banana oat pancakes. After I made a batch last weekend, Vegan MoFo made me wonder how could these be veganised. This weekend I had a go, using applesauce and chia seeds.
We ate the pancakes with maple syrup at first. But as a child I never had maple syrup. It wasn't a common sweetener back then. We usually had either butter and sugar or lemon and sugar. So I revisited that childhood delight of watching the lemon juice melt the sugar crystals on the pancake.
Fitzroy Market. We have become regulars there, because E plays ukelele there. It is a great car book sale market. The focus is not on food. Yet there is enough food to please. We usually buy a barbecued vegetarian sausage wrapped in bread and smothered in sauce.
Yesterday we gave the cake stall a miss in favour of the icy poles, made with real fruit. I had a blackberry lemonade one, Sylvia had a strawberry one, and Yav and Florence had a mango and coconut one. They were predominately fruit and wonderfully refreshing.
Red Ted Art's Blog. Having watched a lot of Mr Maker lately, we mixed paint and gloopy glue, and then we had stuck on wool, beads, glitter, fabric hearts, jewelled stickers and googly eyes. When we had made enough monsters, we put a lot of our craft stuff onto a piece of paper. Great fun!
Hellenic Republic for my sister's birthday. It is such a fantastic place to eat, especially with a large group with various dietary requirements. I wish I had taken more foodie photos but that was not that easy with a small child on my lap and a hungry family. You can glimpse a small hand with one of the delicious chippies below.
smoky potato, bean and corn salad. Not only was it just what I needed, but we also had leftovers for tonight. Hope everyone else has enjoyed their weekend.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: Amazing gluten free vegan chocolate cupcakes
Two years ago: Potluck, Salad and Car Trouble
Three years ago: Vegan feta crackers for sleepless nights
Four years ago: My Personal Vegetarian 100 List
Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes
Adapted from my previous version
Makes about 16
1 tbsp margarine, melted
1/4 cup applesauce
1 cup soy milk
2 tsp golden syrup (or other sweetener)
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp hemp seeds
3/4 cup self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 banana, mashed
margarine, for frying
Mix melted margarine, applesauce, milk, golden syrup, oats, chia seeds and hemp seeds. Leave 5 minutes. Add flour, baking powder and banana. Mix til you have a thickish batter. It should be a thick pouring consistency - add a little extra milk if it is so thick that it comes off the spoon like cookie dough.
Heat a frypan over medium heat. Melt a little margarine in the frypan - the pan should be liberally greased rather than awash with butter.
Drop dessertspoons of batter into the frypan. Fry a few minutes until bubbles appear and the mixture dries out a little to look cooked. Flip over and fry another minute or two until the other side is golden brown.
Serve warm with maple syrup or lemon and sugar.
UPDATE: February 2015 - I have revisited these pancakes and am much happier with this vegan version of the Banana Oat Pancakes.
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