Monday, February 15, 2010

vegan pancakes

So somehow another year has flown by and it's Fat Tuesday again tomorrow. Traditionally the day to use up all the eggs and milk in the form of a pancake before Lent starts. But what if you don't eat eggs and milk?

Well fear not, you can still join in the fun! This is posted with Mary in mind - she's doing a vegan experiment right now!

150g (5oz) plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
half teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons of rapeseed/sunflower/vegetable oil
5 tablespoons of water
300ml (half pint) of plain soy or rice or hemp milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)

Simple really!

Sift the flour, baking powder salt and cinnamon together in a mixing bowl.

Mix the oil, water and milk together with the vanilla extract into a jug.

Slowly pour the wet mix into the dry, stirring as you go until you get the consistency you like for pancake batter (I like it quite thick but a lot of people like a thin batter to make crepes). Don't overmix though or the pancakes will be tough.

Cook exactly like you'd cook a normal pancake.



Emma said...

recently, i ate at a friend's house... and the pancakes had lard in them. as in, not even vegetarian. it was pretty wack.

Anonymous said...

We eat vegan-ish pancakes as my son is allergic to eggs. Your recipe looks great - I'll try that later.

Rachel said...

Emma that is gross!

Angela, I hope he enjoys them :)

Rand(Om) Bites said...

Oh hon, thank you, thank you, thank you! I am still pretty busy since the Jivamukti retreat and trying to absorb it all as well but will be back in blogland soon enough. Can't wait to try this recipe. I'm on Day 4 of the Vegan diet and so far so good. I did stuff up and have a hot chocolate last night at college without thinking so I just need to be better prepared. Eggs and dairy are in so many foods! Especially annoying at cafes.