A Vegan Pancake

by Joanne on March 9, 2010

Some exciting news:

1.  TERRY GOT A TATTOO!  Look at this beauty:

DSC00650 It was inevitable as soon as he bought his motorcycle. Is Ted’s son Teddy next?  

2.  SUSAN GOT A KITTEN!  Her name is Gracie…that’s Gracie Scialdone:

Gracie Cat It doesn’t get much cuter than that, does it. How adorable.

A Pancake story

Don’t you love chit – chatting with fellow bloggers?  It can be about anything.  Food and running are obviously two of my favorites.  This post has to do with a conversation about pancakes and egg substitutes for Vegan diets. 

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One of my latest favorite blogs to visit is Ilax Studio.  My blogging friend is Kim and she maintains a Vegan diet.  I asked her about pancake or waffle recipes and if she knew of any really good ones that didn’t use eggs. Kim referred me to this site: VegWeb.com  PERFECT!  Now, what about that egg replacer.  I was told that a good substitute for egg replacer is 1 TBS milled flax seed plus 3 TBS warm water.  This recipe went on my list as a “must try”. 

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  • Makes about 12 small pancakes or 8 larger ones.
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 TBS sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg replacer *This is where I messed up.  I THOUGHT I had the flax seed substitute mentioned above. Turned out I had HULLED HEMP SEED.  Well, lets give it a try.  I used 1 TBS Bob’s Red Mill Hulled Hemp seed + 3 TBS Warm water  **See below for information on Hemp seed or see my link on EXAMINER
  • 1 cup soymilk (I used non-fat vanilla flavor)
  • 2 TBS canola oil

Directions:

Mix wet ingredients in a medium sized bowl.  Mix dry ingredients in a larger bowl.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until smooth.

Drop onto a medium preheated NON-STICK pan.

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Flip over when each pancake begins to bubble on top. 

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Serve with vegan buttery spread and maple syrup.

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*By the way, this is a most interesting reference link: In Search of Vegan Food.  It lists standard kitchen ingredients where you just might find animal products. Who knew?!!!

These pancakes were light and delicious.  I could taste so much vanilla flavor – probably because I used Vanilla Non Fat Soy milk.  I couldn’t stop nibbling and that was WITHOUT butter or syrup.

Go ahead.  Give them a try. You will never know the difference.  Ah-Hem….Ted didn’t.  And, don’t tell him. He won’t like the idea of “soy” milk.

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**Hulled Hemp Seed:  This information is taken off the package of “Bob’s Red Mill Hulled Hemp Seed”.   For more information and a comparison between Hemp Seed and Flax Seed, see my link on EXAMINER.

Excellent protein source. All Essential Amino Acids.  High in Omega-3 & Omega-6.  A pleasant nut flavor and creamy texture. Gluten Free. 2 TBS = 90 calories.  Total fat is 6 grams.  Saturated = 1 g. Polyunsat. = 8 g. Monounsaturated = 2 g.  Trans fat = 0. Omega-3 = 882 mg.  Carbs. = 3 g. Sugars = 0.  Protein = 5 g. Iron = 6%.

Joanne

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9 Comments

  • At 2010.03.09 07:08, kilax said:

    Wow! Terry’s new tatoo is SO NEAT! It is so detailed! 🙂

    Aw, Gracie 🙂 I want a kitten!

    As you know, I love chatting with my blogger friends, hee hee! I am so happy you tried this recipe and loved it (and that Ted did too 😉 )! Your photos are absolutely beautiful. I have been really curious about hemp ever since I read (part of) The Thrive Diet. I should pick some up.

    Isn’t vegweb cool? I hadn’t seen that link you posted – In Search of Vegan Food. It was a big deal for us when we found out about the whole D3 thing. I do the best I can to avoid stuff like that, but the sugar thing is really hard. I cannot afford the expensive vegan bag from Whole Foods!
    .-= kilax´s last blog ..Do vacations make you happy? / Alternative Baking Company Cookies Giveaway WINNER =-.

    • At 2010.03.09 08:15, Samuel Scialdone Jr. said:

      That tatoo had to hurt, and I’ll be over for breakfast. Our cat’s name is Gracie Mae Scialdone. I need to get a life don’t I. Ha!

      • At 2010.03.09 11:03, Nancy Jean said:

        Ohmigod, I LOVE that tattoo…and if my arms get any flabbier it’d fit! Anyhow, I applaud Terry’s choice, great detail too. The only addition I would’ve made is red on the dragon’s talons.
        And I’m so glad for Sue, Gracie Mae is absolutely beautiful! Such a sweet ball of fluff, and i love her name … my pets have always had middle names too. Wishing many happy times together for the Scialdones!

        • At 2010.03.09 12:31, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

          The kitty is adorable!
          And the pancakes look delicious…..don’t you just love vegan cooking? I sure do!
          Have a great Tuesday…..

          • At 2010.03.09 13:25, Joanne said:

            Kilax: Yes – really lik vegweb. So informative.

            Sam: Now you have even more kitty company. How are those allergies by the way? 🙂

            Nancy: Thanks. I’m sure the Scialdone’s are in for a ton of “happy” times. Babies and kittens.

            Kalli: I really love the eye opening experiences of Vegan cooking.

            • At 2010.03.09 15:41, Onelittletrigirl said:

              Thanks for stopping by 🙂

              Those pancakes look fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I love Kim too!

              • At 2010.03.10 20:08, Jessica Star said:

                That pancake is making me seriously hungry. Wow. Thanks for the recipe!

                • At 2010.03.10 20:54, Running Betty said:

                  Now you need to start replacing the flour with whole wheat, like this recipe my family made up:
                  http://www.onemessykitchen.com/gingerbread-pancakes-theyre-not-just-for-december
                  .-= Running Betty´s last blog ..Sunday/Monday =-.

                  • At 2012.04.17 20:01, Hemp Seed Vegan Pancakes | Voice of Eden said:

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