Breakfast is the best. But if you’re new to vegan eating, figuring out how to make all your breakfast favorites without animal products might take a little time. Fortunately, there’s one swap that’s as easy as it gets: vegan pancake mixes!
Believe it or not, quite a few store-bought mixes are completely plant-based, though they may not be clearly labeled that way (one day!). For some mixes, you only need to add water. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Plus, several mainstream brands offer less-traditional vegan pancake mixes, such as buckwheat and gluten-free. Get ready to fire up the griddle!
1. Bisquick Original Pancake & Baking Mix
You can get this stuff at pretty much every grocer. To sweeten the deal, the company also offers a gluten-free vegan pancake mix! And since these are baking mixes, they’re sure to make other recipes easier. Yummy plant-based biscuits, anyone?
2. Pearl Milling Company Original Mix
The famous Aunt Jemima brand is now Pearl Milling Company, and its beloved original mix is free of dairy and eggs! If you’re feeling a little less traditional, try the whole-wheat blend made with brown sugar.
3. Annie’s Organic Pancake & Waffle Mix
Annie’s may not be the first name that comes to mind when you’re looking for a pancake mix. But Annie’s does have their own vegan-friendly pancake and waffle mix that has no artificial flavors, synthetic colors, preservatives, bleached flour, or hydrogenated oils.
4. Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Pancake & Waffle Mix
There’s a pancake mix for everyone! This grain-free mix is made by Bob’s Red Mill, a brand offering several vegan pancake mixes, including its Organic High Fiber, Buckwheat, and Organic 7 Grain.
5. Arrowhead Mills Organic Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix
This brand isn’t as widely available as giants like Bisquick, but you can find it in quite a few grocers. Plus, the line offers a vegan buckwheat pancake mix.
6. Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix
Another just-add-water mix, this popular offering from Krusteaz includes dried blueberries! And while the brand’s other pancake mixes contain dairy or egg, its Belgian waffle mix is plant-based. Breakfast is served!
7. Birch Benders Pancake & Waffle Mix
Birch Benders, a company that specializes in pancake and waffle ingredients, offers five vegan-friendly mixes: chocolate chip, plant protein, sweet potato, blueberry, and organic classic. Simply add water and you’re ready to go!
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