Pancake Day is just around the corner, taking place this year on February 25th – so we know you’re all very excited to hit the kitchen and whip up endless batches of these sweet treats (or savoury, if you’re that way inclined).
If you tried and succeeded at Veganuary this year and want to continue fighting the good fight, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are lots of options for vegan pancakes, so you’re sure to have a great time cooking with friends and family in a few days. To help you work out what to make, here are some ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pancakes all day!
For something a little different for breakfast, why not try out these banana, oatmeal and quinoa pancakes, which you can find on the Light Orange Bean website. Apparently, the flavours all blend together delightfully, boasting a rich banana flavour, with a nuttiness from the quinoa.
Blogger Joyce served hers with lots of fresh fruit and homemade cranberry raspberry sauce (which there’s also a recipe for on her site).
BBC Good Food has a quick and easy tomato and mushroom pancake recipe that would work well for lunch, and is perfect for any novice vegans still finding their feet with certain ingredients. Soya milk is used in the batter instead of anything diary – all you have to do is whizz it up in a blender with some flour until it forms a smooth batter.
Chickpeas are a really versatile product to have in the cupboards (did you know you can use the liquid in the tin to make meringue, for example?) and you can even use them this Shrove Tuesday for all your delicious dinner pancakes.
One Green Planet has a recipe that features a garlic cashew sauce (so a bit of prep the night before, just soaking some nuts overnight), with a topping of avocado and thyme. With spices including cumin, coriander and smoked paprika, you know this is going to be a truly super supper.
What about mixing some superfood blends in with your pancake batter for an extra boost to your health? These are concentrated nutritional powders made from all sorts of healthy veggies, vitamins and minerals, and are really easy to start adding to your diet.
Different powders have different health benefits. Maca powder, for example, is made from the maca root and it’s thought it can increase your energy levels, as well as potentially lowering your blood pressure. It has a slightly sweet taste, so may be better in your breakfast pancakes.
Baobab, meanwhile, is ideal if you really want to get a good hit of vitamin C, as well as other minerals including potassium, phosphorus, calcium and iron. It even has more vitamin C in it than an orange!
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