P079

Oat Pancakes with Spiced Apples

Who says vegans can’t eat the same as everyone else? These apple topped pancakes will prove everyone wrong — they are sweet, fluffy and oh-so-delicious.

Makes 15

Ingredients

For the pancakes:

  • 450ml (15.2fl oz) soya milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 300g (10.5oz) White’s Organic Jumbo Oat Flakes
  • 50g (1.7oz) sugar
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon

For the apples:

  • 4 eating apples
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 3 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves

Method

  1. First peel and core the apples and chop into small pieces.
  2. Put into a pan with the lemon juice, sugar and spices.
  3. Heat on medium-high heat, stir until the sugar has dissolved and bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer until the apple is soft, stirring occasionally.
  5. While the apples are cooking mix together the soya milk and apple cider vinegar. The mixture will thicken and turn into a buttermilk
  6. Whizz the oats up in a blender until you have a fine flour
  7. In a large bowl combine the oat flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon then pour in the milk mixture and mix well.
  8. Heat a frying pan with a very light coating of oil and cook spoonfuls of the batter until brown, then flip over and cook on the other side
  9. Serve with the apples, maple syrup and some vegan cream or yoghurt
  10. If you have a lot of apple cooking liquid left over you can reduce it down by simmering for a few minutes until syrupy. The flavour will be quite intense with the spices but a half a teaspoon on top of a pancake along with the apples and some yoghurt is delicious.

Recipe by @gingervegan for Whites Oats, whitesoats.co.uk