Easy Vegan, Gluten-Free Pink Pancakes!

img_3293We first made these last year when I discovered the basic recipe at Masala Vegan and although I’m not a big pancake-lover, my husband is and it’s Pancake Day so we revisited these lovely Pink Ones.

We were better at cooking them this time, they were crisper and thinner.

Last time we had them with blueberries and coconut yogurt, this time we went with homegrown apples stewed with raisins and cinnamon, topped with Sojade soya yogurt and an optional small drizzle of organic maple syrup.

The original recipe calls for Xylitol as a sweetener, but I don’t like it and we prefer to add the sweetness via the fruit on top, and if you have a particularly sweet tooth, there’s always the maple syrup.

The recipe is very simple, all measurements are very approximate:

Ingredients

2 Cups of blended Watermelon Pulp

1 1/2 Cups Gluten-free Self-Raising Flour (last year we improvised with cornflour and gluten-free baking powder as we didn’t have the SR flour, it worked fine)

Coconut Oil for cooking

We added a pinch of salt

We also think they would be good with a pinch of spice, perhaps ground ginger or cinnamon, or baobab powder.

Method

In a large bowl, gradually whisk the flour into the watermelon pulp.

Heat a teaspoon of coconut oil until a drop of the batter sizzles.

Add 1/4 Cup of batter at a time and swirl around until it is thin. Cook until golden and crispy on the bottom, gently lifting the edges and turn over to cook the other side.

This amount made 8 small pancakes, we reneged after 3 each! Very filling and very tasty with the topping.

(See This Spicy Watermelon & Grapefruit Juice Will Help Stave Off Those Winter Bugs! for information on the many health benefits of watermelon – and grapefruit).

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Copyright: Chris McGowan

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21 thoughts on “Easy Vegan, Gluten-Free Pink Pancakes!

  1. So clever! I’m sending this to my daughter in Malaysia who loves all things pink, loves pancakes but tries to avoid animal products where possible. I’m not sure if she can get watermelon but I’m certain she can find a good substitute and she will love you unashamedly for this, I am sure!

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      1. She is half human half butterfly so what will happen is that I will hear nothing and all of a sudden when I have absolutely no recollection of sending it she will come back with an enthusiasm that is hard to rival and tell me what she did ….

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      2. 😄 yes, daughters often operate on the extreme perimeters of life, swinging from one passionate response to the other…currently we are in an unusual period of calm and wellbeing which is a little disconcerting …

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