Plant Based Recipes

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Gingerbread Waffles

Okay guys I've finally cracked the waffle magic, after numerous attempts and adjustments here we are just in time for Christmas. The gingerbread really comes through in these and I'm excited to try them out as plain waffles as well. They also happen to be gluten-free as well as vegan. 

This may be the last recipe of 2017 and i just wanted to write a little note of reflection for this year has been fantastic to say the least, my instagram page following has doubled this year and i get to interact with so many more of you! which i love by the way its the best part! I used to run a blog called beautyandthebakes which i know many of you must be from, relaunching as theplantifulchef has been the best decision and getting to have more say so over the design of my blog was the best way to go. Right I've waffled enough now... get it waffled... ahhh 2018 you hold so many more corny jokes. Let get into the recipe folks, its why we are all here. 

1/2 cup almond flour 
1/2 cup buckwheat flour 
1/4 rice flour 
1tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp baking powder 
1tsp cinnamon 
1tsp ginger 
1/4tsp cloves 
1/4tsp nutmeg 
splash of vanilla 
3/4 cup milk + 1tsp apple cider vinegar 
1tbs coconut oil 
1tbs molasses 
1tbs agave 
4 tbs aquafaba (liquid from a can of chickpeas)

Place all vinegar in with the milk and set to the side. Mix up all of your dry ingredients well. Whip up your aquafaba into stiff peaks and set aside. Now the milk should have curdled a little, add in your vanilla, agave and molasses. Now its time to mix everything together, first place your wet ingredients into your dry and mix well. Then fold in your whipped up chickpea water. Now preheat your waffle maker and follow the manufacturers instructions. This made around 8 individual mini waffles for me. 

Enjoy and if you do decide to make this, be sure to tag me over on social media i love looking at your recreations on there it makes everything worth while, speak soon. Helen xx 

P.s Merry Christmas! 

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

cinnamon swirl/bun pancakes

Afternoon, just thought i would drop by with these cinnamon swirl pancakes. Finally the recipe is now live, hurray! Lets get into what your going to need. These pancakes are gluten free and are only sweetened with a few dates, so a breakfast acceptable treat. 

Makes around 2 large stacks 

1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup rice flour
1/4 cup buckwheat
1tsp baking powder
1tbs chia seeds 3tbs water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup yogurt

1/4 cup soaked dates (overnight)
1/4 cup water
1tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup yogurt
1/2tsp vanilla
pinch of nutritional yeast (optional for that slightly cheesy flavour)

Combine wet and dry ingredients for the pancakes and set aside to thicken up for around 10 minutes. While its thickening up blend dates with water until a smooth batter appears, you may need to add more water depending on the strength of your blender. Add in the cinnamon and a pinch of salt and transfer it to a pipping bag. Mix up the frosting and place back in the fridge ready for serving. 
Now your batter is ready for the pancakes. Make sure to heat your pan over low/medium heat with a little coconut oil. Drop batter into pan and before the top starts to set swirl in your date mixture try and put it actually into the batter rather than just on top as it may come away when you flip your pancakes. Once the pancakes are showing several bubbles, flip them over for a minute to cook the swirl side. Remove from the pan (there may be some date paste on the pan just scrape it off onto the pancakes it tastes like toffee) Serve with frosting and a little seasonal fruit, i also smashed up some granola pieces and sprinkled them on top just for that added crunch.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe, they keep wonderfully well over night in the fridge covered up. just simply place in the microwave on the morning for 30 seconds to make them warm again. These would make the perfect christmas morning pancakes. Who doesn't want to be eating cinnamon bun anything christmas morning right?

Don't forget to tag me if you decide to make these, i love seeing your recreations!

Until next time, Helen xx

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