Apple Spice Pancakes and Meal Plans 8.19.18

Fluffy Apple Spice Pancakes

I woke up this morning wanting to make something extra yummy for breakfast. I’ve been having a bowl of watermelon for breakfast lately, so a stack of fluffy pancakes sounded like a treat! I’m still working on my vegan baked goods (my banana bread from yesterday was a total FAIL) so I thought pancakes are in the middle… they might work? So I found a recipe that was saved on my Pinterest for oil free apple spice pancakes that someone modified from Joanna Gaines recipe. I changed a few things- I used self rising flour, so I left out the powder but still added the soda. I didn’t have apple spice powder so I used pumpkin and I was out of cinnamon so left it out, although they would have been better with it. I used my unsweetened coconut milk beverage as the nut milk and just sautéed the apples, vanilla, and spice mix for my apple compote. They were fluffy and delicious! It was a perfect Sunday morning treat breakfast and they’re oil free, and half whole wheat so semi healthy.


Now on to what I’m planning on making this week! We’re going over to my parents for dinner tonight and my friend is coming over for dinner tomorrow so I had to think about things they would enjoy.

Mushroom and Pea Risotto- Josh said this was a crowd pleaser the last time I made it so I thought I would let my parents try it out. Recipe is already on the blog.

Sushi Bowl- My friend Mary Charles said that my sushi is really the only sushi she has ever tried and liked, which is a big compliment so I decided to make sushi bowls. It’s the same flavor profile, just in a different and less time consuming form which is nice when you’re catching up.

Sofritas bowls- I found this recipe for sofritas like Chipotle makes, so I thought I would make them like a burrito bowl. Rice, sofritas, peppers and onions, tomatoes, cucumber, guacamole, and salsa.

Teriyaki Veggie Noodle Stir Fry- I found rice noodles at the store the other day that I just bought so thought I would buy some stir fry veggies and make a noodle bowl with them and my oil free teriyaki.

Roasted Chickpea Salad- I have a lot of chickpeas in my pantry and feel like I need to throw a salad on the menu every once and a while so here it is!

Mushroom and onion Lavash Pizza- These are so easy and great for Friday night (when I’m exhausted.) You just top a whole wheat lavash with sauce, cooked veggies of your choice, and some nutritional yeast then throw them in the oven until crisp. Simple!

Something else I made quickly for dinner last night was this portobello and onion slider with butternut squash zig zags. So quick and easy!

I cut two portobellos in slices and cooked them in a pan with some vegan Worcestershire, soy, and garlic powder then cooked two onions in another pan with vegan Worcestershire, salt, and a 1/2 tsp Vegetarian Better than Bouillon beef flavor. Then I toasted a ciabatta roll and spread it with Dijon then added the veggies and yum! It was like a French dip. I bought the zig zags at Trader Joe’s and roasted them in the oven with salt, pepper, and rosemary. They were more bland than I expected, or maybe I’m used to potatoes now!

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