“buttermilk” pancakes


Today’s recipe for faux buttermilk pancakes comes from my friend Heather Christo, an incredibly talented recipe developer, food photographer, and mother of two young daughters. Heather just released a gorgeous new cookbook called Pure Delicious, with more than 150 allergen-free recipes covering everything from pizza to dessert! I’m cooking my way through her book this summer, so starting with breakfast was a natural choice.

Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

These “buttermilk” pancakes are vegan and gluten-free, and cook up golden and fluffy in a hot skillet. Served warm with a drizzle of pure maple syrup and a sprinkling of berries, these pancakes are simply divine and a must-make recipe for a little breakfast indulgence.

Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

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“Buttermilk” Pancakes

  • Yield: 12 pancakes



  • 1 cup unsweetened full fat coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 3 Tbsp granulated beet sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted, plus more for the pan
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Pure maple syrup
  • Fresh berries


  1. Combine coconut milk and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl; set aside. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add coconut milk mixture, melted coconut oil, and vanilla; whisk until combined.
  2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; lightly coat with coconut oil. Pour 3 tablespoons batter into the pan to form pancakes and cook for 2 minutes, until bubbles appear on the tops and edges are set. Flip pancakes and cook for another minute.
  3. Serve pancakes hot with a drizzle of maple syrup and fresh berries.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Pure Delicious by Heather Christo.

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