Easy Vegan Pancake Recipes For Students In Leeds!

It’s Pancake Day next month – hooray! Which is why we’ve got some scrumptious and easy vegan pancake day recipes for students.

That’s right, vegans don’t have to miss out on the delights of pancake day – because there are loads of fantastic recipes to fill your tummy.

For those students studying in our wonderful accommodation in Leeds, you may be disappointed about not being able to go into the city and enjoy some pancakes.

But, it’s okay! You can still enjoy pancake day with these easy vegan pancake recipes despite the current lockdown restrictions.

Whether you’re a lover of vegan sweet pancakes or prefer savoury ones, we’ve got you covered.

Why Do We Celebrate Pancake Day?

easy vegan pancake recipes for pancake day

Have you ever wondered why do we actually celebrate pancake day? Well, we have the answer!

Pancakes are associated with Shrove Tuesday, the day that comes before lent.

This is because making pancakes is a way to use up rich foods such as egg, milk, and sugar, before the 40 days of lent!

When Is Pancake Day In The UK?

This year, Pancake Day is on Tuesday 16th February, so make sure you stock up on ingredients ASAP!

Every year, Pancake Day falls on a Tuesday, this is because of the period of time it marks between the start of lent and easter.

So, with that being said, let’s take a look at some easy vegan pancake recipes which are sweet and savoury!

Sweet Vegan Pancake Recipes

1. Light & Fluffy Blueberry Vegan Pancakes

blueberry vegan pancakes

This particular recipe is a super easy vegan pancake recipe that requires little time to make – a total bonus!

Is uses soy milk for the liquid (or another vegan milk substitute if you’d prefer), but we’d also recommend coconut milk for a creamier texture.

If you want to be extra indulgent you can cook the pancakes in vegan margarine such as Earth Balance, or vegetable oil.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup of soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of blueberries


To begin with, sift the flour and combine with the sugar, salt and baking powder in a big bowl and mix well.

Mix in your milk substitute and oil and beat together as you need to make sure the batter is nice and smooth!

Drop about a quarter of the batter at a time onto a well-greased frying pan and get flipping as soon as the bubbles appear in the pancake.

Grab your blueberries and scatter them on top of the finished pancakes and drizzle with maple syrup (there are a lot of vegan options) for some added pizzazz.

2. Vegan Banana Pancakes

vegan banana pancakes

There’s nothing like sweet banana pancakes with lashings of syrup – a nice and easy vegan pancake day recipe!


  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 150ml oat/soy/almond milk
  • ¼ tsp fine salt
  • 120g self-raising flour
  • Golden syrup
  • Sliced banana


Firstly, you need to mash your banana into a mixing bowl and stir in the oil, salt and sugar!

Add the flour and the baking powder mix and make a well in the centre to gradually whisk in the milk, hopefully, it should be nice and thick now.

Next, heat some oil in a frying pan, and if you want to make American-style pancakes, add a couple of tablespoons of the batter.

Fry each side of the pancake until they’re nice and golden and serve with sliced banana and some syrup for added yumminess!

3. Lemon & Sugar Vegan Pancakes

lemon & sugar vegan pancakes

What an absolute classic this one is! The combination of lemon & sugar is a super popular one and we’re here to tell you how to turn it into an easy vegan pancake recipe.


  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups of soy milk
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Dairy-free butter
  • Fresh lemon, sliced
  • Sugar for topping


For this easy vegan pancake recipe, all you need to do is mix the dry ingredients together, whisk in the oil and gradually add the milk until the mix is completely smooth.

Next, grab your frying pan and heat it up on medium heat, melt a small amount of butter into the pan and turn the heat down ready for your batter.

When the pancake is starting to dry out, get ready to flip! Woop!

Finally, slice your lemon in half and drizzle it over the top of the pancake, and don’t forget the sugar for a sweet treat.

4. Strawberries & Chocolate Vegan Pancakes

easy vegan pancake recipe strawberry and chocolate

Mmm, name something better than strawberries and chocolate – we’ll wait!


  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups of soy milk
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Dairy-free butter
  • Vegan chocolate
  • Sliced strawberries


Try out this easy vegan pancake recipe that follows the exact same method our previous recipe in terms of ingredients and how to make the pancake.

You just need to switch up the toppings for a little extra indulgence!

In terms of choccy, dark chocolate is a fabulous option for vegans as it’s made without milk so is often the go-to option.

So, melt your vegan chocolate of choice, slice your strawberries and sprinkle the toppings on your pancakes.

Vegan Savoury Pancakes

If you’re more of a savoury lover as opposed to sweet, we’ve got you covered with this super easy savoury recipes! Let’s take a look:

1. Tomato & Mushroom Pancakes

easy vegan pancake recipe tomato & mushroom

Check out this dairy and egg-free savoury pancake that’s perfect for brunch, especially with a creamy tomato and mushroom topping!


  • 140g white self-raising flour
  • 400ml soy milk
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp soya flour
  • 250g button mushrooms
  • 250g cherry tomatoes – halved
  • A handful of pine nuts
  • Chives
  • 2 tbsp soya milk or soya cream


Firstly, sift the flours and a pinch of salt in a blender and add the soya milk to make a nice, smooth batter.

Next,  heat some oil in your pan until it’s really hot and pour 3 tbsp of the batter in the pan until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake!

Now it’s time to flip until the sides are nice and golden brown, repeat this process until you’re happy with the number of pancakes.

Time for the toppings now! Heat some oil in a frying pan, cook the mushrooms and add the tomatoes.

Finally, you need to pour in the soy cream/milk and pine nuts and cook until combined, spoon the mixture over the pancakes and scatter with chives – yummy!

2. Cheddar & Onion Vegan Pancakes

cheddar & onion vegan pancakes

Another yummy savoury option for breakfast is some cheddar & onion vegan pancakes, packed with flavour!


  • Ground flaxseed
  • Soy milk
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Vegan butter
  • Flour
  • Cornflour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Granulated garlic
  • Salt
  • Vegan cheese
  • Spring onions


Use flaxseed and water as an alternative as eggs to bind the ingredients nicely for this recipe, and then mix them with water and set aside until it has a gel consistency.

Firstly, add all the dry ingredients and whisk, then mix in the flaxseed, buttermilk and melted butter and whisk again!

Secondly, Gently fold the cheese, green onions and seasoning (garlic, salt, pepper) into the batter and put your pan on medium heat.

Finally, when the pan has heated nicely, drizzle oil and scoop ¼ of the batter into the pan, once you notice bubbles in the pancake – it’s time to flip!

3. Savoury Veggie Pancakes

easy vegan pancake recipe veggie

Have a go at this tasty eggless easy vegan pancake recipe is packed with veggies and very easy to make, here’s how you do it!


  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 2 cups of soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • Peppers (green, red, yellow)
  • Spring onions
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Chillies (optional)
  • Fresh tomatoes


To make the batter, mix vinegar to the soy milk and let it stand for a few minutes.

Secondly, add all the dry ingredients for the batter in a bowl and pour in the soy mixture – remember to mix it well.

Next, In a pan, toss the mushrooms in a pan and fry, and then heat the other veggies in the same pan (on low heat.)

Pour the pancake batter and even it out on the vegetables so it covers them nicely, once it’s firm, you can flip!

Serve warm with a fresh side salad and get ready for deliciousness 😉

And there you have it! We hope you found these easy vegan pancake recipes useful for pancake day, whether you’re a sweet pancake or savoury pancake lover, try these out! Which one was your favourite?