Sunday, 21 December 2014

Vegan Christmas Spice Buckwheat Pancakes


Christmas is almost upon us and I'm starting to get super excited about it; I think it's honestly my favourite time of year because it's such a family-orientated occasion and I get to buy lots of presents for people! I absolutely love giving people gifts and making them smile, and Christmas is definitely a perfect excuse to do that. Plus there's so many other little things that make winter an amazing season - the comfort of a steaming mug of hot chocolate, going for chilly walks and then returning to the warmth of your home, the cheesy Christmas specials of television programmes (I'm especially looking forward to Downton Abbey!) and, of course, all the wonderful food! Winter is all about the warming spices so I decided to celebrate the last Sunday before Christmas Day with a delicious stack of Vegan Christmas Spice Buckwheat Pancakes - after all, 'tis the season to eat lots of fab food!





Ingredients
Makes 6 - 7 small pancakes

  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flaxseed and 6 tbsp water)
  • 1/2 cup (90g) buckwheat flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) non-dairy milk of choice
  • Oil of choice (I use coconut) for cooking


Method

The first thing you need to do is make your flax eggs; to do this simply mix the ground flaxseed and water together in a cup and leave it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to thicken up. 

When your flax eggs are ready you can begin making your pancakes. Firstly, sift the flour, baking powder and mixed spice into a large mixing bowl and stir them all together. Mash your banana into a pulp (you can leave behind a few slices to top the pancakes with if you wish) then add it into the bowl along with the non-dairy milk and flax eggs. Mix well until everything is combined - the consistency should be fairly thick, similar to that of cake mixture.

Heat your oil of choice in a frying pan over a medium heat; I have a non-stick frying pan so I only have to use a tiny amount of oil but you may need to use more if you don't have one. When the oil has heated up pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into the centre of the pan and spread it out slightly with a spoon, forming a pancake shape. Let it cook for a minute or two, until bubbles start forming on the top, then flip it over and cook it for another minute or so. Repeat with the rest of the mixture, then add your toppings and enjoy!


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8 comments

  1. Hi! I´m from Slovakia so sorry for my english. How old are you? You are cute and your recipes looks very yummy. I follow you on instagram :) (@christiesfood) I love pancakes so I too invented very delicious recipe :) Good luck blogging xx

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    1. Hey lovely, your English is fab, don't worry! I'm 20 :) aww thank you so much, that means a lot to me! Pancakes are so delicious, it's awesome that you've created your own recipe; good luck with your Instagram account :) xxx

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  2. Hi Meghan, I loved your photo, and so gave your recipe a go. I loved it! Thank you!
    https://gfchopstix.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/pancake-sunday/

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    1. Thank you so much sweetie! Your pancakes look delicious, I'm so glad you enjoyed them :) xxx

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  3. Thank you for your wonderful pancakes recipes so much ♡I made your pancakes recipes several times ! the taste is so good ☆I love your pancakes ♪I have a question . My pancakes texture is wet . Is it same texture you make ? My pancakes texture isn't dry . If I can know I want to know your pancakes texture and cut face your pancakes by picture . I love your recipes so much . Thank you for sharing your recipes for everyone ♡♡♡

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    1. Aww you're very welcome lovely! Thank you for trying the recipes, I'm really glad you like them :) the pancakes shouldn't be wet - they should be lovely and fluffy in the middle, not gooey! Maybe try cooking them for longer on a lower temperature so they cook all the way through without burning on the outside? :) xxx

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  4. I'm banana intolerant, are there any substitute the you think would work? Sweet potato maybe :) xx

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    1. Anything with the same sort of texture and sweetness as mashed banana would do, so things like applesauce, pumpkin puree or steamed sweet potato would work :) I hope that helps! xxx

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