Saturday, December 8, 2012

Super Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

These are, without a doubt, the very best pancakes I've ever eaten in my life. And, they're vegan! I tried out the recipe posted over at Post Punk Kitchen and now these are a regular breakfast item around the house. They turned out perfectly - light, fluffy, and satisfying!

These are really quick and easy to make, so you can whip up a batch for breakfast anytime. They'd be great for a lazy weekend indoors. They are wonderful covered in maple syrup or topped with fruit. We've had them with bananas and strawberries, pears and apples, Cookie Butter, or just straight up with maple syrup.

Here's the recipe!

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt

1 cup almond milk (or soy milk)
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center.
Measure the milk into a measuring cup. Add vinegar and ground flax seeds, and use a fork to vigorously mix the ingredients until foamy. This will take a minute or so.

Pour the milk mixture into the center of the dry ingredients. Add the water, canola oil and vanilla and use a fork to mix until a thick, lumpy batter forms. That should take about a minute. It doesn’t need to be smooth, just make sure you get all the ingredients incorporated.

Preheat the pan over medium-low heat and let the batter rest for 10 minutes.

Lightly coat the pan in oil. Add 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake, and cook for about 4 minutes, until puffy. Flip the pancakes, adding a new coat of oil to the pan, and cook for another 3 minutes or so. Pancake should be about an inch thick, and golden brown.

Rest pancakes on a cooling rack covered with tin foil until ready to serve. To reheat, place pancakes in on a baking sheet covered with tin foil in a  300 F degree oven for 5 minutes or so.

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