If you are out of milk and if you want to make fluffy pancakes without milk, read this guide to find out the best substitutes for milk to make pancakes!
This guide include dairy free options as well as other substitute options for milk, so if you are following a vegan or dairy free diet, you can find a lot of milk substitutes here though this post also contains other substitutes as well!
best dairy substitutes for milk in pancakes:
If you are not on a vegan or dairy free diet but if you are simply out of milk, you may try these other dairy substitutes for milk in pancakes!
1 - heavy whipping cream:
Heavy whipping cream is great ingredient to use if you want to make fluffy and delicious pancakes.
In this recipe for sweet cream pancakes, I have substituted half amount of milk with heavy whipping cream while I still used the remaining half amount of milk.
To substitute all milk with heavy cream in the above recipe, you can use simply use a mixture of heavy whipping cream and water or use a mixture of heavy whipping cream and any plant based milk like almond milk, oat milk etc or use any fruit juice of your choice.
Make sure to keep the ratio of dry flour to liquid for the best results.
2 - half and half:
To substitute milk with half and half in pancakes, use half and half diluted with water or any plant based milk just like we discussed above.
Again, you can substitute milk with full yogurt or you can dilute the yogurt with other liquids like water or fruit juice.
You can use greek yogurt or regular yogurt to make pancakes.
4 - sour cream:
Sour cream may also be used in place of milk just like you can substitute milk with yogurt.
Just make sure to mix the sour cream very well and dilute if necessary, to keep the ratio of dry flour to liquid.
5 - cream cheese:
Whipped cream cheese is another great option to use as a substitute for milk if you don't mind using dairy.
6 - evaporated milk:
Evaporated milk is another great diary replacement for regular milk! It is more flavorful and makes the pancakes more rich and delicious as well!
7 - condensed milk:
Condensed milk is sweet and thicker in texture so keep that in mind while you use sweetened condensed milk as a substitute for regular milk in pancakes!
non dairy milk substitutes:
9 - oat milk:
oat milk is great to make pancakes and they are usually low calorie, low fat option which is also vegan and plant based.
10 - almond milk:
almond milk is another great plant based milk made from almonds which can be used as a substitute for milk in pancake recipes, unless you have any nut allergy. Almond milk flavor is neutral, it's vegan as it is made from almonds and it's great for making pancakes.
11 - cashew milk:
cashew milk is made from cashew nuts and make great substitute for milk to make vegan, plant based pancakes. Since it's made from cashew nuts, it's not suitable for those who have nut allergy.
12 - coconut milk:
Coconut milk is extracted from coconuts and they are great replacement for milk, if you want to make vegan, plant based pancakes. Coconut has unique, distinct and rich flavor so if you like the coconut flavor, this is a great option!
13 - rice Milk:
Rice milk is made from rice and so it is plant based, vegan substitute for milk which works great in pancakes!
14 - soy milk:
If you like to include soy milk in your diet, it is a great replacement for milk in pancakes. Soy milk is made from soy beans and it is vegan, plant based milk. Just make sure to use neutral, unflavored soy milk for similar results.
15 - water:
Yes, plain water do work as a great substitute for milk in pancake recipes! Try this easy, simple and delicious fluffy pancakes without milk recipe! When you make pancakes without milk using plain water, you can use vanilla, cinnamon powder etc to add more flavor to your pancakes.
16 - coconut water:
Coconut water is another great option if you want to substitute milk but do not want to use plain water. Plus, coconut water is tasty as well!
Coconut water is different from coconut milk.
other dairy free replacements for milk in pancake recipes:
- mashed bananas
- fruit juice (orange juice, apple juice etc)
- strawberry sauce
- peach sauce
- blueberry sauce
Based on the pancake recipe in which you want to substitute milk with another replacement and based on what flavors you like, you can decide which substitute is best for you!
easy pancake recipes
- fluffy pancakes from scratch
- pancakes without baking powder or baking soda
- pancakes without eggs
- yogurt pancakes
- 3 ingredient banana pancakes
- self rising flour pancakes
Hope you found this post helpful in finding a lot of substitutes for milk in pancake recipes!