Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Vegan Pancakes

We Live Upstairs Vegan Pancakes

I think I've mentioned this before, but most of the time, I try to avoid eating things from animals. I'm not perfect, nor do I try to be, but eating that way not only makes me feel healthier/better, but also allows me to have more control over my thighs ; ).

Anyway, when it came to breakfast foods (my favorite foods), I hadn't had much luck with the animal free recipes I'd tried; until, that is, this pancake recipe. These are some of the heartiest, most satisfactory pancakes I've ever eaten- you won't be disappointed.

Okay, you will need:
-1 1/4 cups all purpose flour (I usually use wheat flour, makes them more substantial)
-2 Tbsp. white sugar
-2 tsp. baking powder
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1 1/4 cups water
-1 Tbsp. oil

We Live Upstairs Vegan Pancakes

1. Sift all dry ingredients into a large bowl. If you don't have a sifter, don't worry; before I had one, I dumped all the dry stuff into a colander or strainer, then tapped it against the side of my hand until it all ended up in the bowl. It doesn't mix quite as well as sifting, but it helps. If you don't have a strainer, put down the flour and head to the nearest pancake joint  : ).

We Live Upstairs Vegan Pancakes

2. Whisk the oil + water together in a smaller bowl.

We Live Upstairs Vegan Pancakes

We Live Upstairs Vegan Pancakes

3. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, and pour the oil/water mixture into the well (think mashed potatoes and gravy in the cafeteria).

We Live Upstairs Vegan Pancakes

4. Stir the mixture with a spoon (not a mixer) until everything's blended. It'll still be a little lumpy.

We Live Upstairs Vegan Pancakes

5. Put some oil in a pan and ladle in the batter. Cook over medium heat until you see bubbles, then flip. Brown the other side. Add your toppings and enjoy!

As you can see from the first photo, I used honey + bananas that day because I didn't discover we were out of syrup until after the batter was made. I'd love to see what toppings you use if you try this out!

See y'all tomorrow!


  1. I'm not a vegan but hey, pancakes are pancakes and these look lush! So hungry now!

  2. i am drooling, these look so delicious. thanks for sharing the recipe!


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