Welcome to Blogger Vegan 4 A Day, which is part of the larger Vegan Week organized by Katy and Michelle! You can read about my goals for today in this post.
One goal of vegan for a day is to see how “hard” it is to change over from a vegetarian to vegan diet. I eat a lot of eggs, dairy, and PANCAKES, and I wanted to discover what vegan pancakes would taste like. :) Vegan pancakes require that I make some substitutions.
Instead of skim milk, I used Unsweet Almond Breeze.
I actually use Almond Breeze for lots of things (mostly in oatmeal, smoothies, and wheatgrass shots), but I’ve never used it in pancakes.
Instead of an egg, I used a “faux flax egg.”
To make a faux flax egg, mix 1 tablespoon of ground flax with 3 tablespoons of water and let it stand for a few minutes. It ends up becoming gel-like and mimics an egg rather well.
Ironic, I know.
With my pancakes, I typically have a cup of coffee. I put half and half and Stevia in my coffee. Today, I swapped the half and half with Rice Dream Vanilla.
My vegan pancakes were great! They did not taste the same as non-vegan pancakes (less fluffy and more gritty) but they were still good, and I could definitely get adjusted to the taste long-term.
My vegan coffee, however, was no good. I had to add so much Rice Milk to my cup, and I couldn’t get close to the caramel color I like.
More Maggie Wishes
Jaclyn’s dog Nate, who is also a piebald dachshund, sent Maggie get-well wishes, too! Aww! Maggie says thanks, Nate!
Nate and Maggie look EXACTLY alike! 🙂
There are a lot of meat, dairy, and egg substitutions out there – what are your favorites? Instead of meat, I like to use beans or tofu over the “faux meat” products, and I LOVE Almond Breeze! Also, I’m really glad I discovered the “faux flax egg” tricks because I’m always running out of eggs and usually have flax on hand!
Oh no! Rice milk, I find, in coffee is terrible. It always separates and is too watery. My favorite in coffee is the Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla with a little agave.