Maple Ginger Pancakes

Friday night I wasn't feeling so good. Now, I see it was a precursor to what would be an absolutely horrid weekend (non-work related ER trip, broken car, lady burdens, etc). The only beacons of light were these pancakes and wedding dress shopping with my best bud. Not necessarily in that order, but just, you know. Well anyways, on Saturday morning I woke up, rolled over and what is the first thing I see? The jar of crystallized ginger slices that made their way to bed with me because my tummy was feeling sad. "Yum, ginger!" 

I knew two things during that moment of ignorant bliss with regards of what was to come. We should have pancakes for breakfast and these ginger slices definitely needed to be incorporated. 

These. Pancakes. Are. So. Good. I might make them for dinner tonight. Seriously. Except, I'm out of flour and I have no car...so...maybe not.

Produce On Parade - Maple Ginger Pancakes Some of my prior pancake-scapades were pretty lackluster (you didn't get to see them), but these pancakes are perfect. They are so light and fluffy and have the absolute perfect texture. Sweetened with maple syrup and speckled with chewy bits of candied ginger, these pancakes will be the highlight of your weekend! My new favorite breakfast! 

Maple Ginger Pancakes

Inspired by my freakish obsession with ginger

Serves 2 (7 medium pancakes)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. crystallized ginger slices, minced (plus a little extra for garnish)

In a medium bowl whisk together the first five ingredients. 

Produce On Parade - Maple Ginger Pancakes Make a little hole within the flour mixture and add in the syrup and the water. Stir gently a few times, then add in the chopped ginger and stir until just combined. There might be sprays of flour and that's okay. Do not overmix. 

Produce On Parade - Maple Ginger Pancakes Produce On Parade - Maple Ginger Pancakes Over low, heat a large frying pan. Coat with a nonstick cooking spray. Once the pan is heated, pour in 1/4 cup of the batter. Allow to cook until it starts to form bubbles, then coat the top of the pancake with the nonstick cooking spray and flip. Allow to cook until browned and cooked through.

Produce On Parade - Maple Ginger Pancakes Repeat with the remainder of the batter. This will make about seven medium pancakes. 

Produce On Parade - Maple Ginger Pancakes Serve warm and topped with a slathering of vegan butter, a splash of maple syrup and garnished with chopped candied ginger. 

Produce On Parade - Maple Ginger Pancakes Produce On Parade - Maple Ginger Pancakes And here is bob just taking in the morning...before the bummer-storm.

Produce On Parade - Maple Ginger Pancakes

Let he without sin cast the first stone, or something like that. Britney Spears โ€“ Perfume Maybe I'll have a meltdown, too. BRecipe Card

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Hazelnut Maple and Poppy Seed Spiced Corn Cakes

The weekend calls for regale and fanciery. Yes, I know the latter is not a real word. But it's real to me, and it means that on either Saturday or Sunday morning, Todd and I will have an extravagant and downright snobby breakfast. It will be fit for someone who does not reside in a tiny thimble of a house in the wilds of Alaska, and who does not live with a giant, shedding, beast of dog that steals your spot in bed in the dark of the night. This imaginary person also probably isn't vegan. This imaginary person is obviously not us...  These Hazelnut Maple and Poppy Seed Spiced Corn Cakes definitely qualified as one of these breakfasts. These are super hearty and delightfully filling. Todd and I could eat only eat half of our portions...but that may be because we split the entire batch of nine pancakes. What? Gluttony goes hand in hand with regale...you know it does. 

Produce On Parade - Hazelnut Maple and Poppy Seed Spiced Corn Cakes

Produce On ParadeProduce On Parade - Hazelnut Maple and Poppy Seed Spiced Corn Cakes Produce On Parade - Hazelnut Maple and Poppy Seed Spiced Corn CakesSweetened with maple syrup and Hazelnut Kahlua, these dense corn cakes lend a good, crunchy, and wholesome bite from the polenta, hazelnuts, and poppy seeds. Spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg for seasonal flare!

Hazelnut Maple and Poppy Seed Spiced Corn Cakes

Inspired by The Sweet Life

Makes 9 medium pancakes

  • --Wet--
  • 1 cup soy milk (I used unsweetened, plain)
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. Hazelnut Kahlua 
  • --Dry--
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup  polenta (or cornmeal for a finer consistency)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
  • dash of freshly ground nutmeg
  • --Add-Ins--
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds

In a large bowl, whisk together the soy milk and the vinegar and allow to rest for about 5 minutes or until it's curdled slightly. 

Meanwhile, in another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. 

pancakecollageNow, whisk the maple syrup and Kahlua into the soymilk mixture.

Heat a large frying pan over medium-low heat and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.

Slowly and gently add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to combine. Do not overmix! A few lumps of flour are okay. Gently stir in the hazelnuts and poppy seeds.

Produce On Parade - Hazelnut Maple and Poppy Seed Spiced Corn Cakes Produce On Parade - Hazelnut Maple and Poppy Seed Spiced Corn CakesOnce the pan is hot, drop a 1/4 cup of batter into the pan and allow to cook until bubbles begin to form throughout the pancake. Spray the top of the pancake with cooking spray and flip. Cook about 1 minute then remove and repeat with remaining batter. 

