Vegan Pancakes with Coconut Whipped Cream

April 20, 2012

Breakfast time.
It’s the ritual of grinding the coffee beans. Or how your sleepy gaze slowly awakens.
It’s the quiet of the mornings…birds chirping, sun rising, and the anticipation of a new day.
It’s the laid back feeling; sporting the sweatpants and in no rush to go anywhere.
It’s breakfast time that I wish I had more of in my life.

The last two times I’ve had quality breakfast time, I ate pancakes that were made by my
mother and mother-in-law. To be quiet honest, I was totally jealous of the fact that they both made
the most delicious vegan pancakes ever – putting my flat, crispy ones to shame! So after being told that
 I probably was stirring the batter too long, I tested out another recipe that following Saturday.

Voila. Fluffy, non-crispy vegan pancakes! 

This is why I love my mom and mother-in-law.
You guys challenge me without even knowing it! 🙂
And now I won’t beat my pancake beat to death anymore.
Vegan Pancakes
adapted from Food.com

Ingredients
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar/agave 
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 cup coconut milk/soymilk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Directions
Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Add wet ingredients and stir just a little bit to combine the ingredients. 
You do not want to over stir or else you will have flat pancakes. Don’t fret if there are 
plenty of lumps left, it’s okay!  If the batter is too thick for your liking, add more milk. Pour
onto a hot greased skillet. Flip once bubbles appear and pop. 
Coconut “Whipped Cream”
Ingredients
1 can coconut meat
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon agave
1/4 can of coconut cream or 
2 tablespoons of coconut oil, warmed
Directions
Add ingredients to blender and mix till thick and creamy.
If too thin, add more coconut meat and put in fridge to cool.
Spoon whipped cream onto pancakes and add any fruit you like, I added mango! 
For double decker pancakes, add whipped cream and fruit in between layers.
Pour yourself a tall cup of coffee and prepare yourself to take in the breakfast time. 
It’s quiet lovely.

Do you have a favorite breakfast food and/or ritual? 

2 thoughts on “Vegan Pancakes with Coconut Whipped Cream

  1. Sara

    Omg these look so amazing! I have all of the igredients to make these pancakes so I shall have to try to make them this weekend! I don’t have the coconut meat though, so I will have to hunt some of that down 🙂 Great post!

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  2. Katherine Faulk

    That does look good! My favorite (albeit non-vegan) breakfast is just so simple – biscuits and gravy. I know it’s not something I can have all that often, but it’s the perfect combination of foods if you’re having a lazy Sunday.

    I tend to eat cereal, whatever Jason makes, or something oatmeal. I do love oatmeal – I saute apples with butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and sometimes a little honey until they’re cooked and a little soft. I scoop ’em out and let them cool a bit in a bowl and add water straight into the pan I was cooking them in, let it boil, pour the oats in. Once the oats cook up all that delicious apple-butter-goodness, I pour ’em over the finished apples and nom away. That’s probably my favorite breakfast food that has the capacity to be healthy.

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