Before I was vegan, I wasn't. I used to cook with dairy and eggs. When Ben and I first decided to go vegan, I was completely lost. I didn't know about the flax egg or coconut oil. I had never heard of chia seeds or apple cider vinegar. I studied vegan cookbooks and experimented in the kitchen for hours and hours before figuring out how to prepare recipes that were delicious and tasted the same (if not better) than they did when made with animal products.
This pancake recipe was the very first vegan recipe I wrote and it took me close to a year to get it right. Looking back now, this recipe is a perfect metaphor for my plant-based health journey. It has taken me years to learn what I know and I'm still a student both in the kitchen and within my own body.
Have you made vegan pancakes before? If not, please allow these to be your starting point.