REAL Veg, REAL simple !

I dedicate this blog to all those who ask us all the time "What does a vegan/vegetarian eat?" ....
This is it, the food on my plate !

It's not weird, it's not impossible and YES, it is TASTY! .... can't you tell?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Breakfast as a 1/2 birthday celebration ...

Goofus turned 4 1/2 and instead of baking a cake, especially since I'd had quite a baking frenzy in the last few days, he was willing to celebrate with a big stack of his favorite breakfast ....

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
(inspired by Isa Chandra Moskowitz's recipe, Perfect Pancakes, from her book "Vegan Brunch")

1 cup white whole wheat flour (I use, King Arthur Flour)
1/4 cup almond flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup water
1 1/4 cup rice, almond or soy milk
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 large banana
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

1. Preheat skillet between medium to medium low heat (at least on my stove medium heat is 1/2 notch too hot, you should know yours).
2. In mixing bowl mix all dry ingredients. In another small mixing bowl mix all wet ingredients. Pour wet ingredients over dry and mix, careful not to overmix, just to incorporate. Cut half of banana down the middle lenghtwise,so you have two matching halves. Then with knife slice down each half leghtwise again and then widthwise to dice. Or whatever, just dice the banana! Add banana and chocolate chips to batter and fold in.
3. I use nonstick skillet and have found no need to further spray or grease the skillet. Pour, cook, flip, cook, as you would any other pancake.

These are best enjoyed if instead of butter and honey you simply eat as is, or spread a thin layer of almond butter on top.


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