Vegan 3-Step Pancakes Recipe with Blueberries and Maple Syrup

3-step Pancakes

Vegan 3-Step Pancakes Recipe with Blueberries and Maple Syrup
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4 | Vegan diet


3-step Pancakes
3-step Pancakes

Pancakes are a beloved breakfast staple around the world, known for their fluffy texture and delicious taste. This recipe offers a delightful twist on the classic pancake, incorporating both health-conscious ingredients and a touch of sweetness with the optional addition of frozen fruit. Perfect for those looking for a vegan-friendly option without sacrificing flavor, these pancakes promise to start your day on a bright and tasty note.


The history of pancakes dates back thousands of years, with variations found in nearly every culture. The version we are familiar with today has evolved significantly, with early recipes being more akin to flatbreads. This particular recipe is a modern take, designed to cater to the growing demand for plant-based and health-conscious options, while still honoring the traditional comfort and simplicity of a classic pancake breakfast.


Dry Ingredients

Liquid Ingredients


How to prepare

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the liquid ingredients and add them to the dry ingredients, mixing well.
  3. Prepare a griddle over medium-high heat.
  4. Using 0.25 cup of batter for each pancake, cook on one side until it becomes bubbly, then turn and cook on the other side until it is done.
  5. Serve with Vegan Butter and maple syrup.


  • This recipe is highly adaptable. For a gluten-free version, use a gluten-free flour blend. To increase the protein content, add a scoop of your favorite plant-based protein powder to the batter. For a different flavor profile, experiment with adding spices like nutmeg or cardamom.
  • For those looking to experiment, this recipe is highly adaptable. Try adding chocolate chips, nuts, or seeds to the batter for added texture and flavor. For a gluten-free version, substitute the flours with your favorite gluten-free blend.
  • Experiment with different types of flour, such as almond or oat flour, for a gluten-free version. You can also try adding spices like nutmeg or cardamom for a unique flavor twist. For those who enjoy a bit of crunch, incorporating a handful of chopped nuts into the batter can add both texture and nutritional value.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

For the fluffiest pancakes, ensure your baking powder is fresh as it's a key leavening agent. Mixing the dry and wet ingredients separately before combining helps prevent overmixing, which can lead to tough pancakes. If using frozen fruit, add it directly from the freezer to the batter to prevent it from coloring the entire batch. A well-heated, non-stick griddle or pan is crucial for that perfect golden-brown finish.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these pancakes hot from the griddle, topped with a dollop of vegan butter and a generous drizzle of pure maple syrup. For added texture and nutrition, consider a side of fresh fruit or a sprinkle of nuts and seeds over the top.

Cooking Techniques

For evenly cooked pancakes, use a ladle or measuring cup to pour the batter onto the griddle, ensuring consistent size and thickness. A gentle flip when the edges begin to look set and bubbles form on the surface ensures a perfect golden-brown finish without deflating the batter.

Ingredient Substitutions

If soy milk isn't your preference, any plant-based milk, such as almond or oat milk, can be used as a substitute. For a non-vegan version, traditional dairy milk and butter can be used in equal amounts. Agave syrup or honey (for non-vegans) can replace cane sugar for a different type of sweetness.

Make Ahead Tips

The dry ingredients can be mixed and stored in an airtight container the night before. In the morning, simply mix in the wet ingredients for a quick and easy breakfast. Leftover pancakes can also be frozen and reheated for a convenient meal.

Presentation Ideas

Stack the pancakes high and top with a light dusting of powdered sugar and fresh berries for a visually appealing and delicious breakfast. A mint leaf or a thin slice of citrus can add a pop of color and freshness to the dish.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair these pancakes with a side of protein, such as scrambled tofu or a vegan sausage, to round out the meal. A cup of freshly brewed coffee or a glass of cold orange juice complements the flavors and makes for a complete breakfast experience.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Leftover pancakes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for up to a month. Reheat in a toaster or a warm oven for best results, restoring them to their original fluffiness and warmth.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of pancakes, without the optional fruit or toppings, contains approximately 200 calories. This makes them a relatively low-calorie option for breakfast, especially when considering the balance of macronutrients and the potential for satiety.


Each serving of these pancakes primarily provides energy through carbohydrates. The unbleached organic white flour and whole pastry flour are the main sources, offering about 30g of carbohydrates per serving. The natural cane sugar and optional fruit add a modest amount of simple sugars, providing quick energy.


