Vegan or not, why not try this pancake recipe? They're delicious!
Contrary to popular belief, vegans enjoy this delicious holiday as much as the next person. But as a newcomer to the lifestyle, it can all be a bit daunting – that’s why we have put together a simple guide for your benefit.
And if you’re not vegan don’t be afraid to give this (did I say delicious?) recipe a go. No, it doesn’t involve supplements and weird coloured vegetables. Yes, it does involve maple syrup and chocolate sauce.
The best pancake recipe:
• 1 cup of plain or wholemeal flour
• 1 tablespoon of sugar
• 2 tablespoons of baking powder
• 1 cup of the milk of your choice (soy milk/almond milk/rice milk)
• Some oil for frying
Mix all the dry ingredients together and add in the milk slowly.
Heat the pan with a little oil and pour in the mixture.
I’ve found that they work best when they are the size of a traditional American pancake.
• For all the body builders out there, feel free to take advantage of the situation and add in a scoop of vegan protein powder.
‘Sunwarrior’ is a great brand and comes in more than one flavour.
• To make the recipe coeliac-friendly just use gluten free flour and baking powder.
• If you’re a proud chocoholic, throw in one heaped spoonful of Bournville cocoa powder to the dry mix, or even flavoured milk – go wild!
• And for the lazy student, you can grab a pack of ‘Vermont’ pancake mix from health food stores and as they say, ‘just add milk’.
Syrup, honey, cinnamon, jam, fruit, lemon and sugar – the options are endless! There’s even a recipe for vegan Nutella over on minamalistbaker.com.
If you’re not up for your own baking, check your local health food store for cocoa butters and, if all else fails, go old school and melt some dark chocolate in the microwave. Yum!