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Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes

November 1, 2021
The simplest recipes are often most delicious, and these Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes are the best healthy breakfast done in under 25 minutes!

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes

I love to enjoy autumn-inspired breakfasts while I can, and that means making a big batch of my Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes! Kids and adults alike love these ultra-fluffy pancakes, flavored with real pumpkin, poppyseeds, and delicious pumpkin spice.

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes

Have you ever seen fluffier pancakes in your life?

While the perfect pancake technique can be difficult to develop, it is not impossible! I’m here to share all of the secrets to making the fluffiest, dreamiest pancakes you have ever had – all in the name of pumpkin spice!

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes are a quick and simple breakfast recipe that’s done in under 30 minutes. That means these pancakes are quick enough for a weekday before school and work!

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes

When it’s pumpkin season, I am so happy to integrate it into multiple dishes for my family and friends. And while pumpkin on its own has a fantastic flavor, these pancakes pair particularly well with poppyseeds!

You will be shocked at how well poppyseeds and pumpkin go together. The little burst of seeds in each bite lends a fabulous texture and mouthfeel. This might be your new favorite flavor combination! 

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes

Health Benefits of Poppyseeds

Did you know that in addition to being delicious, poppyseeds are actually great for your health! Some of the major benefits include:

  • Promotes relaxation for healthy sleep
  • Heart-protecting omega-6 fatty acids
  • May help support bone health
  • The high fiber content helps promote healthy digestion
  • May assist in red blood cell production
  • Promotes healthy brain function

There are so many reasons to include poppyseeds in your diet!

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes

Ingredients in Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes

  • 2 cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons poppyseeds
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling!)1 1/2 cups almond milk (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Optional Toppings:
  • Fresh fruit (Blackberries, strawberries, etc.)
  • Your favorite nuts (Pecans, walnuts, etc.)
  • Pure maple syrup

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes

How to Make Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes

Start by whisking together the organic all-purpose flour, baking powder, pumpkin spice, and sea salt in a large bowl and set aside.

In a separate bowl, add the Almond milk and apple cider vinegar and whisk together until well combined. Set aside for 5-10 minutes.

Next, whisk in the pumpkin puree into the milk-vinegar mixture until well incorporated.

NOTE: The mixture will thicken, that’s OK!** Add vanilla, maple syrup, and coconut oil and continue whisking.

Now, add the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and stir together with a rubber spatula until well combined. Fold in poppy seeds until well incorporated.

NOTE: The batter shouldn’t be too runny or too thick. Try to find it somewhere in the middle. **Try not to Over-mix.**

Wipe a thin layer of oil onto a heated medium skillet (or griddle) and pour 1/3 cup of batter onto the surface of the skillet. Cook for about 1-2 minutes (until batter begins to bubble + they ‘pop open’) and gently flip the pancake to its opposite side, cooking another 1-2 minutes. Be sure to gently press down on the pancake to ensure that center cooks through.

Once cooked and lightly brown, remove the pancake from heat and repeat steps until all batter is used.

To serve, stack pancakes onto one another and top with fresh fruit (if desired) and lightly drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.

Bon Appetit!

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes

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Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Serves: 6 pancakes
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Ingredients

PANCAKES:

  • 2 cups organic All-Purpose flour 
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin spice blend
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsps poppyseeds
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond milk (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 3 Tbsps pure maple syrup (See Notes!)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsps vegan butter, melted (See Notes!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • Fresh fruit (Blackberries, strawberries, etc.)
  • Your favorite nuts (Pecans, Walnuts, etc.)
  • Pure maple syrup

Instructions

  • Add the Almond milk and apple cider vinegar together in a small bowl, stirring together until combined and letting it sit for 5 minutes until it becomes "activated" and slightly foamy.
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, pumpkin spice, and salt together and whisk until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk-ACV, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, melted butter, and vanilla, until combined.
  • Make a small well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients, stirring gently (using a spatula) until just combined. NOTE: DO NOT OVERMIX.
  • Add 1 Tbsp vegan butter to a heated skillet over medium-high heat and wait until fully melted. Pour 1/3 cup of pancake batter unto the surface of the skillet and cook for about 1-2 minutes (until batter begins to bubble) and gently flip pancake to it’s opposite side, cooking another 1-2 minutes. NOTE: Be sure to gently press down on pancake to ensure that center cooks through.
  • Once cooked and lightly brown on both sides, remove pancake from heat and repeat steps until all batter is used.
  • To serve, stack pancakes onto one another and top with fresh fruit (blackberries, strawberries, etc.), your favorite nuts (optional), and lightly drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of pure maple syrup, you can always substitute with Agave, organic cane sugar, or coconut sugar as well.
  • OIL: Instead of melted vegan butter,  you can use vegetable oil or coconut oil, if preferred.
    PUMPKIN SPICE: If you don't have Pumpkin Spice readily available, you can use the following: 2 tsps ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, and a pinch of allspice. 
    GLUTEN-FREE VERSION: To make these pancakes GF, I recommend using a GF Flour Blend (Bob’s Red Mills has a great version!). **NOTE: If the batter is too ‘thin + runny’, simply add additional GF flour, 1/4 cup at a time.**

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  1. These pancakes turn out sooo fluffy, and they were delicious! I made them twice in one week because they’re that good! This recipe is easy to follow, comes together quickly, and makes the kitchen smell WONDERFUL. I love drizzling dark Maple syrup over them before enjoying them 😋 10/10 would recommend making these 👍

    • Hi Julia! Awww, yay! I’m so happy to hear that you love these pancakes! Definitely my fave for the Fall season! I’m so honored that you chose to make my recipe! 🙂

  2. Love the twist by adding poppy seeds and plus they are vegan. Also really enjoyed learning the benefits of poppy seeds. Thanks!