Monday, September 8, 2008

Hay hay they're really tiny and vegan too!

Almost everybody agrees that cookies can not be to big! Good! I'm happy to know that I'm not alone in this! So, I'm sure that you will also agree, following that same way of thinking, that pancakes can not be too big. But... Can they be too small?

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?

55 comments:

Aran said...

ay, me encantan! de verdad... estoy intentando mantener una dieta sin gluten asi que estos son perfectos!

Rachel said...

Haha that is the tiniest and cutest pancake I've seen..bite-sized would be apt...

Katrina said...

GREAT! And cute. I'm also a tiny foods lover. We love smaller pancakes at our house. We call them Barbie Pancakes (because there about the right size for Barbie!--Not that we have ANY Barbies at our house!)
Love the flour combo!

Lisa said...

Wow, I never knew pancakes could be so adorable! My kids will love these.

VeggieGirl said...

HOORAY FOR VEGAN (and almost gluten-free, haha) PANCAKES!!! :0)

Prudy said...

I thought they were tiny, but I didn't know they were TINY TINY TINY till I saw the last pic. What a genius flour blend. I love buckwheat and rye flours. Anyone would love these babies.

HoneyB said...

Mini seems to be "in" right now but it is ALWAYS in with me! These are great and I'm impressed you made your own flours. Donna Hay should be too!

anita said...

They make me think of blini! So tiny and adorable!

Maria said...

So cute! I love the tiny stacks of pancakes!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those are so cute! They look like they would be great for tiny critters to snack on!

Leslie said...

YOu and your damn itty bitty stuff! I already have a bumbed wrist from all the piping you had me do for the cookie chip chocolates!LOL
I actually like my pancakes on the small side. I always make "Silver Dollar" size ones!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Aw. they're very cute.

Dee said...

I love love love the tiny little pancakes. I'm definitely going to try smaller ones next time. Great one CC :)

tanya said...

Wow! Those first pictures were totally deceiving. They totally looked bigger. Then I got to the last picture and saw how itty bitty they were. That's adorable!

I've never made vegan anything (at least not on purpose). Those look really good!

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

These are just adorable and you are too. I've sent you an award to attest to that fact - you can grab it on my site http://lisasmagicsprinkles.blogspot.com/.

Dawn said...

Ohhhh they are mini! So that means more to eat, easy to pop in my mouth, right?
I love being in the vegan playground too. Lots to create these days.
Eu sei e sim um minúsculo pouco de português tudo graças ao meu amigo Nidi do Brasil

Zita said...

Ooh..tinies pancake so cute and it's just another reason to eat more pancakes... i love "collecting" flours too ;)

Mari Rezende said...

Darling, I did a post especially for you... And there's also a gift included!

Lovely pancakes! Sooo cute!

Kisses!

Reeni said...

Those are adorable! I'll take one or 20!!!!

Leonor said...

Adoro as tuas panquecas "petit-four"!... Estão o máximo!

beijo

Leonor

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Aran- Yo estou "jugando" también con muchas cosas sin gluten!

Rachel- It's the tiniest I've seen also!

Katrina- I think barbie would be quite full if she ate one of these!

Lisa- I think so, kids love tiny things!

VG- I knew you would like these!

Prudy- I'm quite proud of my flour!

HoneyB- Mini is allways in with me as well!

Anita- They remind me of blinis as well!

Maria- Problem is that you have to eat a ton od stacks to fell full, lol!

Blonde Duck- Lol!I'm sure they would love these!

Leslie- Lol! I still have some fozen you know, the little chips!

SDCook- Thank you u:)

Dee- I've discovered they're great for dipping as well!

Tanya- I know! That's why I took the last one!

Lisa- Oh thank you! I'm gonna grab it right now!

Dawn- That's so cool you can talk a bit portuguese!!! And yes, you can have as much as 20 and be ok!

Zita- The more the marrier, right?

Mari- Vou já ver! Estou curiosa!

Reeni- 20 seams perfectly acceptable!

Natashya said...

Those are definitely the smallest pancakes I have ever seen!
It is good to clear out the pantry once in a while, you put your flours to good work.
They look like they would be good with savoury toppings too - smoked salmon and cream cheese?
Cheers.

Ann said...

Didn't realize how teensy they were 'till I saw your hand - I LOVE them! Could they be any more darling???

I don't know how you come up with so many ideas - I want to be inside your brain sometimes.......don't I?

Lina said...

how cute! I can eat about 100 of those!

Adam said...

I thought those pancakes were like silver dollar pancakes at first... and I really like those.

Then I saw your hands... and wow, they are like silver dime pancakes. I'd make those if I was ever in the mood to eat 100 of something :)

noble pig said...

