Archive for June, 2011

Sunday AM chocolate chip pancakes (a.k.a HEAVEN)

 

This is one of my all time favorite breakfast recipes. It’s quick and easy and absolutely delicious. When I eat these for breakfast I swear to you I have a better day because of them. They put me in that happy mood where you want to skip around all day because they’re just that freakin good. I call these my ‘indulging’ breakfast though because lets face it, they’re not an everyday type breakfast so save them for a ‘treat’ like Saturday or Sunday AM, they’ll feel special and then you can make them as a family (cooking is such a great kids activity so therapeutic!)

Ingredients:

2/3 Cup Arrowhead Mills Buckwheat pancake and waffle mix

French Vanilla Silk Creamer 1/4 cup

2 teaspoons Agave Nectar

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

2 teaspoons coconut oil (or whatever your favorite cooking oil is, mine is coconut oil because it cooks well at high temps without releasing free radicals)

Chocolate Chips ( I didn’t write a measurement for this ingredient on purpose) the amount of chips you use depend on how chocolatey you like your pancakes. I tend to like them a bit less chocolatey since it is Breakfast and not dessert! I use 1/3 or 1/2 cup of vegan chocolate chips.

 

Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips into a medium size mixing bowl. Mix until all lumps are gone (approx 10-12 stirs)

Add in chips, Mix until combined

Heat a small frying pan with a teaspoon of coconut oil or whatever light oil spray you like to cook with.

I like my pancakes BIG, I usually eat one big one so I make one large pancake at a time, but again its your own preference.

Take a large serving spoon and drop the batter into the pan, when you start to see little air bubbles coming to the surface of the pancake that means its time to flip. let it cook on the other side until it’s just golden.

Continue the above steps until all the batter is done. Serve with strawberries and enjoy!

(sidenote: if you’re not in a chocolatey mood this batter is delish without the chip even! the vanilla ‘creamer’ adds the greatest flavor, sometimes I ditch the chips and  add a dash of cinnamon and diced apples and voila you have a whole different pancake.)

 

 

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Magic Potion for the perfect vegan cup O’ Joe

This right here is my new discovery…

SO Delicious… that aint no lie.

I swear to you I found this the other day while shopping in Fairway (my all time favorite place) and it has changed my coffee forever! I dont like to use soy because it’s too much hormones for me so this is the perfect alternative to my Almond Breeze! Psyched about this one!

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