These vegan Bisquick pancakes are fluffy, slightly sweet, and panfried to get the best crispy, golden brown edges. They’re made without any eggs or dairy milk, so if you just ran out of either of those ingredients…you’re in luck!
As always, step-by-step photos are in the post below and a how-to video is in the recipe card below.
why we love these bisquick pancakes
I pretty much make these pancakes every weekend…because why not? They’re so easy, slightly sweet, and have just the right amount of fluffiness. Because they’re made with pancake mix, they’re super fast to whip up too. And you only need to pull 5 ingredients out of your pantry! What’s not to love about that.
bisquick without eggs?
You may be wondering… can you make Bisquick pancakes without eggs? And yes, you most definitely can. This recipe is completely eggless and dairy-free! The back of the Bisquick box calls out eggs as a required ingredient but these pancakes turn out perfect without them.
Eggs help to bind the pancakes and help leaven them, but Bisquick already has leavening in it. The ingredients also call out cornstarch in the mix which is sometimes used as an egg replacer!
This recipe calls for neutral oil (like vegetable oil) to help replace the fat from the egg yolk, but other than that no egg substitute is needed.
While these pancakes may be slightly more tender than pancakes made with eggs, they still hold together very well, especially if you make pancakes that are on the smaller side. (I use about ⅓ cup of batter per pancake!)
To make these vegan Bisquick pancakes, you’ll want to gather the following ingredients:
- Original Bisquick Mix, the classic yellow box
- Granulated Sugar
- Dairy-free Milk, I prefer unsweetened almond but any will work
- Vegetable Oil, or another neutral oil (or melted vegan butter)
- Pure Vanilla Extract
Want to make vegan pancakes from scratch?
Check out my Fluffy Oat Milk Pancake Recipe
is bisquick even vegan?
You may be wondering, is Bisquick dairy-free and vegan? The answer is yes, some of their products are accidentally vegan! But be careful, not all Bisquick products are dairy-free.
mixes that are vegan, eggless, and free from dairy:
- Bisquick Original Pancake and Baking Mix : look for the classic yellow box, this is the one we want to use in this recipe.
- Gluten Free Bisquick Mix: this is also accidentally vegan for my gluten free friends out there!
- Bisquick Heart Healthy Pancake Mix: this mix does contain white sugar and DATEM which may be considered controversial ingredients for some. While sugar itself is vegan friendly, some processing methods use animal by-products like bone char to refine it.
Like with most processed foods, it’s difficult to know where companies source their ingredients from and how they process their ingredients. This article by Peta has some more info on white sugar and how it’s processed.
DATEM is usually derived from vegetable sources, but again, it’s hard to know where Betty Crocker actually sources their ingredients from. So ultimately it’s up to you whether you choose to use this version of the pancake mix!
- Flavor-Bursting Bisquick mixes
- Buttermilk Bisquick Mixes
These are NOT vegan-friendly. They contain whey which is a dairy by-product.
the best dairy free milk:
To be honest, because I make these so frequently, I usually use whatever dairy-free milk I have on hand. But if you’re curious below are some recommendations for vegan milk that would work well in this recipe:
- Unsweetened Soy Milk, like Silk
- Original Oat Milk, like Oatly
- Unsweetened Original Almond Milk
Dairy-free milk that is unsweetened would work best, but if yours is sweetened that will work too.
how to make these easy vegan pancakes
This recipe is pretty simple, so gather your ingredients and let’s make some pancakes!
making the batter:
- Whisk together the Bisquick and sugar.
- Pour in the dairy-free milk, oil, and vanilla.
- Start with ¾ of a cup of milk, and mix the wet and dry together to form a batter. If you prefer thinner pancakes, add the remaining ¼ cup of milk.
cooking the pancakes:
- Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle on medium-low and add 1 tbsp of vegan butter.
- Pour in ¼ cup – ⅓ cup of batter for each pancake.
- Flip it and cook the other side. (About 2-3 minutes per side)
- Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more butter to the pan as needed.
tips for the best vegan biquick pancakes
want extra fluffy pancakes?
If you love extra fluffy pancakes, add 1 tsp of baking powder to the mixture to help fluff them up even more.
Pancakes are best cooked on medium-low heat. This way the inside cooks evenly and the exterior doesn’t brown too much. If you have an electric stove with a number scale from 1-10, this will be around heat setting 3.
A few lumps are okay, but it shouldn’t be super lumpy. The longer the batter sits after mixing the wet and dry, the thicker/fluffier the pancakes will be since the dry ingredients have more time to absorb the liquid.
pouring the batter:
Try not to overcrowd the pan! I’ve found cooking only 2 or 3 pancakes (for a standard 12” skillet) at a time makes them cook more evenly and makes them easier to flip.
serving the pancakes
flavor combinations and add-ins:
This recipe is for classic vegan Bisquick pancakes, but don’t be shy about adding in some extra flavor. Below are a few ideas:
- 1 Mashed Banana: for banana pancakes
- Frozen or Fresh Blueberries: for fruity blueberry pancakes
- Chocolate chips: gotta love a chocolate pancake
- Any type of nut: pecans, walnuts, almonds
- Lemon, Orange, or Lime Zest: this would be great for citrus season
- Sprinkles: funfetti anyone?
- ¼ cup Pumpkin Puree: for fall vibes and pumpkin spice pancakes
- Cinnamon, Nutmeg, or Pumpkin Pie Spice: about 1 tsp should do the trick
I’m a classic pancake girl and love topping mine with some good ol’ pure maple syrup. But if you want to spice things up, here are a few more pancake topping ideas:
- Peanut Butter
- Sliced Bananas
- Powdered Sugar
- Apple Curd
- Chocolate Sauce
- Whipped Coconut Cream
- Pineapple Jam
tips for storing
If you’d like to make these ahead of time as meal prep or you have a few extra pancakes leftover, you can definitely store these in the fridge or freezer.
I typically wrap the pancakes in plastic wrap and place them into a freezer-proof baggie. They can be stored in the fridge for about 4-5 days, or in the freezer for about 2 months.
To reheat them you can pop them in the toaster for a few minutes, or place them back in a heated skillet with some vegan butter.
Some Bisquick Products are accidentally vegan and dairy-free. The Original Pancake and Baking Mix and the Gluten-Free Mix are vegan. The Heart-Healthy mix may be vegan depending on the type of sugar used in it. The Flavor-Bursting Bisquick mixes and the Buttermilk Mixes are NOT vegan.
Yes, absolutely! This recipe is totally customizable. You can add in bananas to make banana Bisquick pancakes or blueberries to make blueberry pancakes.
No eggs are required for this Bisquick pancake recipe. Eggs typically help bind the pancakes and help leaven them, but Bisquick already has leavening and it has cornstarch in the mix which is sometimes used as an egg replacer!
This recipe does call for neutral oil (like vegetable oil) to help replace the fat from the egg yolk, but other than that no egg substitute is needed. Feel free to add a flax egg or 3 tbsp of Just Egg to the batter if you’d like- it will only make these pancakes even softer.
Nope! Bisquick already has plenty of leavening in it which is why it’s such a wonderful product. My pancakes always turn out fluffy without extra baking powder. However, if you prefer EXTRA fluffy pancakes, feel free to add in 1 tsp of baking powder.
LOOKING FOR MORE VEGAN Breakfast RECIPES?
- Vegan Bisquick Zucchini Bread
- Vegan Buttermilk Belgian Waffles
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- Vegan Cinnamon Rolls without Yeast
- Just Egg Quiche
- Easy Muffin Mix Waffles
- Oat Milk Chia Pudding
- Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cake