Vegans sometimes use soaked chia seeds as egg replacement, and that I did have. So while he slept in, I experimented...
The recipe stayed the same, but I used one tablespoon of chia seeds soaked in three tablespoons of water. Let that sit for 15-20 minutes and you get a gelatin-like substance that binds the mixture appropriately.
Vegan-esque pancakes look like they have black freckles. I giggled while I cooked.
When the man woke up, he had breakfast! Sure, it wasn't what he was expecting, but he's a REALLY good sport. Plus, I promised him if they were really terrible, I'd take him to a decent diner for breakfast.
He ate it all, but said he prefers the original recipe. I did, at least, serve them with real butter and maple syrup.
Interesting. And passable. But I probably wouldn't make them again.