Aquafaba Vegan Pancakes

Aquafaba Vegan Pancakes

One of my favourite thing with cooking is looking for alternatives to “traditional” ingredients or techniques. As you may have read in my post about flexitarianism, I would never fully commit to any restrictive diet, but this doesn’t mean that nothing’s interesting in it. Actually, if looking more specifically into plant-based diets you’ll really notice that it’s shaken things up in food habits and has probably become the trendiest diet ever. Ok, Instagram might have played an important role in this, but it does not affect in any way the fact that veganism provides a lot of alternatives to animal based products but also in terms of cooking techniques. Today, we’ll talk aquafaba – aka. chickpea water – and how to make to die for pancakes with it !

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French Toasts with Roasted Apricots (vegan option)

French Toasts with Roasted Apricots (vegan option)

French toasts – pain perdu – is definitely part of my breakfast, brunch & afternoon snacks favorite – ok this kind of sound like an all time favorite, I admit! This recipe is such an easy one and traditionally consists of soaking thick bread slices dipped into an egg and milk preparation, then panfried with butter, sugar and lightly spiced. Who could resist such a perfectly crunchy and slightly gooey recipe, so warming and comforting. It just reminds me so much of childhood winter nights when I used to have French toasts very often. Today’s recipe is a much lighter version of the French toast than the original recipe and is just as good, along gorgeous and juicy roasted apricots!

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Vegan Riz au Lait (rice pudding)

Vegan Riz au Lait (rice pudding)

Riz au lait is the French name for rice pudding, a dessert traditionally made out of rice, milk, sugar and vanilla. It is a timeless recipe that particularly appeals to children and will most likely recall adults of a childhood sweet and creamy heaven! As a kid, I never enjoyed this dessert as I don’t like the taste of milk. Hence, my mother used to make it dairy free and the recipe turns out to be vegan too.

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