Oct 13, 2009

vegan mofo: blueberry blue pancakes

My second post for Percy Jackson week is Blueberry Blue Pancakes. In the books, Percy has an ongoing thing with his mom about blue food. His stepfather made a stink about blue food, so they did it to spite him. They would eat blue candy, blue cakes and, of course, blue pancakes. I thought about making them a really fake neon blue, but it would be ridiculous to ignore the blue-ing effect of blueberries. The pictures aren’t a great indication of how blue these guys are. They’re really blue. They’re also perfect. In their tastiness and their blueness.

Blueberry Blue Pancakes
(an very blue version of the Vegan Brunch Perfect Pancakes)
  • 1 1/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbls. canola oil
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 c. pureed blueberries (About one cup whole berries. If it doesn’t exactly equal a cup after pureeing, just even it out with non-dairy milk)
  • 2 tbls. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
1. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat for at least 2 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center and add the oil, water, blueberries, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix until just combined.
3. Spray pan with canola oil spray. Pour pancakes one at a time and cook until bubbles form and the top looks somewhat dry (about 3 minutes). Flip over and cook for another minute or so. Serve!