Breakfast Vegan Vegetarian

Easy Bisquick Vegan Pancakes

I’ve been making Bisquick vegan pancakes for quite some time. I mean, if it’s better than “from scratch,” then why would I go through any extra effort? Bisquick is vegan by nature, but the pancake recipe calls for milk and eggs. Hmm. I nixed the egg and just used my non-dairy milk. added the “melt in your mouth” ingredients on the back of the box, and voila! This recipe makes 8 large fluffy pancakes (see above), but if you make your pancakes smaller or if you make your batter slightly thinner (add more milk), you can make it go further.

Read how to store leftover pancakes.

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Easy Bisquick Vegan Pancakes
Serves: makes about 8 pancakes
  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I used coconut original)
  1. Mix the first four ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add one cup of milk and stir. Slowly add remaining half cup, until the consistency is to your liking. For fluffier pancakes, let the batter sit for a few minutes before cooking.
  3. Heat pan to medium heat and spray with cooking spray or coat with butter (try Earth Balance) or oil.
  4. When hot, pour ¼ cup or less of batter on to the pan, depending on how big you want your pancakes. TIP: usually you can tell it's time to flip the pancake when bubbles pop up through the pancake and the holes left behind don't fill in.
  5. Cook both sides until golden.

Love this vegan pancakes recipe? Check out my other Bisquick vegan pancake recipes.

Banana Bisquick Vegan Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup

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Bisquick Pumpkin Vegan Pancakes

Bisquick Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

Lastly, please note that there are several versions of Bisquick and not all are vegan. Bisquick Original contains no milk ingredients, though someone on Reddit pointed out that the “Betty Crocker Bisquick Multi-Purpose Baking Mix” in the UK does contain milk ingredients. Read labels!

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  • Reply Nicole schmid

    These were really tasty! I added some blueberries and they definitely took these up a notch. I’m new to being vegan and I have been missing my usual food badly. These pancakes taste just like regular bisquick pancakes with out the guilt!!! Thanks so much!

    April 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    • Reply Kelsey Reddick

      I’m sure the blueberries were a wonderful addition! Sounds great.

      May 19, 2013 at 10:26 am
      • Reply Joy

        What can you use to substitute the sugar and baking powder since those ingredients aren’t good for you.

        October 7, 2016 at 3:53 pm
        • Reply Kelsey Smith

          You can actually skip them entirely! The basic bisquick recipe doesn’t call for them at all.

          October 7, 2016 at 4:36 pm
        • Reply AlesiaB

          Converting to vegetarian/vegan. Tried recipe, yum. Egg does hold pancakes together better, did not add, but did add a little lemon juice to cut down on sweet. Will try again!

          March 12, 2017 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Melissa Martinez

    I made these yesterday and omg they were amazing! I’ve tried other vegan pancake recipes and they just didn’t do the trick and i was starting to question whether i could be a vegan or not but after this recipe i can’t wait wait to try other vegan ones! Thanks so much! can’t wait to try your other recipes!

    May 19, 2013 at 10:14 am
  • Reply gigi

    I made these camping last weekend – I measured all the dry ingredients in ziploc bag at home and when it was pancake time at the campsite, I just added vanilla soymilk and smushed it together until it was mixed. Perfect!

    August 22, 2013 at 5:04 am
    • Reply Kelsey Reddick

      That’s brilliant! Totally a “modern martha” trick.

      August 22, 2013 at 8:13 am
      • Reply Amber Neal

        Thats a great idea! I was thinking of making up a couple of ziploc bags like that and just leaving them in my pantry just to make things easier on a busy morning

        September 26, 2013 at 9:12 am
      • Reply Carol

        Thanks for the recipe! Breakfast was a hit for my new vegan daughter and mom and dad loved them too. He had plan and we threw blueberries in ours, delicious. Can’t wait to try the banana and peanut butter syrup.

        December 25, 2015 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply Angie

    I made these trice now and they are wonderful. I used coconut milk for the first batch. And the pancakes tasted like cake. The second time I used almond milk and again great! Thank you for this recipe.

