Adam Smith & The Wealth of Breakfast Options …


The plan was:

a. Eat breakfast

b. Drink coffee

However, it turned out that before I could get there we had to have a robust philosophical discussion about the allocation of scarce resources …

Kids: Can we have pancakes?

Me: Sure! What about zucchini & corn ones?

Kids: 

Me: I’ll do them with tomatoes & relish.

Kids:

Me: But if we do the sweet ones too it’ll take twice as long & use double the batter.

Kids: Who eats zucchini pancakes for breakfast?

Me: I do <sigh>

So breakfast became bigger than Ben Hur. Fortunately we started with coffee so I had the energy to make it through 😉

For the apple cinnamon pancakes I used:

1 cup apple, diced & steamed

1 cup all purpose flour 

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 1/4 cups almond milk

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp canola oil

1 tbsp maple syrup

4 plums, diced (for serving)


For the zucchini corn pancakes I used:

1 cup zucchini, grated, steamed & drained

1 cup corn kernels, steamed

1 cup all purpose flour 

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 1/4 cups almond milk

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp canola oil

1 cup tomatoes, diced (for serving)


To start the apple pancakes I placed the apple cider vinegar in the almond milk. After leaving it for a few minutes I then added in the rest of the wet ingredients.

In a separate bowl I whisked together the dry ingredients. Then I made a well in the center of the bowl and folded through the wet ingredients and the steamed apple. 


Then I left the batter to rest while I worked up the zucchini and corn batter.

Essentially the process was the same for the savory pancakes…

First I placed the apple cider vinegar in the almond milk. After leaving it for a few minutes I then added in the rest of the wet ingredients.

Then in a separate bowl I whisked together the dry ingredients. I made a well in the center of the bowl and folded through the wet ingredients and the steamed zucchini and corn. 


After that it was simply a case of heating a griddle over medium heat and cooking the pancakes in batches (which also had the unintended benefit of allowing time for more coffee).

And (eventually) we all got the breakfast we wanted… but, if I’m being completely honest the kids were right – I didn’t really need zucchini AND apple pancakes for breakfast. Way too much time taken (& far too many pancakes made).


Lesson learned – next week it’s muesli 😉

#vegan #kidfriendlyvegan #mindfuleating #wholefood #breakfast #pancakes 

2 thoughts on “Adam Smith & The Wealth of Breakfast Options …

  1. Cute post. Lucky kids! I’ve got to try making apple cinnamon pancakes sometime now. Although zucchini and corn sounds really interesting as well. It reminds me of how my Mom always made chocolate zucchini cake for us when I was little. Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, chocolate zucchini pancakes could be good too! Thanks for the idea hehehe

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