I am catering a 3-day gathering for between 30-50 people at a place with a pretty good catering/kitchen set-up.
One thing I'd like to offer as a breakfast option (alongside many other dishes) is a DIY pancake station. My idea is to mix up a huge batch of dry ingredients in advance, divide this up between many bottles (in portions of, e.g "8 pancakes per bottle"), and then stick instructions on the sides of the bottles (e.g "add 200ml water, 100ml oil, shake briefly").
The thing is that, due to food restrictions in the crowd attending, I would love for these to be
b) soy-free, and
c) as simple as "add water and/or oil to dry ingredients, shake".
This recipe looks like a great pre-mix pancakes for many recipe:
But it involves dried milk powder. I know that dried soy milk powder is around if I look for it, but does anyone know of a good non-soy "milk powder" substitute that would work for a recipe like this? I expect it is there to add creamyness & thickness to the batter, but I haven't been able to think of any substitutes.
Alternatively, does anyone know a really good vegan pancake recipe that works with a straightforward "dry ingredients + wet ingredients, shake" process? Most of the good vegan pancake recipes I know of use things like "flax seed eggs", which need to be mixed up wet, set aside, then added to the batter- too complicated for a DIY set-up.
Any ideas much appreciated, and I'll post back with my results once I've done some test batches!