October 1, 2012 | 3 Comments »
I have decided to participate in this years Vegan MoFo. For those of you that don’t know Vegan MoFo stands for the Vegan Month of Food. You should definitely check out the Vegan MoFo website and blogroll for lots of delicious vegan foods. I believe the list is up to 600 (maybe more now?) so you definitely have lots of variety. Lots of people choose to go with a cool theme. I decided to go with a theme this time around too, but it’s nothing cool or unique. I’m planning to do a whole month of pumpkin. It might seem silly, but around this time of year I go a little nuts with the pumpkin. I’m not alone either! These days you can find pumpkin flavored everything on store shelves. It’s crazy! I’d like to say crazy good, but of course most of these items aren’t suitable for vegans. My goal is to veganize each and every item I see in stores or advertised on TV, etc. Some things I’m hoping to post: pumpkin creme brulee, pumpkin French toast sticks, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin pop tarts, pumpkin tiramisu, pumpkin whoopie pies, pumpkin rice crispy treats, and well, you get the idea. A crap load of pumpkin!
My goal is to actually post every single day. But this year I’m enrolled in a few culinary classes at the local community college. Between the butt load of work that’s being thrown at me there, housework, cooking, errands, my son, and my new puppy… I can’t go around making promises. But I’m going to try my best. I’m also going to make it a point to comment on other Vegan MoFocker’s (you say MoFoer, I say MoFocker) posts. Here’s to hoping I don’t lose my sanity.
With that being said, here is my first post. Delicious vegan pumpkin pancakes!
I mostly followed this recipe for Brown Butter Pumpkin Pancakes. I made a few changes though. I used vegan butter in place of the brown butter, unsweetened coconut milk with 1 tsp apple cider vinegar mixed into it in place of the buttermilk, flax eggs in place of eggs, and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice in place of the nutmeg and cinnamon. Then I topped off my pancakes with some cinnamon butter. For that all I did was soften up some vegan butter and mixed in some brown sugar and cinnamon. It really did feel like I was eating dessert for brunch. Yum! It went great with my pumpkin latte.