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Vegan Chai Spice Pancakes


Vegan Chai Spice Pancakes

Life is uncertain, but if there is one thing of which I’m sure, it’s that I can make a mean pancake. And my newest pancake recipe might just be my favorite yet: chai spice pancakes! With a warming DIY chai spice mixture and a little bit of sugar for sweetness, these flapjacks make an excellent winter breakfast on a lazy Sunday morning. If you’d like, you can make a double batch and freeze half for weeks when you don’t have time to cook.

You can serve these pancakes with a pat of vegan butter and maple syrup, but to take things to the next level, I recommend a smear of almond butter and banana. Yum!

Vegan Chai Spice Pancakes


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6-8 pancakes
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup organic sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 1/4 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons neutral-flavored oil, plus more for frying


1. In a medium bowl, mix together flours, baking powder, and spices.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and vinegar until milk becomes foamy. Stir in vanilla extract.

3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture. Mix together until a batter forms. Add oil to mixture and stir again. The batter should be thin and pourable.

4. Heat oil in frying pan over medium-low heat. When oil is heated, scoop pancake batter (I use a 1/4 cup) and pour into skillet. Cook until bubbles start to form at the top of the pancake (30 seconds to a minute), and flip using a spatula and cook for another minute or so. Once pancake is cooked through, place on a plate and cover with a kitchen towel to keep warm. Repeat for remaining pancakes.

5. Serve with your favorite toppings and sides!

Also by Molly: Vegan Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Related: Vegan Fluffy Whole-Wheat Almond Flour Pancakes

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Molly Lansdowne

Molly Lansdowne

Contributing Editor at Peaceful Dumpling
Contributing Editor Molly Lansdowne lives in Boston, Massachusetts. In her free time, she enjoys writing, practicing yoga, and traveling around New England. Follow Molly on Pinterest @bostonvegan and Instagram @mollyrose009.
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