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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 246.6
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 384.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 48.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 9.3 g

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Vegan Brainless Banana Pancakes


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Introduction

So yummy and sweet ... you don't even need syrup!

So yummy and sweet ... you don't even need syrup!



Ingredients

    1 cup flour2 tsp baking powder1 banana, mashed1 1/4 cups soy milk1 tbsp sweetenersliced fresh fruit (garnish)

Directions

1. In a large bowl, sift the flour and baking powder together.

2. In a small bowl, mash the banana with a fork and add 1/4 cup of the milk, mixing together until there are no lumps. Add the banana, sweetener, and remaining soy milk to the dry mix and stir together until "just mixed."

3. Portion out about 3/4 to 1 cup of batter onto a hot non-stick pan or a lightly oiled frying pan and cover with a lid. Let sit on medium heat until the center starts to bubble and become sturdy. Flip pancake over and cook other side until golden brown. Repeat process until all the batter is gone.

4. Garnish with fresh fruit and maple syrup.

Makes 3 servings.

Reprinted with permission from HOW IT ALL VEGAN! by Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer (www.GoVegan.net) Arsenal Pulp Press.






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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I've made these using a VERY ripe banana, thus eliminating the sweetener. I, too, used a 50/50 whole wheat, white flour mix and instead of skim milk, ued unsweetened vanilla almond milk---40 calories a cup!
    I also added ground flax and a bit of wheat germ to super-pack these with nutrition! - 12/23/07

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  • Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Good starter recipe even better with minor substitutions for those of us who are not soy lovers; milk, sugar, and 1/2 whole wheat 1/2 regular flour. The bananas keep these yummy griddle cakes moist & nutritious. Watch out they don't burn too quickly while cooking. - 1/16/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made them with 1/2 c whole wheat flour and 1/2 c unbleached white flour, left out the sweetener and added about a tsp of cinnamon. Fantastic served with a Tbsp of apple butter on top! - 1/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used ww pastry/spelt flour,stevia,& low sodium baking powder. I also used agave syrup because my husband is diabetic. The Hain Pure Foods makes a low sodium baking powder Featherweight is brand name.Some Safeways carry it. - 1/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    DELICIOUS! I added another half of a mashed banana and banana and strawberry slices on top. These are absolutely light, fluffy, and have a wonderful subtle sweetness. YUM.
    I made about 12 pancakes (a little under a 1/4 cup per pancake). 2-3 ended up being more than enough per person. - 1/17/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used oat flour instead of white flour and small amount of honey instead of the sugar. They turned out great. - 7/26/08

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Tasted good, but were hard to completely cook through. Dark on the outside, but still a bit gooey in the middle even when cooked slowly over low heat. Kids liked them though and gave them a 9/10. - 1/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are great, I've made them probably 4 or 5 times now. The only difference is I used whole wheat flour. :) yummy, they will be apart of my regular meals. Thanks! - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have made these and they are so good! I also have used banana for a different pancake receipe because I did not have eggs. I got that idea from your receipe, thank you for sharing!!!

    Jenny* - 1/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    great recipe! i used 1/2 and 1/2 of ww flour and reg flour and used lt brown sugar for the sweetener. even my hubby liked it! a new fave for my house! - 1/17/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I took a little from some of the suggestions (flax, ww flour, brown sugar, vanilla), these came out great. Will definately make again! - 1/16/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sooo good! MAYBE one more tbspn of Splenda or like sews4fun said, honey. But really awesome! Thanks for posting!!! - 7/31/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this recipe this morning and my husband and I loved it. Did not change a thing; made it just as the recipe indicated. Served with strawberry/rhubarb jam as these fruits go well with bananas. - 5/15/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It's really nummy - yet, I completely adjusted the recipe using unsweetened Almond Breeze, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tbsp baking powder and an egg...turned out very fluffy. - 2/3/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE pancakes so when I found this recipe this morning, I made them immediately for my husband, my four birds and I. We all loved them! They were fast to make and delicious! - 1/19/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good. These reminded me of freshly baked banana bread! They are sweet enough even without the extra calories of syrup!! - 1/19/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made them for breakfast this morning. Used whole wheat organic flour, xylitol crystals for the sweetener and added walnut pieces. They were great. Next time I'll add Textured Soy Protein to the batter to increase the protein content. - 1/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used Splenda to sweeten and whole wheat flour. These had a very hearty texture, but to make a meal, I wasn't satisfied with just one serving - about 1.5 was good. I also did use syrup, but with a little more sweetener it may not have been necessary. Tasty! - 4/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought these were great. And I don't even care for pancakes that well - 1/21/09

