Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Egg-free Pancakes

Egg-Free Pancakes

Pancake breakfasts are here again! After many, many attempts at trying to make egg-free pancakes that actually taste just like regular pancakes...success at last! I finally got a recipe that works :-)

This is a really big deal for me.  When my son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies, it really impacted how we go about in our everyday lives. Even going out to eat was like walking through a minefield; we have to scrutinize each item in the menu and even then, there's always a chance of cross-contamination and a possible allergic reaction. Over the years, we've been lucky enough to safely dine in a few eating establishments but there are still places I wish we could go but I know we just can't. Which brings me to the pancakes. I can't just take him to the local pancake house and order a stack of pancakes.  And because of that I guess I've made it a point to at least make him the best tasting pancakes at home. In the whole scheme of things, it may seem very trivial, but to me, and I'm sure for a lot of people with food allergies, little treasures like these bring our lives back to almost normal.

Pancakes

Oh by the way, on my last post, I mentioned that I was able to take this egg-free pancake recipe and turn it into egg-free funnel cakes. I did try it with ice cream and they were soooooo good!

Egg-free Pancakes
Makes about 8-9 pancakes, 5 inches in diameter
Allergy Note: contains wheat and dairy ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk*
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup melted butter*

*For vegan pancakes: Instead of milk, you can use soy milk, rice milk, almond milk or fruit juice. Instead of melted butter, you can use vegetable oil, dairy-free margarine, applesauce, coconut oil (melted) or vegetable shortening(melted).

Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, oil and orange juice. Slowly add in the melted butter.  Combine with the dry ingredients. Pour about 1/2 cup of batter onto a hot nonstick pan. (This batter tends to bubble up and thicken due to the baking powder. You can gently stir it to break down some of the bubbles to bring it back to a pourable consistency.) Cook until you see a few bubbles rise to the surface and it's dry around the edges, then flip over to cook the other side until lightly browned. Serve with butter and maple syrup or whipped cream and fresh fruit.

60 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

THESE LOOK JUST REGULAR PANCAKES. EVEN FLUFFIER . YUMMY :)

Parita said...

Thank you for this recipe, i have been searching for eggless pancakes recipe from long time...thanks a ton!

suma said...

Fantastic!! Egg free pancakes and with orange juice sound so so good!!

Marly said...

These look delicious. I wonder if the orange flavor comes through from the orange juice? We love orange flavor so we're looking forward to trying these. Thanks!

Rachel said...

so what makes them so fluffy?? :) I've been trying to find a way to make nice pancakes that don't have eggs in them for my 3yo little boy! :) I tried the "No Egg" from Orgran but they just taste yucky and stick to the pan. So I'll have to give these a go! I tried a bit of cream cheese in the last batch which did help with the flavour a bit and they were slightly less sticky too. We really love your recipe for chocolate chip cookies with cream cheese - the most totally amazing egg-free cookies ever!!! Thanks so much for sharing - I love your blog! I even turned them into jam thumb-print cookies last week and they were very delicious!

Art of Dessert said...

Hi Rachel! The reaction between the baking powder and the orange juice helps make the pancakes fluffy. And combination of oil and melted butter helps them stay nice and moist plus it keeps them from sticking to the pan. Oooh, I love your idea of jam thumbprints. I'm definitely giving that a try :-)

Rachel said...

they're amazing! :) I made them the other day and my 3yo son said "I'm eating egg pancakes - I'm a big boy now"! So they obviously tasted so good & normal he thought they must have egg in them! I have to say, they are SO delicious that I think I'll use this recipe whether I need egg-free or not - they're the best! :) You really are genius!! :D

Guna's kitchen said...

OMG!!!!!!! wat a wonderful space u have... all ur recipes are awesome... first here... no words to praise u.... u are more than a professional chef... very very happy to follow ur blog....

Trevor said...

These are absolutely delicious! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

This is a FANTASTIC recipe - especially with the addition of 1 mashed banana (put it in at the end, after the butter and whisk through).
Thanks!

The Pricey's said...

Made these for my daughter today and they are soooo delicious thank you very much!!

Jaksnyder said...

My daughter is allergic to wheat, dairy, eggs, and soy. I followed the recipe, but used almond milk, soy free, dairy free margarine, and gluten free flour and they turned out fantastic! I think I may even like them more than regular pancakes.

Adam White said...

This was SOOOOO helpful. Just that knowledge of bakingpowder and orange juice will help SOOO much with baking and fried breads. I have a 3 year old with egg, milk, and nut allergies. Cooking is a challenge, but I have learned a lot over the past couple years. I am making your pancakes right now at 11pm so we can take all the kids to grandma's for breakfast tomorrow and my allergy kid can enjoy them too. I substituted milk for soy milk and since I didn't have orange juice on hand I used 4 teaspoons of vinegar. I was a little worried, but tasted the first one and you couldn't taste the vinegar, but it did fluff up. Soy milk is the worst at making thick cake pancakes, but this has done a lot. I will have to keep playing with it and try the orange juice as well. THANKS!

