Just because you are vegan, it does not mean that you have to sacrifice brunch foods that are usually focused around eggs. There are alternatives! Apple sauce, flax seeds and mashed bananas are all excellent egg replacers and add a hit of extra flavour. For this recipe I replaced eggs with 2 baby bananas, but 1 regular sized banana would also do the job.
Palm sugar is one of the healthiest sugars to consume because it is unbleached, unrefined and is high in potassium, zinc, iron and several B vitamins.
Palm sugar syrup:
Dissolve 2 two-inch balls of coconut palm sugar (1 cup) in half a sauce pan of boiling water. Simmer until most of the water has evaporated and you are left with a syrup. This syrup will taste like caramel-from-heaven.
- 2 mashed bananas
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- Zest of 2 limes
- 2 cups flour (of your choice, I used wheat)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbs vegetable oil
Mix all the pancake ingredients together and set aside for 5-10 minutes to let the baking powder bubble. Scoop out 1 ladle of mixture into a heated, oiled pan and fry each side until golden brown. Serve with sliced bananas and drizzle with palm syrup.
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