Mardi Gras AKA Pancake Tuesday

It’s Foodie Tuesday!

Lacy pancakesImage via unodedos.com

It’s Mardi Gras, also known as Fat,  Paczki and Pancake Tuesday.  So in celebration, we’re all about pancakes today.  From big fluffy buttermilk flapjacks to fancy-pants versions, pancakes are always a treat, especially on breakfast for dinner days!

Vegan Oat Banana Pancakes with Berries

Oat Banana Pancakes with BerriesImage and recipe via Calm Mind Busy Body

These Vegan Oat Banana pancakes via Calm Mind Busy Body look pretty great all dressed with berries.  As someone who doesn’t tolerate milk well, I am always looking for great dairy free recipes and will be adding this to my recipes to try.

Peach Poppyseed Pancakes

Peach Poppyseed Pancakes via ChatelaineImage via Andreas Trottmandorff via Chatelaine

My sister-in-law introduced me to these unbelievably tasty and pretty pancakes with peach slices baked in and dotted with poppy seeds.  Click here for the recipe from Chatelaine.

Cottage Cheese and Apple Pancakes

Cottage Cheese and Apple Image via Tastebook

This is an old brunch favourite in our house.  Great if you’re looking for something a little different and super simple, these Cottage Cheese and Apple Pancakes are really lovely.  The recipe is originally from the Moosewood Cookbook (the original one), which is probably my most used cookbook, full of wonderful vegetarian staples.

This revised vegetarian cookbook is essential for your kitchen

Recipe
4 eggs, separated (use all or as many of the yolks as you’d like)
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup grated Granny Smith apple (about 1 large apple)
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
pinch of nutmeg

1. Beat the egg whites until stiff

2. Combine all other ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix well.  Fold in egg whites.

3. Heat butter in skillet on medium high.  Drop batter into pan and fry on both sides will golden brown and firm.

4.  Serve immediately with maple syrup, fresh berries, and/or fruit compote!

Happy Pancake Tuesday!

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