No Milk Pancakes

“Can we have pancakes this morning?” my children asked. “Sure”, I said. Off I went to the kitchen in search of the ingredients. Opened the refrigerator and there was NO MILK! I thought, “How had I missed that? Oh well. I promised to make pancakes,they can drink juice with them.” But, I still didn’t have one of the necessary ingredients to make the pancakes with …MILK! So, I found this recipe online and they were great. No milk required! Yay for me!

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 TBSP. oil or butter or margarine
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
2 TBSP. sugar
2 cups water
2 eggs

Mix wet ingredients together. Mix dry ingredients together in seperate bowl. Combine the two bowls and stir. Get all of the lumps mixed in good. No lumps! Let batter rest for 5 minutes. And cook up some yummy pancakes…to heck with the milk!

 

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122 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I noticed that this recipe seems to have too much water, it is thin even when you let the mixture sit, but because of the extra baking powder it fluffs up. Tastes great too

  2. Dawn says:

    I modified this recipe a little bit. i used about a 1/4 cup less water, and about 1 extra tbsp. of sugar extra. i also added about 1 tsp. of vanilla extract for a little extra flavor. The end result came out with a nice, "ribbon-y" and smooth batter. I had made this recipe exactly as written the day prior, and it was far too watery for me even after the 5 min. rest. Even if you kept the recipe as-is, and just reduced the amount of water a little this would be perfect the way it is. I think what I ended up doing was I whisked the water into the eggs and butter slowly–started with 1 cup first and whisked it until the eggs were incorporated in well, then I slowly added that liquid to the dry ingredients. THEN, I took my second cup of water and slowly added it in until I reached the texture i was looking for, and it came out to about 1/4 cup less than the recipe indicates. I'm eating them right now, and they are delicious! Not too sweet, fluffy, and golden-brown! I never thought that milk-free pancakes would taste so good!

    OH! And if you have kids (like I do) then add some food coloring to make it fun! I added green yesterday in honor of St. Patty's Day since it's coming this month ^^ my 2 yr old got a kick out of it =D

  3. Dawn says:

    I modified this recipe a little bit. i used about a 1/4 cup less water, and about 1 extra tbsp. of sugar extra. i also added about 1 tsp. of vanilla extract for a little extra flavor. The end result came out with a nice, "ribbon-y" and smooth batter. I had made this recipe exactly as written the day prior, and it was far too watery for me even after the 5 min. rest. Even if you kept the recipe as-is, and just reduced the amount of water a little this would be perfect the way it is. I think what I ended up doing was I whisked the water into the eggs and butter slowly–started with 1 cup first and whisked it until the eggs were incorporated in well, then I slowly added that liquid to the dry ingredients. THEN, I took my second cup of water and slowly added it in until I reached the texture i was looking for, and it came out to about 1/4 cup less than the recipe indicates. I'm eating them right now, and they are delicious! Not too sweet, fluffy, and golden-brown! I never thought that milk-free pancakes would taste so good!

    OH! And if you have kids (like I do) then add some food coloring to make it fun! I added green yesterday in honor of St. Patty's Day since it's coming this month ^^ my 2 yr old got a kick out of it =D

  4. JeniLH says:

    I �� how your modification sounds! I'm definitely going to try it, as we have a dairy sensitivity in the family.
    I would like to caution you, though, there are a lot of new studies showing that artificial food dyes are toxic to children. Mostly to their brains, and can cause mood and behavior problems. Colorful pancakes are SO fun! Your best bet is to find a natural food dye made from plants. Good luck momma!

  5. JeniLH says:

    I �� how your modification sounds! I'm definitely going to try it, as we have a dairy sensitivity in the family.
    I would like to caution you, though, there are a lot of new studies showing that artificial food dyes are toxic to children. Mostly to their brains, and can cause mood and behavior problems. Colorful pancakes are SO fun! Your best bet is to find a natural food dye made from plants. Good luck momma!

  6. Anonymous says:

    My batter tasted so bland and boring, that I added some brown sugar and vanilla extract to sweeten it up. There was absolutely no sweetness to these before I did that. I'm not one for syrup, so it needed something for me to be able to eat it. Otherwise, it was super easy to make when you don't have milk (which we never do).

