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Sweet and Fruity High-Fibre Pancakes
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Sweet and Fruity High-Fibre Pancakes

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

I was recently craving some pancakes for breakfast, so I whipped up these high-fibre vegan ones which taste great! I found a pancake recipe in a leaflet which included bran flakes in the mixture – I thought that sounded a bit weird, but worth trying. So I converted it into a vegan version, and boy, were they good! I used rice milk for this batter, which is one of my current favourites, but I guess any plant milk would work just as well. I also used flax seeds, which are a great egg substitute, and the original recipe called for honey, so I have substituted agave nectar, our herbivore equivalent. Not only does it taste wonderful, but I believe it is better for you than honey or sugar in any case. Also the original recipe uses sultanas, and I had raisins (not too radically different). I think blueberries or any other dried fruit would also be perfect in these. The bran flakes also give it a bit of pleasant crunch, as well as some extra fibre. These pancakes also only take about 15 minutes to make, so I think I'll make them again this weekend, yum!

Ingredients (Makes around 8 small pancakes)

150g/ 50z /around ⅔ cup self-raising flour

2 tbsp agave nectar (syrup), and another 1 tbsp for drizzling

1 tsp ground flax seeds, mixed with 3-4 tsp water

150 ml/6 fl oz rice milk, or other plant milk

25 g/1 oz sultanas, raisins, blueberries, etc

50g/2 oz bran flakes

Pinch of salt

Sunflower oil (or similar) for frying


1) Mix the flax seeds with the water in a bowl and put in fridge to "set" for around 15 minutes.

2) Sieve the flour and salt into a large bowl and whisk in the flax seed + water paste.

 3) Gradually add the agave nectar and then the plant milk and whisk to form a batter. Stir in the dried fruit and bran flakes.

4) Heat a small amount of oil in a non-stick frying pan and spoon 4 tablespoons of the batter onto the pan. Cook gently on a medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes, then flip and cook for another minute or two until golden.

5) Repeat to make 4 more pancakes.

6) Serve drizzled with syrup and pats of "butter" (I used Vitalite), or a scattering of fresh fruit.


I hope you liked this recipe. Your votes and comments are much appreciated.

