Category Archives: Breakfast

Wheat-Free Banana Oat Pancakes

I recently learned that you can make your own oat flour by food-processing uncooked oats.
I was skeptical about making pancakes with said flour at first, but they came out awesome!

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Overnight Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal

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I’ve been using my crockpot exclusively for beans for the past two years. Poor thing! I figured it was time I gave it some new ingredients to work with.

I tweaked a this recipe for Overnight Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal from Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker, and it’s probably the best oatmeal I’ve ever had. Seriously. It’s creamy, caramely, appley goodness, and I think you should try it!

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Raisin Bran Muffins

Holy crap, these are delicious.

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Ingredients
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp ground flax + 4 tbsp water
1 cup almond milk + 1 cup water + 2 tbsp white vinegar
4 cups raisin bran cereal
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

The How To
Mix flax and water in a small cup and set aside.
Mix almond milk, 1 cup water, and white vinegar and set aside.
Mix cereal, flour, baking soda, and salt in large bowl and set aside (lots of setting aside happening here).
Alright, now… Mix oil, sugar, almond milk mixture, and flax mixture in medium bowl.
Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, pour into oiled and floured muffin tins, and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until a tester-toothpick/knife/whatever comes out clean!

Tips:
Eat warm with Earth Balance vegan butter!

I’ve had two today and I want moooore.

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Smoothies

Make your go-to smoothie even better with the Perfect Smoothie formula from No Meat Athlete!

The formula walks you through recommended soft fruits, binders, optional superfoods, and just about everything you could think to put in a smoothie as well as what amounts to use to make your smoothie the best it can be! It’s pretty great. And they’re great as a resource for active vegans!
(Think running tips, healthy recipes, and general veg*n info.)

Following No Meat Athlete’s formula, I made this for breakfast today.

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Ingredients
1 banana (mine was frozen)
2 handfuls mixed frozen berries
2 tbsp plant-based protein powder
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1.5 cups water (you don’t need juice or some kind of fancy milk to make a good smoothie!)
1 leaf kale
1 tbsp carob powder*

The How To
Blend!
Pour!
Drink!

Now go check out No Meat Athlete.

*I think carob as a substitute for chocolate is LAME. Chocolate forever! But carob as it’s own thing is pretty damn good, and I like it in berry smoothies.

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Overnight Oats and Chia

I’ve been obsessed with this stuff lately! So easy, so quick, so yummy!

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Ingredients
1/4 cup quick oats or old fashioned oats
1/2 cup almond milk (or other vegan milk)
1/2 a chopped banana
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup whatever kind of berries you want (I used strawberries)
1/2 tbsp agave nectar
Sprinkling of cinnamon

The How To
Put all your ingredients in a mason jar (I guess you could use any kind of container that seals) and shake!
Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight and enjoy!

Tips:
Variations are endless here! I’ve been doing pumpkin spice with raisins, and ohmygod, it’s amazing.
Here’s how: nix the banana and berries and add 3 tbsp pumpkin purée, a handful of raisins, and a sprinkling of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon… Or pumpkin pie spice. Or whatever! Get creative!

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