Kale Pancakes 

Pancakes are one of the most versatile foods out there, Savoury or Sweet, its really up to how you like it. The earliest known pancakes were made about 12,000 years ago from ground grains and nuts, mixed with water or milk and were cooked on hot stones. Technically they were vegan from the start! Before baking soda was invented, cooks often used fresh snow as it contained ammonia, which helped the pancakes come out fluffy and soft. However, in Britain and the US pancakes can be very different. In Britain and Ireland, pancakes are often unleavened, and resemble a crêpe. In America, a raising agent is used to make them bigger and fluffy (typically by using baking powder). 
Today I am making a gluten free vegan kale pancake with baking powder to give it that UMPH! I am serviving it alongside blitzed Red Cabbage, Sauteed (in season) Organic Button Mushroom and a simple Watercress salad. This is an utterly delicious earthy filling meal! It hits the satiated button and it so healthy! 

You are getting rich phytochemicals and minerals Vitamin A and K from the red cabbage and this wonderfully colourful food also helps relieve the systems of IBS as it is packed with insoluble fiber! Then in the lush green nutrient dense powerhouse that is kale we are also getting our Iron, Protein and antioxidants. Kale is also the best source of Vitamin K you can get! Guilt free pancakes ladies and gents!

Recipe: always try get organic locally grown produce and always wash veg before cooking and serving! 

For the pancakes: (these are mini pancakes and this recipe will make about 6!)

Gluten free white flour – 2 cups

Rice flour – 2 cup 

Baking powder (gluten free) 2 teaspoons

2 tablespoons of honey or agave syrup 

Kosher Sea salt 

1/3 cup of Quinoa 

2 Bunches of kale 

1 cups of Almond milk (add more if needed)


2 cups of Organic Button Mushroom

Spoon of honey or agave 

Balsamic Vinegar

Fresh Watercress salad

Raw Red cabbage pesto: 

1/4 head of red cabbage in a food processor 

1 cup of almonds

1 spoon of agave 

1 tablespoons of lemon juice

2 tablespoons of water (if you want is wet)


Mix the ingredients for the pancakes in a blender and then add to a mini pan (or tapas pan) on high heat. These pancakes require medium high heat for about 4 minutes each side. They will also rise and have a spongey like Turkish kebab look about them. That’s when you know they are cooking right !  

While the pancakes are cooking, saute your sliced button mushrooms and prepare your lovely earthy peppery raw pesto. Place the ingredients for the pesto in a food processor and blend it up until it has a nice wet consistency. Wash your watercress salad and prepare to plate up! 

Place the cooked spongey thick pancake on the plate and top with the pesto, mushroom and watercress salad!



11 Comments Add yours

  1. lexxie rae says:

    looks tasty! just wondering, do you eat honey yourself or did you just include it as an option for variety?


    1. lindacooganb says:

      My uncle has a honey farm and yes I eat honey but rarely as usually It’ll be agave or date syrup depends on the availability. But I am not against honey.

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      1. lexxie rae says:

        i saw a video on bitesizevegan youtube channel about it but i think it mostly applies to large companies? but i’m not entirely sure. do you only eat your uncle’s honey or do you buy it? (i bet his is cheaper, right? 😎)


      2. lindacooganb says:

        I hadn’t eaten honey on about a year but used it as I got a big block of natural honey. I use agave and date syrup all the time. If I was to buy it it’d be in a nature shop and organic. Ethical hard core vegans don’t like that I do but I have nothing against natural honey if it is in abundance.

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      3. lindacooganb says:

        Also great article here 😁🌿🙌🏼👌🏽 http://www.vegetus.org/honey/honey.htm

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      4. lexxie rae says:

        if you think this is a great article why aren’t you against honey? not saying you should be – i only stopped using it a week ago – but the article clearly is.


      5. lindacooganb says:

        There are two opposing articles not just the one haha I was just showing you that they both have valid points so it’s down to the person me personally have no problem with honey

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      6. lexxie rae says:

        oooohhh, i missed the second. i’ll read it!!


      7. lexxie rae says:

        i don’t agree with the video because the same argument could be used to defend family farms or free range anything. at the same time, as both a vegan and a christian i understand the importance of timing in picking battles. i wouldn’t say ‘honey isn’t vegan’ to a nonvegan but i would to an ethical vegan who still eats it. does that make sense?


      8. lindacooganb says:

        Sure wouldn’t the world be bland if it wasn’t for opinion 😊👍🏼

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  2. lindacooganb says:

    And this http://veganbros.com/1-reason-honey-vegan/ it’s all really down to YOU and your own opinions


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