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  • Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    not good! they were heavy and gooey, I added all ww flour and a pinch of salt, but kept everything else the same. I had to cook them slowly to keep them from burning while the inside cooked. My kids, who love pancakes, ate one and were done. - 1/17/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was skeptical when I took my first bite - then added some smart balance and s/f syrup - they are AWESOME! - 7/23/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    not much flavor.. didn't go over well here at my house.. probably will not make again - 7/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are so good!! Quick and easy and oh so yummy! - 2/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    easy to make and no one noticed the difference except to say they were great - 2/16/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Didn't like the consistency, the flavor was ok. - 1/23/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great. DH loves bananas so this should be a treat for him. He will of course want to use maple syrup regardless. I'll try it at the next pancake breakfast. - 1/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds GREAT. I think I'm going to modify it a little like some of the other users have suggested. (wheat bran, flax seed, whole wheat/white flour mix) Can't wait o try them for brunch this Sunday :D - 1/16/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not sweet. Not salty. Kinda of bland.
    Not bad. Probably would not make again. - 1/16/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The best pancake I had in ages :) The banana tastes so incredibly well in the pancake! I would definately make this again. - 1/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this!!! It's so.. yummy even my kids love to eat it!!! :) - 8/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    these are very good but not as fluffy as the traditional pancakes - 6/19/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! but I didn't use anywhere near the amount of sweetener suggested! And I used a 50/50 mix of regular with whole wheat flour to add a bit more fiber to the mix. Great way to use up that last almost too ripe banana. If you do use syrup and fruit, remember to add those to your nutrition tracker. - 5/28/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love these!! We are having a "breakfast dinner" tonight just to have these - 4/30/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is the REASON I started eating pancakes again! :) - 3/13/07

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  • I do not see a sweetener in the list of ingredients. Can someone enlighten me? thanks - 9/7/13

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  • I substituted half buckwheat flour and half wholewheat, added some flax seeds and used homemade coconut milk. So good my granddaughters asked me to always make some when they visit. - 8/29/13

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  • These are so delicious! Absolutely my new favorite pancakes :)
    - 7/21/13

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  • I would rename this Vegan Brainless Banana Flatbread. AND not even sweet flatbread. As many stated though, it is a good starter recipe to tweak to your own recipe. Mine was closest to SPARKLE72023 but I added cinnamon, raisins and sweetened almond milk. AND 2/3 and 1/3 with the flours.Could serve 6. - 4/16/13

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  • Very good. I used light vanilla soy milk that gave it additional sweetness, not that it was really needed , and all whole wheat flour. I topped it with some thawed frozen mixed fruit and it was really good. I made enough for 3 servings and saved the batter for tomorrow's breakfast. - 2/11/12

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  • Delicious with gluenfree flour and 3/4 cup nonfat milk. Note on pancake/baked goods tenderness: Don't over-blend wet and dry ingredients; use rubber spatula and leave lumps! I topped with EarthBalance margerine and ripe persimmon globs. - 12/22/11

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  • I make these ALL the time!Instead of using normal flour or a 50/50 blend I just use White Whole Wheat flour which has the same nutritional value as whole wheat without that bitterness. AMAZING even for those of us who aren't vegans! - 8/8/11

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  • These were AMAZING! My fiance and I didn't even taste a difference from these and pancake mixes. - 8/7/11

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  • This recipe is PERFECT. The pancakes are super moist and just sweet enough. I used vanilla soy milk, I think that made them just right. I think if people didn't like this recipe, they did something wrong. Thank you so much for sharing it from the cookbook! - 10/3/10

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  • I added a bit of vanilla and nutmeg because they just seemed right and tossed in a handful of blueberries because they needed to be used. Yum! - 9/2/10

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  • I like that they don't contain any brain. - 8/17/10

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  • Although I made some substitutions/additions these were great! My husband even liked them! Substitutions: 1 cup ww flour, unsweetened soy milk, honey instead of sweetener, 1 tsp cinnamon & vanilla, & for half the batter I added blueberries. Made 9x1/4 cup cakes. Top: organic vanilla yogert & berries - 8/14/10

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  • made mine with almond milk, yummy - 7/6/10

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  • I LOVE this recipe. I use organic cane sugar and almond milk. - 7/4/10

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  • I use 30/30/40 oat meal, white flour, wheat flour and then the banana, baking powder, soy milk, and raisins. Yummy! - 5/10/10

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  • This was so good, quick and easy for breakfast. I used some extra banana and cut out the sweetener, and these were some of the best vegan pancakes I have ever had! - 5/5/10

