No, I'm not a vegan and I'm for damn sure not vegetarian. I am either watching what I am eating, or i'm not there's no in between. There is too much good food and too many great recipes and combinations to try out in the culinary world to limit myself to certain foods. However, at that top of this year I was really, really heavy and I didn't like the way that I looked physically so something had to give, at least temporarily. I had never tried vegan or flourless pancakes so I decided to experiment. Now anytime I want to lose weight AND enjoy something sweet, I use this recipe.
I accidentally came up with this recipe from being frustrated with mixing batter after batter and nothing was coming out right. I knew that I needed an element to merge the ingredients, a dry element and something to make those ingredients rise. An article on google told me to add ACV to these elements to make everything blend together, so I did. Just an FYI the texture of the pancakes isn't as fluffy as a pancake made with flour, but they're soft and delicious. This is what I came up with.
Lets jump right in!
1 cup gluten free oats
1 cup almond milk (store bought, or homemade)
1 tsp of baking powder
Apple Cider Vinegar
cap full of vanilla
*Note: there is no sugar added to these because the sweetness from the almond milk, your toppings of choice and syrup/honey will sweeten them enough*
1.) Put all ingredients in a blender and blend for about 2 minutes.
2.) Turn stove to medium heat and butter the pan
3.) Pour about 1/3 cup of batter into heated pan and cook pancakes for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until sides of pancakes start to bubble, and flip
4.) Top pancakes with whatever you want, plate, and eat!
I am happy to share this recipe with anybody who is looking to slim down but still wants to enjoy a sweet option at breakfast/brunch without feeling guilty. These pancakes are quick and easy to make and perfect for everyday consumption for those looking to gain muscle. You could swap out ingredients and experiment with it or add protein powder. They're good luv, enjoy!