Breakfast

Pancakes for breakfast anyone?

Easy peasy pancakes and with delicious toppings: blueberry sauce and caramelized banana. So so yummy guys.

I love when you have few ingredients, can remember it in your head and the result is just mind blowing, especially with these toppings on!

But first, some deep reflection. Life can seem dull or meaningless sometimes, especially when facing difficulties in your life and in regard of the corona situation. However, perspective is key to transform your mindset and how you face these challenges. For a moment, unwanted feelings can occur, your mind shifts to victim mentality and one can forget the great gifts in life. But that is why I’m inviting you to do one small change about it, as simple as making yourself pancakes for breakfast. It for sure helps your mood and it’s a nice way act of loving yourself. I’m not saying this is the overall solution here, it’s only a small trick to lighten up your day and start off your morning best way possible.

When starting your day, your mind wonders back to the old thinking patterns, so did you know we think the same thoughts over and over again since we are not conscious or aware of it? That’s why taking time to prepare your breakfast can be a mindful practice if you aren’t the type to sit still and mediate for 10 minutes. Then use your time different by being aware of what you are doing, the ingredients, following the instructions mindfully, being aware of smells and another thing you can do while waiting to flip over your pancake is repeating to yourself positive affirmations when you start focusing on your worries, to do list or troubles. Being in the present moment is as its other meaning to it, a present to life.

I hope you find this helpful and let’s act on it!

Ingredients

• 2 cups flour (I used whole meal since it’s healthier)

• 1 cup oat milk plus 4 tbsp more if it’s too thick

• 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

• 2 tsp baking powder

• 1/4 tsp baking soda

Toppings

• Make the blueberry compote by simply put frozen blueberries into the microwave. It’s quick and it’s made without any refined white sugar.

• Caramelize the bananas by frying them on the pan with coconut oil, honey or maple sirup and cinnamon!

Instructions

1. Mix all dry ingredients and let aside the milk with the apple cider vinegar for 5 minutes. This is the reason they rise!

2. Then stir in all ingredients together and heat up a pan on medium heat with coconut oil.

3. Cook them until golden brown and flip them over when you see bubbles on the surface!

Enjoy these healthier, vegan pancakes, they will make you so happy:)

With love & care, Melanie x

Dessert

Banana muffins

They’re vegan and refined sugar free!

Are you wondering sometimes if you can bake or make something healthy and still tasting good? Well, I’ve got you covered! These banana muffins taste heaven and amazingly it’s without any sweetener or white sugar! Thanks to ripe bananas (they’ve gotten cute brown dots on them) they are naturally sweet and gives these muffins flavor. So don’t throw away those bananas, use them for baking! It will leave you satisfy and guilt free, do I need to say more? I guess not, so I’ll just go straight to how you can make these beauties yourself too!

Ingredients

• 2 ripe bananas

• 3 tbs peanut butter

• 2 vegan eggs

• 2 dl oat milk or any kind of plant based milk (almond works well)

• 3 dl whole wheat flour (you can use gluten-free flour if you like instead)

• 2 tsp cinnamon

• 2 tsp baking powder

• 1 banana for decoration

Makes about 12 muffins

Instructions

• Mash the 2 ripen bananas, then add the peanut butter and mix well together.

• Then add in your 2 vegan eggs. You’ll need 2 tbs of flax meal which is crushed flax seeds. Mix it with 4-6 tbs of water and leave it to rest until it has soaked up the water and is like jelly so that it’s similar to the consistency of an egg.

• When you have mixed those ingredients together in a bowl, add all the other ingredients and stir well to you have achieved a smooth and even batter.

• Pour the batter in your muffin tins and bake on 220 degrees for 10 minutes and then lower down the degrees to 180, baking them for 9-12 minutes before they are done!

• Tip: grease the muffin tins with coconut oil so it won’t stick and leave them to rest for about 5-10 minutes before eating them.

Enjoy!

Vegan

Refined sugar free

Dairy free

With love & care, Melanie x

Breakfast, Uncategorized

Vegan American pancakes

They’re so fluffy & thick!

Ingredients

• One ripe banana

• 3/4 cup or 12 tablespoons of oat milk plus more (I’d say half a glass)

• 1 cup or 16 tablespoons of flour (I mixed half with whole-wheat flour and the other with buckwheat flour)

• 2 teaspoons of baking powder

• 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

Instructions

1. First mash the ripe banana in a bowl. Then add the oat milk and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, that’s the magic behind the thickness!

2. Mix together the flour and baking powder. Now when I made them, I had to work with the consistency adding more oat milk as it was too much flour. Make sure it’s not too liquidity when adding more milk as we want them thick.

3. Let the batter rest allowing the apple cider vinegar to work and heat up a pan on medium high heat meanwhile.

4. Before pouring some pancake batter on the pan, add some coconut oil so it won’t stick.

5. When the pancakes are cooking, you can add some frozen blueberries on top on one side. Cook them until you see bubbles and when they are golden brown. That’s when they’re ready to be flipped!

6. The pancake batter makes up to 9 pancakes. I definitely recommend them with some maple syrup or honey, enjoy!

Step 2, we want this thick consistency. Play with the amount of oat milk to you have achieved the right pancake batter thickness!
Step 5, when you see bubbles and on the pancake surface, they’re ready to be flipped! Add some blueberries if you like, it really makes them more tasty.
We want them golden brown, I had my pan on heat 7 of maximum heat 9.
Here you have a closer look at the thickness and fluffiness, real American pancakes!

These are vegan, refined sugar free and a much healthier version, I hope you love enjoy them as much as I do!

With love and care, Melanie x