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  • Nice! - 5/3/10

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  • After making the batter I added a chopped--not mashed--banana so there were visible banana chunks in the pancakes. It was very good and needed no syrup! - 5/1/10

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  • This Pancake recipe is a lot better than the one I have.... Excellent - 3/8/10

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  • sounds great and I plan to try it with almond milk. - 2/26/10

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  • Very nice, rich banana taste. Did 1/2 c. wheat and 1/2 white with a bit of cinnamon and pureed prunes as well as flaxseed. Thanks! - 1/31/10

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  • These pancakes were a little gummy in texture for me, I prefer a cake style pancake. - 1/12/10

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  • I loved these pancakes! I've already made them twice in the past week. I had a serving and felt fulll! Plus I'm a vegan and it was nice to find a recipe I didn't have to change. - 1/1/10

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  • They were pretty good. Kind of sticky. even with oil in the pan they stuck to my non-stick pan. Great alternative to banana bread for using ripe bananas. - 9/1/09

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  • used whole wheat pastry flour, and 2% milk. Awesome. - 8/30/09

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  • These were yummy, even my eight-year-old daughter who doesn't like bananas ate these with a little peanut-butter on them. - 7/3/09

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  • What about using vanilla soy milk and leaving out any additional sweetner? - 5/14/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will try this! I love bananas!! - 5/14/09

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  • Yummy!!! I love that I get soy in this as well! Another favorite is whole wheat pancakes (the mix can be purchased at the groc store) with frozen (thawed in the microwave for 5 minutes to make a compote) strawberries on top. - 3/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try it! I love bananas and I love pancakes. with this recipe I can't go wrong! - 3/25/09

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  • quite good ! - 2/16/09

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  • great.i'm making them this weekend for my grandbaby.she loves bananas. - 2/16/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds great, can't wait to try them. - 2/16/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I might try this recipe
    - 2/16/09

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  • I thought these were very tasty and easy to make - 2/3/09

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  • very good my daughter had a sleep over an I made it for everybody - 1/19/09

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  • These were delicious. I doubled the batch and already need to make more. - 1/17/09

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  • Wonderful taste and easy to make - 1/17/09

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  • this went in the trash. we did not like it! - 1/17/09

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  • It is easy, but not brainless - 1/17/09

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  • Sounds good. Is it possible to disignate the portion size clearer - 1/16/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would probably use whole wheat or buckwheat flour--also nutmeg or cinnamon. Perhaps peanut butter and/or sugar free syrup.

    It makes 3 servings--HOW MANY PANCAKES PER SERVING?
    We really do need to know that info. - 1/16/09

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  • This recipe sounds so yummy! I am going to make it for my family tomorrow morning. - 1/16/09

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  • How much is a serving? I don't think I could trust myself with these! - 1/16/09

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  • Fried banana bread...my DH might love this. - 1/16/09

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  • Thanks - my sisters are allergic to eggs. Now I can make this when they come to visit. - 1/16/09

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  • too good - 1/16/09

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  • Very tasty, but the carb load is too much for me, as I am diabetic. - 1/16/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'll definitely try this one! - 1/16/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so tasty I will have to give it a try. - 1/16/09

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  • Replace the flour with WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR or other whole grain grain flour alternatives and this recipe is great. I make pancakes almost everyday as I am pretty active physically and need a protein carbo boost.... instead of soy milk I use regular milk and 2-3 egg whites, as I'm not a vegan ;) Cheers - 1/16/09

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  • Love the taste of these! - 1/16/09

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  • I love this~! So simple and yet nutritious. - 1/16/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    seems very good. waiting to get on this. looking forward for more such recipes.
    - 1/16/09

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  • Love this recipe - 1/5/09

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  • This was so good. I have never had this dish before. Tried it last night to determine if it makes my xmas menu. It sure does ! - 12/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good and I will try it one day soon. Thank you. - 7/23/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, cant wait to try them. - 7/23/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love pancakes, I love bananas - this has got to be good! - 7/21/08

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  • making as I type.. Yummy! - 7/20/08

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  • I think we'll make this using coconut milk! Yum!!! - 7/20/08

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  • I love these simply because they don't use eggs. I have not been able to enjoy pancakes with ease for most of my life due to an egg allergy. - 7/20/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    mmmmm, trying it tonight along with some fresh picked wild mountain blueberries I picked while hiking! - 7/20/08

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  • very good vegan recipe and easier than my traditional one. - 7/20/08

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  • Pretty good. Would make again. - 7/20/08

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  • When I make this again


    Next time I'll add a little more Splenda.

    - 7/20/08

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