Vegan Pancakes with Caramelized Plums

We are a oatmeal for breakfast family around these parts, so when we have a different breakfast you know something special is happening.

and nothing says it’s someone’s birthday like pancakes!

Pancakes are our special treat that we seem to save for special occasions.  Which in my books is a travesty! Pancakes should be celebrated, and enjoyed at least once a week!  but instead we only eat it once every six months.  Things need to start changing in our house or I might just pack my bags and move to a new family, one that makes pancakes every day even!

I guess I’m the one who does all the cooking in the house, so in some ways I’m to blame for the pancake less house we live in.  Well things are about to change in this house, this easy vegan pancake recipe is so easy it might actually be easier than our daily oatmeal breakfast, and when something is that easy you know you have zero excuses anymore.

and if it’s a birthday you know you have to step up your game just a little and nothing says “you’re the best, happy birthday” like caramelized plums.  Now I know what you are thinking… Caramelizing plums seem so pretentious and like it will take forever, but hear me out….It might take a little longer, but it’s so easy to make you might just start caramelizing all the fruit you have lying around and when you have light fluffy pancakes topped with sweet, caramelized plums, you are in for one great breakfast.

VEGAN PANCAKES WITH CARAMELIZED PLUMS–  three servings

Ingredients

pancakes

  •  1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  •  1 1/4 cup water or non dairy milk ( non dairy milk is the better option)
  • 1 tbsp oil

Directions

In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients.   Whisk together the wet ingredients.

Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.  whisk until combined.  It’s fine if it’s lumpy.

Heat a non stick pan over medium high heat.

Pour large spoonfuls of batter into the hot lightly greased pan.

Cook until bubbles start to form and lightly golden on the bottom.  flip.

Continue cooking the rest of the batter.

 

Caramelized plums

  • 4 plums, chopped into slivers
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp water
  • small pinch salt

Directions

In a large pan melt the coconut oil over medium heat.  Add the sugar/maple syrup, salt and water.  Cook until the mixture starts to bubble.  Remove pan from heat.

Add the plum wedges.  Set the pan over medium heat and cook.  Shake and flip every 30 seconds, until the plums start to release their juices.  Cook until soft and golden brown.

Assembly

Add pancakes to a plate, top with caramelized plums, drizzle with syrup and enjoy.

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