Happy New Year everybody! I've enjoyed my little break and am now back to posting some amazing recipes this year. I've written so many and am so excited to share them all with you. 2017 is going to be full of reaching more big goals, facing fears and walking with confidence. Too often I let fear creep in and try to hold me back, but life is just way too short for that. May I also just add....can we all just be a little bit kinder to everybody this year? I've witnessed so much heartbreak and sadness and cruelty online and it truly breaks my heart. If we all just honestly had a little bit more compassion and remember that none of us are perfect and are human, then we would show a bit more grace to each other. Plus, doesn't it feel a whole lot better to be kind than to be cruel?
So many amazing things happened this past year with my blog and the growth of it, including releasing my very first Ebook! I also had the honor of being in my first movie documentary, Eating You Alive. The response to that movie has been outstanding, so I really recommend you get the DVD (which was just released!) if you haven't seen it yet. The experience was amazing. Other exciting things are already happening for my blog for 2017.....Forks Over Knives just released their very FIRST magazine and a couple of my recipes and mini feature are in it! I just picked it up today at Target! So darn honored and excited about that! To think they've featured my recipes and own photos has me all kinds of giddy. Look at the Pg. 48 feature spread "8 ingredients or less", that is my blog tagline! That spread includes 2 of my recipes along with other yummy ones. You can get your own copy at Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, CVS.
I've also recently scored a couple of personal photography jobs that I'm really excited about. My obsession with my moody and rustic style, mixed with classic details, is paying off. I'm just so grateful to God for allowing me to do what I love and share it with others.
Ultimate Fluffy Vegan Pancakes
I know I already have several pancake recipes on this blog. They are some of my most popular recipes. But these pancakes right here are ones I've been making for about 6 months nearly every weekend for my hubby and daughter. They are SO easy to make, vanilla-infused and are absolutely delicious, incredibly soft and fluffy! No weird ingredients, NO OIL and no eggs are needed. They are also just 7 ingredients and made in 1 bowl! Did I mention they are just 2.8 g fat per pancake?
These are not gluten-free like most of all my others, so if you need gluten-free, simply check out any of these pancake recipes and you are all set. I have many gluten-free to choose from! Hello, Life Changing Pancakes<<<most popular pancake recipe. These, however, are specific to using whole wheat pastry flour. The whole wheat pastry flour makes them super soft, tender and amazingly, delicious. Unlike regular whole wheat flour, the taste is much more mild and they are not too tough/dense like whole wheat pancakes can be.
The key milk for these pancakes is my usual go-to, canned "lite" coconut milk. Reason being, there is no oil or fruit puree in the pancakes, so the fat content in the coconut milk is needed for both the fluff factor and moisture. It is thicker than other milks like storebought cashew, almond, soy, etc. They are not going to be as good with other milks. So, take my advice and use the canned coconut milk. Again, the fat is needed.
Before anybody asks, if you want to use spelt, just make these instead. I wrote those specific to spelt.
Now, all pancakes need pure maple syrup for the perfect pancake breakfast....sooo, I took several sequence poor shots to show you just how much you need these pancakes and maple syrup in your life....
I really enjoyed eating these after I took these shots!
What I love about these pancakes so much is how fluffy and soft the interior is. I cannot stand thin pancakes that are mushy or raw inside still. Too often an issue with vegan pancakes, but thanks to these panCAKES, you will never miss the eggs!
Oh! And I served these over the holidays while my mother-n-law was here and she absolutely loved them! So, there you go, she is not vegan either! I hope you all love these just as much as we do and be sure to leave me feedback below after you do!