A unique recipe… vegan pancakes!
What about a nourishing pancake stack for your Sunday brunch? We’re all used to pretty unhealthy foods when it comes to breakfast time, specially in the weekend when we want to have cozy and comfort food. Wouldn’t it pretty cool to match both health and yumminess in the same plate? Here I am to show you how you can make the most tasty pancakes with wholesome and healthy ingredients.
I decided to add some matcha powder to this recipe, which is a great source of antioxidants and gives a beautiful green color as well. Matcha tea comes to a powder form and is a type of green tea made by taking young tea leaves and grinding them into a bright green powder. The powder is then whisked with hot water. This is different from regular green tea, where the leaves are infused in water, then removed. Matcha is high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body. Studies have linked green tea to a variety of health benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and even encouraging weight loss.
WHAT YOU NEED
For the batter:
- 60 g all-porpouse flour
- 10 g corn starch
- 60 g raw cane sugar
- 50 g coconut oil
- 1/4 cup silken tofu + 1 Tbsp plantbased yogurt
- 2 Tsp baking powder
- plantbased milk as needed
For the matcha spread:
- 1 1/2 cup soaked cashews
- 1/2 cup agave syrup
- 2 tsp @unicornsuperfoods matcha powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
WHAT TO DO
Soak cashews overnight and place in the fridge. In the morning drain and rinse. Keep aside. Mix the batter dry ingredients and then add coconut oil, silken tofu and yogurt. Mix while pouring the milk slowly till the batter gets silky and quite fluid. Preheat a pan and place the batter till the edges get glossy then flip around till cooked. I used a pancake cooking machine. To make the spread blend all the ingredients using a Vitamix or a high speed blender adding a small amount of water if too thick. ENJOY! Keep in mind it’s best to consume the pancakes within the same day but you can also freeze them so the spread and then heat up again in the microwave whenever you want.
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Since I was young I approached to a plant-based diet for healty reasons, realizing soon that what we eat can really make a difference. Being aware of this, I started a personal research by attending nutrition courses, and being passionated about the art of cooking, i decided to move to London to work in the best raw vegan restaurants of the city. After a few years, I came back to Italy to raise awareness there by spreading healthy eating and lifestyle knowledge, organising and taking part in events and meetings.