Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Coconut poppyseed pancakes

I don't eat breakfast very often, but when I do, I like to make something decadent. Pancakes and waffles are two of my favorite things, but they can get very boring if you make the same buttermilk pancakes every time.

Luckily, pancakes are also one of the easiest things to make interesting Try this recipe out and see if you still find pancakes boring!

1 1/2 C flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
a pinch of salt
3 tbsp cold earth balance
1 1/2 C coconut milk
1/2 tbsp poppy seeds

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl, and cut in the cold earth balance until the mixture is crumbly. (I know this sounds strange, but it really makes a difference!) Mix in the coconut milk 1/2 cup at a time, then the poppy seeds. You should have a mixture much thicker than you are used to for pancakes.

Grease a heated pan with earth balance, and scoop some of the batter onto the pan. You should have to push the batter around to get it to spread to the right size. These pancakes will not bubble like regular pancakes!! Keep a close eye on them and flip them at your own discretion.


I topped my pancakes with a bit of leftover lemon frosting and raspberry preserves. Yum! I think they would also be great with currants or something else very tart. What other ideas do you have?

Happy Hour!

These super fun margarita cupcakes are from the Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World cookbook. They're tequila spiked, so they're fun to eat and fun to make.

Check out the cookbook if you haven't already.

I made these for my co-workers a few weeks ago, and they were basically the biggest hit ever. Guys, people love these cupcakes.