  7. Anonymous says:

    My batter tasted so bland and boring, that I added some brown sugar and vanilla extract to sweeten it up. There was absolutely no sweetness to these before I did that. I'm not one for syrup, so it needed something for me to be able to eat it. Otherwise, it was super easy to make when you don't have milk (which we never do).

  8. Eneia White says:

    Made these for breakfast. They pretty much rock!
    Substituted the flour for whole wheat flour & applesauce instead of oil/butter. Also added a few chocolate chips to the mix. Thanks for sharing :o)

  9. Rebecca Wynia says:

    These were delicious!!! I also added a bit of vanilla. Also, with some of the comments being that it was too watery, I added the 1 3/4 cup water to the mixture and then with the extra quarter cup, I soaked in some oatmeal. Adding that in to the mixture made it a bit thicker, but still fluffy and delicious. My husband loves oatmeal pancakes so any way I can sneak it in, I do. Thanks for the recipe! A great alternative when out of milk!

  10. Anonymous says:

    At first, I was very disappointed because my pancakes were extremely flat, and did not look like a pancakes, looked more like crepes. But the kids enjoyed them and I was happy it saved me a trip to the gas station (the closet is 20 minutes away) for milk!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe. Your blog was the only I found that had a decent recipe. For those folks, who think it is not sweet enough, try adding a chopped date or two the water and let it soak for about 5 to 10 minutes to sweeten things up a bit. Also, try adding bananas mashed, make the pancakes taste great by the way. I put two bananas in this recipe, turned out beautiful!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I just made these this morning – DELICIOUS! I did use a little more than only half the water and added a few drops of vanilla…but wow with some chocolate chips they're amazing 🙂

  13. Anonymous says:

    I also added raisins and flax seeds, i let oats sit in the water till it became milky, a little vanilla sugar and these were delicious! Thanks

  14. The Insane Writer says:

    I'm out of milk, so giving these a try. I will probably lessen the water and add some fruit or other flavor to these. I might even make extras to take to work. I've bookmarked the recipe since it looks like a keeper.

  15. Anonymous says:

    seems like i am the only fatty that added butterscotch syrup and biscuts to my pancakes!!! yum, great recipe when too lazy to walk to shop for milk!! 🙂

  16. Anonymous says:

    How do you add biscuts to pancakes?

    The recipe does take a little time to thicken but produces a light fluffy griddlecake.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Way too thin, and that was after using 1/4 of a cup of water less than the recipe calls for, as suggested above. They turned into crepes (albeit delicious ones) rather than pancakes. I had to add almost a whole cup more of flour in order to thicken them up enough to make pancakes out of them. Next time, I'll just leave out the whole second cup of water.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I have now made these twice and they have become a family favorite. The consistency of the batter is thin, but they cook up perfectly. Thank you so much for the recipe. I look forward to trying some of the other recipes on the site

  19. Anonymous says:

    My grandma and I are going to try to make these this morning. I really hope that they turn out as great as what some of these other people have been saying!:)

  20. Anonymous says:

    I followed some of the advice here used apple sauce instead of butter, added a tbsp vanilla, a couple tsp cinniman, a couple apple cinniman instant oatmeal packets, an extra egg, and an extra half cup flour turned out delicious thanks

  21. Anonymous says:

    It tasted like baking soda to me and made me make a face. Even after i added sugar i just threw them away because they tasted so much of baking soda. I will try modifications next time.

  22. Anonymous says:

    I did add vanilla and almond extract to mine and in turn used less water. These were very good pancakes and I'm sure can be easily modified to incorporate many different flavors. My kids loved them!! Definitely a keeper 🙂 Thanks for helping me out on a morning where we ran out of milk!

  23. Anonymous says:

    I added vanilla, cinnamon, whole wheat flour, and chocolate chips and used apple syrup from aldi's for my pancakes and they were excellent. I was worried because mine were thicker than everyone here is saying, but I also halved my numbers to make a smaller batch since it's just for me. These are really great!

