Vegans, you don’t have to miss out on bacon pancakes this year!
Pancake Day. In my opinion, the best day of the year. Every other year I’ve made fluffy buttermilk pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup, as I’m not really a fan of the classic lemon and sugar.
“So what’ll happen this year?” I thought, as the beautiful indulgent day quickly approached. I don’t want to have a pig’s death, a cow’s and chicken’s suffering on my hands, just to get my quick fix!
I did some research and I’ve got 3 delicious, exciting pancake recipes that will nail those cravings fast! So, Enjoy!
Classic pancake recipe
I’ll start with the classic pancake, because it’s the basis for 2 of the pancakes in this post, but also means you’ll be able to use for plain ol’ lemon and sugar, or any other topping, if you really want.
Grab yourself a mixing bowl, whisk and scales. Measure, tare and mix all ingredients in 1 bowl.
Save washing up and the Planet!
This recipe will make 4 thick pancakes or 8 thin ones.
140g self-raising flour (or 140g of plain with a 1/2 tsp of baking powder)
50g caster sugar
Pinch of salt
1tsp vanilla extract
180g of your favourite plant milk
Whisk together until smooth
Heat up some coconut or sunflower oil and fry lightly until golden then try with these toppings!
Blueberry Coconut Delight Pancakes
Mix up the pancake mixture, but before cooking, put some fresh or frozen blueberries in a bowl and dust them with flour. Add to the pancake mix and then cook your pancakes.
The blueberry delights will burst with deliciousness and give you a jammy, gooey, sweet flavour. Whip up the cream from a chilled tin of coconut milk with a tsp of icing sugar and top the pancakes along with a sprinkle of shredded coconut.
“No Green Eggs or Ham here” Pancakes
One for the Veggie worshipers.
If you like Bubble and Squeak you’ll love these savoury pancakes. Makes 4 thick pancakes andyou’ll need a good blender.
2 Handfuls of fresh curly kale
95g of self-raising flour (or 95g of plain with 1/2tsp of baking flour)
135g of rice flour (or blitz up 135g of brown rice in your blender until it looks like flour)
1tsp maple syrup
250ml of your favourite plant milk (I prefer soy for this one)
Pinch of salt, pepper and some optional dried chilli flakes if you like a bit of spice.
Blend it all up and pan fry in sunflower oil. Serve with some shredded raw red cabbage drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with sliced spring onion. Sautee some mushrooms in balsamic. Serve and Enjoy!
Maple Tofu Bacon
How did I overcome my Maple Bacon Pancake Craving…. Well, Tofu…it’s amazing right!
Mix together in a saucepan
2tsp of Soy Sauce
2tsp of liquid smoke
1tsp Maple syrup
1tsp tomato puree
Wrap the tofu in a clean tea towel and press with a heavy object to drain for 30 minutes
Slice the tofu lengthways in thin strips.
Heat the smoky marinade gently and soak the strips in the marinade for 10 minutes
Place under the grill and turn until both sides are slightly caramelised at the edges
Remove from the oven and let them rest a couple of minutes to harden a little.
Place on top of the pancakes and pour over some warm maple syrup!
You’ll never miss bacon pancakes again!
BIG Thank you to Terri from DietMondays for submitting her pancake recipes <3 don’t forget to check her out on Instagram
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