vegan whole wheat banana pancakes

February 25, 2010

My go-to breakfasts when I don’t fancy oatmeal or granola/fruit/yoghurt (rare) consist of eggs of some kind or pancakes. I should really branch out, but it’s hard to deny this:

Try these vegan-friendly delights some morning. It’s worth noting that these are actually sweet enough without maple syrup poured on before serving – the banana in the batter makes for a perfectly sweet affair. We ate the second batch plain as can be.

Vegan Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes
adapted from this recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1¼ cups almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons sodium-free baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • fresh fruit maple syrup for serving or adding to cooking batter

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mash banana, then stir in milk and maple syrup.
  • In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to banana mixture and stir until smooth.
  • Pour small amounts of batter, followed by slices of banana onto a preheated non-stick, lightly oil-sprayed griddle or skillet and cook until tops bubble. Flip with a spatula and cook second side until golden brown, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.


Do you have a breakfast favourite other than your “standard” morning meal?
A full English when the ingredients are available is most definitely it. Otherwise, thursday morning pancake parties are where it’s at.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

jamandjessica February 25, 2010 at 8:49 am

Hi! Just found your blog and it's really amazing! I love your photography and your food looks really delicious! I look forward to read more!!!

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Holly February 25, 2010 at 10:07 am

ahhhhhhhh please FedEx me these now. they look amazing! how was the texture? i don't think i have ever had pancakes that didn't have eggs in them, so i wonder if they are just as fluffy?

CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS WEEKEND! love you!

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Angharad (Eating for England) February 25, 2010 at 10:27 am

Miss Holly and anyone else who is interested: these weren't fluffy like normal pancakes – they were super moist (in a good way). I am assuming that is due to the mushed banana that went into the batter. Having not made vegan pancakes before I don't know if they would have been fluffy otherwise. Any vegan pancake-eaters out there, please chime in!

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insideiamdancing February 25, 2010 at 10:44 am

Those look so incredibly delicious…and the batter is safe to eat straight up. Win-win! I've never attempted vegan pancakes because I always assumed that they needed a flax 'egg'. I want to make these now! *eying up my pathetic green bananas*

I eat different stuff for breakfast almost everyday…today was a vita browniw/banana/Fage/PB parfait. Yesterday was apple/Fage/pumpkin raisin granola. I could eat breakfast for every meal…

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Kacy February 25, 2010 at 10:47 am

Oh yum! I love that these are vegan! I drink a spinach smoothie almost every morning.

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Food Makes Fun Fuel February 25, 2010 at 11:40 am

Yuum! If I could ever figure out how to get pancakes to turn out, those would be my "special" mornning

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Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) February 25, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Besides oatmeal (my usual) my favourite breakfast is also pancakes!

Tomorrow might need to be a pancake day too :)

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ohonemorething February 26, 2010 at 8:28 am

I love pancakes, waffles, baked oatmeal, and muffins for breakfast if it's not my usual. Heyy you definitely know how to make vegan things!! These pancakes look soo delicious!!!

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Justine February 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm

I make some 'ricotta hot cakes' (pretty much pancakes) to eat with my yogurt. I have yogurt everyday, but on the weekends I have time to have my 'yogurt mousse'.

I like the looks of your pancakes too! The are perfectly golden,
:)

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Thinspired February 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Ok, YUM! I have never tried to make pancakes vegan. I love that they are wholewheat AND vegan. I feel pancakes coming on this weekend…

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Michal February 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm

YUM! I love pancakes! Im actually about to make some right now :) I love my green smoothies for breakfast!

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