At the moment these super delicious & fluffy vegan pancakes are a part of our daily breakfast table. The pancakes are made of a few nourishing ingredients to keep you full during your morning and give you a great start into your day.
Like I mentioned in the last post, in this module of my study Global Nutrition and Health together with the best study group we have investigated the vegan diet and wrote a paper about the nutritional parts of a vegan diet. Since the topic veganism seems to be quite popular and more people are following a plant based diet, I believe that it’s so important to get the right knowledge and understanding of what is important when living on a vegan diet. That’s why I thought of sharing with you some of our main results from our paper concerning wherever a vegan diet is healthy and what it is actually that is so important when going 100 % plant based.
“The vegan diet is a healthy diet for an individual as long as the individual is aware of the possible deficiencies and makes an informed decision. As mentioned earlier, an intake of a variety of different pulses, nuts, grains, seeds and vegetables is crucial to obtain all macro and micro nutrients. It is important to supplement with Vitamin D and B12 in a vegan diet, since these nutrients are difficult to obtain through the diet. Another factor to be taken into consideration is the uptake and absorption of certain nutrients. One needs to be aware of different possibilities of increasing the uptake of nutrients to be able to tailor a nutritious diet. To summarise, planning and education are the main factors to consider, when following a vegan diet …… And special attention should be paid to change the narrative in which the vegan diet is portrayed in the mainstream and social media, since often people tend to gain their information from these sources. The vegan diet has numerous health benefits and could potentially be helpful in a weight loss perspective, if it is carefully planned.”
Mitova A., Engvall E., & Lührs J. (2017). Veganism.
I hope with this little summary of the important aspects from our conclusion part I could give some of our knowledge further to you and of course if you have any further questions you are always welcome to contact me by writing an email to email@example.com and I will be happy to answer your questions.
Lots of love and sunshine (yeah in Denmark the first warm sun rays are out),
The best and fluffiest vegan pancakes
Makes 5-6 small pancakes
60g (½ cup) white flour
60g (½ cup) whole wheat flour
A pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 ripe banana
2 tbsp. liquid coconut oil
More oil to grease your pan
160g (1 cup) almond milk
Spice your pancakes with a dash of your favorite spices, I normally like to use vanilla, cinnamon & cardamom sooo good 😉
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the two flours, baking powder and salt. In another mixing bowl place your banana and with a fork mash until smooth add in the spices and combine well together with your banana. Add the milk and coconut oil and whisk together until thoroughly blended. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and stir all until well combined. Let the batter rest for approximately 5 minutes so your pancakes will be nice and fluffy.
Heat up some coconut oil in a pan and fry your pancakes on medium heat, each side for approximately 3 – 4 minutes. For each pancake I use approximately 3 tbsp of the pancake dough.
Enjoy your pancakes plain or top with your favorite pancake toppings. To inspire each other I have listed some of my favorite pancake toppings below for you. I am curious what is/are your favorite pancake topping/s ?
My favorite pancake toppings:
- Seasonal fresh fruits
- Homemade nutella (recipe coming soon 😉 )
- Maple syrup
- Grandma’s homemade jam
- Whipped coconut cream