Today, an extra recipe post. Between piles of work and seemingly endless partial weeks for my kids' schools, I needed a kitchen break but had just a few minutes to spare more days. I came across the Vegetarian Mamma's coffee cake tweet, and it looked too simple and too yummy to pass up.
The original recipe used a neat trick---pancake mix instead of flour---which my family has also tried on occasion. Not one to follow instruction well, I changed quite a bit of the other ingredients...but I stayed true to the directions in what must be the easiest, and fastest, coffee cake recipe in the world. I can't believe how well this recipe worked, even with all of my tweaks (and with not enough mix in my pantry to begin with!). This could replace my all-time favorite speedy scones for lazy weekend mornings, at least sometimes.
Here's my version for a pancake mix coffee cake, with tapioca starch and lemon juice to thicken and flavor the liquid instead of sour cream...and with berries instead of chocolate so that everyone in my family gets a bite, even during Lent. It turned out awfully pink but surprisingly tasty. I'm sure to try the chocolate chip version after Easter (and after buying more pancake mix), though.
You'll find this version posted in the #freefromfridays collection on St. Pat's Day, too:
If you are interested in the lovely original version, which uses an Enjoy Life mix without gluten (and safe chocolate!), check it out at the Vegetarian Mamma blog.
Have you tried baking with pancake mixes? Or do you have a great vegan coffee cake recipe to share? I'd love to hear about it!
Hi, I'm Nicole.
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An apothecary is a person or a place. Either one implies healing and relates to pharmacy in its truest sense, as a source of treatment and advice.
This blog is my way of uniting my pharmacy training with my efforts to provide a healthy and safe lifestyle for my family. In true apothecary form, I research and prescribe alternative ingredients that work just right in each specific recipe, and I would like to share the results with anyone who needs help making their own family’s kitchen allergy safe and heart healthy.
Nicole Van Hoey's books on Goodreads
Bakery Bites: Breads and Treats Without Dairy, Eggs, Nuts, Seeds, or Soy
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Kitchen Adventures With Multiple Food Allergies: A Recipe Collection for Celebrations Without Dairy, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Seeds, or Soy