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Jan 14, 2008 09:00 AM

ISO Pancake Recipe Without Butter (or Any Dairy)

I'm looking for a pancake recipe that doesn't call for any dairy fat, including butter. Is this possible? TIA

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  1. Sure. Since the butter is always melted, you can substitute the cooking oil of your choice. You can also use plain water in place of the milk. There shouldn't be much change in texture. Flavor though will be different.

    1. I use Kodiak Cakes pancake mix and add only seltzer to the batter. They're really delicious and healthy -- whole wheat and honey. The mix makes great waffles, too.

      1. If you just wanted to exclude butter, olive oil (or any oil) would be fine. I've actually used lemon olive oil in place of the butter and the pancakes had the nicest hit of lemon.

        If you want to get rid of all dairy, you might be able to use soymilk in place of the milk. I think that would give you better flavor than using just water.

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        1. re: leanneabe

          Even better is almond milk - it adds a creamy, nutty (duh) taste. If you're worried about leavening, just do the old "baking soda and lemon juice" trick.

        2. I know that every pancake recipe I have tried from the Post Punk Kitchen site, which is a vegan site (and a great resource), has been delicious. I have also used tahini in some pancake mixes with good results, bypassing the eggs. Soy milk is a good substitute for the milk in a pancake mix if that is all it calls for. Use Earth Balance instead of butter- and nothing but 100% maple syrup.