Breakfast is probably my favorite chapter in every cookbook. I know that many new vegans find it to be the hardest meal to replace. If you were used to cereal you can just use soy milk and if you just ate a toast you can have it with a vegan spread, but what if you were used to omelets and pancakes? That's part of why I like breakfast recipes so much, they really show the variety of vegan food. There is a vegan version to almost anything, but that's not all, there are also a lot of super fun recipes and ideas for a very good morning. I wasn't really a breakfast person in the past, I could just open my morning with coffee and eat a sandwich later. I just can't be left behind when I see all the creativity of vegan breakfast recipes.
For the beginning of Vegan MoFo I decided it's time to try some of Sarah Kramer's breakfast recipes. La Dolce Vegan is certainly a book that hasn't got enough of my attention and it's time to change it.
I started with the most simple pancake recipe I found in the book. I was in the mood for just pancakes, nothing special, but I decided to try a new recipe. Daniyell's banana pancakes looks like the right recipe for that morning. I must say that most of the banana pancake recipes I tried so far were quite the same. Fortunately, they were all very tasty.
The batter for these pancakes was very thick so I thought, why not make mini pancakes? I made 3 at a time so they were small and cute and saved me time. Pancakes can be so efficient.
Daniyell's banana pancakes
Just before I made the banana pancakes I saw Sarah's recipe for apple pie pancakes. It looks like something I had to try out, and I even had apples for it! What I didn't have was energy to try something totaly new. I decided to make it some other time. And did you know there's a morning each day now? I made this recipe the very next morning (ok, noon). I ommited the raisins and I missed them later, they can really fit in this.
I know, it doesn't look that great, but look inside:
Better, isn't it?
My only problem was the lack of sugar or other sweetener in the recipe. I ended up eating it with a lot of maple syrup because it felt a little bland without it. Next time I'll add something sweet to the batter.
This morning I broke the sweet chain and searched for a more savory recipe for breakfast. I chose the sleepy sunday morning scramble. I'd never think of adding sage to a scramble tofu, what a wonderful idea! I usually improvise with scramble tofu, but this time I'm glad I followed a recipe.
I might choose a different cookbook for tomorrow's breakfast. Or I'll just have a cup of coffee, whatever.