Newest Member of The Family
Last weekend we welcomed a new member to our family… our pancake family, that is! It was Saturday morning and everybody was looking forward to some yummy pancakes. The only problem was, that I did not get to the supermarket on Friday night and there were not enough lemons for lemon pancakes; neither did we have a banana left for banana oat pancakes (see recipe here http://plantbasedhappy.com/?page_id=393) and I had just a little bit of buckwheat flour left in the pantry- so no buckwheat pancakes (see recipe here http://plantbasedhappy.com/?page_id=904) either…
The last thing that I wanted was to disappoint my family and decided to whip up some “traditional”, but plant-based pancakes with only a few ingredients. The result was such a surprise- the pancakes reminded us all of the traditional American pancakes that we used to eat before we changed our diet. The texture and the flavor were so similar! How unexpected! We topped them with nuts, drizzled them with maple syrup and could not get enough of them.
I don’t know whether it was the combination of different flours that made them so special or whether the trick is in mixing the batter until it is foamy…whatever it was, it was perfect. We had the pancakes again on Sunday morning and the children took leftovers “glued” together with honey and chopped walnuts to school for morning snack- accompanied by fresh strawberries.
Because I mixed plant-based milk with apple cider vinegar I called them whole food plant-based buttermilk pancakes
See recipe here http://plantbasedhappy.com/?page_id=4785
On Wikipedia, I found the following fact: “Archaeological evidence suggests that pancakes are probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies.” Wow, these people really did know how to enjoy food!
Worldwide, there are a lot of different varieties of pancakes. In Austria, for example, so called “Palatschinken” our one of our favorite dessert recipes (see recipe here http://plantbasedhappy.com/?page_id=2317). Palatschinken are thinner than pancakes and come in a variety of sweet and savory fillings. In France, the pancakes are very thin and are called Crèpes (Watch out- if pronounced properly in French in an English speaking country, you might be thrown out of the restaurant!) and are folded into triangles.
I hope you will enjoy all these pancakes as much as we do.