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How to Make Almond Milk Pancakes

If you love homemade pancakes, you’re going to really love these Almond Milk Pancakes. They are even more delicious and fluffy than using regular milk!

Check out the easy recipe below to make these dairy free pancakes.

dairy free pancakes with blueberries on white plate with dairy free whipped topping

I wasn’t always coming up with dairy free recipes. In fact, my daughter, Sophia, was 3 years old before we realized she had reactions to dairy milk.

If you know anything about dairy intolerances or allergies, you can probably guess that her first 3 years were… well, not so great. She had stomach and digestive issues and even eczema because of her intolerances.

stack of almond milk pancakes on plate with maple syrup

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For that reason, we switched her to almond milk. We have always lived in a rural east Tennessee town and at that time, 8 years ago, almond milk was the only readily available dairy alternative in our local grocery store.

That’s when I started making most of our recipes with almond milk. We learned how to make almond milk instant pudding, french toast with almond milk, and even meatloaf with almond milk!

plate of dairy free pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup and whipped topping

While she is the only who drinks almond milk regularly, I pretty much only cook with almond milk now. It’s a way to make things safe for her and in most recipes, no one else can really tell a difference.

That’s why today I’m sharing our favorite pancake recipe with almond milk.

collage of how to make pancakes with almond milk

Now, I’ll go ahead and say it – I’m not a world renowned chef. You’ll determine that as soon as you look at all the recipes I’ve shared.

I cook easy recipes that don’t take a lot of time, work, or ingredients. I take shortcuts and it makes me enjoy cooking more. I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, but I do love cooking for my family – so it is what works for me.

plate of stacked almond milk pancakes

If you’re looking for a totally made from scratch pancake recipe, this isn’t it. But I promise you they are delicious and dairy free pancakes that you can whip up on weekend and even weekday mornings!

In fact, my family loves these almond milk pancakes so much that we often have Breakfast for Dinner once every couple of weeks!

So, let’s get to it. Here’s what you’ll need to make almond milk pancakes:

  • Pancake Mix
  • Almond Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Fruit, Nuts, or Chocolate Chips – optional
almond milk pancake ingredients

That’s all you need – see, I told you this was an easy recipe!

You can keep scrolling to find the full recipe, but here are a few tips on how to make pancakes with almond milk.

There are a ton of different pancake mixes to buy – so which do you use to make the best dairy free pancakes?

bowl of 2 eggs and blueberries, almond milk, whisk and pancake mix

I actually prefer using Bisquick. But usually for no other reason that it’s what I have on hand. That’s because I use it to make homemade chicken and dumplings and almond milk waffles too.

Can you make coconut milk pancakes too?

Yes! In fact, I have made my homemade pancakes with coconut milk several times. If anything, they are actually better than almond milk pancakes.

They come out just a bit fluffier and with just a hint of coconut. If you have coconut milk, you can definitely use this same recipe and replace the almond milk with coconut milk.

pouring almond milk into pancake mix ingredients

Almond milk and coconut milk are the only dairy alternatives I’ve tried, but I’m guessing that just about any dairy free milk will work with this pancake recipe.

What are the best almond milk pancake add ins?

plates of almond milk pancakes with pancake add ins like blueberries

We most often use fruit as our favorite pancake add ins. I love this list from The Pioneer Woman. Since some of those are a little more involved, though, here are a few simple add ins that we do most often:

  • Berries – Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries
  • Pineapple
  • Bananas
  • Peaches
  • Mango
  • Dairy free mini chocolate chips [we love this brand].
  • Chopped nuts – pecans, walnuts, almonds – any of your favorite really
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Chopped bacon or sausage pieces
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cinnamon
plate of pancakes with blueberries on top and pancake mix ins of blueberries

Most of these pancake add ins will need to be chopped and blended with your pancake batter as the last step of the recipe.

Pancake add ins like peanut butter, canned pumpkin, cinnamon, and any other ingredient like that can be added at the end as well.

whisk in bowl of pancake mix

Expert Tip: Don’t over mix your pancake batter. This will make your pancakes extra fluffy!

What are the best almond milk pancake toppings?

Some of our favorite dairy free pancake toppings are more fruit, maple syrup, and a coconut whipped topping.

plate of almond milk pancakes with blueberries and plain pancakes

I often find the coconut whipped topping at Aldi, but you can also find it at Trader Joe’s and other local grocery stores.

You may notice that butter, or a dairy free butter alternative, isn’t on my list of ingredients. My family prefers a light, fluffy pancake to a crispy pancake. Adding butter, or dairy alternative, to your pan will give you a delicious crispy pancake, if you prefer that!

golden brown pancakes on electric griddle

You also may notice I’m cooking our pancakes on a griddle. While you can make these pancakes on any skillet, I love using a big griddle.

We actually had this one in our camper, since it’s the easiest way to cook when we’re camping, and then I decided it would be the best way to make a lot of almond milk pancakes at once!

pancakes bubbling on griddle

Expert Tip: Your pancakes are ready to flip when they start bubbling!

After all, I’m cooking for a family of 6 over here!

Almond Milk Pancakes

Almond Milk Pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bisquick Pancake Mix
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pancake Add Ins [optional]

Instructions

  1. Preheat your pan or griddle.
  2. Put your eggs into bowl and lightly scramble.
  3. Stir in almond milk and vanilla extract.
  4. Then, add in pancake mix and stir. Don't over mix - a few lumps are ok!
  5. Stir in any pancake add ins you are using.
  6. Pour batter into small circles on your preheated pan or griddle.
  7. Flip pancakes when they start to bubble.
  8. Add pancake toppings and enjoy!

Notes

I normally double this recipe for my family of 6 and we have a few leftover this way!

If you love this almond milk pancake recipe, you’re going to love these dairy free breakfast recipes too!

stack of almond milk pancakes on white plate and wooden cutting board
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