Love pancakes as I do, I keep trying to come up with new ways to make and enjoy them. My latest venture were these incredibly nutritious and delicious savory vegan pancakes that make even the healthiest regular pancakes doused in syrup appear unhealthy.
As usual, I made these savory vegan pancakes with whole-wheat pastry flour (if you haven't tried this before, please do. Trust me, not only is this a far healthier option to all-purpose flour, but it also tastes better in baked goods like pancakes and cookies and muffins).
And to bump up the protein and as an egg replacement, I added some tofu.
I also chopped up some veggies and added them to the pancake: I went with carrots, green peppers and onions, but some spring onions or cabbage or even spinach might make great additions. Just go with your imagination and some common kitchen sense.
The result was delicious, and Desi said it reminded him a little of uttapam, the savory, thick dosa that's a south Indian favorite.
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Savory Vegan Pancakes
- 1 ½ cups whole-wheat pastry flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup silken or soft tofu (beaten until smooth)
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 ½ cup mixed vegetables (I used grated carrots, chopped onions and green peppers)
- ¼ cup cilantro (minced)
- 2 jalapeno or serrano peppers (minced, use less for less heat)
- 1 tablespoon ginger (grated)
- Mix the dry ingredients--flour, baking soda, and salt -- in a bowl.
- Add to the bowl the remaining ingredients: tofu, oil, mixed vegetables, cilantro, peppers and ginger. Mix until just combined.
- On a hot griddle sprayed with oil, spread the pancakes into small 3- to 4-inch rounds.
- Flip over when bubbles appear in the middle and the underside is golden-brown. Cook for another minute or two.
- Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.
Is it supposed to have water? Mine was thick so I added water and it came out yummy
I made these pancakes for breakfast this morning. Delicious!!
I didn't want to use all whole wheat flour, so I used 1/2 cup each of ww flour, brown rice flour, and chickpea flour. I substituted all plain yogurt for the oil.
For the veggies, I used grated zucchini, red sweet pepper, mashed potatoes and green onion.
I will definitely make these again.
Oh, those were delicious. I woke up with pancakes on the mind and as it was late in the morning, I thought of savory over sweet. I flew to this webpage and searched these up. Divine!!! I did not have any ww pastry flour or tofu so I self-milled some oats dropped the tofu and we were in business. It was one of the best recipes I have ever tasted. Thank you.
Thank you so much for this great recipe! I didn’t use all batter and saved it in a fridge for the next day. Still amazing!
So happy to hear, Linda!
I have not tried savory pancakes with whole wheat pastry flour. I think frozen/fresh corn kernels would also be nice.
Also I have a suggestion/request. It's been in my mind for long time now. When you find time you should host a Vegan Pasta and Vegan Pizza event. It would be so nice to have healthy recipes for these quick fix dishes which is always loaded with buckets of cheese.
omg those look so good, thanks for the recipe!
We all enjoy pancakes, though I prefer savoury ones. I sometimes make mine like these though I use a mixture of wholewheat and chickpea flours.
Best wishes for a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year, Vaishali.
These look absolutely fantastic! Oh, and Happy New Year.
Adai looks perfect to me, very inviting...
Happy New Year, Vaishali!
Have a wonderful 2009!
Beautiful colour! Your right - it seems like a cross between an utappam and godi dosai! Wish you a fantastic 2009!
Happy New Year Vaishali!! Whenever I see Pancake flour mix on stores i remember you..so much u have tempted me with ur pancakes...
Love savory pancakes- I like green onions in mine, maybe some vegan cheez- picture is making me hungry!
Yeah, looks like uttapam. Like the crispy brown colour..
reminded me of tomato omelet we used to get in our college canteen. I will try it out this weekend.
These sound fantastic! I tend to prefer savory over sweet for breakfast and I can't wait to try these...! Also enjoyed your favorites listed in last post...great blog!
Yummy pancakes..tempting one!!