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Vegan pancakes with chia egg

Very easy and simple vegan pancakes with chia egg (+ secret trick how to make them fluffy)

Pancakes is a classic, easy breakfast option for many of us. So today I want to show you my vegan pancakes with chia egg. You can make them on a Sunday for a special treat or any other day when you’re feeling like having a good, filling breakfast.

I should note that this recipe is simple, but it took me several tries to get it right. On my initial attempts I had many failed and sticky pancakes. I was very disappointed but determined to get the hang of it.

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vegan pancakes with chia egg served

So, after a bit of trial and error I found my simple trick to make a fluffy, well-formed vegan pancake (no eggs)!

Initially I thought that just mixing bananas, chia egg and flour (or oats) will get me nice, fluffy pancakes so I tried. And I failed, miserably.

It wasn’t until later that I realised that my mixture is just too lumpy and it’s not going to work this way. So, here is my secret – blending. Yes, that’s right. I had a good mixture and I just needed to blend it to work. Adding a bit of baking powder also helped.

vegan pancakes with chia egg cover
vegan pancakes with chia egg

If you know an easier way to get your vegan pancakes fluffy, please let me know in the comment section below!

Ingredients

  • Four ripe bananas (the riper the better, even spotty is OK)
  • Three tablespoons chia seeds
  • Two or three full tablespoons flour of choice
  • Half a teaspoon baking powder
  • Optional: tahini spread, strawberries for serving
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vegan pancakes with chia egg ready

Making a chia egg

Making a chia egg is very easy, just requires a bit of patience. Our friends at Minimalist Baker have it explained in detail, so if you wish – check it out.

  1. You will need about 3 tablespoons of water per 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  2. Soak your chia seeds with water keeping the proportion chia:water 1:3
  3. Allow about 15 minutes for the seeds to soak up. You will get a gelatinous-like substance that can be used in baking.
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vegan pancakes with chia egg ready

Preparation

  1. Peel and mash the ripe bananas in a large bowl. Don’t worry about having any lumps – that’s OK!
  2. Pour the soaked chia seeds or so-called chia eggs and mix well.
  3. Add some flour (about 2-3 tablespoons) to the mixture for consistency. Stir.
  4. Finally, add the baking powder and mix well.
  5. Move the mixture to a blender and blend until all is smooth.
  6. Pre-heat your frying non-stick pan. Grease it with some butter of choice and pour the pancake mixture portion by portion.
  7. Flip your pancakes carefully. They will be a bit soft, but don’t worry – when they cool down, they’re amazingly fluffy!
  8. Serve with toppings of choice – tahini spread, maple syrup or fruit.
  9. Enjoy!

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