Jason Wyrick, executive chef of The Vegan Taste and author of “Vegan Tacos” contributed this delectable vegan pancakes recipe to Farm Sanctuary founder Gene Baur’s recent book, “Living the Farm Sanctuary Life.”
Says Jason: “I created this recipe when I was leading a vegan food tour in the south of Italy. Everyone really wanted pancakes for breakfast, but I wanted to utilize some of the exceptional ingredients we had. That included a bottle of orange moscato, fresh pine nuts, and oranges picked directly from the orchard outside the villa where we stayed. It’s quintessential Italian.
Not a lot of ingredients so the ones that are there can really shine. Best of all, this is a fancy breakfast that doesn’t take any more effort than making regular pancakes.”
Makes 4 servings
Time to Make: 15 minutes
3–4 tablespoons pine nuts
2⁄3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2⁄3 cup almond milk
2 teaspoons olive oil
Grated peel of 2 oranges
1⁄4 cup agave nectar
3 tablespoons orange moscato*
In a medium skillet over medium heat, toast the pine nuts for 1 minute.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder, making sure they are evenly distributed. Whisk in the almond milk and oil until you have a thin batter.
Bring a medium skillet to just above medium heat. Add a very thin layer of olive oil and wait about 30 seconds for it to heat. Pour about 1⁄3 cup of the batter into the skillet and quickly rotate it a couple of times to get the batter to spread out. Cook the pancake for 2 minutes, then flip it and cook for 2 minutes. Remove and keep it warm. Repeat until you are out of batter.
In a medium bowl, combine the orange peel, agave, and moscato.
Plate the pancakes, pour the syrup on them, and top with the toasted pine nuts.
*Skip the moscato and add 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice and 1 tablespoon white wine.
Reprinted from “Living the Farm Sanctuary Life” by Gene Baur with Gene Stone. © 2015 by Gene Baur. Photographs © 2015 by Rodale Inc. By Permission of Rodale Books. Available wherever books are sold.
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