Monday, April 23, 2012

vegan pancakes!

"You Shouldn't Feel Guilty Eating These After a Work Out"  Vegan Pancakes

So, Sundays mean one of two things:  brunch or super intense work outs.
Usually I roll out of bed, exhausted from the week, and I decide to take the day off.
Or I wake up ready to take on the tread mill.  This week, both of those things happened...kind of.
I promised my husband vegan pancakes since we got some pure maple syrup in our CSA, but I also killed 650 calories on the treadmill, and after reading recipes for 500 calorie servings, I was torn.

Then it hit me!  I can have my (pan)cake and eat it too!  So, I came up with this kind of healthy pancake recipe!

1 cup nonmilk of your choice (I used vanilla soy)
1/4 cup oats (ground up into a powder)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 banana (smashed)
1 tbsp agave or maple syrup
1 tbsp ground flax meal
1 tsp of vanilla or more maple syrup. depend how you want your pancakes to taste.

Fruit, carob chips, cacoa powder, nuts, whatever you like.   I used strawberries.  Dustin used vegan chocolate chips.

Step one:
Heat a nonstick skillet on medium heat.
Step two:
Mix oats, flour, and flax.
Step three:
Add soymilk and mashed banana.
Step four:
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Step five:
Place 1/8 cup batter into a skillet.
Step six:
Heat until the edges brown.  Flip and cook evenly on both sides.
Step seven:
Eat with someone you love, or at least like enough to share awesome pancakes.  No pressure.

So, how healthy are these?  I have no idea.  I do know that they have whole wheat, oats, no pure sugar, no butter/eggs/milk, no oil, and contain fruit and flax.  Plus, they are super filling.  We made them little to flip easily, and I found myself struggling to eat the last pancake.


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