Submitted by Sam (Senior Guide)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
8 medium size pancakes
Keep well in the fridge for 2 - 3 days
Mix it up. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour (& baking powder if using AP flour) and salt.
Combine. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add maple syrup, oil, soda water and milk. Stir to combine.
Let sit. Allow the batter to sit at room temperature for ten minutes or so. Check consistency, and if too thick, add more soda water or milk.
Heat fry pan to a medium heat. Add a half teaspoon of neutral oil (canola for example) or plant-based butter.
Get flippin'! Depending on what size pancakes you're aiming for, use a scooped spoon or measuring cup, say a ½ cup, to scoop batter from the bowl and add to the pan. Allow the mixture to spread and watch for bubbles forming on the upper side. When bubbles are breaking and not re-filling (form is held), the pancake is ready to be flipped over. Once flipped, they only need an additional minute or so to brown the second side.
Serve. Serve warm and enjoy!
Be sure to use a plant-based milk instead of dairy and a plant-based butter (if using, to grease your fry pan).
Use vegan-friendly sugar.
A Sodastream is a great way to make soda water at home without all the packaging that comes with buying bottled beverages. Check out where you can get your carbonators exchanged or refilled here.
Plant-based milks can be pre-ordered and purchased from The Velvet Underground (just across the road from Green Mo-Function Junction!) and come in re-usable glass bottles, or even better, bring your own container for them to transfer the milk into Shop Velvet Cafe
If you’re interested in making your own oat, soy or nut milks, there are recipes galore online, or you can check out Velvet Underground's YouTube video here.
Flourist is a Vancouver Mill & Bakery that delivers to North Shore, Burnaby, Richmond and Vancouver. All their grains are sourced from Canadian growers in addition to some wholegrains and beans!
Earth's Own are a Canadian brand who make plant-based milk products that are available widely throughout the country and are based in Burnaby, BC!
Check out what foods are in season in BC when HERE.
Another great way to ensure you're using seasonal produce is to subscribe to a CSA Box with a local farm and structure your meals around the seasonal produce you've received that week!