OMG those are so tiny, I love them...just adorable i can't even stand it!

Alexa said...

Those tiny, cute pancakes look super yummy... and so much fun. I love the fact that you are experimenting with all these great flours. It shows your adventurous spirit. :-)

Cakebrain said...

Hey! they're so tiny you can pop one whole one in your mouth! no knife needed! how civilized!

Bakerella said...

Those are cutie patooty pancakes.

Abeer said...

OMG! Ms CC you are my savior! these pancakes sound sooo healhy! I will definitely be making them sometime later!

linda said...

Wonderful! They are a lot like Dutch 'poffertjes'. They look like mini pancakes too and are baked in a special poffertjes pan. It's made with a mixture of buckwheat and wheat flour.
I love anything mini, so I love these mini pancakes :)

Emiline said...

Wow, those are tiny! You weren't kidding. I love it. They are adorable.

Wau to go on making these vegan.

hot garlic said...

No! They can't be too small, they are adorable! I make them like this for my daughter, she is a sucker for anything small so I know she'll eat them if I make them like that, but now I'm thinking, duh! I like small things too, I never thought to make them this size for ME!!

This is great to make them wheat-free. I love sneaking in other grains since I've heard we typically eat too much wheat and not enough of the others. Great idea!

ingegerd said...

i love pancake!!!they look so tiny!

Candy said...

How cute! I need to break out of my white flour mode!

Passionate About Baking said...

I love anything whole-grains. Serve me these CC...& I'll be a true miniature food freak forever! They're awfully CUTE!!

Meg said...

How tiny and cute! I love it!

leonor said...

Olá!

Como não consigo enviar-te nenhum email, resta-me um comentário para te fazer uma pergunta... O creme das bolas de berlim e de toda a pastelaria industrial portuguesa é feito a partir de pó, não?! Hoje passei uma tarde a experimentar inúmeros recheios e na net só encontro o "amarelo pó", apesar de em alguns blogs citarem receitas que não resultam de maneira nenhuma....

Obrigada!:)

Ivy said...

How adorable! They look nice and fluffy too.

I love everything tiny.
And I say cookies can't be too big but, they're better cute and tiny.
;)

A_and_N said...

they look like microscopic pancakes :)

Unfortunately, I am not a 'big' fan of 'small' food. So I'll make these and have dozens of them :)

Jenny said...

I am so LOVING this post girl, I can't believe I'm just seeing it! I have been running around like a mad woman getting ready for NY.

I would be the happiest girl in the world if you served me these perfect little pancakes! Seriously awesome!

Bridgett said...

No, they cannot be too small! My kids SWEAR the tiny ones taste better. I love yours, they are too adorable. You have a fantastic blog.

Brittany said...

daaaaw! Those are darling! I love the idea of tiny pancakes- that way you can build a big old stack and not feel too guilty eating it!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Wow, I love that picture showing just how TINY they are! They look like fun!

Jeanine said...

Those are some itty bitty pancakes, that's for sure! they're kind of like appetizer size. :) Cute!

Tartelette said...

They are wonderful! I forwarded to my father who is celiac. Love the minis!

jodycakes said...

Love these...they would be extra good drizzled with a little agave nectar.
I love that they are MINI''''''s :)
I specialize in vegan/glutenfree cakes so I know about that playground...it's a lot of fun and actually better tasting than most even know!
Awesome job

Aparna said...

My daughter would really love these. She complains that my 6" pancakes are too large!
They are cute.
I just made some pancakes for breakfast with all the flours in my kitchen! They're vegetarian but not vegan. Should post them soon.:)

Liz said...

These are darling! I adore miniature foods (everything tastes better smaller) and give you serious props for having the patience to turn over all those mini pancakes!

Zen Chef said...

Tiny, yummy, healthy and pancaky! And cuty like youky too! You're the best Rita. :-)

Vera said...

These are the tiniest pancakes I've ever seen! Amazing!

Barbara said...

What perfect little bite sized pancakes. I love it.

Bordeaux said...

Really like this idea. I have a vegan friend and I enjoy adjusting recipes to suite her sometimes. So this would be perfect. Clever entry!

morgana said...

Qué cosa más mona, por dios. Y encima son veganas... Lo que hubiera yo dado por ellas en mis tiempos "sanos". De todos modos me das una idea para los desayunos de mi chico, así de chiquitinas se pueden comer las tortitas sin tener que tirar de cuchillo y tenedor (ser tan vagos es lo que tiene).

Bill Medifast said...

You weren't kidding when you said that they were tiny. It is nice seeing some vegan options. I'm not vegan either, but I do enjoy trying out new recipes now and again.

Thanks for sharing this,

Bill M.