  24. Anonymous says:

    They didnt turn out very flat and crepe-like for me. If you have that problem your baking powder is probably old. Don't substitute baking powder for baking soda either, it wont turn out.

  25. Anonymous says:

    I love banana pancAkes i've grew up eating them. Add a few chopped walnuts or chocolate chips their great I promise…. no syrup nessesary.

  26. Anonymous says:

    The one thing I'm confused on is why your website clearly states at the top not to copyright any of your original recipes because all are original, but this one clearly says that you found it online without citing where you found it. That sounds like copyright to me. I like this recipe but would prefer to support the original website.

  27. myra m says:

    I tried this recipe this morning and they were delicious. Not as sweet as I like but still delicious. I was really craving pancakes because i have not had any in about a year. Thanks. 🙂

  28. myra m says:

    I tried this recipe this morning and they were delicious. Not as sweet as I like but still delicious. I was really craving pancakes because i have not had any in about a year. Thanks. 🙂

  29. Julie says:

    Hi Anonymous,
    We always disclose where we found the RECIPE but we always take our own recipe photos. If you will go back and read the author's info she says CLEARLY that she found the RECIPE online, not the photo. The photo is hers. We NEVER use another person's photo in our recipes. And the reason that we have the copyright info up there is because we have found OUR PHOTOS being used without permission on other sites and blogs.

  30. Julie says:

    Hi Anonymous,
    We always disclose where we found the RECIPE but we always take our own recipe photos. If you will go back and read the author's info she says CLEARLY that she found the RECIPE online, not the photo. The photo is hers. We NEVER use another person's photo in our recipes. And the reason that we have the copyright info up there is because we have found OUR PHOTOS being used without permission on other sites and blogs.

  31. Julie says:

    Also, our copyright talks about PHOTOS, not recipes. Please reread our copyright statement. I think you skipped over the word "photos".

  32. Julie says:

    As far as the recipe writing, it's considered bad blogging manners to just copy and paste a recipe from another site. So when we find a recipe we like, we rewrite it in our own words. So when we say "original writing" we are referring to our wording of the recipe. If we know the source of the recipe, we always note that and many times will link to the source if possible. I think if you spend some time looking around on our site, that will become clear to you.

  33. Anonymous says:

    very tasty, heavy and fluffy. i think whisking it together made a difference in how nice the consistency was. foolproof if you follow the instructions exactly

  34. Anonymous says:

    I also find that it is good manners to link to the original site for the recipe. I understand that the photos are yours and you rewrote the recipe in your own words, but when I blog (not for cooking), I always be sure to link to any resources I used to give them credit too.

  35. Julie says:

    I understand what you're saying. This Maven is not with the blog anymore and she obviously forgot to link or list the url to the exact site. My concern was that maybe you thought we were trying to say these were all original recipes. Since she stated she got it online it's clear she wasn't claiming it as her own. I always try to link when I can, but with almost a dozen Mavens blogging here sometimes people forget to say exactly where!

  36. Grace says:

    This is amazing! I just turned 17 and cant cook to save my life but these came out amazing and tasteful fluffy and not flat and tasteless like the other recipes i tried online thank you so much!

  37. Grace says:

    This is amazing! I just turned 17 and cant cook to save my life but these came out amazing and tasteful fluffy and not flat and tasteless like the other recipes i tried online thank you so much!

  38. Jess Saiya says:

    Awesome!!!! Since I was making this for my toddler, I didn't want to make too many. A great thing about this recipe is that all the ingredients can be easily cut in half! I used brown sugar, butter (in case some people are using oil or margarine), added another Tbsp. of the sugar and a 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract.

    I don't know what people are talking about with it being so thin or watery. Mine came out thick (but not too thick) right away. I let the batter sit anyway but it was the perfect consistency.

    I was soooo amazed with how good they tasted considering they didn't come from a box! The recipe is easy enough to memorize so I can whip these up any morning! Thanks for sharing.

  39. Leanne Cornelius says:

    I made these last weekend and didn't find them watery or thin at all, in fact they were the most delicious, fluffy pancakes I have ever made! I added a splash of vanilla extract and some white chocolate chips into the mixture and they were to die for!

