Lately I've been playing in the vegan playground. No, I'm not becoming vegan but I like to experiment. I've been also experimenting with weath-free baking. And I've been having a lot of fun doing pancakes, vegan wheat-free tiny ones!
I have so many types of flours at home, seriously I must have at least 15 types of different flours... Flour types (and hips) are growing, but space on the other hand is allways the same. So I've decided to use up my flours and keeping the wheat free theme I've decided to create my own "all-purpose" flour mix. Although it's wheat-free it's not gluten-free (rye has gluten and from what I read there's still some confusion about oats), but I think there are allready great gluten-free recipes for homemade flour mixes.
WHEAT-FREE FLOUR MIX
- 1 cup rye flour
- 1 cup oat flour*
- 1 cup rice flour (white or brown)
- 1 cup corn starch
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds*
Combine all flours and mix with a wisk. Store in a big jar.
* I've made my own by grinding them on the food processor, both the oats and the flax seeds.
I was very happy with this mix, I really didn't put much thought into it, just mixed the same quantity of what I had on hand, but was lucky to discover that this makes really great texture and flavour goodies! The first thing I made were these awesome Pancakes!
It was my first time having vegan pancakes, and I loved them! Plus they're low in sugar and low in fat, but most of all they're delicious and with a nice texture. Really, they were a surprise! I don't know how they would work with "regular" flour, but in 3 days I've made 2 batches of the flour mix. So you can say I'm pretty excited about them!
I've been enjoying regular sized ones for breakfast, but couldn't resist making tiny little ones served on a spoon for an afternoon snack. This is what I would serve if Jenny came for a visit, I think she would love them, she's a miniature food freak!
MY VEGAN WHEAT-FREE PANCAKES
- 1 cup wheat-free flour mix (or AP flour maybe?)
- 1 tbs brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
- 1 cup soy milk (vanilla flavoured or plain)
Mix dry ingredients (flour mix, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar) in a bowl. Mix soy milk and olive oil and add to the dry ingredients, mixing well with a wisk. Cook on hot non-stick griddle or skillet pan. I didn't use any fat, but you can spray or rub some oil before starting to cook them. Drop teaspoons of dough and in seconds they'll be ready to turn over to cook on the other side. Or just make regular size ones (about 1/4 cup of dough for each).
I wasn't lying when I said they were tiny!
Do you think Donna Hay would aprove them? I hope so, because this is my entry for HHDD Pancakes (Hay hay it's Donna Day), hosted by my lovely friend Suzana, whom I hope to meet in person soon! HHDD is a food event created by Barbara from Winos and Foodies and now under the wing of Bron Marshall.
A spoonfull of pancakes anyone?