Turmeric & Cinnamon Pumpkin Pancakes and Food52 VEGAN Cookbook Review

These light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes are spiced with cinnamon and turmeric for a seasonal flair and a boost in antioxidants. A two-bowl recipe that's about as easy and quick as they come! Vegans and omnivores alike will agree this breakfast is a keeper.

Produce On Parade - Turmeric & Cinnamon Pumpkin Pancakes and Food52 VEGAN Cookbook Review -These light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes are spiced with cinnamon and turmeric for a seasonal flair and a boost in antioxidants. A two-bowl recipe that's about as easy and quick as they come! Vegans and omnivores alike will agree this breakfast is a keeper.

Todd is a breakfast man. Each weekend, we embark on the journey to make a decadent feast to break our fast. Oftentimes it's more for his sake than my own. I've never claimed to eat breakfast with any regularity, however, these pancakes I would gladly eat each morning! 

I adapted these pumpkin pancakes from Food52's cookbook simply titled, Vegan. I cannot tell you how excited I was to receive this book to review and how many things I've many from it already. This is one of those cookbooks that confidently sighs and claims a coveted spot among your other trusty cookbooks. It's a keeper for sure, take my word on that.

Produce On Parade - Turmeric & Cinnamon Pumpkin Pancakes and Food52 VEGAN Cookbook Review -These light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes are spiced with cinnamon and turmeric for a seasonal flair and a boost in antioxidants. A two-bowl recipe that's about as easy and quick as they come! Vegans and omnivores alike will agree this breakfast is a keeper.

Vegan is written by the very talented, Gena Hamshaw, host of ChoosingRaw.com and contributer to Food52. The cookbook is filled with no-nonsense recipes featuring whole food ingredients. With classics like Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese and Lentil Sloppy Joes, the book also features more unique dishes such as Eggplant Tagine with Millet and  Preserved Lemon as well as a Raw Citrus Cheesecake.

The cookbook is divided into the classic, Breakfast, Appetizers & Snacks, Soups, Salads, Main Dishes, and Desserts chapters. It also features a neat Vegan 101 section where the different components such as A Tempeh Tutorial and Give Millet a Chance are incorporated into the applicable recipes. I thought this was kind of neat as one doesn't always read these bits before embarking on a recipe. It was fun to see them spread out amongst the recipes, where needed. There is also a Basics chapter that features recipes for a couple different milks, an egg replacer, and a few cheeses. 

Vegan is filled with beautiful photographs in the usual, moody Food52 style which I really adore. The images are just so simplistic and modern, featuring neutral colors and a matte finish.  The entire hardcover is elegant and understated, not boastful; you can tell it's solid.

So far I've made the Go-To Pancakes, Five-Minute No-Bake Granola Bars, and the Mushroom, Pecan, and Lentil Burgers. All were absolutely scrummy! I can't recommend this cookbook enough! Right now get Food52 Vegan: 60 Vegetable-Driven Recipes for Any Kitchen (Food52 Works) for almost half off at Amazon.com! That's less than $13 for this hardcover. I hope you love it as much as I do. 

Okay, now onto these delicious pancakes. You definitely don't want to miss these, they are too easy. I decided to make Gena's pumpkin version because... you know... it's my favorite season-pumpkin season!! Of course, I couldn't just well enough alone though. 

Produce On Parade - Turmeric & Cinnamon Pumpkin Pancakes and Food52 VEGAN Cookbook Review -These light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes are spiced with cinnamon and turmeric for a seasonal flair and a boost in antioxidants. A two-bowl recipe that's about as easy and quick as they come! Vegans and omnivores alike will agree this breakfast is a keeper.