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe. x

    Leanne – A Slice of My Life

  40. Anonymous says:

    I put some baking soda in it bcs i ran out of baking powder and it taste really bad someone help ×_x

  41. Anonymous says:

    While Baking Powder & Baking Soda are both leavening agents, these are two different items: So, if you must use baking soda, you will need A LOT less:
    Ideally, triple the amount of baking powder to equal the amount of baking soda. So, the 4 tsp of baking powder should be replaced by only 1-1/3 tsp baking soda, or to make sure you have the right amount of dry ingredients you can make baking powder with baking soda and Cream of Tartar (Mix 2 parts cream of tartar with 1 part baking soda)

  42. Anonymous says:

    I made these yesterday, and this morning, my family was excited to have the 'leftovers'. I was told, "These are the best pancakes you have ever made". My husband said they were just as good reheated. I did make a few adjustments –
    – I used 1 cup white flour and one cup whole wheat flour
    – I did not add the sugar – but did include 2 Tbsp of ground flax seed
    – I added one mashed banana and a small amount of vanilla extract (sorry – didn't measure it) to the liquid ingredients.
    oh yeah… and mini chocolate chips too. 🙂
    Honestly, mine were thin – but that made them similar to (but not quite) crepes, which appears to be what my family prefers.

  43. Anonymous says:

    I used a little less than 1 1/2 cups of water and a tablespoon of vanilla. They came out soo good and fluffy. Yum

  44. Anonymous says:

    We added blueberries that were blended smooth. These blueberry pancakes taste delicious. they turned out purple! thx for recipe

  45. Katie Young says:

    wow! I made these with a little less water after reading the comments and I added one extra Tablespoon of sugar and I did 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla plus 1/2 teaspoon of orange extract (cuz I have it sitting in my pantry and nothing to use it with lol) they were delish!!! we gobbled them up and that orange extract really made a world of difference it was so good!

  46. John says:

    Had a craving for pancakes, but every recipe asked for a cup of milk. Im so glad I found your site, craven has been satisfied! I did just a bit less water, worked great, tasted awesome!

  47. Anonymous says:

    This recipe was a life saver as I had no desire to make a store trip. I added a little extra salt and substituted light brown sugar (out of regular sugar, too). I also added frozen blueberries, since that was part of my original plan, and the results were fantastic. I personally don't like thick, heavy pancakes, so this recipe was perfect for what I wanted. Thanks so much!!

  48. Anonymous says:

    Omg these were great, unlike the other one I tried.. I just added 1 1/4 cups water instead of two & a little bit more sugar. I decided to add cinnamon for more flavor.. It was great! Love how I don't need milk. 😄👌

  49. Anonymous says:

    Omg these were great, unlike the other one I tried.. I just added 1 1/4 cups water instead of two & a little bit more sugar. I decided to add cinnamon for more flavor.. It was great! Love how I don't need milk. 😄👌

  50. Anonymous says:

    I just made this but with 1.5 cups of water, a dash of vanilla, and a handful of fresh picked blueberries. It was a big hit with my husband and two children. I will definitely be using this recipe again and I will plan to check out the rest of your blog 🙂

  51. Anonymous says:

    I just made this but with 1.5 cups of water, a dash of vanilla, and a handful of fresh picked blueberries. It was a big hit with my husband and two children. I will definitely be using this recipe again and I will plan to check out the rest of your blog 🙂

  52. l says:

    I am making them for my family and I am having a blast I am making them for mom dad my brothers and uncle

  53. Anonymous says:

    I love this recipe. I added cinnamon to it. They are so fluffy and tasty. Thank you. I will be making again.

  54. Anonymous says:

    I love this recipe. I added cinnamon to it. They are so fluffy and tasty. Thank you. I will be making again.

  55. Anonymous says:

    These were delish! Were not too thin, in fact we had to add water-probably because of the high altitude! Thanks! We were in a bind with having no milk and no money to buy some.

  56. Anonymous says:

    I just made these for my son, but I added half water / half apple juice and a little less sugar and they were delicious!

