good morning crumpets

Somehow I became obsessed with the idea of making crumpets. It may have had something to do with going to see Alice in Wonderland. I had to have them though, despite possibly never having them before in my life. Oh what I’ve been missing. They’ make an amazing breakfast or afternoon tea snack. Crispy on the outside and soft and moist in the middle, they’re like english muffins and pancakes had a baby. And perfect with a bit of earth balance and jam. Now you can make them for yourself.

Vegan Crumpets
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 rounded tsp yeast
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup soy milk, room temperature
1/2 cup water, room temperature
1 Tbsp Earth Balance, melted

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until there are no lumps. If you’re using a stand mixer it will take a minute or two with the paddle attachment. Cover and set aside in a warm place so that it can rise. It should take about an hour, and you’ll be able to see a bunch of bubbles popping to the surface.

When your batter is looking good, you’ll want to head up a griddle or pan. It’s best to use a medium low heat so that they can cook all the way through without burning.

Grease two crumpet rings and place them on your pan, making sure they’re flat. Scoop or pour about a quarter cup of the batter into the rings on the pan.

After about five minutes you’ll see the edges begin to firm up. You can then gently remove the rings using tongs or an oven mitt.

They should hold their shape. Let them cook for a minute more without the rings.

Flip them over and let the other side cook through, another 5 minutes or so. That’s it! Eat them up! Quick while they’re still warm!

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36 Responses to “good morning crumpets”
  1. Foodeater says:

    You’ve now given me crumpet lust as well. Must acquire crumpet rings.

    • miss alix says:

      luckily they’re versatile and you can used them for biscuits and cookies as well. i have way too many specialized cooking implements.

  2. They’re adorable! Every time I read or watch Alice and Wonderland I want to have a tea party.

  3. Lex says:

    I always wondered what the trick was behind the crumpet bubbles, letting them sit for an hour! No more grocery store crumpets for me!

  4. Diana says:

    Those look delicious and pretty easy to make. I’ll definitely try them! :)

  5. Becky says:

    Oh yum! I bet it would be fun to get some big metal cookie cutters and make cute shapes, too!

  6. Such a great idea! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. ASB says:

    The only crumpet I’ve ever had were those Tastycake butterscotch ones. So good, but so not vegan.

  8. mihl says:

    Those are gorgeous!

  9. You have no idea how much I love crumpets. I can’t believe I’ve never thought to veganize them, thank you SO much for this. I know exactly what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow.

  10. Vegyogini says:

    I don’t think I’ve had a crumpet since college and these make me want to run home and make a batch! Thanks for the recipe. :)

  11. yosoyblog says:

    Oh my god, I fucking love crumpets and these look perfect!!!!!

  12. Mandee says:

    Yum! They would be perfect for brekky or as an afternoon snack.

  13. OH MY GOSH. THESE LOOK SO AMAZING :)

  14. Holly Jackson says:

    Oh my goodness, Alix, you are my hero! Being English and all, I was raised on crumpets, so finding out that I can still have them is just about the best news I’ve had since becoming vegan. You have to try them the traditional way, with some Marmite (a British yeast extract spread) on top of the Earth Balance. It sounds a little odd, and it’s definitely an acquired taste if you haven’t been eating it since the age of two, but I think it’s delicious. It also happens to be an excellent and completely vegan source of that elusive vitamin B12!

    • miss alix says:

      wow that actually sounds really good. i haven’t had marmite in quite some time but i will have to try this.

  15. Holly Jackson says:

    You won’t regret it, I promise.

  16. How wonderful. They look yummy, I just adore crumpets. I should try making them too. I’ve never tried a fresh one.
    *kisses* HH

  17. Claudia says:

    Those look like they make the absolute most perfect breakfast.

  18. quarrygirl says:

    i wanna put a vegan sausage in between some crumpets and chow down!

  19. Trinity says:

    Awesome! I love crumpets- got hooked on my year abroad in college. And you are SO spot-on! They are totally English Muffin +Pancake babies.

  20. Morgan says:

    Wow! These look AMAZING and so perfect!

  21. April says:

    Just wanted you to know that my boyfriend asked if we could make vegan crumpets, and I found this, and now we’re really excited.

    Neither of us have ever eaten them before, but Portland has a Tweed Ride (a bicycle ride where everyone dresses in old-school British clothes and rides the oldest bike they can find), and crumpets sounded perfect to bring along!

  22. Cassandra says:

    After the dough is done rising, is it suppose to be extremely thick and sticky? I am having a hard time placing it in the molds they are so sticky! and they come out very thick and not even close to as pretty as yours lol. maybe I amjust a noob?

  23. Miss bear says:

    Can I ask a silly question – what yeast are you using? I have fast action dried yeast and regular dried yeast, would I use same quantity as recipe states in either? Thanks a million

  24. Amaranth says:

    Wow, these crumpets look amazing and absolutely gorgeous. Would love to make them for sunday morning.

  25. Sabrina says:

    Had to double check the measurements on everything because this made a dough, not a batter. Have added additional water and am hoping this does the trick and doesn’t ruin the recipe. Anyone else have the same problem and solve it? Don’t see many comments from people who actually tried the recipe.

  26. Nicole says:

    Like Sabrina, mine were also very dough-like while mixing it. I added some extra water, but it may have been too late. I only got a few bubbles after over an hour.

    Also, no bubbles while cooking and the end result was very dense and dough like. I’m wondering if there was something missing from ingredients? I was really looking forward to yummy vegan crumpets to go with my homemade apple butter!

    Help!

    • miss alix says:

      Curious. I will have to make these again and double check the recipe.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi, just making them now and noticed the same thick batter. I hope to see a resolution soon because I would love to make some!

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