So you decided to switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet, 'cause saving the planet is the new cool thing to do. We all have to play our part! And of course, the health benefits are a bonus!
But, there's just one problem... How would you enjoy your beloved morning pancakes?? It needs eggs, right?
There's this magic ingredient called flax seeds, and it has been a saving grace as a replacement for eggs in many recipes.
It's called a flax egg.
For each egg, replace it with 1 Tbsp ground flax seed and 3 Tbsp.
Add flax seed and water to a bowl and stir. Let it rest for 10 - 15 minutes in the fridge to thicken and get gelatinous.
It is not always the perfect replacement, especially in baking, as it doesn't bind and stiffen as eggs do. But, it works perfectly fine in pancakes, muffins, cookies, and quick breads.
So, rest assured, you can still enjoy your morning pancakes when on a vegan diet! Yeah!
Scroll down for the recipe!
Not only are flax seeds an excellent substitute for eggs, they also pack a punch of health benefits!
- They are a great source of protein
- Are high in fiber
- High in omega-3 fatty acids
- Aids with digestion
Ground chia seeds will work just as well if you cannot eat flax seeds or don't have them on hand.
If you want to learn more on vegan baking, read here on how to use butter, egg, and milk substitutes for vegan baking.
VEGAN BANANA BREAD PANCAKES RECIPE
2 cups white whole wheat flour
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp sugar
2 Flax eggs
1 Mashed bananas
2 cups Plant milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
Walnuts for topping
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix well with a spoon until there are no more dry spots and clumps. However, don't over-mix.
Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Lightly spray it with oil or cooking spray to coat, pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter, and then top with walnuts.
When the pancake starts to bubble, give it a few minutes to settle, and when the edges begin to set, flip the pancakes. Repeat with the remainder of the batter. Makes 12 pancakes.
If you'd like to see a quick video on making these, have a look HERE.