Fluffy Pancakes (vegan!)
I’m cleaning house.
Actually, that’s not true. Gah! What a way to start!
As I sit here typing (because it’s a quiet Friday and half the office is in Austin at SXSW), Bad*ss Bassman is - for real - at home cleaning house. It’s spring (almost… not quite a lie), we have company coming tomorrow (true story, but can you trust me at this point?), and well… if you’ve got kidlets running around you probably know how everything can explode spontaneously. Especially art supplies.
So, Bad*ss Bassman is at home on this beautifully cloudy/drizzly day - just the perfect take-care-of-the-home sort of day. I’m not there, but it’s not so bad here in the office with a few minutes to steal (lies, theft… goodness I am incorrigible!). I’m blasting One EskimO, ignoring the box of doughnuts someone left in the office kitchen, and going through some of my early blog posts trying to clean up the tags and stuff.
Remember those early posts back when I had no camera? Or only a pathetic cell phone camera? No, unless you’re Bad*ss Bassman or my mother you probably don’t….
Well, no big loss - without the food porn pictures what’s the point anyway? But there are a few gems in there and I’m remembering them now. I plan on circling back around on them sooner or later to work out the kinks and get some photos. Meanwhile, I did find this one and OMJ! This is worth a repost.
(“OMJ”, according to Little E whose pretty face is peeking into the photo above, stands for “Oh My Gosh”… except she thinks Gosh is spelled with a “J”. Oh My Josh! ;-) )
We pull this recipe out all the time, even have it taped to the inside of a kitchen cabinet door for easy reference. This is another one that Bad*ss Bassman has adopted into his own repertoire, and I love those Sunday mornings when we’re still lounging in bed listening to the girls exploding art supplies in the living room and he whispers to me “Let’s have pancakes this morning.”
FLUFFY PANCAKES (vegan!)
Prep time: 15 minutes. Makes enough for 2 grownups + 2 kids :)
I’m going to leave the additions to you… our family is pretty chocolate-crazy so of course we’ve made banana/chocolate and chocolate/coconut but we also love apples/cinnamon. To make the coconut flavor, use 1 can of lite or regular coconut milk in place of the 1 1/2 cup other non-dairy milk.
1 1/2 Cup flour (white, white/whole wheat combo, or gf mix)
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 Cup non-dairy milk (soy, almond, coconut, etc)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Earth Balance for the frying pan
1/2 - 1 Cup additions - chocolate, blueberries, bananas, apples, etc
First, melt the Earth Balance in a skillet on medium-high heat.
Meanwhile, mix the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together.
Add the milk and vanilla and whisk till it all just comes together - lumps are great! Add blueberries or chocolate, if using. (If adding larger fruit, wait till it’s in the pan.)
Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the pan. If using, place larger fruit additions onto pancake.
When bubbles appear on the top, flip.
Cook another 2 minutes and then serve or hold in a warm (200 degree) oven till ready for breakfast.