The fats in this recipe come from health-conscious sources, including canola oil and the non-hydrogenated vegan butter spread used for topping. In total, each serving contains approximately 5g of fat, with a balance of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, contributing to heart health without overwhelming the dish with excess calories from fat.


Proteins in this pancake recipe are modest, with the majority coming from soy milk. Each serving provides about 4g of protein, making these pancakes a good option for a light protein boost in the morning, especially when paired with other protein-rich sides or toppings.

Vitamins and minerals

Thanks to the inclusion of whole pastry flour and soy milk, these pancakes offer a range of vitamins and minerals. They are particularly rich in B vitamins, essential for energy metabolism, and contain minerals like calcium and iron, crucial for bone health and oxygen transport, respectively.


This recipe is designed to be vegan-friendly and does not contain common allergens like eggs, dairy, or nuts. However, it does contain gluten from wheat flour and soy, which can be allergenic for some individuals. Always check labels for potential cross-contamination if you're highly sensitive.


Overall, these pancakes offer a balanced blend of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, along with essential vitamins and minerals. They are a heart-healthy, vegan-friendly option that doesn't skimp on flavor or satisfaction, making them a great choice for anyone looking to enjoy a classic breakfast favorite with a modern, health-conscious twist.


This 3-step pancake recipe offers a delightful and health-conscious take on a breakfast classic. With simple ingredients and easy modifications, it's a versatile dish that caters to various dietary needs and preferences. Whether you're starting your day or enjoying a leisurely brunch, these pancakes are sure to satisfy your cravings for something sweet, fluffy, and utterly delicious.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is etched in my memory forever. It was a hot summer day in the small town where I grew up, and I had just finished helping my mother with the chores around the house. As I sat down at the kitchen table to rest, my mother handed me a tattered old recipe card that she had found tucked away in a drawer.

"Here, Grandma's famous 3-step Pancakes recipe," she said with a smile. "She used to make these for me when I was your age, and now I want you to carry on the tradition."

I looked down at the faded handwriting on the card and felt a surge of excitement. I had always loved cooking with my grandmother, and the thought of being able to recreate one of her signature dishes filled me with joy.

I immediately set to work gathering the ingredients and following the simple instructions on the card. The first step was to mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. As I stirred the dry ingredients together, I could almost hear my grandmother's voice guiding me through the process.

Next, I added in the milk, eggs, and melted butter, and stirred until the batter was smooth and lump-free. I could feel the anticipation building as I poured the batter onto a hot griddle and watched as it sizzled and bubbled, transforming into golden, fluffy pancakes.

As the pancakes cooked, the sweet aroma filled the kitchen, bringing back memories of lazy Sunday mornings spent with my grandmother, flipping pancakes and sharing stories about our lives. I couldn't wait to taste the finished product and see if they lived up to my grandmother's legendary reputation.

Finally, the pancakes were ready, and I eagerly piled them onto a plate, drizzling them with maple syrup and a dollop of butter. I took a bite, and as the warm, fluffy pancake melted in my mouth, I knew that this recipe was something special.

From that moment on, 3-step Pancakes became a staple in our household. I made them for breakfast on weekends, served them as a special treat for my friends, and even cooked them for my future husband when we were first dating.

Over the years, I honed my pancake-making skills, experimenting with different toppings and fillings to create new and exciting variations. But no matter how many fancy recipes I tried, nothing could ever quite compare to the simple, comforting taste of my grandmother's 3-step Pancakes.

As time went on, my grandmother's health began to decline, and it became harder for her to cook and bake like she used to. But whenever I made her pancakes, she would sit at the kitchen table and watch me, her eyes shining with pride and nostalgia.

One day, as I was flipping pancakes on the griddle, my grandmother called me over and handed me a worn, flour-dusted cookbook that she had kept hidden away in a cupboard. Inside were all of her favorite recipes, including the 3-step Pancakes that had brought us so much joy over the years.

"Keep this close to your heart, my dear," she said, her voice soft with emotion. "These recipes hold the memories of our family, and I want you to carry on the tradition for generations to come."

I hugged her tightly, tears welling up in my eyes, and promised to treasure the cookbook and all the memories it held. And as I continued to make her pancakes for my own family, I knew that my grandmother's legacy would live on in every fluffy, golden bite.


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