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23 Aug

This morning we were out of cereal so I made vegan-ish (still used white
sugar) pancakes with some mixed berries we had in the freezer.
I got the vegan pancake recipe from AllRecipes: Vegan Pancake Recipe

The center of these pancakes didn’t cook as easily as I’m used to. I think next time I’ll try to use the dry ingredients from my old non-vegan recipe and use the liquids from this new one.
Sorry I didn’t take pictures, they were gone pretty quickly.


Create a Tradition: Pancakes

16 Jan
Growing up, pancakes were a Sunday morning tradition in my family. My Mom had a few different flavors of syrup to choose from (blueberry and pure maple are my favorites), and my little brother would create a nice-sized mountain of powdered sugar on top of his pancake stack. Pancakes and coffee is now my go-to meal in any diner situation. And I make pancakes from scratch at home on a pretty regular basis. I am a pancake fiend :).
For many people, making pancakes from scratch seems out of reach and like too much work. It isn’t. And, bothering to make pancakes from scratch is worth it. Let me repeat: PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH ARE TOTALLY WORTH IT.
Making your own pancake mixture saves the taste and texture, guarantees the ingredients (healthy, indulgent, or preservative laden), and gives you more control. Once you begin making them from scratch, it is very likely that you will never buy boxed mix again.
Work wise, I understand how some people can get overwhelmed. For awhile, I was using a recipe that required that the milk, eggs, and softened butter were room temperature, without microwaving. Imagine how much time and foresight that took.
Super Awesome Pancake recipe from Allrecipes.com
^ That is the recipe I now use. It uses white vinegar, so make sure you have it. The vinegar’s reaction with the baking soda helps make these pancakes fluffy.  I also add only about two tablespoons of butter, and I use whole wheat flour (which is sold at your grocery store, there is no excuse not to buy it.)
My picky eaters who are NOT pancake fiends like myself love this recipe, even with the whole wheat flour. The whole wheat makes me feel a bit better about eating pancakes so frequently 😉
I also suggest using free to roam, organically fed hen’s eggs. Both for flavor and for moral goodness. But I’ll save that for another post.
Enjoy your weekend, and consider trying out these pancakes for tomorrow morning. Your family, and your taste buds, will thank you.