You know that feeling when you just really crave something?
That was what I felt on Sunday morning.
I just had this sudden craving for pancakes, so I decided to skip out on my usual cinnamon porridge (recipe here, it’s also vegan!) and make some pancakes for breakfast.
The thing is though, when I went to grab the ingredients it turned out that we had no normal cows milk left.
Just my luck.
I’m currently a vegetarian but I’m really intrigued by veganism. I don’t think I’ll be able to transition just now but I’ve seen how easy it can be to make the normal food I eat completely vegan. So I had the bright idea of using almond milk instead! I didn’t really intend to make vegan pancakes, I just came to the realisation that they were vegan whilst I made the batter, still pretty cool.
These pancakes are delicious and really simple to make! Make sure you leave a comment or tag me on instagram (@safa_loves) if you try out this recipe.
It depends how generous you are but I got 20 mini pancakes out of this, they’re good for the next day too if you want to reheat them.
- 1 + 1/2 cup plain flour (all purpose)
- 1 + 1/2 cup almond milk (or any other plant based milk you like)
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of oil (i used olive oil, you can use sunflower or melted coconut oil too)
- A little extra oil for the pan
- 2-3 tablespoons of sugar
- A pinch of salt
This bit is up to you, I used melted peanut butter and some fruit.
1. Mix together you dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Now add the wet ingredients and combine them, making sure there are no lumps. Leave the mixture aside for five minutes so the baking powder will activate and cause the batter to rise. (This is a weird tip I learnt from my aunt but it’s cool hearing the batter make popping noises)
3. Whilst you wait you can prepare toppings and set them aside. To make peanut butter sauce like I did just pop some peanut butter in a bowl and stick it in the microwave for half a minute. Add a tiny bit of water or milk and there you go! Some people like to use maple syrup too.
4. Once the five minutes are up, add a small amount of oil to a frying pan (preferably non stick) and put it on a low heat.
5. Spoon small ladlefuls of the batter onto the pan and leave it on a low heat. This part takes a few minutes but it’s worth it if you want your pancakes to cook properly and not burn.
6. When you see lots of popped bubbles on the surface you can flip the pancake and leave it for a minute before it’s done.
7. After you’ve made all of your pancakes, plate up with your toppings and enjoy 😊
Thanks for reading, hope you liked this recipe!
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