    October 12, 2013 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Jessica

    Made these this morning, delicious!! A Vegan family member is visiting so we thought we’d try vegan pancakes for our traditional Saturday morning pancakes. I must say these are better then the ones we normally make! We aren’t vegan but we will be making these again for sure!!

    January 18, 2014 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Kells

    Just whipped these up, I doubled te batch and added choc chips. Delicious and insanely fluffy. Thank you!

    February 15, 2014 at 7:01 am
  • Reply Christy

    We found this recipe on a google search. What a great find! We followed the recipe and used almond milk and they were wonderful. The pancakes taste like the real thing – I definitely think we could make these when family comes over and no one would ever think they were vegan. Thank you, Kelsey.

    February 23, 2014 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Juls

    I did this with almond milk and added chopped up apples and they were very good! One critique though is the instructions say to oil or butter the pan, I
    wouldn’t butter it if you want to keep it vegan. 🙂

    June 18, 2014 at 2:58 pm
    • Reply Kelsey Reddick

      Hey Juls, glad you liked it. Apples sound great.
      As far as the butter goes, have you tried Earth Balance buttery spreads? They are completely vegan.

      June 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Amy

    How long does the batter keep? i made this and it’s delicious!!! But I have a large bowl leftover and how long does this batter keep? I used almond milk and kept to the recipe.

    June 30, 2014 at 10:54 pm
  • Reply Kim

    These were delicious! Thanks for a great recipe! Since finding an egg and milk allergy, I’ve had a hard time adapting recipes. These came out perfect!!! I used So Delicious vanilla coconut milk. They were light and fluffy and just as good as egged pancakes!

    September 5, 2014 at 7:30 am
    • Reply Kelsey Reddick

      Yay! Glad you enjoyed. I hope you continue to find great egg and dairy-free options.

      September 5, 2014 at 8:48 am
  • Reply Kim

    These are perfect! Thanks for sharing! These are now my go to vegan pancake recipe!

    November 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm
    • Reply Kelsey Reddick

      Hey Kim! They’re my go-to as well. Glad you enjoyed.

      November 14, 2014 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply Katie

    Made these for my 12 month old daughter who has egg and dairy allergies using breastmilk. (Sounds weird I know. Lol.) She loved them! Next time I will add blueberries and/or some mashed up banana for some added flavor as she eats them plain but great recipe!

    December 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply Aflow

    I know I did something they were good but had a bit if an after taste and i don’t know what I did I guess I’ll have to try it again some time (I wonder if it was the baking soda I substituted for the powder )

    June 20, 2015 at 9:15 am
    • Reply Kelsey Reddick

      Thanks for trying the recipe! Baking soda without an acidic ingredient can create a metallic taste.

      June 21, 2015 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Pam

    can I use the gluten free Bisquick for this recipe?

    August 1, 2015 at 10:43 am
    • Reply Kelsey Reddick

      Hey Pam! I haven’t tried that yet. If you do, let me know how it works.

      August 1, 2015 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Janet S

    This recipe was a lifesaver to me! I had taken my children berry picking and wanted to make Bisquick pancakes using the fresh blueberries, just like my Grandmother did when she took me berry picking. The problem is, my 10-yr-old son is allergic to both milk and eggs. When we came across your recipe, we tried it and it was AMAZING. We used Silk’s Very Vanilla Soymilk as the milk and skipped the vanilla. They turned out FANTASTIC!!! Thank you for helping me to recreate a favorite memory with my children!

    August 12, 2015 at 9:37 am
    • Reply Kelsey Reddick

      Thank you for sharing that story! That is so sweet. I’m glad they turned out well, Silk Very Vanilla is delicious, and I know berries would be incredibly in this.

      August 12, 2015 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply Heidi

    I am prepping and wanted to be able to make pancakes for us. There would be no eggs and only dry milk. After lots of research, I find yours is the very best! Thank you! We even liked it better than other recipes that DO use eggs!

