Here’s my favorite basic Oat Pancake recipe. From this basic recipe I make several variations including: pumpkin, blueberry, apple, strawberry, chocolate chip, the possibilities are endless! Here are the basics (the oats and buckwheat need to be ground in spice/coffee grinder into flour):
Shellfish & seafood in bananas?! A new spray, (hydrogel) designed to lengthen the shelf life of bananas, is made of shrimp & crab. It does reach the edible part of a banana. Yuck, not really vegan, sucks if you have an allergy to shellfish plus increases the risk of becoming allergic to shellfish in the future. These bananas are not yet in stores but maybe soon…lame! I’d love to know in the near future if only a particular brand of banana will start to use this crap? Organic bananas?
This is a pretty amazing (dare I say genius) contraption that can potentially test whether your food is organic or really whether it contains nitrates, commonly used in non-organic chemical fertilizers. This particular article mostly reviews the nerdy specs and pleasing aesthetics but I wonder how accurate the gadget will read as it only reads nitrates or at least that’s all the article mentions. I’m sure more info will surface since the product is only just in prototype stage. Oh and Wow.
So my dad is awesome. When I go visit him he makes these delicious vegan waffles for breakfast Sunday mornings. I don’t have a waffle maker myself, so this is a total treat.
Vegan Banana Oat Waffles
1 3/4 c. soymilk
1/4 c. water
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsp. safflower oil
3 Tbsp. raw agave nectar
2 ripe bananas
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 c. oat flour (blend gluten-free oats in a food processor or blender)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Non-stick cooking spray
Preheat waffle iron to manufacturers instructions. Stir soy milk, water & apple cider vinegar together and sit aside for 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, mash bananas really well. Add the liquid mix plus the rest of the wet ingredients.
In a separate large bowl combine the dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients into dry and stir until just combined.
Spray waffle preheated waffle iron with your cooking spray of choice. And prepare according to the manufacturers instructions.
Makes about 9-10 waffles
I’m Yesica, or better known on the interwebs as digiyesica. I’m just launching this new blog here, Vegan Gist. The idea? Sharing vegan food, finds, recipes, reviews, tattoos, animal rights issues, politics, environmental and human rights issues, and a whole lot more! It’s a little bit of everything so you get the gist of the giant vegan perspective.
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I can be found journalling my vegan life through photos and blogging since 2002. I’m a food justice, animal and human rights advocate as well as a food ingredient know-it-all. I’m also an atheist, liberal and a first generation immigrant from Mexico. My favorite hobbies include challenging the status quo, debunking stereotypes, talking food politics, and diagnosing medical and social maladies. I aspire to good health, laughter, equality for all, knowledge, compassion, more tattoos and kale.