• Rebecca Lake

Vegan Pancakes and Cranberry Bread for breakfast

Updated: Jan 2

For breakfast I usually eat raw oats topped with Grape Nuts, walnuts, frozen blueberries, half a banana, and either strawberries or half a fuji apple and a couple dates with fresh squeezed orange juice as the liquid in my cereal. My kids come home from college and they want pancakes! I don't have a pancake recipe that has no oil. This recipe calls for 1 Tbsp coconut oil. It's very little oil in the pancakes, and the pancakes are cooked in vegan butter or coconut oil. So these pancakes are not heart healthy(I don't eat them). But I still make them for my kids while they are home from College. I don't have a picture yet, but here is my tried and true recipe that I've made over and over again.


Pancakes


1 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 2 1/2 Tbsp water

1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted

1 Tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup + 1 Tbsp almond milk + 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 cup of whole wheat flour


Make your flax seed egg combining the flaxseed meal and water. Set aside to gel. In a medium sized bowl, add the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Stir to combine. Set aside. In another medium sized bowl or pyrex 2 cup measuring cup, add the almond milk and the apple cider vinegar. Allow to curdle for 5 minutes. To the milk, add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and the flax egg. Mix well. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. You will have a nice batter now, and if it is too dry, add a little more milk, too runny, add flour. We usually add frozen blueberries to about half the batter to make blueberry pancakes. You can also add 1 Tbsp vegan butter, 3 Tbsp peanut butter, and a quarter cup of chocolate chips to half the batter to make peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes. Heat a pan and add a tiny amount of coconut oil. A little bit of coconut oil spreads easily across the bottom of the pan. Dollop spoon sized batter onto the pan then turn the heat down to low and cover. Check after 5 minutes, and if batter is bubbling on top, flip. Cover again and check after 3 minutes. Serve blueberry or plain pancakes with maple syrup, but peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes don't need anything extra and are delicious!


Cranberry Nut Bread


I had organic cranberries in my refrigerator and my husband remembered delicious cranberry bread that his Mom made and I found this recipe and he says it tastes and has the texture of his old cranberry bread. Delicious!





Cranberry Nut Bread


2 cups of whole wheat or spelt flour

2/3 cups of organic cane sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

generous pinch of salt

1 cup of orange juice

1/2 cup applesauce

1 heaping cup of fresh or frozen cranberries

1/4 cup of chopped walnuts


Preheat Oven to 350. In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine. In another smaller bowl add the orange juice, and the applesauce. Stir to combine. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to make a batter. Toss in the cranberries and the walnuts and stir to distribute both throughout the batter. Pour batter into a loaf pan. I used a silicon loaf pan and didn't grease it and it came out deliciously in one fell swoop. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes in the center rack(we checked at 50 and baked it 10 more minutes-the toothpick had not come out dirty).


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