Thursday, June 28, 2012

Vegan Pancakes with Grandma {Recipe}

We made the trek down to Missouri to spend time with my husband's parents this last weekend. My husband's brother and his family from California were spending the week there, too, and the cousins had fun playing together!

Part of the time my husband's sister and her family was there too, so Grandma and Grandpa had 9 of their grandkids around at one time! That was a lot of fun. And a lot of pancakes!

Four of the grandkids helped Grandma make vegan pancakes on Sunday morning. Isn't that a fun Grandma? She wasn't worried about the 18 mouths to feed, she was rejoicing in her blessings and making memories with them! Love her!

I wanted to share the pictures of Grandma cooking with two 3-year-olds, a 5-year-old and a 7-year-old, as well as the recipe she used. These vegan pancakes are from a book called Best Gourmet Recipes from the Chefs of Five Loaves Deli and Bakery. It's written by Neva Brackett who ran the vegan deli and bakery.

You'll need:

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (other flours may be used, such as rice, barley, corn or oat flour)
1 tsp. salt
2 cups soymilk or nutmilk
2 Tbs. honey or cane juice crystals

1 Tbs. non-aluminum baking powder

1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender or with a wire whip. Let sit 5 minutes to become foamy.
2. Pour onto hot griddle, being careful not to stir down the bubbles. Bake until golden brown on each side.

At this point in the process, Grandma got called away to tend to Great-Grandma, so my sisters-in-law and I finished the pancakes. No one took pictures of us in the kitchen--what? We're not as cute as the kiddos?

This recipe says it make 8-10 pancakes, but I got about 15 three-inch pancakes out of the batch. Some variations are to add a mashed banana, a cup of blueberries or a handful of chopped nuts to the mix.

Don't the pancakes look delicious?

We enjoyed our pancakes with a sauce of blended strawberries, banana and apple juice. We also like natural peanut butter and pure maple syrup.

Hope you enjoy these non-fat, no cholesterol, whole grain flour, dairy-free healthier pancakes!


  1. Oh, that looks cosy and the pancakes, wow, I would like to taste one of these.


  2. Those pictures are perfect, priceless memories for your kids! How wonderful!

    And the pancakes look delicious!



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