2.11.2012

vegan sugar-free pancakes



i found a recipe for super easy pancakes the other day and tweaked it to be sugar-free and vegan. i'm not concerned with eating a vegan diet, but when you don't have milk or eggs on hand, it's pretty convenient. plus you get the added crunchy/hipster factor of saying, "oh yeah, these are totally vegan." baking with stevia is not something i do often, but i've learned that using stevia in recipes that call for very little sugar, like pancakes or biscuits, works best if you don't care for the stevia aftertaste (like me). i think the amount of stevia used will also depend on what brand of stevia you buy. i am using sweetleaf and 3/4 teaspoon equals the sweetness of 2 tablespoons of sugar.

this recipe will make about ten decent-sized pancakes:

2 1/2 cups of flour (any -- i used white whole wheat)
3/4 teaspoon stevia 
1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups water
1 tablespoon coconut oil (make sure it's not solid!)

- sift the dry ingredients. make sure there are not any clumps of stevia. you do not want a bite of pancake with a big clump of stevia or baking soda. very bad memories.

- an easy way to melt the coconut oil if you live in a cooler climate (like me YAY!) and it is most likely solid is to whisk it in the 2 1/2 cups of water, heated. then add the oil/water mixture to the dry ingredients and combine.

- one thing i've learned about making horrible pancakes for years that get slightly better with each try, your skillet is perfect if, when you spray a little water from your fingers, it balls up and rolls & "dances" in the skillet. if it's too hot, the water will evaporate immediately. if you haven't seen water dance on a skillet, you will know when you've seen it and it will intrigue you like it did me. 

from here on out, i'm hoping you know how to pour batter onto the skillet and flip the pancake when the cooked side is firm enough. i will assume you do. because even i know how to do that. proceed with pancake preparations! bananas taste great on these -- do it.



1 comment:

  1. Nunaturals has the best tasting stevia, their concentrated powder. And a website with recipes. it gets bitter if you use too much.

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