A few weeks ago I came home from work and the moment I walked in the door David came to me enthusiastically screaming ‘’Mama, pancakes, pancakes!’’. I thought, well he’s probably playing a cooking game (one of his favorites). I love seeing him play Chef (this baby kitchen on Amazon is gorgeous!). No better way to teach children good nutrition habits than encouraging them to cook & eat through play.
While I was trying to take my boots off, he ran back in the kitchen and brought me a pan. When you are given a pan and instructed to put it on the stove by a 2 year old- you know things are serious. You have no choice but give in and start making pancakes for dinner.
The greatest fun of all – the flipping part – let’s try and flip high enough, so the pancake reaches the sky …. or maybe the kitchen ceiling (#peppapig).
We rarely use animal milks in our kitchen, so I usually make pancakes with plant based alternatives (like coconut milk/ flax seeds milk).
The only issue that day was – I had no seeds and only a spoonful of coconut flakes. Thank goodness, I had a bottle of Spelt milk in my pantry. Alnatura saved the day!
I started making my very own plant based milks a few years back. The main driver behind it was my love for pancakes and smoothies. They are a great budget alternative to a store bought plant milks (that sometimes contain way too much sugar). Plus, you can choose the ingredients – vanilla lovers, here we go.
Fluffy Plant Based Milk Pancakes
- 1 cup plant based milk of choice
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix (with your mixer) until no lumps can be seen.
- Turn on stove top and preheat your non-stick pan (or pancake pan like this one on Amazon)
- Optional: Once pan is heated, grease it (with cotton pad) with olive oil.
- With a medium laddle (this one should to the trick) place some of the batter on the pan. Once bubbles start to form, flip the pancake over and let sit until golden.
- Remove from pan and store pancake one over the other. That way, heat is preserved and helps pancakes stay softer for longer.
Did you make this recipe?
I’d love to hear how it turned out for you! You can leave a comment below and/or snap a picture and share it on Instagram – using #shinemommy and tagging @anashinemommy in the photo itself.