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Bunny Pancakes

bunny_pancakes_aStart the day with these bunny pancakes on Easter or any other day. They are a family favorite! Use your favorite plant-based milk made with the NutraMilk. I tried these pancakes with coconut milk as well as coconut oil to give them a sweet, creamy tropical flavor which pairs perfectly with bananas and berries.


INGREDIENTS


For coconut milk from dehydrated coconut (yields 6 cups):

  • 2 cups (160g) of unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1 ½ quarts (6 cups) of water


For pancakes:

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour (or gluten-free flour mix).
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup almond milk or any plant-based milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp. oil of choice such as melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup or sugar of choice
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg (optional-omit- if vegan)

Toppings: strawberries, blueberries, sliced bananas, and shredded carrots. Maple syrup and nut butter of choice made with the NutraMilk.


INSTRUCTIONS


First, start by making coconut milk from dehydrated coconut:

  1. Place the unsweetened dried coconut in the NutraMilk container.
  2. Press Butter cycle, set for 1 minute.
  3. Press Start.
  4. Open the container lid and add 1 cup of water. Replace lid.
  5. Press Butter cycle, set for 1 minute.
  6. Press Start.
  7. Repeat this step for each cup of water, until you have used all 6 cups.
  8. Press Mix (do not change the default time)
  9. Press Dispense.
  10. Press Start and open spigot to fill your storage container.

*you can use more or less water depending on how full-bodied you want the milk to be.

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar (if using maple syrup- add to wet ingredients), baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together until combined.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together plant-based milk, vanilla extract, and oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until combined and smooth.
  • Heat a large skillet or electric griddle over medium heat. Add a bit of oil then pour 1/4 cup of batter on the hot skillet and repeat, leaving an inch between pancakes. Cook until the pancakes bubble on the top and edges, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another minute or two until golden and set.

Assemble bunny pancakes:

  1. Place one pancake on a plate.
  2. Cut another pancake in half to make the ears and place behind the first pancake.
  3. Use a third pancake and cut out 2 circles with a cookie cutter or shot glass. Place side by side, on top of first pancake as cheeks.
  4. Decorate ears with 4 sliced (lengthwise) strawberries.
  5. Add 2 sliced bananas and blueberries for the eyes.
  6. Cut the bottoms of 2 strawberries for the nose and mouth.
  7. Use shredded carrots for whiskers. Enjoy!