Sunday, October 12, 2008

vegan mofo, day 12: strawberry... pancakes?

i am extremely bad at flipping and frying things. i was never able make eggs and my chicken fried tofu steaks always end up in a strange jumbled form.

so maybe it was the lack of sleep because i was out late last night. or maybe i just deluded myself into thinking it would be easy. for whatever reason, i decided to make strawberry pancakes this morning.

yes, i know. quite sad.

HOWEVER they were the best pancakes i've ever tasted. there is something nice about eating something extremely ugly that tastes really good. i will admit though that i get a little angry looking at the drool-worthy picture of "Fluffy Pancakes" from the vegan outreach booklet the recipe came from.

my little brother, who almost always magically "doesn't like" whatever things i make (ex. "andrew i'm going to make peanut butter cookies. want some?" "umm i don't like peanut butter." "what about chocolate chip?" "i don't like chocolate." "what about banana bread?" "i don't like those kinds of breads" etc) kept going back for more.

strawberry pancakes
adapted from vegan outreach

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp oil
1 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk or other sub
about 3/4 cup sliced strawberries

mix the dry ingredients. stir in the wet ingredients & strawberries. add water if the batter is too thick.

pour onto a nonstick pan and cook over medium heat, turning once the edges begin to bubble and brown.


shelby said...

Sometimes my food is ugly too, but once I get past that it usually turns out amazing. Don't worry, I've had my fair share of ugly pancakes, crepes, waffles, ect.. they will get better!

Mmm strawberry pancakes sound so good right now. Too bad I just ate the last berries.

sweetpotato said...

They definitely look delicious to me! I love the chunks of strawberry:)

magpie said...

Strawberry pancakes = yum! I just went berry picking yesterday and I'm definitely going to enjoy some fresh strawberries with my breakfast this morning too :)

Pancakes are so hard to make pretty. My dad makes really really good ones, but he's been making them every weekend for the past 25 years, so I don't feel bad that mine don't come out all cute like his do.

Happy Sunday!

Celine said...

they still look great and "devourable" to me.

VeggieGirl said...

Your pancakes look PERFECT to me - I can't make pancakes even if I try, haha ;0)

Glad your brother even liked them - score!!

Conquerbysmiling said...

Ha, no worries! Amost all of teh pictures that I take come out terrible and definitely cheap looking! lol. Yeah, I never make my pancakes in a skillet because its (almost) impossible for me to flip them. I definitely prefer the griddle! That baby is a lifesaver when making pancakes!

Virginia said...

they look yummy to me!!

Chelsea said...

Those look delicious to me because I can see the strawberry goodness hiding inside! For some reason, I'm terrible at pancakes. I've tried two recipes from vegweb and the one from La Dolce Vegan... maybe I'll give yours a shot :)

shellyfish said...

These look so so delicious! I also have flipping issues...I'm a former dancer, so maybe it's a ballet thing? :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I want!

(And from now on, I'll take your brother's portion of whatever it is you make that he doesn't want... especially if it involves peanut butter!)

River said...

Waffles are my nemesis! They always want to stick.
Your pancakes look so yummy and pink! Who cares if they're not round, as long as they taste delicious, and it looks like they did! :)

Lauren said...

well they're pink so they're cute!
i was cravvvving some delicious breakfast food this morning, but got stuck with a bagel haha yours i bet were so good :)

VeganCowGirl said...

I think your pancakes look great!!!!

Sanja said...

I love extremely-ugly-but-delicious food. Maybe because when I was little, I didn't want to eat it if I thought it was ugly and now that I do, it gives me a sense of having learned something along the line? ;-)

maya said...

mmm...sounds so good. funny about your brother, opposite of my lil bro he will eat anything i make:)

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