oatcake

“Oatcake” For One

Entrees
After years of pancakes followed by stomach aches,

I’ve finally found a solution!

oatcake

These oatcakes, are vegan, clean, and just the right amount of sweet. 

& the funny thing is…

I kind of just made it up as I threw ingredients into a bowl, so they’re super easy to make. If I can do it, you can definitely do it.

 ***I did not know oatcakes existed until I thought I had an epiphany and called it an oatcake. Only to find, in my research, that oatcakes are a Scottish thing and they usually include butter, so here is my clean, vegan version.

Vegan Oatcake for One

Ingredients:

• Handful of oats

• 1-2 Large spoon-fulls of apple sauce

• Couple shakes of cinnamon (adjust to taste)

• Swig of vanilla

• 1 Mashed banana

Directions:

1. Mash the banana with a fork

2. Add the apple sauce + oats

3. Add the cinnamon + vanilla

4. Cook in skillet over medium heat for a couple minutes

5. Top it off with some honey

*adjust amounts of ingredients to however mushy/dense you like your pancakes – I just added enough oats to where it seemed chunky enough to cook in a skillet.

**blending the oats first into an oat flour would be SO ideal if you want more of a homogenous PANcake rather than a chewy OATcake

Super sweet oatcake for one!

^.^

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Chickpea flatbread – so easy!!

Dips & spreads, Entrees, Snacks

I finally bought a bag of chickpea flour today and I’m so glad I did. 

 Chickpea flour is so versatile, cheap, and nutritious!

aaaand it only requires water. Say wha?

Pictured above is before mixing. The bowl contains chickpea flour, water, and spices (garlic powder, sea salt, paprika, chili powder, and cumin)

I can’t believe how easy this was. 

Just mix and pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes and voila, an interesting, tasty “flatbread.”  

chickpea flatbreadI was shocked when I saw that it looked like this, but felt like a very thin layer of a moist cake. It’s an interesting food. 

I initially intended to make mini veggie pizzas, but I was hesitant to potentially waste my veggies on something that could have failed, so I added them after baking.   

 I topped them with thinly sliced avocado, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro and fresh basil. Yum!

After devouring a mini flatbread/pizza, I whipped up a garlic tahini soybean paste dressing.

 I am pleasantly surprised and happy about the outcome. Chickpea flour rules.

Chickpea flatbread / pizza crust

Ingredients:

⅔ c chickpea flour 

⅓ c + 1 tbs water

Spices – anything you want; I used garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, cumin, and sea salt 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375

2. Mix everything in a bowl

3. Prepare baking sheet

4. Add mixture to baking sheet and try to spread evenly with a spoon or your hands

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes 

6. Top with herbs or veggies and enjoy!
***also, I experimented with the chickpea flour + water mixture a couple different ways & they all worked!

Method 1:

All I did was mix 1/3 c chickpea flour, 1/3 c water, and ⅛ tsp baking powder and it became a very thin batter, like the consistency of pancakes, and I poured it into the skillet to find that pancakes, crepes, dosas, etc are all totally doable:)

Method 2:

I also mixed ⅓ c chickpea flour, ⅓ c water and poured that into the skillet. They came out as slightly thicker but not a very noticeable difference.
Pure awesomeness.

Nourishing Vegan Banana Pancakes 

Breakfast

These vegan banana pancakes are hearty, nourishing and packed with omegas! 

 pancakes 

I’m always amazed at what vegans use as an egg substitute. 

For example, this recipe uses a flax egg 

(1 TBS of freshly ground flax seeds or flax seed meal + 3 TBS of water and let the mixture sit for 15 minutes)

flax egg

Flax eggs = most successful egg substitute

Also, they are high in omega 3 fatty acids (good fat), dietary fiber, and lignans.

pancakes enjoyed with vegan butter and maple syrup


Vegan Banana Pancakes
Ingredients:

3 TBS ground flax seeds

2 ripe bananas

4 flax eggs (4 TBS ground flax seeds + 12 TBS water)

¼ c coconut oil

½ c plant based mylk – I used soy

1 ½ c oat flour – I simply blended my gluten free oats in the vitamix

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda 

Pinch of salt

Directions:

1. Make flax eggs – mix flax and water, let sit for 15 min

2. Mash bananas 

3. Add coconut oil, flax egg, plant based mylk

4. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl

5. Mix the wet into the dry and mix

6. Cook!

This recipe is adapted from Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.