These vegan whole wheat pancakes will be your new favorite Sunday morning breakfast treat! The best part? They only require six whole-food, plant-based ingredients and one bowl to whip together!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • I promise you, nothing beats this homemade batter using simple healthy ingredients. In my opinion, this simple pancake batter recipe is just as easy as the store-bought stuff anyways.
  • These vegan whole wheat pancakes are totally meal prep friendly. You can double, triple, or even quadruple the batter recipe to make enough pancakes for days.
  • I love using bananas in recipes like this because it helps counteract any addition of unnecessary oil or butter. It also adds a balanced sweet flavor without any refined sugar!
  • You could totally transform these vegan banana pancake batter into waffles. You would simply need to add 1/4 a cup of the batter into a waffle maker instead of a pan.

How To Make This Recipe

All you have to do is combine all these ingredients in a bowl, and BAM. You have a healthy vegan whole wheat pancake batter from scratch and ready to put on the skillet.

Pour about 1/4 cup of batter per pancake, wait for the top to bubble, then flip. Cook for another minute or so, and enjoy!

Hack It!

  • You could replace the banana in these pancakes with a couple of things. Use 1/2 a cup of unsweetened apple sauce, 1/2 a cup of pureed pumpkin, or even a few tablespoons of coconut oil would suffice.
  • We chose to use whole wheat flour for these Easy Vegan Banana Pancakes because it provides a nice, fluffy and light consistency! However, if you have to eat gluten-free, we definitely suggest swapping the whole wheat flour for oat flour. You can make your own oat flour at home by simply placing it in a blender and grinding until a smooth flour consistency is achieved.
  • I love adding dark vegan chocolate chips to my vegan banana pancakes. My fiance loves blueberries in his! If you’re making these simple banana pancakes for your family, I suggest adding the toppings on top of the batter in the pan so they can be customized to each person.
  • Feel free to also get creative once the pancakes are on your plate. They are perfect with maple syrup, nut butter, coconut whipped cream, or frozen berries.

Other Recipes You’ll Love

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The Recipe: Vegan Whole Wheat Pancakes

A simple six-ingredient vegan pancake recipe using whole-wheat flour and banana!
4.34 from 6 ratings


  • 1 Banana, Ripe
  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Cups Almond Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Pinch Sea Salt



  • Place your banana in a bowl and mash it using a fork.
  • Add the rest of your ingredients to the bowl. Using a whisk, mix until everything is smooth and completely combined.
  • Put a non-stick pan on a burner over medium heat. Add oil or vegan butter to the pan if food tends to stick.
  • Add 1/4 a cup of batter to the middle of the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes, and then flip. Cook for an additional two minutes then transfer over to a plate. Repeat this step until the batter is used up.
Serving: 2Pancakes, Calories: 400kcal, Carbohydrates: 67g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 8g