  57. Anonymous says:

    I just made these for my son, but I added half water / half apple juice and a little less sugar and they were delicious!

  58. Anonymous says:

    Not bad….a little too watery and I should have read the comments first but a great help for a dad needing to cook with no milk in the house. Saving this recipe for future use. I should mention that I added vanilla as well

  59. Anonymous says:

    What a great recipe! Thank you for reposting. Just made these for my little one and we both enjoyed them!

  60. Umi Ain says:

    I add vanilla for flavor.. and i use 1 3/4 cup of water.. my pancake turns out to be crepes.. so i ate with some ice cream and chocolate syrup.. taste good tho..

  61. Umi Ain says:

    I add vanilla for flavor.. and i use 1 3/4 cup of water.. my pancake turns out to be crepes.. so i ate with some ice cream and chocolate syrup.. taste good tho..

  62. Anonymous says:

    if you are allergic to dairy you cant make these they have butter or margarine and that has milk in it.

  63. Janet says:

    I decided to half the recipe with a few modifications and it came out well!

    I halved the recipe for everything and added about 3-4 tablespoons of flour until it thickened a bit more so it would have a something similar to a pancake batter consistency- though not exact. I added about 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and an extra dash of salt.

    The pancakes came out fluffy, golden and tasted fine. You can tell that there is something missing, but not by much. I ended up topping these with a berry compote!

  64. Anonymous says:

    My boyfriend was sorely disappointed with these pancakes. He said they taste like not pancakes. Buy milk, he said.

  65. Ruth says:

    Making pancakes this morning for my 7 year old but my 3 year old is lactose intolerant. This was at least as good as my old favorite buttermilk pancakes from the better homes & gardens cookbook. In fact, I think it was better! Thanks so much for sharing.

  66. Anonymous says:

    Wow! My family is so lucky that I was able to find this website. I am a grandmother, but I still have my craving issues. It is close to shopping day, and I am out of milk and sugar. YOU saved my craving pancake problem for tonight. I just put all the ingredients together, substituting sugar for brown sugar, and added Cinnamon, and Vanilla. I read some of the reviews, and liked the thought of Oatmeal, so I soaked some in the batter. I am letting it sit right now, before cooking, but wanted you to know I tasted the batter, it tastes so good. The consistency is perfect. I will let you know how they turn out once I cook, and eat them. Thank you for this website. I LOVE IT!! Oh and so does my family, they don't have to hear me complain anymore tonight about needing a pancake. 🙂

  67. Anonymous says:

    Wow! My family is so lucky that I was able to find this website. I am a grandmother, but I still have my craving issues. It is close to shopping day, and I am out of milk and sugar. YOU saved my craving pancake problem for tonight. I just put all the ingredients together, substituting sugar for brown sugar, and added Cinnamon, and Vanilla. I read some of the reviews, and liked the thought of Oatmeal, so I soaked some in the batter. I am letting it sit right now, before cooking, but wanted you to know I tasted the batter, it tastes so good. The consistency is perfect. I will let you know how they turn out once I cook, and eat them. Thank you for this website. I LOVE IT!! Oh and so does my family, they don't have to hear me complain anymore tonight about needing a pancake. 🙂

  68. Anonymous says:

    If an allergy is stopping someone from making this recipe, there are dairy free margarine's available – Becel is a company that has one. Or you could use oil instead.

  69. Anonymous says:

    If an allergy is stopping someone from making this recipe, there are dairy free margarine's available – Becel is a company that has one. Or you could use oil instead.

  70. Mel Hanhung Ng says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! As I'm only making pancakes for my husband and I, I took a chance and halved the revipe. It worked beautifully and yielded 5 fluffy, delicious pancakes! As you would have guessed, we had a little quibble over who gets the 5th pancake 🙂 Definitely a highly recommended dairy-free recipe!

  71. Anonymous says:

    Most yummy pancakes I've made, I used olive oil and doubled the recipe and most moist fluffy pancakes ever. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  72. Anonymous says:

    Most yummy pancakes I've made, I used olive oil and doubled the recipe and most moist fluffy pancakes ever. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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