4-Ingredient Banana Cloudcakes

19th December 2014

*Spends over a month without uploading a recipe* 

Final season arrives

*Abandons her library spot and goes the kitchen to make vegan tiramisu* *Posts recipe*

A few days go by. Still finals season.

*Uploads another posts* 

Homework? What’s that? Can I eat it?

4 Ingredient Banana Cloudcakes: the easiest to make, healthiest and yummiest pancakes around! {gluten free & vegan options provided}

And that’s, my friends, the kind of logic I like to live by. Which, if I may mention, is the same logic that makes me want to clean up my dorm like a maniac when I have to study for 238784 different exams.

Procrastibaking, it’s absolutely a thing.

A very, very delicious thing.

Wanna know which is delicious as well? These babies right here. They’re naturally sweet, fluffy as a cloud and perfectly light yet filling. Perfect everyday breakfast? I’d say yes!

4 Ingredient Banana Cloudcakes: the easiest to make, healthiest and yummiest pancakes around! {gluten free & vegan options provided}

Also, if you’re wonderfing whether or not I’m living solely on pancakes since I moved to uni and no longer live at my parents… there’s high chances that the answer is affirmative.

Just don’t tell my mum. You know mums: they don’t quite like it when you mention that your diet consists on pancakes and the occasional bowl of porridge… 

Shocking, I know.

I mean, I do eat veggies too. Or at least, I upload lots of pictures of abundance bowl to my Instagram account so as to make mum believe that I’m a balanced human being…  It could be either thing.

Have fun guessing which one.

4 Ingredient Banana Cloudcakes: the easiest to make, healthiest and yummiest pancakes around! {gluten free & vegan options provided}

But you know what all scientific researc show: a pancake deficience can cause deep sorrow, maximum sadness and turn you into a very hangry monster. I’ve heard it also makes your soul turns black like the pits of pancake-less hell. 

Your life is not a game, friends. Don’t risk it. Take your pancakes everyday.

Aaaaaand what a better way to load up on pancake vitamins than these? They’re healthy, delicious, easy to make, don’t require lots of weird ingredients you sure don’t have on hand and may I mention they’re delish? Because they frickin’ are.

4 Ingredient Banana Cloudcakes: the easiest to make, healthiest and yummiest pancakes around! {gluten free & vegan options provided}

This post is coming to and end so let’s sum up what we’ve learnt today:

  • I cleaned my dorm today because I didn’t want to study (totally relevant info you need hello!)
  • Humans need to lead a pancake-based life to thrive. It’s scientific data, y’all.
  • These pancakes are yummy. You need these pancakes.

Make the pancakes. All it takes is a spotty banana and 5 minutes of your time. Quite a better way to procrastinate when finals are comming than cleaning every bit of dust off the room and then vaacuming and sweeping.

Best of luck to you all taking exams this week. You should eat more pancakes, by the way. I’ve heard they make you smarter, too.

4 Ingredient Banana Cloudcakes
Serves 1
These pancakes are so delicious, healthy and easy to make that you'll wonder whether or not they're real!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large spotty banana
  2. 1 egg + 2 egg whites
  3. 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  4. 2 tbsp. flour of choice (wholewheat, oat, gluten free flours... all work)
  5. Extras: 1 tsp. vanilla, chocolate chips, cinnamon, extra sweetener if needed, cocoa powder, blueberries, diced apple, chopped nuts...
Instructions
  1. Mash the banana with a fork. Make sure that it's ripe enough so you don't need extra sweetener!
  2. Whisk in the egg and the egg whites.
  3. Add in baking powder and flour and stir to combine.
  4. Heat some olive oil in a griddle and when it's hot enough pour some of the batter and cook pancakes until done.
  5. Do not flip pancakes until you see bubbles appear in the surface.
Notes
  1. You can use 2 whole eggs if you don't have egg whites on hand.
  2. Also, if you're vegan, simply use 2 flax eggs instead.
  3. For flufflier pancakes, refrigerate batter overnight.
honey & figs http://honeyandfigskitchen.com/

 

As always, let me remind you that I’ll try my best to answer all your inquiries and comments and read your wonderful blog posts as soon as I can! Thanks for putting up with me and all your support!

Enjoy the holidays!

