Sunday, October 16, 2011

aah vegan pumpkin pancakes!

AND they're low in fat!
i like to think of Saturday as pancake day, i always have the time to just sit down, make a cup of coffee, and have an elaborate breakfast of one of my favorite breakfast foods, pancakes.

since its October i wanted to make one of my favorite dishes pumpkin pancakes, but i also wanted to make them vegan. so  i took a recipe i often use for pancakes from vegweb as the core of the recipe and just sort of added from there.
So here they are:
Pumpkin spice pancakes
makes 8 small pancakes, and 4 large pancakes

  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons water or fat free nondairy milk (i use unsweetened almond)
  • 1/3cup +1 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup(i use Vermont sugar free)
  • sweetener(sugar, stevia, equal, what have you)
  • a shake of cinnamon

mix  the dry ingredients of flour, brown sugar, flax seed, pumpkin spice, baking powder and salt, into a bowl and set to the side.
in a smaller bowl, mix together the maple syrup,  nondairy milk,and vanilla extract
mix two bowls together. stir gradually, but dont over mix because then the batter gets all weird and the pancakes get odd too. after all that, then add the pumpkin in, and mix.

set your pan to a low setting and wait for it to heat up.  take 1/4 cup worth of batter (or 1/2 a cup for big pancakes like i like them :D) and spoon gently onto the pan. you should flip it when bubbles begin to appear on the surface,and cook until a golden orange color.

i like putting maple syrup on mine but feel free to do anything with them, like powdered sugar, and a hint of cinnamon, or cream cheese. heck, you can even put walnuts into the batter!
another thign i did yesterday was see 50/50, the new movie with Joseph Gordon Levitt , i means its the second time i've seen it so obviously it was good. my friends and i sobbed our eyes out.
and then we took akward bathroom pictures!
so blurry!
do you ever cry at the movies? 
tell me!
i cry, like every time i see one! heck i cry during the previews sometimes!

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