Sunday, September 16, 2007

Chai Oatmeal Pancakes

This morning I woke up and made Oatmeal Chai Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce. I have made these before but now I am pleased with the results and would like to share the recipe with you. Here is the recipe that I used for the strawberry sauce Warm Double Strawberry Sauce . Here is the recipe that I used to base my pancakes off of Oatmeal Pancakes I am sure that applesauce or some ener-g egg replacer could be used instead of the eggs.

Chai Oatmeal Pancakes

1 cup milk (your choice, I used soy)
8 chai tea bags (I always use Celestial Seasonings but use your favorite)

1/2 cup oatmeal (old fashioned)
1 1/2 tsp. light olive oil (not extra virgin)
1/4 cup egg beaters (I am sure you can use applesauce here to make these vegan)
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. EACH baking soda AND baking powder
2 tsp. powdered chai concentrate (the kind I have is Pacific Chai and it has milk and honey in it, but I may make some chai concentrate myself to try to make this a completely vegan recipe)

I always start this recipe the night before. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, place tea bags and milk of choice. Press tea bags every few minutes to get more chai flavor infused into the milk. Cook about 8-10 minutes but do not boil. You are going to have to add more milk to make it 1 cup again. Refrigerate until ready to use. Place concentrated chai milk into large mixing bowl, add the oatmeal and let set 2-5 minutes. Add egg substitute, oil, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, baking soda and powder and chai concentrate. Stir to combine. Preheat griddle until water "dances" on the surface (I usually heat mine to 300 degrees F). Cook about 2 minutes or until bubbles break and turn to brown other side.

Served these with the rest of the strawberry sauce I had made and they were delicious!

Here is a recipe for Powdered Chai Tea and it says you can omit the vanilla creamer and use (liquid) vanilla instead and I am sure that you can use rice/soy milk powder to make it vegan, plus it has good reviews. Chai Tea Mix