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Carrot Cake Pancakes and Easter goodies!

I’m sorry for the lack of posts, school has me pretty busy when I’m not in work. I have more posts coming for you and will be working on that this week! Until then, here are some of my favorite vegan suggestions for Easter weekend!

Carrot Cake Pancakes!

This is how I plan on starting our Easter:

1 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp raw sugar
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup vanilla almond milk
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
dash of powdered ginger
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 cup finely shredded carrots
Optional garnish: chopped walnuts

A pre-heated non-stick pan is great here, but if you don’t have one, just lightly oil a skillet and preheat.
Combine dry ingredients and mix well until there are no clumps.
Add wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
Fold in shredded carrots.

Pour about 1/4 cup batter per pancake and cover. Let cook several minutes, just past when it bubbles. The pancake will look slightly cooked on top. Flip, cover, and allow to cook for a couple more minutes until lightly browned. Repeat until batter is used up. Makes about 6 pancakes.
I recommend topping with some toasted chopped walnuts, earth balance buttery spread, and pure maple syrup! Enjoy!

Now those pancakes are going to do a little sweet tooth satisfying, but I think a bit more sugar is expected during these festivities! Chocolate Covered Katie has a fantastic list of recipes to cover you on that:

Chocolate Covered Katie’s healthier swaps for your favorite Easter treats! I can’t wait to make some peanut butter eggs!

I will be making this magical PPK recipe:

~10 small yukon gold potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup cashews, soaked in water for at least 2 hours
3/4 cup vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon turmeric

3/4 teaspoon fine pink Himalayan salt
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
A big pinch black pepper

For garnish:
Sweet paprika
Fresh dill

Follow the link for directions and a pretty tempting picture of these lovely babies!

Given the chance, there will be a bit more playing in the kitchen this week. Hopefully I’ll have more new recipes for you soon!

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Peanut butter and chocolate chunk ice cream

Today was my first time playing with an ice cream maker and it went really well.  It’s incredibly simple, so many possibilities,  and the results can be pretty delicious. If you have an ice cream maker, I’m a full believer in having it in the freezer all the time, just in case. If you don’t do this,  be sure to set the canister in the freezer the day before or at least 10 hrs before you use it.
I used:
1 can full fat coconut milk, 2 tbsp pure cane syrup, and 1/2 tsp vanilla in the Vitamix, blending for about 2 minutes.
I poured the mix into the ice cream maker and turned it on.
After about 5 minutes I started dropping 1/8 -1/4 tsp bits of peanut butter in, about 1/2 cup worth. Then I added 1/4 cup chocolate chunks.

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It starts to look pretty amazing about 15 minutes after the additions, and after another 5 it should look like a beautiful bunch of ice cream.

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Serve and enjoy!

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