Pancake Sunday

Happy Pancake Sunday!


This post accidentally went up on Saturday. That’s because Ecto hates me. Or because it knows I hate it. Hm.

Anyways, there is a reason why you haven’t seen pancakes or waffles on this blog lately. It’s because my morning sweet tooth is gone. The chemo has killed it! Gone are the days of chocolate oatmeal and fluffernutter waffles. Bring on the bacon and fried egg sandwiches. The saltier the better.

I sucked it up this weekend because I wanted to make something somewhat healthy to share with my family. Okay, okay, and because we’re running out of eggs and bacon.


Plus they’re vegan!

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I substituted a half a cup with soy protein powder)
  • 2 scant tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp sugar (I use 6 packets of stevia)
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax + 6 tbsp warm water, set aside for 5 minutes)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups curdled almond milk (mix the almond milk with 1 tbsp lemon juice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Dipped in my favourite dipping sauce – 1 tbsp sunflower seed butter whisked with 1/4 cup syrup.


Don’t be fooled, these pancakes taste like they’re healthy. But why mask that wonderful flavour? It’s just a miracle I didn’t add bacon to them.

P.S. If granola is your thing, then you should check out this post.

Posted on August 14, 2011, in Recipes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. YUM!! The dipping sauce is PERFECT too! Do you always dip or do you like for the pancakes to soak up the syrup?

  2. I’ve been reading your blog for a while and want to say thanks for this awesome recipe. I felt the need for a hearty breakfast this morning but had no idea what to make. Problem solved!

  3. Those look great to me & I have some pure maple syrup in the fridge! :-)

    PS: My mom lost her love of sweets too with chemo…. she was not happy about it! ;-)

  4. Who can predict chemo cravings?! Hope you had fun on your road trip the other day and that you are feeling ok. Thinking of you as always.

  5. i hate ecto. sometimes when i have a future post to do, i email it to myself via the wordpress email option and delay the post by 2 days…

  6. Andrew van Geest

    Glad to hear you’re cooking up a storm of great food. It looks great.
    Best wishes to you Susan

  7. It was pancake day at my house, but since they were cooked while I lingered in bed, I didn’t have a choice of their ingredients! I will be trying this recipe soon :) Love the idea of the sunflower butter/syrup dip!

  8. greensandjeans

    I’m pretty sure bacon would have been a welcome addition to these pancakes. Sure, you lose the whole “vegan” thing…

  9. I’d be happy to form an “I hate ecto” club with you. Seriously, we can have meetings about it. That’s how much I hate it haha, and yet I still use it.

  10. Susan these look amazing! I love adding a wee bit of Greek yogurt to that same dip combo. Perfect!

  11. I want my sweet tooth to go away! I need to do a no sugar added stint again. I swear, it’s raging. The granola is awesome, by the way! I bought 3 bags. It’s super tasty. Love you!

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