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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pancakes and "Bacon"

What you Need

1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
3 tablespoons of sugar or brown rice syrup (can also substitute with 4 packets of Truvia*)
1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
1/8 teaspoon of salt
3 tablespoons of oil (canola or vegetable)
1 cup of soy milk (can also use almond or rice milk)
1 banana* 

*In place of banana, I sometimes use 6 generous tablespoons of any Mott's Healthy Harvest (no sugar added) applesauce cups. This allows you to choose your flavor of pancakes and give your kids a good serving of fruits without them knowing :)

What You Do

~ Mix all ingredients together in medium mixing bowl until batter has thinned and no longer has lumps. 

~ I use a ½ cup measuring cup to pour batter onto heated griddle and cook until the pancake starts to bubble. Flip and repeat until you have enough pancakes. 

~ Serve with Earth Balance margarine substitute, pure maple syrup and any other toppings you desire.


What You Need

2-3 tablespoons of oil

What You Do

~ Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat, add tempeh and cook until crisp. 

~ Place on a paper towel lined plate to and absorb excess oil.

*Truvia is a natural low-calorie sweetener made from Erythritol and Rubiana.
Erythritol has been part of the human diet for thousands of years as it is present in fruits such as pears, melons and grapes, as well as foods such as mushrooms and fermentation-derived foods such as wine, soy sauce and cheese. It is added to foods and beverages to provide sweetness, as well as to enhance taste and texture.
Rubiana comes from the sweet leaf of the stevia plant, native to South America. Dried stevia leaves are steeped in water, similar to making tea. This unlocks the best tasting part of the leaf which is then purified to provide a calorie-free sweet taste.

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