Anonymous said...

i subbed all veg. oil instead of the melted butter,(son with a milk allergy) and didnt have milk free butter... still awesome!!

Ade Sri said...

I'd like to bookmark this website. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

do u know if you can sub. the orange juice for any kind of juice\??

Anonymous said...

Thanks SO much! My son LOVES them! We added chocolate chips!

Krista said...

I just found your blog yesterday and I'm so glad I did!

We found out last weeke that our son is allergic to egg and we already knew he was allergic to peanuts.

I needed a pancake recipe and yours was a hit! We loved them.

I have written a post on my site and included a link to yours.

Thanks so much!

Feel free to stop by

www.lifesgreatestblessing.com

RoxanneRock said...

WOW, these pancakes were sooooo fabulous! I am not a big fan of pancakes period, but my son and my bf love them... we were short on eggs this morning so I decided to look up an egg-free pancake recipe, so glad I decided to go with this one! I have found a new love for pancakes! ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! :)
Thanks so much for sharing! I have book marked your blog and am excited to use many more of your recipes!

I also thought that this recipe may work for baked mini donuts... I'm going to try it... tossed in some cinnamon icing sugar while they are still hot... mmmm I think that would be absolutely amazing! I will definitely be trying it! :D
Thanks again!

katerina-n said...

fantastic!

thank you very much for all your egg-free recipes!!

n said...

thank you SO much. you can also make this corn free by getting corn-free baking powder, or making the powder yourself (tons of recipes on the web)
i am allergic to eggs, dairy, wheat, corn, vanilla.... but your recipe is going to give me a MUCH closer chance to getting pancakes again :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this recipe. My son is 15 and last night had his first ever pancake. This recipe is amaaaaaaaazing!

countytops said...

Thanks for this recipe, my egg allergic son was delighted with the pancakes...he feels left out so often when there are cakes etc. being served so I'll be checking out your other recipies.

Chocoholic said...

these pancakes came out just perfect..they were awesome!!!
thanks a lot..had been looking for an egg free pancake..thanks a ton

Deepali said...

i made these pancakes & they were perfect... my husband & kiddo both loved them... thanx a ton!

Anonymous said...

Love your website, my daughter has an egg and nut allergy so your recipes are my saving grace. Thanks so much! Mary

destina23 said...

used buttermilk instead of regular milk and they were amazing!! Had to add a bit more than 2 cups though. Can't wait to try again!

Anonymous said...

The BEST pancake recipe I have found to date. Thank you so much. :)

fada said...

I just made a half batch of these with cut up banana and chocolate chips...used orange-peach-mango juice and they turned out fantastic! Half batch made about a dozen pancakes, 3 inches in diameter of fluffy deliciousness.

Loretta said...

Definitely a keeper! My 11 year old (the pancake expert of the house) said, "now THESE are pancakes." For ease and speed, I'll be making a large batch of the dry ingredients to use as the "mix." Thanks so much

Anonymous said...

We love these pancakes!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this amazing recipe and so many others!! I made these today for my egg allergic daughter and they were so much better than "normal" pancakes! :) The only change we made was to use coconut oil instead of veg oil. Very yummy.

Guatemama2000 said...

We don't have egg allergies here, but my 11 yo "Pancake Connoisseurs" wanted pancakes for breakfast this morning & I was totally out of eggs. She absolutely LOVED these! (When I told her they had OJ in them, she said, "Huh, yeah, I can taste it a little, but it's REALLY good!" A few of her best friends do have severe food allergies, so I'm sure I'll be returning to your blog many times!

Fiona Elliott said...

having a pancake breakfast tomorrow and keen to have a go at these. How wuld it go using gluten free flour?

Cheers Fiona
Brisbane, Australia

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! My son is allergic to eggs, and this is truly the most delicious egg-free recipe I have tried. We added wild blueberries and Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips. The kids gobbled them up!

Anonymous said...

I didn't have orange juice, but I used apple juice instead and it came out great!

Thanks Rachel! :)

Anonymous said...

Delicious! I substituted plain flour for self raising, and Orange juice for water and one tsp vinegar. Definitely one for the printer! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have not been disappointed by any of your recipes yet! My son has an egg allergy, and it's been a struggle finding delicious egg-free baking recipes. If you compiled a cookbook, I would buy one for every family member who has doubted that egg-free baking can occur and be yummy. Until then, I thankfully, joyfully print out recipes. Thank You, Thank You!!

Amanda said...

