Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and, apparently, the most important one. I start the day with the food that makes me happy and I just love traditional pancakes with a cup of coffee. But in order to stay strong and healthy, I just can’t eat that much wheat flour every single day (not to mention all the yum options for lunch/ dinner like burgers or pasta). I came up with one recipe, two options that are very easy to make and don’t require a lot of your time.
Super easy to make healthy vegan pumpkin pancakes
All you need is:
– 1/2 cup of Buckwheat flour
– 1/2 cup Kodiak cakes all-purpose baking mix
– 3 tablespoons Libby’s 100% pure pumpkin;
– Coconut milk (to reach the consistency of pancake batter);
– pumpkin pie spice mix;
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients, mix until smooth.
Heat the frying pan (I use the Tefal Pro Pancake Pan without any butter) over medium heat. Scoop the batter onto the pan, brown on both sides and serve with your favorite jam, honey or yogurt. I use maple syrup or berry compote to add that extra fall feeling.
For option one all you need is:
– 1 large egg;
– 1 scoop of protein powder (I have chocolate one);
– ½ cup of grounded old-fashioned oats;
– ½ cup of dehydrated shredded coconut;
– ½ cup of almond milk;
– ½ teaspoon of baking powder;
– Vanilla extract, ground cinnamon.
I use these ingredients for Option two:
– 1 large egg;
– 2 bananas;
– 1 scoop of protein powder;
– 1 cup of grounded old-fashioned oats;
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder;
– Vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and brown sugar (if desired);
Beat an egg into ½ cup of almond milk (or mashed bananas for option two). Add Vanilla extract and sugar, if using it, and stir the mixture into dry ingredients. Sometimes I add fresh blueberries or raisins to the pancake mixture.
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
Make pancakes of any size you like and flip after bubbles rise to surface (usually 2-3 minutes). Cook until lightly browned on the second side.
Serve the pancakes with fresh fruits, yogurt, honey or jams.
P.S. feel free to freeze the pancakes and reheat in microwave, oven (350ºF) or toaster.