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The Lazy Vegan’s Tiramisu

13th December 2014

Yo guys, I’m alive (and making the world’s oatmeal reserves grow smaller everyday, but if you follow me on Instagram you probably know that already).

What can I say, this girl likes her porridge. Especially on cold, winter days like the ones we’ve been having lately. Someone please tell summer (and with summer the lack of classes and homework and the abundance of all things ice-cream) to come back because I’m so not digging this wet, windy days thing.

This version of tiramisu may be low in fat, refined sugar free and vegan, but it sure tastes delicious! It couldn't be easier to make either!

But do you guys know what makes these dreary days a teeny bit better (apart from porridge, but again, is there anything that porridge cannot improve?)?

Long naps.  They’re what this winter thing is all about. You know the kind: you go lay in bed after lunch. “Just half an hour and then I’m back to my spot in the library to bury myself under all those books and DIE” you tell yourself. *Laughs*. Half an hour, you say, but truth is you wake up and it’s already dark outside. 

“What day is today?”

Those naps are the evil, and you know I’m right.

This version of tiramisu may be low in fat, refined sugar free and vegan, but it sure tastes delicious! It couldn't be easier to make either!

And what do naps have to do with tiramisu, you say. Won’t you happen to have had a four-hour-long nap today and have forgotten how to write a decent post, young lady?

Truth is, I have, but that’s another story for another post.

I mean. This tiramisu. It was totally part of a dream I had during one of my shamefully long naps. I woke up feeling disoriented and I knew I had to make it happen.

And oh, my friend, I did.

I got up, put together some random stuff I had in my dorm and made magic happen.

This version of tiramisu may be low in fat, refined sugar free and vegan, but it sure tastes delicious! It couldn't be easier to make either!

Magic in form of layers of chocolate, coffee and vanilla, aka, the best kind of magic. I mean, I’m sure that tiramisu making is a subject in Hogwarts.

To top it off, this dessert is also refined sugar free, low in fat and vegan. Vegan tiramisu say what? Yeeeeeeeeaaaaaah. You wouldn’t believe how nice of a mascarpone substitute silken tofu is! And fear not, it doesn’t taste like tofu, but like chocolate and vanilla!

This version of tiramisu may be low in fat, refined sugar free and vegan, but it sure tastes delicious! It couldn't be easier to make either!

Of course, you cannot expect this to taste like an old-fashioned tiramisu. Whether you like it or not, eggs, sugar and mascarpone do make a dessert fabulous.

But let me tell you that this version is not lacking any deliciousness anyway. Give it a go and sail to the land of sweet chocolate and coffee dreams with me.

Oh wait, I can’t.

This version of tiramisu may be low in fat, refined sugar free and vegan, but it sure tastes delicious! It couldn't be easier to make either!

Guess who dropped the tiramisu pan on the floor right after taking some pics?

The pan is alright but all of my dreams shattered.

 

The Lazy Vegan's Tiramisu
Serves 9
This version of tiramisu may be low in fat, refined sugar free and vegan, but it sure tastes delicious! It couldn't be easier to make either!
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For the chocolate cream layer
  1. 150 grams silken tofu
  2. 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  3. 4-5 tbsp. raw sugar
  4. 1 + 1/2 tsp. instant coffee granules
  5. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
For the vanilla layer
  1. 100 grams silken tofu
  2. 2 tbsp. vanilla
  3. 4-5 tbsp. raw sugar
Extra
  1. Enough slices of multigrain sandwich bread to cover the pan and make three layers.
  2. Sweet brewed coffee to spray on bread.
  3. 50 grams dark chocolate, grated.
Instructions
  1. To make the chocolate layer, blend all of the ingredients together and set this mixture aside.
  2. Then, blend all of the vanilla layer ingredients and set aside.
  3. Cover the bottom of the pan with enough bread slices to make a layer. Spray with coffee if desired, but do not add too much or it might get too soggy!
  4. Spread a layer of chocolate cream.
  5. Top with more slices of bread.
  6. Spread a layer of vanilla cream.
  7. Top with more slices of bread.
  8. Spread a layer of chocolate cream.
  9. Grate the chocolate on top.
  10. Leave tiramisu in the fridge to set overnight. You can also freeze it and it will taste like tiramisu ice-cream bars!
honey & figs http://honeyandfigskitchen.com/
 

 Here’s the part when I apologize for the fact that I’m not blogging as much as we’re all used to. Believe me when I say I do miss you all dearly, but uni has been getting the best of me lately and it’s almost impossible for me to log on and check on you. Also, I will try my best to answer all your inquiries as soon as I can! I’m so, so sorry. I hope I do get to post more often around Christmas time. Thanks for your support!

