Vegan Heart Pancakes

Vegan Heart Pancakes

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Everywhere you go, all you see is a massive amounts of hearts and roses, etc. The cool thing would be if we celebrate love all the time and not on one designated day. Either way, I love anything love related and played around with my pancake recipe to try and make them fluffier and vegan.

It sounds a little crazy to add vinegar to pancakes. I was a little nervous at first. I didn’t want the flavor to affect the pancakes. I used apple cider vinegar because it is a sweeter vinegar and really good for you. A little chemistry lesson here (sorry it’s the teacher in me). When you mix an acid (vinegar) and a base (baking powder), a chemical reaction occurs. You have heard of the volcano experiment where you mix together baking soda and vinegar, the chemical reaction happens right away and forms carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide produces lots of bubbles and boom, volcano. Well, baking powder has baking soda in it but needs to be heated to form that chemical reaction with the bubbles. When you mix in the vinegar, you will see some bubbles (that’s the baking soda) but what you won’t see is the pancake mix getting air bubbles incorporated into it. When heated, it will produce fluffier pancakes. Okay lesson complete… back to baking.

What You Need:

1 cup Gluten Free Baking Flour

1 tablespoon Organic Cane Sugar

2 teaspoons Baking Powder

1/8 teaspoon Salt

2 tablespoons Coconut Oil

1 cup Soy Milk

1/2 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

Organic Red Food Dye (4 drops)

Coconut Spray

What To Do:

In a mixing bowl, combine all your dry ingredients. Mix to incorporate the ingredients. Then add all your wet ingredients and mix. You will notice when you add the vinegar, it will bubble a bit. Don’t worry! We have had our chemistry lesson ๐Ÿ™‚

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In a skillet under medium heat, spray with coconut oil. I made my pancakes into hearts but you can make any shape you want. I didn’t have any heart cookie cutters so I free-handed it. The first ย ones were lopsided but I eventually got the hang of it.

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I topped mine with vegan butter and real maple syrup, not the processed kind that is just chemicals.

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Enjoy xoxo

Gluten Free Cinnamon Pancakes with an Apple Cinnamon Compote

Gluten Free Cinnamon Pancakes with an Apple Cinnamon Compote

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I hope everyone had a Hoppy Easter (if you donโ€™t celebrate, I hope you had a great weekend). Typically, our family would have a huge Easter dinner where my grandma would make her delicious lamb. With my motherโ€™s passing, the holidays are now going to be different, very different. I honestly did not want to celebrate at all.

As a family, we went out to dinner Saturday night and celebrated being together. Sunday morning, my cousin, my brother, and I made a pancake breakfast. This was my first time attempting making Gluten Free Pancakes without a premade mix. They came out delicious!! I tried to measure the ingredients but sometimes I just add in ingredients or adjust as I am going along.

 

What You Need:

1 Cup of Gluten Free Flour (I like Bob Red Mills 1:1 Baking Flour)

2 Tablespoons Sugar

2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

1/8 Teaspoon Salt

1 Cup of Buttermilk (I did 3 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice in a measuring cup and filled the rest with Soy Milk (or any type of milk you drink) to the one cup mark)

1 Egg

2 Tablespoons of Vegan Butter (can use regular butter), melted

Coconut Oil Spray (or any type that you like to use)

What To Do:

If you are not using buttermilk, put 3 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice in a measuring cup and filled the rest with Soy Milk to the one cup mark. Mix and let it sit for about 5 minutes (you want it to start to curdle a little).

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Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix and add the wet ingredients. Mix until it is combined.

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You donโ€™t want to over mix because the pancakes wonโ€™t be as fluffy. In a pan or griddle, spray with coconut oil and let it heat up over medium heat. While it is preheating, you can cut the apples for the compote.

Apple Cinnamon Compote

What You Need:

1 Apple, cored and diced

1 Tablespoon Water

2 Tablespoons Honey

2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon

2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon of Vegan Butter, melted

What To Do:

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the apples are soft and the liquids are thick.

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Drop the pancake mixture into round circles in the pan leaving enough space for the pancakes to not overlap. Once the pancake starts to bubble, you know it is time to flip.

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Cook until they are golden brown on each side and there is no liquid left inside.

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Add the Apple Cinnamon Compote to the top and enjoy!

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