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How do you make pancakes without eggs or baking powder/soda?

Asked by BBawlight (2400points) November 19th, 2012

I have no eggs, some all purpose flour, and sugar. Can I make pancakes with this?

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janbb's avatar

I don’t think so.

BhacSsylan's avatar

I can’t vouch for this particular recipe, but there are a few recipes for vegan crepes, which won’t use eggs, and crepes don’t require baking powder. Any given vegan recipe can be turned back to normal with little effort by subbing milk for soy milk and butter for margarine (unless you have margarine, but bleh), etc.

gailcalled's avatar

No, but you can make matzoh.


Coloma's avatar

No, they will be dry and crumbly, the eggs are what give them their springiness and texture. You could make Hardtack perhaps. no sugar and you would need baking soda.
Look up Civil War rations. lol

kimchi's avatar

Nah, that will taste… not so good. Trust me, I was getting creative and tried that… not so pretty!

Judi's avatar

Any soda as in pop?

BhacSsylan's avatar

random, note ‘can be turned back to normal’ is kind of a terrible phrase. I meant ‘can be made non-vegan’

glacial's avatar

Whatever you do, don’t try substituting baking soda for baking powder. My worst breakfast disaster ever.

Unbroken's avatar

You can sub almond butter with peanut butter or anything and add berries or nuts cinnamon or cardamon or whatever you have

JLeslie's avatar

Maybe if you have some milk and vinegar or buttermilk (basically milk and vinegar or buttermilk work chemically the same) I think it gives some lift to cakes, and a little baking soda. Also add some cornstarch and water instead of egg. That’s my guess, but you would have to play with it. Just the ingredients you listed wouldn’t work probably. Look up egg substitutes and you can also look up vegan recipes. The buttermilk won’t be vegan though.

@glacial I would think baking soda in the right amount could provide enough fluffiness in a pancake to pass. Baking soda is a component of baking powder.

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glacial's avatar

@JLeslie You are welcome to try it. I have, and believe me it was not pleasant. In fact it was not edible.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

If you really needing pancakes try soda or beer, oil or even mayonase, butter, maybe plain yogurt.

glacial's avatar

I think I know where you can get a whole jar of mayonnaise, cheap.

gailcalled's avatar

@JLeslie: In order to substitute baking soda for baking powder, you need to add cream of tartar. Source

”...but you can’t use baking soda when a recipe calls for baking powder. Baking soda by itself lacks the acidity to make a cake rise. However, you can make your own baking powder… Simply mix two parts cream of tartar with one part baking soda. ”

JLeslie's avatar

@gailcalled Good to know. i always have cream of tartar in my cupboard.

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