As I was making our usual Sunday morning pancakes today I realised that’s actually the perfect thing to write about for my first blog!
I make these pancakes all the time and they’re such an easy, straight forward recipe. It’s not my own though so I’ll share the link a little further down.
So, when we first decided that our family should eat a plant based diet we sat The Misses down, talked it through and explained all the reasons that it’s better for our health and better for the planet. I promised them they wouldn’t miss out on anything they loved, that included chocolate, lollies, treats, cakes, muffins, chips, pancakes etc
Ask any kid and that’s all they really care about eating!
My thinking is, if I’m asking them to eat a plant based diet then it’s my responsibility to make sure they have easy access to plant based versions of the food that they enjoy eating.
So, with regards to one of their favourite things, pancakes, I googled “vegan pancake recipes” and there were lots of recipes out there. Some had strange ingredients that I knew I’d have a hard time finding or are expensive so I didn’t even bother with those, some seemed very time consuming or I imagined would be heavy on the washing up so I ignored those too but I found plenty that looked pretty good so I started trialling them, usually on a Sunday morning when I have the most time available.
Some were dreadful and even ended up straight in the bin, some were just ok but it didn’t really take very long to come across this recipe and we were all impressed … we found it!! The perfect pancake recipe.
That was well over 1 year ago now and I still find myself making them once or twice a week.
I’ve also discovered that you can actually use just one bowl… add all the dry ingredients, with the baking powder last then add the apple cider vinegar, it will start to fizz and bubble straight away as it hits the baking powder. Then add the rest of the wet ingredients and whisk it well.
I always double the recipe, whilst I’m there making some I might as well make extras, so I make about 30-35 pancakes. I use 1 tablespoon of mixture for each pancake.
We don’t eat them all, although hubby eats a large number, but Miss 11 & Miss 9 love to take them to school for a snack and apparently they’re just as good cold. Sometimes they’ll make a “pancake sandwich” and take 2 squashed together with jam in the middle.
I love it when there are leftovers, especially when they can be added to school lunchboxes!
Do you make pancakes on a Sunday?
Here’s the recipe for the ones we love:
If you try it out, make sure you let me know!