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Vegan apple pancakes (Oladyi)

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These vegan apple pancakes are inspired by Russian Oladyi. Made with grated apple and aquafaba, they're incredibly fluffy, soft and perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.


  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 large cooking apples
  • 3/4 cup plant based milk
  • 1/2 cup soy yoghurt


  • Mixing bowl x 2
  • Grater
  • Electric mixer
  • Frying pan or skillet


  • Whisk together the plain flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Grate the apples using the large side of the grater.
  • Whisk the aquafaba for around 3-5 minutes, until you get semi-stiff peaks. Then, add the plant based milk and vegan yoghurt, whisking for around a minute more until well-combined.
  • Continue whisking and gradually adding in the dry ingredients around 1/2 cup at a time. When all of the dry ingredients have been added to the aquafaba mixture, add the grated apples and fold for a few seconds using a spatula - make sure not to overdo this!
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan or skillet over a medium high heat. Using around 3 tbsp of the batter per pancake, pour the batter into the frying pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, until crispy and golden around the edges. Flip and cook for a minute more.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice and enjoy!



Tips for success
  • Choose an apple variety that isn't overly sweet.
  • Be patient when whisking the aquafaba: it may take up to 5 minutes to get stiff peaks.
  • Prepare the dry ingredients and grate the apples before whisking the aquafaba: you don't want it to stand for too long because it's going to lose some of this volume.
  • Add in the dry ingredients gradually and whisk after each 1/2 cup to make sure that the batter retains a fluffy texture.
Storage instructions
Store these apple pancakes in freezer-friendly bags with a sheet of parchment between each pancake to prevent sticking, and reheat from frozen in the toaster. They last in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Calories: 110kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 86mg, Potassium: 114mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 49IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 63mg, Iron: 1mg