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Vegan Funfetti Pancakes (Quick + Easy)

April 20, 2021
Make colorful Vegan Funfetti Pancakes that the entire family will love. Dairy-free, egg-free and a gluten-free option.

Vegan Funfetti Pancakes (Quick + Easy)

These Vegan Funfetti Pancakes are a healthy twist to kick start your day! They’re quick and easy to make and so fluffy, the entire family will love them. 

Quick + Easy Funfetti Vegan Pancakes stacked on two white plates with white frosting on top

These pancakes were the best start to any day. Not only are they colorful, fluffy, airy and delicious. But they’re also healthy! Made without 

They are such a fun, ‘bright’ way to make breakfast and truly so easy and quick to make.

Here are just a *few* reasons to love these funfetti flapjacks:

They are SUPER fluffy + light.

So easy to whip together.

Only requires ONE bowl! No mixer required!

Perfectly sweet.

Loaded with Sprinkles.

Entirely dairy-free + vegan. Gluten-free option available!

Fun for the entire family to make.

WARNING: Highly delicious!

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How to Make Vegan Funfetti Pancakes

I know you’re excited to start making these easy one-bowl pancakes. Here’s what you need to know to perfect this recipe.

Ingredients

If you’re looking for more ingredient substitutions, be sure to check out our Ingredient Hacks page:

  • Flour: I use organic all-purpose flour from Bob’s Red Mill. It’s certified vegan. 
  • Baking Powder: This helps your Funetti pancakes become light and airy. 
  • Vanilla: For the signature nutty, comforting Funfetti flavor. 
  • Agave: This liquid sweetener is less refined and has a mild flavor. If you’re not vegan, you can substitute with honey. Other vegan-friendly sweeter options include maple syrup, date syrup or coconut sugar. 
  • Almond Milk: You can easily substitute this with soy milk, rice milk, coconut milk (my NEW Fave!), oat milk, hemp milk, or even dairy milk if you’re not vegan
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: This adds a bit of tang and acidity to turn your almond milk into vegan buttermilk. Baking powder needs some acid to activate. 
  • Vegan Butter: you can also use regular butter or coconut or avocado oil to cook the pancakes. 
  • Vegan Rainbow Sprinkles: These are anon-negotabile! 

Quick + Easy Funfetti Vegan Pancakes in a stack with whipped cream on top and a fork

PS: The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.

Pancake Topping Ideas

You’re already eating (healthier) funfetti for breakfast, so why not go all out with fun toppings? 

I love serving these vegan pancakes with:

  • Coconut whipped cream (store-bought or homemade)
  • More vegan rainbow sprinkles
  • A drizzle of agave, maple syrup or honey (for non-vegans)
  • Chopped nuts
  • Fresh fruit, especially berries

Quick + Easy Funfetti Vegan Pancakes in a stack with whipped cream on top and a fork

Tricks to Make the Best Vegan Pancakes 

LOW + SLOW IS BEST.

When it comes to cooking your pancakes, keeping the heat on low is the key. This ensures that your pancakes are fully cooked through without making the outsides dark before their time.

DOUBLE CHECK THAT YOUR LEAVENERS AREN’T EXPIRED.

Ensuring that the leaveners that are used (baking powder, baking soda, etc) aren’t expired and are completely fresh. This ensures that your pancakes rise at their best and are super fluffy as intended.

NO OVER-MIXING, PLEASE!

Once all ingredients are well combined after stirring with a spatula, stop mixing. Remember, you want airy, fluffy pancakes—not chewy pancakes due to the gluten formulating from over-mixing.

USE THE CORRECT PAN!

I find that using a flat cast-iron griddle works the best when making pancakes. Unfortunately, a regular sauté pan isn’t flat enough (slopped sides?) aren’t friendly in making the perfect stack.

DON’T FLIP THOSE PANCAKES JUST YET!

I’ve been guilty of this in the past. Be patient and don’t flip the pancakes until the bubbles have ‘popped’ and opened into holes. This means that all of the bottom is formed and OK to flip. Otherwise, your pancake might fall apart when you try to flip it. 

That’s that. Follow these simple tricks and those pancakes on your table are sure to be perfect for everyone!

Quick + Easy Funfetti Vegan Pancakes in a stack with whipped cream on top and a fork and knife taking a bite

Can I Make Gluten-Free & Vegan Funfetti Pancakes?

Yes! You can make this recipe gluten-free with a simple swap. Simply replace the flour with a gluten-free flour blend (I recommend Bob’s Red Mill brand). If the batter is thinner than you’d like, add more flour, 1/4 cup at a time until it is thick but pourable. 

35 HEALTHIER KID-FAVORITE RECIPES TO MAKE WHILE AT HOME.

When it comes to having your little ones away from school, this list of 35 Healthier Kid-Favorite Recipes to Make While At Home comes in handy to satisfy those little sweet teeth while keeping things on the healthier side. Everything from cupcakes to donuts to cinnamon rolls, milkshakes, + more; these recipes are all easy and can be whipped together using mostly common ingredients. Thank us later!

Quick + Easy Funfetti Vegan Pancakes in a stack with whipped cream on top and a fork taking a bite

Love Funfetti? These Recipes Are Must-Tries!

Homemade Vegan Funfetti Sprinkles Cupcakes are a tasty, healthier option to your classic childhood favorite funfetti Birthday Cake! They’re completely moist + fluffy and loaded with sweet little rainbow sprinkles. Topped off with an airy vegan vanilla buttercream frosting, they become completely irresistible.

Vegan Funfetti Cake + Vanilla Buttercream is another healthier option with all the cheer of childhood. This stunning layer cake is the perfect homemade treat for an allergy-friendly birthday party. 

Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles are every bit as tasty as these sprinkle pancakes, with a crispier texture. 

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Quick + Easy Funfetti Vegan Pancakes

Quick + Easy Funfetti Vegan Pancakes 

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Serves: 6 Pancakes
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbsps Agave (See Notes!)
  • 2 cups Almond milk (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsps vegan butter, melted + 1 Tbsp for cooking  (See Notes!)
  • 1/2 cup Vegan rainbow sprinkles

Optional Topping:

  • CocoWhip!
  • Vegan rainbow sprinkles
  • 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 "slightly thickened" and activated.
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and salt together and whisk until well combined.
  • Make a small well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add in the milk-ACV mixture, Agave, vegan butter, and vanilla, stirring gently (using a spatula) until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX! NOTE: If the batter is way too thick and hard to stir, add additional milk, 1 Tbsp at a time until more smooth, yet still thick enough.
  • Fold in rainbow sprinkles until well incorporated.
  • 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 coconut whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, and lightly drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

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.**
SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of Agave, you can always substitute with pure maple syrup, date syrup, coconut sugar, brown sugar, or pure cane sugar.
OIL: Instead of melted vegan butter,  you can use vegetable oil or coconut oil, if preferred.
 

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  1. Now THESE are pancakes I can make for the whole family to enjoy! They’re vegan for me, and fun for the kids. A double-win!

  2. This was the perfect recipe to serve my kids to brighten their morning as we are living in a bit of chaos with this whole quarantine business! They loved it – thank you so much for sharing!

    • Yes, I’m so glad to hear that, Kacey! I completely understand! We definitely have to find little ways to brighten our days going forward! 🙂