Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I’m willing to bet that half of us have no idea what St Patty’s Day is even all about but did someone say all day drinking and merriment?? Fun fact: it commemorates Saint Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland and celebrates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, so for all intents and purposes you should all be going to church. Not to be a buzz kill lol by all means go right ahead with the beer and pancakes.
I didn’t do much for St Patty’s Day. Okay, that’s not entirely true I’ve been out all day and will probably consume a slightly irresponsible amount of beverages tonight. (Drink responsibly kids and always know how you’re getting home. Don’t do anything stupid) BUT, I had a recipe that I’ve been wanting to share and it’s quite coincidental that it just so happens that I can make it green and so I thought why not make the most of a happy happenstance. But then the Sainsbury near me didn’t have green colouring so you’ll just have to bear with me on this one lol. Whether it’s today when you’re feeling peckish and in the mood to bake, or tomorrow when your head is splitting from the hangover, these vegan pancakes could not be more easy and so delicious, I promise you won’t even feel the side effects of your questionable choices.
- 1 cup flour of your choice
- 5 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used soy)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- food colouring (optional)
How to make the pancakes:
- Sieve the flour and baking powder
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
- Combine the wet ingredients in a measuring cup
- Slowly add the wet mix to the dry mix and whisk until smooth
- On medium heat, heat a pan with a bit of vegetable oil (I found it had a better outcome than using butter)
- Ladle your mixture into the hot pan, when you see bubbles start to come up that’s when you know it’s time to flip your pancakes over
- Stack your pancakes onto your plate
How to make a Berry Compote (optional):
- Heat a pot over medium heat
- In about 1 cup of water, add about a 1/2 cup of mixed frozen berries
- Add 2 tablespoons brown sugar and stir it all together
- Let it cook until the mixture has thickened
- serve on top of your delicious pancakes
How easy does that seem?!
If you’re looking to challenge yourself with more creative pancakes and are looking for recipes that are VERY vegan in their exotic ingredients then I recommend the Vegan Made Simple cookbook by Tess Begg and I think I’ve spoken about it before but you should definitely check it out. I’ll leave the link to her instagram page here.
Happy weekend folks and happy pancaking! Sit back, grab some Oreos and let’s see what life has to offer us next.