Happy Monday! I hope you guys have a good start into this new week. Today’s recipe is one of my absolute favorites – Vegan Pancakes (they are gluten free too!). Every time I post a pancake picture on Instagram, it is immensely popular. People LOVE pancakes and so do I. They do take some time to make, so they are not an everyday breakfast, but on those special occasions when you have a bit more time to spare in the morning they are just the perfect, delicious but still healthy treat. If you want to make the process a bit faster, you can put the dry ingredients together ahead of time, so you just have to add rice milk in the morning and let the batter sit while you shower/make tea/coffee/get ready and then quickly cook them in a pan. If you have trouble making pancakes in general, or specifically vegan pancakes, check out my Youtube video on How to make vegan pancakes! So let’s jump right into the recipe:
- ½ cup oats (make sure it says gluten free on the packaging, if you are sensitive to gluten!)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp powdered tiger nuts*
- ½ tsp baking soda (baking powder should work just as well)
- rice milk
- 1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce (optional)
- coconut oil (for cooking the pancakes)
- First, put all the dry ingredients into a blender and blend away until its a relatively fine powder.
- If you use applesauce, add it now and blend a bit so see how much rice milk you need to add later on.
- Add rice milk until you think it's a bit too liquid-y for a pancake batter and blend until everything is nicely mixed through.
- Let it sit for about 10 minutes or longer, so the chia seeds can do their magic.
- Stir and add a little bit more rice milk if necessary.
- Heat a medium or small pan with some coconut oil in it to make the pancakes.
- Bake for about 30 seconds, then flip and let it bake until it's puffed up and lightly brown.
- Chop up some almonds and make a quick Chia Jam to put on top - I made a raspberry version this time.
- You could also add a tablespoon of shredded coconut to the batter, which works wonderful and gives it a bit of a coconut-y taste
- Make sure your pan is really hot when you start, because otherwise the pancakes will not be as fluffy (even though just as delicious) – update: do not let the coconut oil start to smoke – that’s a sign that it’s too hot!
P.S. In case the pictures look different than they used to (brighter/duller/’wrong’ colors), please let me know! I got a new laptop this week and I’m not sure yet how true the colors are on the display.