Produce On Parade - Hazelnut Maple and Poppy Seed Spiced Corn CakesTop with a pat of vegan butter and additional maple syrup! 

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Now go make these, and lavish in your opulent breakfast!

Chair-dancing to, The Oh Hello's โ€“ Eat You Alive

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Coconutty Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

I tried kickboxing today. I'm still not sure how I avoided paralyzing myself. It was pretty tough, and it really made me realize how impossibly uncoordinated I am. Kickboxing is surprisingly very satisfying...especially if you're having a bad day. I knew if anyone saw me doing this activity they would think I was suffering from a seizure or transforming into a zombie or something, so I definitely did it on my lunch hour...in my office...in my scrubs. I have no dignity. I am sure it was a sight to behold. I have to say I was exceedingly delighted and terribly grateful to have somehow had the entire hour of flailing limbs to myself, without any interruptions...obviously.  I wanted to tell you all, one of my most beloved things about having this blog are all the emails I get from readers. I don't might actually keep them all stashed away like a super creep or some obsessed teenage girl. Yes, every single one of them. I treasure them! On average, I get about two or three per day. Readers email me with questions regarding different food items or to tell me that they love the blog and the recipes or just to plain chit chat.

I love them all. So keep them coming my friends! I'd love to post some of these emails because some of them are so incredibly lovely and sweet, however, since they were emailed to me personally, obviously, I couldn't do that. So I will just have to hoard them instead. My preciousesss. Oh and please, please, please for the love of god, use the voicemail feature! It's my favorite! 

Okay, enough sappiness! Onto the greatest recipe that has ever graced my lips! Coconutty Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. Unrefined coconut oil and coconut milk flavor these pancakes with a creamy, rich coconutty flavor in addition to all the gooey deliciousness of a fresh, hot cinnamon roll and drizzled with a sweet, coconut flavored icing. 

Produce On Parade - Coconutty Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

LORD ON HIGH. Alright, I don't know what that means really (I am not a religious person) but a friend used it in an email to me and it somehow seemed incredibly appropriate here. This is one mind-numbingly delicious breakfast.

Ehhhh...let's be real here. At this point it's pretty much just a cake. If you thought Todd and I had this for dessert though, you'd be wrong. Oh, for breakfast right? That makes sense. Pancakes = Breakfast. No, still wrong. We had these delicious mofos for dinner cus that's how we roll, yo! It's like having dessert and breakfast for dinner and seriously, what is better than that? Nothing. It's heaven on earth. Now let us thank the food gods for this unbelievably delicious meal. 

Prepare yo self!

Produce On Parade - Coconutty Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Coconutty Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Inspired by Recipe Girl and McCormick

Serves 2-3

  • --The Egg--
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tbsp. cold water
  • --The Cinnamon Filling--
  • 4 Tbsp. vegan butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon 
  • --The Icing--
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. unrefined coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut milk (carton, I like Silk)
  • 1/2 tsp. Kahlua or vanilla extract
  • --The Pancakes--
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum (optional)
  • 1 cup carton coconut milk (I like Silk)
  • 1 Tbsp. unrefined coconut oil, melted

Flax is first. To make the flax egg combine the ground flaxseed and water in a small bowl and whisk very well. Place in the fridge until ready to use.

To make the cinnamon filling, add all of the ingredients to a small zip-lock bag and squeeze/knead until well mixed. Careful not to let it burst out the top! Once it is well mixed, cut a very small hole in one of the corners and place in the fridge until ready to use. 

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To make the icing, add all the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until very smooth. Add additional milk if needed. Set aside until ready to use. 

Produce On Parade - Coconut Flavored Cinnamon Roll PancakesTo make the pancakes, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Then add in the milk, the flaxseed egg, and the oil. Mix until just combined.

Produce On Parade - Coconut Flavored Cinnamon Roll PancakesOver medium-high, heat a large frying pan and coat with a nonstick cooking spray. Add 1/4 cup of pancake batter to the pan. Allow the pancake to cook until the edges start to form bubbles, about two minutes, then "pipe" a swirl of the cinnamon filling onto the pancake, as such. Careful not to let it get too close to the edges of the pancake.

Produce On Parade - Coconut Flavored Cinnamon Roll PancakesThen, flip the pancake over and allow the other side to cook for about 30 seconds. You don't want to leave it flipped for too long or else the filling may begin to burn. Some of the melted filling will seep out from beneath the pancake and that's okay. Remove the pancake from the pan once cooked through and place on a plate.

Before making a new pancake, take a paper towel and whip the pan, taking care not to burn yourself! This will help get some of the remaining filling off the pan so it doesn't burn. Continue with the rest of the batter.

Produce On Parade - Coconutty Cinnamon Roll PancakesServe the pancakes stacked high, hot and drizzled with the coconut icing. No need for maple syrup or butter!

Produce On Parade - Coconutty Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

What am I listening to? Kate Nash โ€“ Mariella

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