Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Life-altering vegan pancakes

That's right. Life-altering.

As I ate the meal I am about to describe, I felt as though I were in Cora's. Those who know me know how much I loved Cora's before becoming a vegan. I lived for raspberry crepes, and strawberry custard waffles. I loved to stuff my face with sweet, delicious breakfasts.

Since becoming a vegan, however, I have not been eating as many delicious breakfasts as I used to. Sure, I had pancakes and waffles from time to time, but they were always lacklustre. I always felt as though I wasn't doing the pancakes justice, but no matter how many recipes I tried, they were never quite right.

Recently, I stumbled upon a recipe for pancakes that made my mouth water.

http://ohsheglows.com/2014/02/25/easy-vegan-and-gluten-free-pancakes-strawberry-shortcake-w-whipped-cream/


Looks amazing, right?

As usual, I had very few of the ingredients on hand, so I decided to just use the recipe as inspiration. They very clearly explained that you could not substitute the flour they had chosen, which was an ingredient I was missing, so I decided to use an ancient grain, gluten free pancake mix to start. I did take their suggestion of adding diced banana to the batter, and then used their whipped cream recipe too.

And then, using a can of coconut milk I had bought ages ago in order to make whipped cream, I made this:



Using this recipe:
http://ohsheglows.com/2012/08/30/coconut-whipped-cream-a-step-by-step-photo-tutorial/


Here is what my pancakes looked like in the end:



Not bad, if I do say so myself.

And they tasted even better than they looked. I ended up adding a ton more of the "cream," which was surprisingly delicious. I don't like whipped cream, so I doubt this was very similar to real whipped cream, but it was very delicious.

So, finally, I have a sweet vegan breakfast option that I love. Hopefully, I can perfect some more vegan breakfast options soon.

Stay tuned for my life-altering vegan garlic fingers, coming soon.

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