In The Kitchen: ‘Almond Joy’ Vegan Pancakes

I love pancakes. I would have to rank them in the top 5 of my favorite things. And I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t love eating ‘cake’ for breakfast? 'Almond Joy' Vegan Pancakes While N and I have been on this whole vegan journey, I had yet to find a pancake recipe that satisfied my highly sophisticated pancake palate. So, I did some research, and came up with my own base. And boy, let me tell you; it’s the bomb. 'Almond Joy' Vegan Pancakes So, instead of just making plain pancakes to share with you (although those are phenomenal enough on their own), I dug around the kitchen and, wah-la! ‘Almond Joy’ Vegan Pancakes were born! You’re welcome. 'Almond Joy' Vegan Pancakes Oh, and I’m in the process of writing a vegan pancake cookbook. You’re welcome again. ;)

‘Almond Joy’ Vegan Pancakes
Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ C flour
  • ¼ C flax meal
  • 2 T sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ¾ – 2 C almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 4 T unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ C vegan chocolate chips
  • ½ T Earth Balance Buttery Sticks

Directions:

  1. Combine flour, flax meal, sugar, baking powder, cornstarch, and sea salt in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  2. In a large measuring cup, combine almond milk, vanilla, almond extract, and lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. Heat Earth Balance in a frying pan over medium-high heat, or do the same with an electric griddle.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture, and stir until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and shredded coconut.
  5. Using a ¼ C measuring cup, p0ur pancake batter into pan or onto griddle. Spread out the batter with your finger or a spoon. Cook the pancake until bubbles form in the middle and the outer edges look dry, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook on the other side for 1.5-2 minutes.
  6. Serve pancakes hot, with a garnish of mini chocolate chips and a sprinkle of powdered sugar; or with your favorite maple syrup or honey.

This recipe makes 10 pancakes. 'Almond Joy' Vegan Pancakes

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