How to Make Easy Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes

It's simple to make these vegan fluffy pancakes, even if it is your first time! 

Start with making vegan buttermilk. Combine plant-based milk with apple cider vinegar, and let  sit for at least five minutes.  Add vanilla extract and mashed banana.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and saltSet aside.

Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and blend with a whisk carefully until just blended.  Let the pancake batter sit for 10 minutes  to activate the baking powder.

Heat a non-stick pan. Put a small amount of oil in the pan. Pour batter and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on one side until bubbles start forming on the surface.   

Once the bubbles reach the middle, flip the pancake and cook for another  minute or two.   Check underneath with a spatula, the pancake should be  golden brown.

If your pan is not hot enough, the pancakes will not cook all the way through.  Cook the pancakes a little longer at lower heat.

Serve with pure maple syrup and your favorite toppings! These pancakes are best enjoyed fresh although you can freeze them or save leftover batter for the next day.

TIPS: Choose a ripe banana, bordering on overripe, with lots of brown spots. Do not over blend the pancake batter or your pancakes may not turn out fluffy.