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Veganmofo: Vegan Brunch!

What better way to start the weekend? Pancakes, Sausage and homefries! All vegan of course.


Brunch is just one of those things you look forward to like fall and cozy sweaters.

Today brunch features, Banana pancakes from Vegan Brunch! By Isa Chandra M. , followed my rosemary roasted garlic potatoes also taken from Vegan Brunch (sort of) and to round it out we ate some yves sausage rounds.
Vegan pancakes

Adam’s plate
Adam's plate.
What are you eating for brunch?


Good morning

As per usual I open one of my cookbooks find something that looks good, seems do-able. And then I make something completely different. Today it was pancakes and for the first time ever, it seems I have made a pancake recipe I can actually cook! For the first time ever I have cooked pancakes by myself.

Now these cakes are pretty dense and easy to flip in the pan with a wrist toss, you know like those pros do. These are not your fluffy light pancakes, they are almost biscuity in texture but certainly filling in the morning.

Chocolate Banana Pancakes
1 cup WW flour
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 cup Cocoa
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/4 cup of Vanilla Soy Milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
1 Tbsp Canola oil + more for greasing pan
1 Banana sliced as thick or thin as you like

In a large bowl combine your flour, cinnamon and sea salt. Be sure to sift in your cocoa and baking powder to remove any lumps. Next measure out your soy milk in a large liquid measuring cup and add your canola oil and mix in the measuring cup. Don’t be alarmed that the batter is pretty thick. Now add your wet ingredients to your dry. Now gently stir in your banana slices.

Oil your non-stick skillet and heat the pan on medium high heat until heated through, then reduce your heat to medium/medium-low and let it settle. Using a big spoon scoop batter into the center of the pan, using a spoon to flatten the batter (this can be tricky). Wait until bubbles form around the edges and then toss your pancake. Be sure to press down the flipped cakes, once cooked transfer to a plate in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter.

Serve with a berry laced syrup or plain sugar/maple and earthbalance.

Saturday should legally be changed to pancake day

Zoe and I made pancakes today, and not just any pancakes. But Isa’s Coconut Pancakes with pineapple sauce. These pancakes are heavenly, or as Zoe says ” A rocking beach party in my mouth!”. And who wouldn’t want some of that?

These are in Vegan with a Vengeance, if you haven’t made them get out there and fry up a batch. You will be glad you did.

Substitutions made where corn starch in the place of arrow root and a combination of agave/brown rice syrup as we had no maple.

Happy pancaking.

Pancake Massacre: I give you Oreo Pan Cakes Extreme

These are my babies and will rot your teeth in seconds. I made it on a whim today when Geoff and Ian where on there way (to unknowingly do dishes). These are ultra sugar and majorly extreme rush way to start the morning, they most certainly are not good for you. The are however high in protein and cooked in cast iron (counts for something don’t it?)

The filling goodies:

  • Two rows of organic Oreo cookies, crushed up
  • Few handfuls of chocolate chips
  • Slivered almonds crushed and mixed in a bowl with the above.

Now I’m going to come right out and say it, I suck at pancakes. And by that I massacre them. I probably couldn’t flip a proper pancake to save my life or anyone elses’, so in advance ignore the trauma these poor cakes have suffered.

Cooking batter

I give you every late sleeping, sugar craving, vegan teenagers dream (consult your dentist before consumption). Just a heads up this recipe was made based off (i.e. pretty much the same with some tweaking) Isa’s Chocolate-Chocolate chip Pancakes form VWAV (GO BUY IT!)

What you need:
2 cup , 4 table spoons whole wheat all purpose flour (makes em better for you, and darker)
4 tsp Baking Powder
Dash of sea salt (actually this doesn’t need to be there, so leave it out if your savy to the evils of sodium)
2/3 cup water
2 cups soymilk
6 table spoons of maple syrup
Large splash of Vanilla
Bowl o’goodies (seen above)
Splash of oil

Mix (sift if you into that kinda thing) the dry flour, powder, salt. Make your well and poor in all your wet. Combine and then dump in those goodies (Warning these cakes are more goodies than cakes and chunky, reduce goods if your feeling fluffy).

Heat your cast iron with some oil and hope your better at cooking pancakes than I am.

Serve with chopped nuts, chopped fruit, Earth balance, maple syrup and Vegan Ice cream!
These are amazingly sweet, chewy and oh soo good and deadly. I suggest having plenty of water to go with them and serve them up to a group.

These Broke apart insanely when I first tried them, so they come with a learning curve. However any unfinished/crumbly pancakes would be amazing in homemade ice cream. Had I any leftovers this is where they would go, enjoy!

Bonus: Nerds in the kitchen, I give you my DMs.