Easy Vegan Pancakes

Sometimes you just have a hankering for pancakes and these puppies do not disappoint.

Vegan Pancakes

And did I mention they’re easy? To make, that is. Seriously, you will never need another pancake recipe again. AND they’re so delicious and super cost-effective. Oh, and oil-free! I can’t say enough good things about them!

If you’ve stayed the night at my house, I’m sure you’ve had these before. And if you haven’t–I’m sorry! Next time you better hassle me for some of these! 😉

Ingredients

2 cups of whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
1.5 tablespoons of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups of a plant-based milk (we use almond milk)
4 tablespoons of apple sauce
A few hearty dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg*
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract*

*The last two ingredients are optional but I like the extra sweetness they add.

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until smooth. In a non-stick pan over medium-low heat, spoon out one pancake worth of batter at a time (about 4 inches in diameter). The batter may come out a little thick so feel free to spread it out once spooned into the pan to make thinner pancakes. Flip the pancake over when you see bubbles forming on top or the sides have stiffened enough. Continue cooking until golden-brown. Repeat with the rest of the batter.

Vegan Pancakes

Serve with pure maple syrup (AKA the best thing ever) and fresh fruit!

Enjoy!

Also, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/healthmylifestyle where you can find other quick and easy recipes that aren’t featured here on the blog. Like this delicious Sweet Potato Toast recipe:

Sweet Potato Toast

So don’t miss out!

xoxo Rachel

Watermelon Dessert “Pizza”

This is the perfect summer treat–sweet AND refreshing.

Also—100% Plant-Based!

This recipe is inspired by Goodful–my sister-in-law sent me the recipe video and I’m so glad she did! I think this will become my new summer tradition.

I also FINALLY made coconut whipped cream properly. I think I’ve tried twice now where I just couldn’t get it to “whip”–but doggone it I’ve done it! And I’m going to share with you just how I did (it’s sooo much easier than I thought).

Watermelon Dessert “Pizza”

First you need a watermelon. I *think* they’re ripe when there’s a yellow patch on the side? Any watermelon connoisseur out there want to correct me?

So. You slice your melon into 1/2 – 1 inch thick disks. Like so:

Leaning Tower of Watermelon

Leaning Tower of Watermelon

Refrigerate the sliced watermelon to keep them cool until you’re ready to assemble your “pizzas.”

Coconut Whipped Cream

To make the coconut whipped cream, you’ll need one 15 ounce can of coconut cream. Make sure it’s cream, not coconut milk. You can use milk if it’s full fat, but you won’t have as much cream from it. Place the can in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight. One hour before making, place your metal mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer.

When ready, open the can and scoop out the cream into your mixing bowl.

Coconut cream

Make sure to only scoop the cream. There will be liquid in the bottom that you can save for something else (maybe add to a smoothie?) but you will not need it for this recipe. Now beat the coconut cream for 5-7 minutes. Start on medium speed and then move up to high speed. You want stiff peaks. Confession: I was impatient and didn’t beat until stiff peaks. Then add in some sugar and vanilla extract if you’d like. It also tastes great plain but I added 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat for an additional minute if adding sugar and vanilla extract.

Coconut whipped cream

Now assemble your pizza! Spread some whipped coconut cream on a slice of watermelon. Slice up your preferred fruit, and top the watermelon pizza. Then sprinkle your choice of granola and coconut shavings on top.

Since it is the Fourth of July, I made a patriotic one.

Watermelon Dessert "Pizza"

‘MERICA

Watermelon Dessert "Pizza"

Watermelon Dessert "Pizza"

Enjoy!

The coconut cream can last up to two weeks in the refrigerator. I think it would be delicious added to coffee. Can you imagine swirling into a hot cup of joe? Mmmmm…

Let me know if you try it! Happy Fourth!

xoxo Rachel

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