Lemon and corn both work to bring out each other's best qualities in this Vegan Lemon Cornmeal Pancake recipe: corn highlights lemon's tanginess and lemon enhances corn's savory flavors. These bright, buttery flavors packed into a vegan pancake is a great way to start the day. Try them topped with a touch of almond butter, fruit and/or real maple syrup.
Vegan Lemon Cornmeal Pancakes Recipe1 ¾ cups + 3 Tablespoons non-dairy milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon golden flax meal
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon almond extract
¾ cup corn meal
¾ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup (71 grams) Regular Vegan Butter or non-hydrogenated stick margarine, melted
zest of 2 lemons
½ cup corn
1) Curdle the non-dairy milk mixtureIn a medium bowl, whisk together the non-dairy milk, lemon juice, golden flax meal, lemon extract, vanilla extract and almond extract. Let it sit for about 10 minutes so the non-dairy milk curdles.
2) Whisk together the dry ingredientsIn a large bowl whisk together the corn meal, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
3) Whisk the batter togetherWhisk the Vegan Butter into the non-dairy milk and lemon juice mixture from Step 1 then whisk the mixture into the large bowl containing the flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Stir in the lemon zest and the corn.
4) Bake the vegan pancakes to perfectionGrease a griddle or a large iron skillet with canola oil. If you're using a non-stick surface forego the greasing process. The surface is ready for pancakes when water flicked on it sizzles. Using a ladle, drop about 1/3 cup of batter to form a pancake. When small bubbles appear, flip the pancake with a spatula. A thin steel spatula with a large surface area works well on cast iron surfaces. Let the pancakes cook for at least another 2 minutes on the other side or until golden. Do not press down on pancakes with the spatula.
Pancakes keep for up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge and can be easily heated in a toaster.
This recipe makes about 12 Vegan Lemon Cornmeal Pancakes.