Dairy-free pancakes

Dairy-free pancakes

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins Plus resting


Makes 8 small pancakes

Skip regular milk and replace it with coconut or hemp milk in these light pancakes suitable for people with dairy or lactose intolerance

Nutrition and extra info

  • Dairy-free

Nutrition: using hemp milk

  • kcal90
  • fat3.2g
  • saturates0.5g
  • carbs12.6g
  • sugars0.8g
  • fibre0.7g
  • protein2.3g
  • salt0g
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  • 125g plain flour
  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 300ml hemp or coconut milk (see tip)



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • sunflower or rice bran oil, for frying


  1. Put the flour in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Crack the egg in the middle and pour in a quarter of the milk. Use an electric or balloon whisk to thoroughly combine the mixture. Once you have a paste, mix in another quarter and once lump free, mix in the remaining milk. Leave to rest for 20 mins. Stir again before using.

  2. Heat a small, non-stick frying pan with a splash of oil. When hot, pour a small amount of the mixture into the pan and swirl around to coat the base – you want a thin layer. Cook for a few mins until golden brown on the bottom, then turn over and cook until golden on the other side. Repeat until you have used all the mixture, stirring the mixture in between pancakes and adding more oil for frying as necessary. Pile the pancakes up between sheets of baking parchment or cook to order. Serve with the pancake filling of choice.

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Deen Fredericks's picture
Deen Fredericks
3rd Mar, 2018
Brilliant. It comes out crispy and I added half an egg more to my mixture and it was filling yet light. Was one of them days when my wife hints at me cooking breakfast. So I jumped out of bed (knowing she's very picky, vegan, gluten free etc. So we got most ingredients to suit that. Coconut flour etc. This was emphasis on light and crispy. Used cheese, green olives, fresh chilli, little bit pesto and fresh coriander as my fillings for hers I took out the cheese and put few pine nuts. delicious thank you for the great idea of non milk pancake. Luckily we have lots of Almond milk cause we snowed in and the milk was on empty.
2nd Jul, 2016
I have to be dairy free (due to an anaphylactic response to milk protein) so am very used to substituting soya milk for cows milk but it's good to see a recipe dedicated to a dairy free diet.
17th Feb, 2015
Made these today with Oatly as my son is allergic to milk - it worked fine, in fact my other half didn't even realise they were any different.
7th Feb, 2013
Digger - since they are not an animal milk or animal milk derivative! Dairy - "containing or made from milk"!
6th Feb, 2013
Since when have eggs been dairy free?
26th Feb, 2014
Maybe you were looking for this recipe Digger55... http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2920662/egg-dairy-and-glutenfree-pancakes
EC's picture
6th Feb, 2018
Thanks! That link answers my question.
26th Feb, 2014
digger55, since always. Since when have eggs been classed as dairy? Since never.
6th Feb, 2020
Hi just wondering if this is using the thicker tinned coconut milk or the type in a carton that you can drink, just didn't want to get it wrong! Thanks
lulu_grimes's picture
6th Feb, 2020
A good question, this is coconut milk from a carton, the tip suggests a brand. Thank you for flagging this, we will look at how we list this ingredient from now on.
2nd Jan, 2019
Hi can these be frozen ?
goodfoodteam's picture
2nd Jan, 2019
Thanks for your question. Yes you can freeze these between sheets of baking parchment.
2nd Mar, 2014
Hi there. Have you tried it with Soya Milk? Does it work as well?? Thanks
goodfoodteam's picture
10th Mar, 2014
Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. Yes, the recipe would also work with soya milk as well.
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