Thanks so much for this recipe! My son has severe allergies and I had to modify this even more by using almond milk, all canola oil, brown rice flour, and baking soda since I've not been able to find a corn free baking powder yet. I also added frozen blueberries and cinnamon- they were fantastic! Even my husband liked them which says a lot :) I look forward to browsing the rest of your recipes. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Didn't get quite as fluffy as the pic, mine were more crepe-like, but I used skim milk. But I made for someone with adult on-set egg allergy who hadn't had pancakes in years and he was thrilled! Couldn't believe there was no egg! Thanks!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks you so much for this recipe .. my egg and nut allergy daughter was getting bored with the pancakes i normally make so these were a nice change .. so easy to make and delicious .. thankyou from Australia

Anonymous said...

A great recipe thanks very much it tasted great! Edwine from New Zealand

Anonymous said...

Great recipe! Thank you from my egg allergy daughter!!

Sabine said...

Ever thought of going Paleo? I hear a lot of stories that people lose their allergies after going Paleo.
My allergy for hazelnuts, apples, etc. is completely gone.
Will try the recipe for sure (will use coconutflour instead of all-purpose though)

Anonymous said...

This recipe is fantastic, my partner suffers from severe allergies to all dairy, so I swapped the milk for soya milk and took out the butter and added more oil, and they taste great. Thanks

Anonymous said...

My son has lots of food intolerances, I found this recipe, all the family loved them. Will be making them again. Thankyou from Ireland

Anonymous said...

The best egg free recipe I have tried!! Thank you my whole family loved them!! A +++

Anonymous said...

We just made this and it's wonderful. My daughter and I have milk and egg allergies and it was great to finally find a reciepe that works. I used too much rice milk and I took out the juice but it worked in the end. I'm going to make them again next weekend.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps I am being stupid..but... Mix the flour etc..then in a seperate bowl oil,milk etc.
Then add melted butter.
Add melted butter to which bowl? You go straight onto pouring batter into a pan.
Is everything in one bowl or not??? How do you intorduce the ingredients???
Confused by red wine !!

Anne Elizabeth said...

This is, by far, the best egg-free pancake recipe we've tried--no tweaking required to make it better! Perfect just as-is. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!! Finally a recipe that doesn't compromise taste. I love them. Highly recommended.

BusyLee said...

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you SOOOO much. My daughter is allergic to egg milk and whole heap of other things. I have a recipe for flat thin pancakes but we do exhaust eating that over and over again, this was lovely have american pancakes..they came out really nice and everyone came down for some. I cannot thank-you enough for uploading this and making a part of our difficult food life become somewhat delicious. They are awesome and i have been making egg free dairy free cakes muffins pancakes for 4 yrs - this is the best recipe so far.

Anonymous said...

These pancakes were amazing!! I have a 1yr old with egg allergy. I did tweak them a little as I did not have all the ingredients on hand. I used fresh squeezed lemon juice instead of orange. I replaced veg. oil with coconut oil. So they had a tropical taste to them. Then I juiced a pineapple and made a syrup out of it...my kids devoured them! Will use this recipe all the time. Way better then traditional pancakes.

Chessie said...

i forgot to buy some eggs so i decided to look for an egg-free pancake recipe. i will be using this recipe even when i have eggs!! so good. you can mix chocolate chips or blueberries in as well!! so yummy

Matt said...

I made this just now with coconut milk instead of milk, substituted 1/2 cup of quinoa flour for some of the all-purpose flour, and added in some cut up chunks of endangered species natural dark chocolate ... delicious! a HUGE hit in our house. thank you.

Anonymous said...

I never comment , seriously never.....but omg these were so good. Seriously they exceeded my expectations. I love love love the texture! We added chocolate chips because i had ran out of maple syrup and they tasted like chocolate chip cookies. Thank you so much for taking the time to figure out how to make egg free recipes taste delicious!!

Anonymous said...

We have made this recipe multiple times... It is the best recipe we have tried... My parents didn't even know they weren't "typical" pancakes!! More importantly, my son loves them (egg allergy)!

Anonymous said...

My kids love these pancakes! Especially my daughter...and she isn't even the one with the egg allergy (my son is allergic to eggs)! I don't usually have OJ in the house so I substitute whatever we have on hand...usually the Capri Sun Super V fruit/veggie juice blend. This is our new go-to pancake recipe.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your wonderful recipes, these pancakes and your egg-free waffles are a regular feature in our house and we love them! My daughter who has an egg allergy just loves them and I shared your blog with the director of her day care centre and now these are a regular feature on the menu at daycare which is an egg and nut free zone. Again, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes!

Chrystal said...

We love these pancakes!!! The first time I made them I didn't have vegetable oil so I just left it out and they were great!! Decided to try with the vegetable oil and found they were rather thin, yet still yummy. Maybe the humidity is a factor since we live in a humid area? Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

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