So Emily wanted pancakes. I didn’t mind cooking but I didn’t want to go to the store for eggs. I don’t think we set out to make a vegan recipe, but that’s what we ended up with. This recipe is cheap, easy, and healthy, with no added sugar, no bad fats, and no cholesterol.
It’s only six ingredients, so it’s not much harder than pancakes from a mix, but much healthier.2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder (I recommend premium aluminum-free baking powder)
1 teaspoon sea salt (table salt works but sea salt gives a little more flavor and lower sodium)
1/2 cup applesauce (I prefer unsweetened)
2 cups vanilla soy milk (vanilla soy milk adds flavor and some sweetness)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Combine the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add applesauce, oil, and milk. Don’t worry too much if it’s lumpy. Cook on a griddle until you see bubbles, then flip, using a little olive oil to keep it from sticking if necessary. Recipe makes about 12 pancakes.
Serve as you would any other pancake. Try it with fruit and applesauce if you want something healthier than maple syrup.