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Chocolate Chunk Maca Banana Bread Pancakes

25th October 2014

Bonjour my fellow pancake-appreciation-life leaders, how have you all been doing? 

I was going to start yet another one of my posts complaining about uni stuff and whatnot but I suppose you’re all here for the pancakes. Don’t try to hide it – I would do so as well.

MmmmMMmmm… PANCAKES.

Chocolate Chunk Maca Banana Bread Pancakes - the perfect healthy vegan breakfast treat!

Ok, where was I? So no whiny, annoying post for the day and not a half-marathon recap either. But that’s mostly because I don’t want you all laugh at me when I tell you that I ran my race, came first in the female junior category, didn’t realise I had won AND walked away without my prize.

Yeah. Dumbest person of 2014 award? That one’s for me, I’ll make sure I actually collect that one.

Chocolate Chunk Maca Banana Bread Pancakes - the perfect healthy vegan breakfast treat!

Aaaaaaaaaanyway. The rest of the race went pretty well. I mean, I hit the wall more times that I’d care to admit and, one week later, my legs are still burning yet I’m already thinking of running my next one.

Addicted? Maybe. But who wouldn’t when a huge stack of these pancakes are involved as a carbo-loading breakfast treat?

Sweet, fluffy, jam-packed with melty dark chocolate pockets and covered with a drizzle of pure maple syrups. I mean, I’d be able to run 100km races for them.

Imagine the stack I’d get to eat that way. Oh my gosh, where do I have to sign up for that race?

Chocolate Chunk Maca Banana Bread Pancakes - the perfect healthy vegan breakfast treat!

And the best part? (Which, believe it or not, it’s not the one where those melty, fudgy chocolate chunks enter your mouth making you want to scream with joy and do the happy pancake dance). The best thing about these is that they’re made with real, wholesome ingredients which make these a nutrient powerhouse.

Which might or might not mean “EAT ALL THE PANCAKES!!!!!!!!!” in my book.

Chocolate Chunk Maca Banana Bread Pancakes - the perfect healthy vegan breakfast treat!

Made with bananas, maca powder, oats, wholewheat flour, almond butter, olive oil, lots of love and quite a bit of impatience (because when I want pancakes I want them NOW), these are the perfect way to get you trought a whole day of physics homework and the most exhausting of races.

Side effects may include spending the rest of the day dreaming about them but, with pancakes like these, I’d gladly take the risk.

 

Chocolate Chunk Maca Banana Bread Pancakes
Serves 2
Sweet, fluffly, caramel-y pancakes studded with melty chocolate pockets that will make you love breakfasts more than you already do. Pshh they're healthy too!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 overripe small banana
  2. 1/4 cup rolled oats
  3. 1/2 cup wholewheat flour
  4. 2 tbsp. raw sugar
  5. 1 tbsp. maca powder (I use Organic Burst)
  6. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  7. 1 tbsp. almond butter
  8. 2 tsp. olive oil
  9. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  10. 2 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined.
  2. Stir in wet one and whisk until fully mixed.
  3. For optimal results, let batter chill on the fridge for a couple of hours. Overnight is best.
  4. Heat some extra olive oil in a pan and cook pancakes until bubbles appear.
  5. Flip pancakes and continue cooking until golden.
  6. Top with maple syrup and vegan butter if desired.
  7. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. These pancakes are vegan, high fiber, high protein and nutrient dense.
  2. They freeze quite well too!
honey & figs http://honeyandfigskitchen.com/
 

 And last but not least, do let me apologize for the fact that I haven’t been blogging or reading your blogs lately. As I’ve said before, uni is being quite hectic right now and I’m finding myself with no time to do the things I truly love. Sorry for that, I will try to be around as much as I can though!

Enjoy your weekend,

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