My kids informed me that there are only 3 more days until Thanksgiving! We always try to do one themed breakfast per holiday. My kids LOVE themed meals. But seriously…they are SO much effort and I have 4 kids. ‘Nuff said right? This is really simple and doesn’t take much more work than cooking normal pancakes. And guess what…they’re pretty healthy…for a pancake! I know, I know, this sounds super ironic. “VEGAN TURKEY Pancakes” hahaha! But really guys, these are yummy. No one even has to know that they are vegan! It can be our little secret!
Here’s what you need:
Zest and juice of 1 lemon (or 12 drops lemon essential oil if you’re lazy like me)
1 1/2 cups almond milk or any other plant based milk (rice, soy, etc.)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (this is my favorite) or any other flour will work if you’re not eating wheat
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 heaping tablespoon baking powder
3 Tablespoons coconut palm sugar (stevia or pure maple syrup will work as well, but coconut sugar is my favorite. It kind of tastes like brown sugar.)
1 Tablespoon Flax Seeds mixed with 3 Tablespoons of water (egg substitute…You can use an egg if you don’t want them vegan)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil(or butter if not vegan)
2 cups blueberries (I use frozen)
More Coconut Oil for cooking on a griddle or frying pan
24 chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients except blueberries. Fry up your “beaks” by placing 1 small circle connected to one even smaller circle. Kind of like an upside down snowman. Cook as many beaks as you will pancakes (about 12 depending on the size.) Then add your blueberries to the mix. This will turn your batter a bit purple so that the bodies are slightly darker than your beaks.
Then fry up your “bodies” or circle pancakes. Be sure they are larger than your beaks or your turkey might look deformed and this whole project will turn into a “pinterest fail.” Place your body pancakes on the plate followed by your beak pancakes on top. Slice your bananas lengthwise to form the “tail.” Decorate and serve. Or let your kids decorate their own turkey pancakes. For non vegans…serve with turkey bacon!