Todd sprained his ankle while we were working on our home building and it had swelled pretty huge (thanks rheumatoid arthritis, *sad face*) and was obviously paining him a great deal. Turmeric is supposed to help with inflammation and considering that's basically what RA is, I add it to pretty much everything upon discovering the finger-staining stuff. These pancakes were no exception, and could not escape my heavy-hand when it comes to turmeric. Plus, see as these are pumpkin pancakes, the turmeric aided in enhancing that very orangey-pumpkin hue. It was decided that cinnamon would be an excellent compliment to both the turmeric and the pumpkin and so it was that these pancakes were born. Now I crave them almost every weekend. 

Unfortunately, in the end, Todd had to have his one knee drained but I like to think these helped at least a little...

Produce On Parade - Turmeric & Cinnamon Pumpkin Pancakes and Food52 VEGAN Cookbook Review -These light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes are spiced with cinnamon and turmeric for a seasonal flair and a boost in antioxidants. A two-bowl recipe that's about as easy and quick as they come! Vegans and omnivores alike will agree this breakfast is a keeper.

Turmeric & Cinnamon Pumpkin Pancakes

Recipe by Kathleen Henry @ Produce On Parade and adapted from Food52's cookbook, Vegan

These light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes are spiced with cinnamon and turmeric for a seasonal flair and a boost in antioxidants. A two-bowl recipe that's about as easy and quick as they come! Vegans and omnivores alike will agree this breakfast is a keeper.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp vegan granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened nondairy milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil, refined or unrefined
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pat of vegan butter (for serving)
  • splash of maple syrup (for serving)

Cooking Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour through the salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Whisk the wet mixture into the dry mixture until smooth.
  2. Heat a cast iron pan or grill over medium-high and coat with a nonstick cooking spray. Once hot, pour on about ¼ cup of the batter. Once bubbles have formed all over the surface, flip and cook on the other side until just golden. Repeat with remaining batter and serve hot with maple syrup and vegan butter.
Produce On Parade - Turmeric & Cinnamon Pumpkin Pancakes and Food52 VEGAN Cookbook Review -These light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes are spiced with cinnamon and turmeric for a seasonal flair and a boost in antioxidants. A two-bowl recipe that's about as easy and quick as they come! Vegans and omnivores alike will agree this breakfast is a keeper.

Healing Spiced Turmeric Tea

My dad told me today that it was just so awesome that Todd's inflammation levels are back to normal and how much better he's doing than half a year ago. He then told me, nonchalantly, that I am "some witch-doctor"...thanks...Dad... Well, Mr. Todd is sick today. He's got a stomach bug/flu or something. So, being my witch-doctor self, I recalled a kind of turmeric "tonic" or other, on the world wide web. I decided that this was exactly what my one true love needed...among Aleve.

Produce On Parade - Healing Spiced Turmeric Tea

Turmeric is quite the powerful little spice. It's a strong anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory little root that is a vibrant orange-yellowish color and will stain anything it touches. Head on over to Refinery 29 to read this short, informative article on Why Turmeric Might Just Be The Healthiest Spice Of All Time and then promptly go make this tea!

My Healing Spiced Turmeric Tea is...dare I say reminiscent of eggnog? Throw a bit a rum in and it really would! Among turmeric, it has nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamon, black pepper, and ginger. Wait, this seems to be venturing into Chai territory? Well, either way, it's base is silky coconut milk, and with the addition of xanthan gum it really makes this tea super creamy and dreamy. The vanilla and maple syrup add a comforting, sweet note.

Healing Spiced Turmeric Tea

Inspired by Simple Veda

Makes 2 cups

  • 2 cups coconut milk (from carton, I like Silk)
  • 1 Tbsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger paste (or chopped ginger root)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • a dash of freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum powder (optional) 
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup

In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients except the maple syrup and whisk vigorously to combine over medium heat. Continue to whisk every so often, until the tea is almost boiling.

Produce On Parade - Healing Spiced Turmeric Tea Produce On Parade - Healing Spiced Turmeric TeaRemove from heat and whisk in the maple syrup. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and serve hot!

Produce On Parade - Healing Spiced Turmeric Tea Produce On Parade - Healing Spiced Turmeric Tea

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