Who doesn’t like pancakes? They’re easy to make, kids like them, you get to put syrup on them (or whipped cream), and if you make them for dinner like I did last night, your kids don’t think you’re lazy, they think you’re cool. Win-win.
It’s very easy to vegan-ize pancakes. Simply substitute a vegetable milk for the cow’s milk and that’s it. I like rice milk, flax milk, and almond milk for baking. I don’t use a lot of soy milk, don’t want to overdo it on the soy, and I find hemp milk gives a little too earthy of a taste to baked goods.
Of course, sometimes some fancy pancakes are what you’re after, so that’s what we’re doing today. Now, not so fancy as to not still be easy, but fancier than plain pancakes with plain syrup. I present, again from The Skinny Bitch cookbook (I’m kind of into that cookbook right now):
Maple and Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
1 c all-purpose flour (I use whole wheat)
3 TBSP evaporated cane sugar (or regular sugar)
2 tsp baking pwder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon, divided
1 c. plant based milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 TBSP canola oil
3 TBSP Earth Balance, divided
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 c. maple syrup
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
I thought it might be fun to guess which ingredient I didn’t have on hand. Since I always am missing something. What do you think it was this week?
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon. In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, vanilla, and oil. Combine the two mixtures and whisk until smooth. If needed, add 1 TBSP milk at a time for a thinner batter. Use 1 TBSP Earth Balance to grease the pan/skillet. Use about 1/2 c. mix per pancake.
In a sauce pan, melt 2 TBSP Earth Balance and add the apples. Sautee about 2 min. Add the syrup, remaining cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook about 2 min. Place the apples on top of the pancakes.
Super simple, really yummy, easy, and a little fancy.
Which ingredient did I not have? If you guessed vanilla, you were right. Tastes just fine without it.
So, I’ve become addicted to Pinterest and the lovely Kristin from Kristin’s Glas brought it to my attention that maybe I should make a pinable image for my recipes. So I did. I’m not good at graphics, so this is the best I could come up with. If you want to pin any of the recipes, now there’s an image to use. If you want to follow me on Pinterest, there’s a link in my sidebar. If you need an invitation to join, let me know, I got ’em to give out.