This is a video tutorial of one of my most popular recipes: Soft, fluffy flax pancakes!
They are "American/Canadian" style so they are really thick but less dense than British-style pancakes. I think the advantage of these ones is that they soak up more maple syrup!
Oh, plus they are stupid easy to make and the amount of flax gives you a good dose of Omega-3's, fiber and antioxidants.
***** RECIPE ******
Makes 4-6 pancakes (Good for 2 or 3 people)
For the printable recipe visit: http://www.marystestkitchen.com/fluf...egan-pancakes/
1 cup white flour (if using whole wheat, use little over 3/4 cup)
4 tablespoons flax seed meal
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening, chilled ( I like Earth Balance brand shortening or just chilled refined coconut oil)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 1/4 cups soy milk (or your favourite plant-based milk)
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)
In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients: flour, flax seed meal, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Using a pastry knife (or two knives held together), cut the shortening into the flour mixture. You want to end up with the largest pieces of shortening being about pea size.
Pour in your plant-based milk (and vanilla extract if using) and mix until totally combined.
Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. You shouldn't need to grease it if it is a non-stick pan. The pan is hot enough when you drop a bit of water on it and it sizzles right off.
Pour about 1/3 cup of batter on to the center of the pan. Let it spread out on it's own.
Cook until the edges of the pancakes start to look dry and a few bubbles form in the middle.
Flip the pancake over with a spatula and let cook for a half minute or until the bottom is golden.
Repeat with the rest of the batter.
Serve hot with Earth Balance buttery spread and Maple Syrup.
Or some bee-free "honey" like this one: http://www.marystestkitchen.com/vega...p-jelly-lemon/
Or chopped mango and sweetened coconut cream
Or sliced bananas, peanut butter, and strawberry syrup...
I'm curious as to what everyone else's favourite style of pancakes are.