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Vegan (?) Pancakes

on February 2, 2012

So first, why the ? after vegan.  Well, I used Bisquick, and the ingredients don’t list any animal products.  However, the hechsher on the front (the rating done by the Orthodox Union, rabbis that come inspect food processing centers to determine whether the foods are kosher), says the product contains dairy.  This could be because the processing plant uses dairy, or there could be some trace amounts.  Either way, I don’t feel comfortable guaranteeing the vegan-ness here, but I will say I added only vegan products 🙂

I was only cooking for one this weekend 😦 So I did not make the normal, family sized, recommendation.


  • 1/2 cup Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup Silk soy milk
  • 1/2 flax egg*
  • extra water for consistency
  • 1/4 ts of almond extract and vanilla extract
  • Large sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 tbs SmartBalance Light (for cooking)

*Flax egg = 1 tbs of ground flax, mixed with 3 tbs of water.  I have ground whole flaxmeal, but I would definitely recommend the golden kind.  It forms the viscous-like egg consistency much better, and you can’t see it in the final product.  An added benefit of using a flax egg – you can make a recipe with half an egg when cooking for one, can’t do that with real eggs!


  • Mix flax egg together in separate bowl
  • In another bowl, pour in the Bisquick, soy milk, and flax.  Mix together with a whisk to remove lumps, then mix in the extracts and cinnamon
  • I then added a bit of water, maybe 1/4 cup, to get the right consistency.  I didn’t want to add more soymilk because this would add more calories, and it worked out just fine!
  • Heat Smartbalance on medium low heat and spray pan with Pam (again – calorie cutter)
  • Make the pancakes as you normally would!

Sad Part about cooking for one, besides the not being with someone special, is the dishes.  Boo.

Nutrition: Makes 5 pancakes, the nutrition is for the whole batch, but I ate half and it was definitely enough when I added some blueberries on the side!






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Note:  Nutrition doesn’t include the tablespoon of Maple Gold Pure Maple Syrup I used, which added about 50 calories and about 13g of carbs (sugar) 🙂

Another note – I didn’t know Bisquick was so bad for you, way too much fat and even has trans fat.  I’ll be switching to Bob’s Red Mill (who sell tons of different organic grains and mixes) or something similar!

Meal fit for a Queen 🙂


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