Friday, January 6, 2012

Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes

Anyone who follows me on Facebook knows that I have developed quite the penchant for whipping up vegan pancakes after discovering these recipes and realising that I never have to buy eggs again! I am vegetarian but with vegan leanings, and I haven't liked eggs since I was six years old so unless they were hidden in cakes, or were the chocolate variety available around certain holidays, I don't touch them. So this was a total win-win and in the main I have been making them with berries or apple and cinnamon.

One fateful morning though, I ran out of fruit and not willing to give up my favourite breakfast for a weekend morning, I decided to see what else might work. I found a couple of carrots, and thought "hey, there's an idea"... It was destined to be a bad idea knowing CL + Kitchens = disaster, but it turned out to be so effing brilliant that I thought I would share my recipe just in case anyone else wants to have a go.

Please note, this is a single-serve recipe. It could possibly stretch to two people if you like people. I don't like people so therefore it's strictly single-serve. Plus, it's totally healthy because it has carrots and stuff in it. Here goes:

1/3 Cup Wholemeal Self-raising flour (perhaps try gluten-free flour if you are that way inclined)
2 TBS Oats
1 1/2 tsp Stevia (or sugar if you'd prefer)
2/3 tsp Baking Power
Pinch salt
1 carrot (average-sized), grated
1/2 tsp vanilla essence (double if using imitation vanilla)
1/3 cup of non-dairy milk (use a dash extra if needs be)
1 TBS oil (I usually use peanut oil)
2 TBS Tofutti spread
Cinnamon to taste (I chuck in heaps)

Combine dry ingredients, add wet ingredients. Mix together. Pour into frypan on low-med heat. Turn when bubbles appear on the top of the pancake. Put on plate. Gorge thyself!

I serve with just simple Nuttelex Margarine. Or perhaps you might prefer a dollop of Soy Ice Cream? It would work, I reckon.

Anyway, this will be the first, and last, time I EVER post a recipe on this blog. I have a reputation as a non-domesticated wanderer to maintain, after all!