Hello there! How are you? I hope Monday is treating you well. Me? Oh well, it could be better. On Friday my boy left and went on a tour with his band through Austria, Germany and Belgium all the way to England (they are a punk rock band and if you like that kind of music, you should check them out, cause they are awesome! Just click here: Start At Zero). So I'm at home and gonna be here most of the week. But I decided that these 10 days are perfect to try something, I normally wouldn't. I'm going vegan. For now it's just a challenge, to see, if I can stick to it, but if I'll like it ... well, who knows. ;)

And even though it's only been 3 days, I already have a recipe that I want to share with you (I adopted the recipe from here). Vegan pancakes. No cow milk, no eggs, no butter. Yeah, no animals or animal products in here. But they are still the best "American" pancakes I have ever made and ate. Seriously. I couldn't believe the fluffiness when I tried the first pancake. And of course I had to eat like 6 more of them after that. Yummmmmmm! :3

But, how can you make pancakes without eggs, you ask me. The secret is: chia seeds. They act as eggs and tie everything together.

You will need (I made approximately 15 pancakes):

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (250ml)
  • 1/2 cup regular white flour (125ml)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder (13g or 1 whole package)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 + 1/2 cups rice milk (375ml)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
The procedure:
First mix all the dry ingredients. Add the vanilla extract and rice milk and mix again. Add the chia seeds, mix well and let the mixture rest for 5 minutes, so the chia seeds moist (or expand or whatever they do in moist environment ... damn, that sounds so professional haha).

Use a non-stick pan (so you won't need any additional fat) and put the stove on low heat (well, medium, a little bit lower than the heat you usually use for making pancakes ... so the pancakes won't burn that easily ... but it takes just a second or two longer to make them ... be patient, they are worth it!). When they are golden brown on one side (the bubbles will form, but they form before the pancake is done, at least they did in my case, so they don't help a lot), turn them around and bake them on the other side too. Don't make them too big, cause it will be harder to turn them, because they are soooo fluffy.

And that's all, folks. I topped them with peanut butter and banana. You can also use any other (vegan or not) topping. They go with everything. Hope you'll like them. :)

Love, Kaja ♥