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  1. No Name
    Very interesting. Sounds good will have to give this one a try. Here on the islands we do not have bran flakes wonder what could be used in place of this one. I could always order this when I make my other order from the United States. I do miss bran flakes and I like to cook with them. voted. I remember as a child when we went to see my American Grandma she always used to cook a lot with bran and she use to meke some excellent bran muffins and I loved them. But sure not possible to eat them now with sugar, eggs, and all that other stuff in them. Mayve I will ask my Mom for her recipe and make it into vegan instead of how she did this one. Would be interesting to try this one. Thanks for the great idea on this. Will let you know if my Mom could find this one or maybe my younger sister still has it laying around some place.
    1. No Name
      I am so sorry I deleted my Zucchini Bake. I read on another post about copying off the Internet. I did a lot of searching and found that the Almond Parmesan topping that a good friend gave to me is posted on another website recipe. I deleted this and need to fix this one before I can post it again. But today I posted Cauliflower Coconut Milk and Almond Island Melody. I know this one is original and made it here for the first time. I gave it to a few friends but can not find anyone to have posted this on the Internet now. This is problem with recipes so many people you give them to and one day they are all over different websites on the Internet. I search for 4 hours and could not find this. I hope you will enjoy this and stop by to read it if you have time.
      1. SnakeWitch
        Just so you know, if you say where you got it from, you can still post it. The only thing you have to do is add explanations, or add sauce or whatever else you can do to make the recipe your own. Or add a story about how much this recipe means to you... whatever! I get tons of info from the internet, but I always add my own touch in. Just look at my new article - it's all info from two sources.
        1. No Name
          Thank you now I understand how to add the part of my recipe that my friend gave to me. The rest of my recipe is all original and I never use the internet to cook by. I love to just throw this and that together and see what happens. I understand the food that goes well with each other and just mix and match so that I have a variety of different flavors to enjoy. I will fix this one part and say where they can find it and explain that my friend has been using this and making it for so long. I know 5 years back she made this for her topping on some okra she cooked. it was outstanding and she told me how to make it. Guess all good things end up on the Internet sooner than later. Thank you again.
          1. Veganara
            Exactly Naya, we all use the internet for research a lot, don't we? As SnakeWitch says, you can use articles off the internet as long as you acknowledge the source, put them in your own words, embellish them with personal comments of your own, etc. Then your article will still be original. There is an old saying: "There is nothing new under the sun." I often think of that, it is true. Information, ideas, memes, etc, they are all derivative and recycled really; something new is often just something old in a different form.
            1. No Name
              Please check out my new post Celery Coconut Curry Cream Rice with Pecans and Raisins This is very good for anytime of the day. Hope you will try this one
  2. kristo
    These sound great! Rice milk is a good choice as the flavour isn't too strong and flax is always fun. It's just so goopy like shampoo! voted
    1. SnakeWitch
      are you on to something here? rice and flax shampoo...
      1. Veganara
        I was thinking that as well - Kristo put an idea into my head when he said about flaxseed paste being like shampoo (it is). I was thinking it would probably make a very good conditioner for hair actually, because of the oils and protein in it. I am considering now trying to concoct my own vegan hair conditioner from flaxseeds, with some other things! (Maybe avocado too, I have heard that is also very good for your hair). So maybe that will be the subject of a future blog, watch this space......
        1. No Name
          A hair conditionier that you can eat. My Granddaugher has a beauty kit she makes her own face packs with. She uses a lot of avocados and flaxseed for her face masks. She loves the feel when they start to dry and crack. One day she gave one to me and when it was removed your skin feels so fresh and soft. You might want to try a face mask too while you are at this one.
          1. SnakeWitch
            Funny you should mention that... there are a couple of articles about natural face masks up here, too. I don't remember if it was Akanksha or Shabs that put one up, and I did one, too. Veganara and I get a good laugh about my 'secret ingredient'. Check mine out, you'll see...!
            1. No Name
              Thank you so much. I found this and read it. Yes it was very funny. My Granddaugher is 11 and will be 12 soon. She loves to play around in the kitchen and has become a very good cook. She has been helping her Dad cook since she was 3. One year she received an apron and chefs hat for Christmas and now they finally fit her well and she has become a very good cook. Thank you for pointing me to your article. It was fun to read.
  3. Theophile
    Very nice voted
  4. Terry McGee
    This looks good voted
  5. Conroy
    very nice voted
  6. Bernice
    I adore brain and will have to try this one. Bran is so good to include in your daily diet. I eat a lot of bran especially now that I am older. voted
    1. Veganara
      Thank you for the vote and comment Bernice. I am assuming you mean "bran", not "brain", in your comment, as brain is definitely NOT vegan, LOL!
      1. SnakeWitch
        I sure as heck hope so!
      2. Bernice
        Oh my the eyes go with old age and not what they use to be. Even my typing is not what it should be. Thank you and yes I corrected this it is bran. I am so sorry. I would never eat brain. I saw it in the stores during the war and begged my Mom to never buy this for us to eat. Thank you so much
        1. SnakeWitch
          Brain is a French delicacy... I think it's veal brain. Ewwwwwww....!
          1. No Name
            Even being French Tahitian and thinking of this makes me sick. I could never eat anything like this before. I know one summer my family was visiting from France. My cousin came home from the market with a cows tongue. I screamed and ran out of the house and refused to come home and eat for almost a week. That is not a problem here I have a big family and went to stay with them. But you are right French can eat stuff like this and I do not know how. My cousin took the tongue and was chasing me around the house saying lick lick lick come and give me a kiss. I was so happy when they left all the smells in our house were awful and they ate so much meat. We did not eat with them at all because my family was never a meat eating family. They could not understand how we lived so well on fresh fruit, garden grown veggies, and fish. But here we ate good and always had more than enough to go around and invite everyone to eat with us.
  7. SnakeWitch
    Yum! I adore pancakes These sounds great! You were right, I would love to try these! Voted! My new one is up, whenever you have the chance!
    1. Veganara
      Yep do try it and let me know how they come out. I think EVEN YOU should be able to cope with this recipe, ha ha!
      1. SnakeWitch
        I am fine with pancakes. I don't know why - I'm just a dessert-clutz. My mom couldn't, for the life of her, make a pie crust from scratch even though her mother could. So I guess it's a family thing - we've all got our psychological food incapacities!
  8. JustVegan
    Thats what I like for breakfast. Specially with blueberries. Voted. Do take a look at my new post coconut macaroons and vote if you like.


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