Friday, March 22, 2013

Oatmeal Banana pancakes - Vegan

I have a small passion for pancakes. Probably obvious to anyone who tries talking to me on a weekend morning, the questions "What are you doing today?" is almost always answered with "making pancakes then..."

Most of my pancakes for the last year or two were made with greek yogurt and another dairy. Pretty healthy for pancakes, but since I don't keep dairy at home anymore I needed to figure out a new method. My first attempt at vegan pancakes was a no go, I used a recipe I found online and it just didn't work. So, attempt two is below. I loved them, let me know what you think.

1 cup wheat flour
1 cup quick oats
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice or clove
 - I sifted the dry ingredients and then stirred in the oatmeal. This is important to get your baking powder evenly distributed.

1 cup unsweetened almond milk - this time I used vanilla and omitted the extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 frozen banana
 - blend these 3 ingredients together until smooth
 - Mix wet blended ingredients into dry until well mixed.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
 - stir in vegetable oil, let batter sit for 10-20 minutes.

When cooking these use a slightly lower heat, and let them cook a bit longer. They're very thick, and you want to make sure the oats cook all the way. I had enough for 3 people, or for myself for 3 breakfasts. I had them cold with peanut butter on them the next day, amazing!