you want pancakes with crispy edges add in 1 tbs of oil, coconut oil or vegetable oil will do. If you want super soft pancakes use a little butter instead.

  5. Once your pan is hot use pour in your desired amount of pancake pbatter.

  6. Let the pancake cook for about 2 minutes on the first side or until small bubbles appear on the top.

  7. Flip your pancake and cook for and additional 1 minute.

  8. Repeat the process for your remaining pancakes.

Prep & Storage Tip: You prepare your batter ahead of time and store it in a mason jar and keep it in the fridge to use whenever you like. The batter will last for 2 weeks.

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