    November 2, 2015 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Devyn

    These were great! I’m got vegan but I had no eggs and no flour, but I had bisquick! The vanilla made them taste super yummy. The ¼ cup was a great measurement for how big they should be and they were very fluffy and tall 🙂

    November 13, 2015 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply Zoe Elizabeth

    I make these all the time and they are INCREDIBLE!! I’m fully vegan and one of my favorite foods before I went vegan was pancakes. So naturally I was always trying different vegan recipies trying to find tge best one and this is definitely it! All my non vegan friends say that they’re their favorite pancakes vegan or non vegan. Thank you for this!

    September 12, 2016 at 9:33 pm
    • Reply Kelsey Smith

      You are very welcome, Zoe. Thank you so much for coming back to leave a comment!

      September 13, 2016 at 11:14 am
  • Reply Maryann Farrell

    Hi, I’m looking for a vegan Bisquick, but they all have sugar. Do you know if the sugar they use is charred with beef by product? I recently found out white sugar is bleached with beef by product. I wish that it weren’t true, because white sugar is everywhere. Makes my life even more difficult. Thanks

    September 20, 2016 at 3:52 pm
    • Reply laila rivecca

      actually, most white sugar is vegan! but once in a while its not. you either risk it or don;t but if you do take the risk its a 99 % chance its vegan sugar!

      May 28, 2017 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Amber

    Thank you for this recipe! I’ve used it for about a year now. Still our “go-to” pancakes, even after food allergies were ruled-out! Love that I don’t have to have eggs in the house and the flavor is awesome! Thought I’d say thanks since they make my kids, and I, so happy! 😁

    September 23, 2016 at 8:18 am
    • Reply Kelsey Smith

      Amber, I am so happy the kids love it, too!

      September 23, 2016 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Andi Gallagher

    I’d like to add oatmeal to this recipe for my picky eater… can I just throw it in?

    November 7, 2016 at 9:05 am
    • Reply Kelsey Smith

      You might compensate by adding less Bisquick or a little more milk to thin it out.

      November 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Jessica Marie Bales

    Hello, Kelsey! I am quite interested in your recipe just a couple questions! Can I use this recipe to make pancake muffins? Almond milk is a-okay, I assume? Also, do I have to use sugar?

    February 14, 2017 at 12:48 pm
    • Reply Kelsey Smith

      Almond milk, absolutely – any milk is great here. You can skip the sugar, they won’t be as sweet, but still very tasty. I’ve never tried to make muffins with this recipe! But that sounds cool.

      February 15, 2017 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply laila rivecca

    i used soy milk and the tasted EXACTLY like real classic delicious pancakes. i loved them!

    May 28, 2017 at 3:51 pm
    • Reply Kelsey Smith

      I’m so glad you liked them! Also, thanks very much for the info on white sugar. I’m not an expert on veganism, so I really appreciate it.

      May 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply Jennifer M

    I’m going to be honest…I only tried this recipe because I was out of milk and eggs and was looking for a way to still make pancakes with my Bisquik. Well, I had all the ingredients this recipe called for and figured I’d try it. I must say, I’m impressed. These were very delicious! I couldn’t even tell a difference. Definitely satisfied my craving for pancakes and my son loved them as well!

    June 29, 2017 at 7:35 am
    • Reply Kelsey Smith

      Very glad to hear that! I’ve been making these for me and my husband for years, and just recently he noticed I didn’t add eggs to the batter, and he was shocked. He definitely couldn’t tell a difference.

      June 29, 2017 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Amber Somkuwar

    Hey! Awe man, the texture is just right with these pancakes… i grew up on Bisquick pancakes and it’s my fav…. but one major problem girly… these taste like major baking soda! hehe… which the texture was soo soo good I decided to put enough maple syrup on them so I couldn’t notice it.. but yeah still… just way too much baking soda… unless you put a cup of maple syrup on these babies they just are not right… 🙁 but thanks for trying <3 <3

    September 24, 2017 at 9:57 pm
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