Light and fluffy pancakes with almond milk are made totally simple with this easy pancake recipe. This recipe will help you make delicious pancakes that are fluffy and perfect for kids using kitchen staples in your pantry. This easy pancake recipe totally from scratch can also use a substitute to be made without an egg.
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How To Make Light And Fluffy Pancakes With Almond Milk
*This post is sponsored by ALDI, all opinions are my own.
Picture this, you’ve just rushed back from being out of town. It’s been a long week and your fridge isn’t stocked. It’s the weekend though and you promised the kids you’d make something delicious together…
This was me. My head was fuzzy and I need to shop somewhere trusted and get home! I had also promised the kid a slow weekend morning in our PJs together, fluffy pancakes and maybe a book or two.
ALDI Helped Me Shop For Breakfast Ingredients Faster
So together we headed to ALDI to stock up. ALDI has been one of my favorite grocery stores for a while. We make it to ALDI about once or twice a month, and if it was closer to my house we would be there every week.
See every time I walk into ALDI? They cut through the noise for me. The shelves are full of good quality products. I can go in and grab all my favorite pantry staples, but I am also always finding new products to try.
This time I was picking up ingredients for pancakes. I knew I needed almond milk for my coffee and smoothies that week, so Friendly Farms Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk was first on my list. Then I lingered in the fruit section and don’t I need vanilla?
Guys, I am a vanilla snob, I only want a good quality vanilla extract because it adds so much more to your baking and brings out the flavors. With Stonemill Pure Vanilla Extract, that delicious vanilla bean flavor comes through loud and clear.
I also noticed the vanilla, and several other items on my list are a little bit less than I expected. ALDI has recently dropped its prices even lower across the store in our area, and that was great for my wallet. Prices and availability may vary though, so check your store!
I loaded up my groceries, got my quarter back from my cart, and the kid and I were headed home for pancakes and PJs. Bliss! I’ll share the recipe below so you can make super easy fluffy pancakes with almond milk too!
How Do You Make Pancakes From Scratch
ALDI makes it so easy to make pancakes from scratch, they carry so many high quality ingredients and everything was super easy to find. The key to great pancakes from scratch that are fluffy is you need something to make bubbles in your batter! In this recipe, the baking powder makes these pancakes extra fluffy. I think they are just as fluffy as my favorite mini silver dollar pancakes.
Why Do You Use Almond Milk In Your Pancakes?
I’ve been swapping out almond milk and coconut milk more often in our house because I like the taste and the lower calories for myself. We do still use dairy in our house frequently, but I’ve been swapping more often. Plus the taste of almond milk is delicious, especially Friendly Farms Unsweetened Vanilla AlmondMilk.
Why Do You Use An Egg In This Recipe? Can You Substitute The Egg?
I’ve made this pancake recipe without the egg before and it does taste great. Pancakes are just a little more fluffy when you add an egg. I recommend trying it with the egg if you do eat eggs.
How Do You Make Pancakes without Milk or Eggs That Are Vegan
This almond milk pancake recipe does call for an egg, but you can substitute a flaxseed egg replacement for vegans or those who cannot eat eggs. You can also try half of a mashed banana or a quarter cup of applesauce in your pancakes. This can be especially great for young children.
How Do I Make a Flaxseed Egg Replacement?
Mix one tablespoon of ground flaxseed with three tablespoons of hot water for a quick flaxseed egg replacement recipe. I like to let it sit for 5-10 minutes before adding it to the batter and let the water soak in.
What Pan Do I Use For Pancakes?
I use the biggest large griddle pan I can. More space in a griddle means you can make several pancakes at the same time. I cook this pancake recipe in batches of three or four.
My Pancake Batter Is Very Thick/ Is Runny? How Can I Fix It?
I had this comment on Pinterest the other day that a batter came out too thick, so I thought I’d update this in case this happens to you too.
Pancake batter should be a little on the drippy side. When you pour the batter into the pan it should pour easily but should have a little more thickness to it then say a juice. The batter also shouldn’t be so gloppy and thick that you can’t pour it into the pan easily.
If your pancake batter is too runny:
Add a little more flour. Use a tablespoon and add flour a tablespoon at a time to the batter until it is the right consistency. Mix well with a whisk in between scoops so you don’t accidentally add too much flour. Usually, one or two tablespoons does the trick.
If your pancake batter is too thick:
Try adding a little more almond milk or water to the batter a tablespoon at a time. Just like when adding extra flour, whisk well with a whisk in between tablespoons of liquid before adding more. Usually, one or two tablespoons of liquid will fix the batter.
You can use these same batter fixes of adding a little more liquid or a little more flour if this ever happens to any pancake batter, even a purchased mix from the store.
What caused my pancake batter to be too thick or too thin?
This is usually caused by how you scoop the ingredients. When scooping ingredients, especially flour, using the measuring cup to scoop the flour usually causes the issue. Scooping with the measuring cup can cause up to an extra half cup of flour to be “packed” into a full cup of flour which can throw off any recipe but especially recipes that require measuring flour.
Instead, spoon the ingredients into the measuring cup from the bag. Then take the back of a knife and run it across the top of the measuring cup, removing any excess flour or other ingredients above the top of the measuring cup or spoon.
Why Are My Pancakes Sticking To The Pan?
Sometimes when you cook a pancake recipe the pan heats unevenly and they stick to the pan. You can add a little oil or butter to your pan to keep them from sticking. If you are making a lot of pancakes, you may need to refresh your oil.
How to Make Small Fluffy Pancakes
I like to make small fluffy pancakes too for my daughter, often at restaurants pancakes are huge! To make small fluffy pancakes use a quarter cup measuring cup to scoop your batter onto the hot pan. This keeps pancakes to about three inches across.
What Else Can I Add To My Pancakes
I added a sprinkle of Millville Banana Nut Whole Grain Granola from Aldi to the tops of our pancakes. I’ve also added some of my homemade cranberry maple granola and it was delicious with these pancakes too.
Sometimes I add a cup right to the batter, especially if I am making extra for my kid’s lunch. We also like to eat pancakes with raspberries, banana and other berries or fruit.
Love breakfast? You have to try my Blueberry French Toast Casserole. It’s so delicious, and can be prepped the night before!
What about Maple Syrup On Pancakes?
A little Specialty Selected 100% Pure Maple Syrup also goes a long way. I love using high-quality syrup like this one at ALDI and giving it a drizzle over the pancakes. ALDI always seems to have the best price on real quality maple syrup making it super convenient to find, we always pick it up there on one of our trips.
*Prices and availability may vary
Always looking for dairy free ideas? Try my dairy free hot chocolate bombs as a great treat for the kids!
Super Fluffy Almond Milk Pancakes
- 1.5 cups Baker’s Corner All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar Can use honey or maple syrup
- .5 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon oil of choice I used Olive Oil
- 1 large egg
- 1.25 cups Friendly Farms Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 tablespoon Stonemill Pure Vanilla Extract
- Pan spray
- In a large bowl, mix together one and a half cups of flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 tablespoon of sugar and half a teaspoon of salt until combined.
- Add oil, egg, Friendly Farms Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk and Stonemill Pure Vanilla Extract. Whisk well until batter is smooth.
- Set your stovetop to medium heat, I use four or five. Spray a little pan spray in your pan then allow to heat up. If you dribble a drop of water into the pan and it sizzles or dances, the pan is hot enough.
- Using a quarter cup measuring cup, spoon batter onto pan.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side of the pancake then flip the pancake in the pan. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Work in small batches of three or four pancakes at a time.
- Makes 12 pancakes