Lactose-free pancakes

Lactose-free pancakes

Who does not love pancakes? This recipe is a breeze to make, and you will find yourself wanting to whip up even more. The best part is that these thin pancakes are lactose-free with the same delicious, classic pancake flavour – for everyone to enjoy! No matter how you choose to top them, they are pure bliss.


  • Place flour in a bowl and pour in half of the lactose-free milk. Mix thoroughly until all lumps are gone. Then, add the remaining half of the milk.
  • In a frying pan, melt margarine and incorporate it into the batter.
  • Next, add eggs and salt, and mix everything well once again. Allow the batter to rest for approximately 30 minutes before frying the pancakes.
  • Heat a frying pan and bake the pancakes until they are fully cooked, ensuring they remain warm while you continue frying the rest.

One of the best ways to keep your freshly made lactose-free pancakes warm and ready to be enjoyed is by using the simple and effective water bath technique. Heat a saucepan of boiling water on the stovetop, and it starts boiling, place a plate on top of the saucepan, creating a warm surface. Transfer your cooked pancakes onto the plate and seal in the heat by covering it with another plate, upside down.

Questions about lactose-free pancakes

Pancakes are perfect for any time of day, and with our recipe, you can easily whip up a tall stack of mouthwatering lactose-free pancakes that are suitable for everyone to enjoy. Dive into the details of this delicious treat below.

Are pancakes lactose-free?
Our recipe for lactose-free pancakes uses lactose-free milk and vegetable margarine, so everyone can enjoy these yummy treats. Lactose-free milk is a fantastic substitute for regular milk in pancake recipes, allowing you to enjoy the taste and texture of the regular version. To add that perfect touch of flavour and texture, we also opted for vegetable margarine, which provides the right amount of richness and moisture without adding any lactose.
How to get thin lactose-free pancakes?
When pouring the pancake batter into the pan, try to spread it thinly and evenly. Give the pan a quick tilt and rotation to help the batter spread smoothly and create a delicate layer. You can adjust the amount of batter to get your desired thickness. By tilting and rotating the pan, you will ensure that the batter spreads evenly, resulting in lovely, lacy pancakes.
Can you make pancakes with lactose-free milk?
Absolutely! You can easily make pancakes with lactose-free milk. It provides the same creamy consistency as regular milk, ensuring you can make pancakes that are just as light and delicious. Not only does lactose-free milk offer a comparable texture, but it also allows you to enjoy the full pancake experience without compromising on taste.


Wheat flour
150 g
Arla® LactoFREE Milk semi-skimmed
450 ml
Vegetable margarine
50 g
Pinch of salt

Serve up some easy lactose-free pancakes from scratch

Homemade pancakes are an absolute treat for any occasion, and this lactose-free version is no different! These thin and delicate lactose-free pancakes are just what you need to amp up your breakfast, brunch, or even dessert game. You can fill them with all sorts of yummy ingredients, roll them up, and pile on your favourite toppings. Whether you are a fan of sweet fruits and syrups or prefer savoury fillings, this recipe has got you covered. And the cherry on top? They are completely lactose-free, so everyone can dig in and enjoy!

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Enjoy the same flavour and texture of classic thin pancakes without the lactose

This recipe is a dream come true for those who are looking for a lactose-free option. With a few simple swaps, we made sure that you do not miss out on the pancake goodness. Instead of regular milk, we opted for lactose-free milk, which gives you the same creamy deliciousness without any compromises. These delicate pancakes cook up beautifully, turning golden brown with a slightly crispy edge that adds a delightful crunch.

We have also added vegetable margarine to make the taste even richer and more scrumptious. Plus, it saves you from greasing the pan when cooking your pancakes. It is a win-win situation! This way, you will have a smooth and velvety pancake batter that cooks up to perfection.