Its Sunday afternoon and we’ve had a lazy day at home, watched a bit of TV, caught up on our social networks, had a lovely lunch and wondering what we can snack on with our tea. Hmmm, something healthy with no sugar, no dairy and if possible, no wheat.
I went through the cupboards and spotted a can of coconut milk that had been sitting there patiently waiting to be used, and this was the perfect opportunity
I didn’t have a wheat free flour, so I made my own with breakfast oats. Just put them in the food processor and viola, oat flour. I left it a bit textured to give a more rustic feel. So now I needed a natural sweetener, agave will be perfect, a splash of vanilla essence and a drizzle of coconut oil and finish off with a sprinkle of sea salt. It turned out that all my ingredients were organic too 🙂
I eye balled the measurements, but it worked. I wasn’t sure how the texture would turn out, but I was pleasantly surprised 🙂
Now what can I top the pancakes with? Didn’t have anything to work with except a few apples, Hmmm, apple sauce!
It’s amazing how spontaneous moments of inspiration turn out great, so here are my recipes for, quick and easy Vegan Gluten Free Sugar Free Pancakes and Apple Sauce.
Hope you enjoy them as much as we did 🙂
2 cups oats
1 can coconut milk
1 tbsp. agave syrup
1 tsp vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp. coconut oil for mixture
1 tbsp. coconut oil for pan
Place your oats in a food processor or blender and blend until desired texture. I left mine a bit textured for a rustic look, but you can blend until you have a fine flour like consistency
In a mixing bowl, add coconut milk and oat flour and mix well with a wooden spoon
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well
Heat a pan over medium heat and add a tablespoon or less, depending on the size of the pan, of coconut oil
With a spoon, scoop some pancake mixture into the pan to desired size
1 stick cinnamon
1-2 strips lemon peel
1tsp lemon juice (more or less to taste)
2 tbsp. agave syrup (more or less depending on how sweet the apples are)
½ cup water
2-3 fresh mint leaves (optional)
Add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to the boil
Cover and turn down heat, simmer until apples are cooked through
Once cooked, remove the lemon peels and cinnamon stick and mash or blend
Serve warm or cooled.