Monday, September 20, 2010

RECIPE: Vegan Applesauce Pancakes

Sissy's new friend "R" has an egg allergy.  She can't even eat eggs in baked breads.  It's pretty severe.  We went over to their house for supper and I took Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes.  "R" and her older sister "K" could not believe they were eggless.  Their momma, Deanna, was super impressed and even more impressed when I told her how easy they were to bake.  She said "R" usually eats Oreo cookies since they are without eggs, so cupcakes were a real treat.  I didn't even know Oreo cookies were eggless.  But it goes to show, when you have a food allergy in your family, you scour the labels to find foods your kiddos can eat without swelling up like a balloon or worse. 

Deanna recently told me the girls wouldn't eat anything other than the cupcakes for breakfast the next morning.  She said they have a really hard time with breakfast ideas, finding foods without eggs (other than cereal and oatmeal) for "R" to eat.  

I like a challenge!  So I started researching blogs for more "eggless" dishes, mainly for breakfast since that's their trouble meal.  

That's when I found this yummy Pumpkin Butter Pancake recipe.  Since pumpkin butter isn't really something we can find at the local grocery store, I thought it might be worth trying with applesauce.  It reminds me of my Homemade Pancakes, only this one doesn't have eggs.  I like the concept of the Pumpkin Butter and will try this recipe in the future with Apple Butter or even Peach Butter.   

Here's what we came up with:

Vegan Applesauce Pancakes
1-1/2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup applesauce
1-1/4 cups milk (almond, rice, soy) - I used French Vanilla Silk Creamer
1/4 cup water
2 Tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Make a well and add apple butter, milk, water, oil and vanilla extract.  Whisk to combine, add more milk or water if too thick.  Allow batter to rest for 5-10 minutes while the skillet preheats.  Use a 1/3 cup measuring cup and scoop evenly into skillet.  Flip the pancake when bubbles form over the top and the edges look dry.  

Enjoy with your favorite syrup, honey, powdered sugar or more apple butter.  

I think if you are vegan and truly craving pancakes this is a pretty good recipe to try.  However, I thought the pancakes came out a little "gummy".  Maybe it was because I used applesauce.  I intend on trying this again with one of the butters to see if that affects the consistency.

Enjoy!


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11 comments:

Susie said...

Cool! I never thought of pancakes affecting an egg allergy! Good to know:-)

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Your applesauce pancakes look delicious! You know how you said they were a bit gummy - perhaps reducing some of the liquid (milk or water) instead of changing the apple butter/sauce might help? They sure sound good anyway!!

Alicia said...

They sound good!! :)

Alicia said...

Candi, I have looked all over for your email addy so I can send you emails about the Shred, but I can't find it.

I'd love to check in on your progress...email me at aliciashomemaking (at) gmail (dot) com if you're up for that!

Alicia

Alicia said...

Wow! What a great recipe for those who normally can't eat pancakes!!!! Those look really yummy!

Seams Inspired said...

I'm saving this recipe as a "Tryer" and hope it becomes a "Keeper" Thanks for sharing. New visitor from 5minutesforMom and am enjoying your blog. Happy Tuesday! :) Larri at Seams Inspired

Bonnie said...

What a great recipe. It's hard to find good recipes that accomodate special diets. This one looks like a keeper.

Butterpoweredbike said...

I've got a dear friend whose kids are allergic to a whole list of foods. It's so hard for them to eat outside the home :( Thank you for sharing this recipe with Hearth and Soul. I know that a lot of people with food sensitivities are looking for these types of recipes.

girlichef said...

These pancakes sounds fabulous!! Definitely love that flavor doesn't have to be compromised due to diet restrictions! =) Thanks so much for sharing this with the hns hop!

Christy said...

What a wonderful thing to do for that child and her mother. These sound delicious! Thanks for linking this to hearth and soul!

a moderate life said...

Candi, you are so kind to find things for this little darling to eat! I wonder what part of the egg R is allergic too? Sometimes, it is the egg white only and you can still use the yolks. She should ask the doctor what part it is. I know folks who cant take the albumen in the white but wash the yolks in warm water and then drain the yellow into a bowl to use.

this recipe for pancakes looks even better than my regular pancakes! You got such a nice rise.Thanks for sharing on the hearth and soul hop this week. Alex@amoderatelife

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