Bacon Pancakes – a dish made popular because of the cartoon show “Adventure Time” and the cartoon has an amazingly catchy jingle about this dish. Now I fully enjoyed the song so much, that I wanted bacon pancakes, so I made vegan bacon pancakes!
So clearly I’m going to continue this week with more breakfast dishes since that’s what I’ve been doing so far. Today I decided to make a tofu scramble; it’s the best substitute for scrambled eggs and really tastes great! What I’ll be giving you is a basic recipe, however you can add on to this breakfast dish as well with tomatoes or any other vegetable you’d like in your scramble.
Clearly I’m on a breakfast rampage, and I’m ok with it. I can only hope you all enjoy breakfast as much as I do, or at least eat it once in a while so you can use these recipes.
Growing up, quick and easy pancakes were always the way to go. Rushing to get ready for school, my mom would be doing everything to get the family up and running, so pancakes for breakfast before school was always a big add on for her routine of getting my sister and me ready, but she pulled it off. Luckily there was bisquick, and it really made pancakes a whole lot easier. So that was the flavor I’ve grown to love when I think of pancakes! Every bite is like a childhood flashback. Now I’ve known that these pancakes were not vegan, but what I learned recently was it’s only because of the eggs and milk in the mixture; bisquick itself if completely vegan friendly!! So because there are so many non dairy milks that work, all I had to do was figure out what to use for an egg… Guess what?! YOU DONT EVEN NEED TO USE THE EGG WITH BISQUICK!!
Breakfast, the most important meal of the day. The meal you can also have for lunch, or dinner; The meal that can be just as good as a snack! Breakfast is the bestest! So one of my favorites meals for breakfast is French Toast! Knowing most French Toast is made with an egg wash, I was really curious how I was going to make this vegan with my egg alternative options. I decided on using bananas, and veganized the heck out of this dish!
Oh no you’re vegan, and its past 11am. This means there’s no possible way you’d ever be able to get McDonalds breakfast items. When you became vegan, you said your goodbyes to the Egg McMuffin and the Sausage Egg McMuffin. If you ever ate meat and were hard on cash, these items were the ones that got you through breakfast. It was always a struggle to get there on time to make the breakfast menu, but if you did, you could scrounge up the money for these items with the spare change laying around in your car. Once you became vegan and realized the harsh reality behind places like McDonald’s, you happily said goodbye to those items, but the memories of those tastes may still be there. Well, you can easily make these items in a fully vegan way and once again enjoy the good old funky breakfast sandwiches, guilt free and cruelty free.
All you will need is Van DeKamps Original English Muffins (or any other vegan friendly brand you prefer), Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties (I used simple truth brand), Vegan Canadian Bacon (I used yves brand), vegan American cheese slices (I used toffuti), and a block of extra firm tofu.
Start by cutting your muffins in half and then putting them into the toaster. Toast until they are nice and slightly golden on the inside.
Now cut your tofu block into a circle and slice 2 “McMuffin” shaped slices from that circle (about 1/4 inch in height). Throw those tofu slices into an oiled frying pan and season them slightly. Don’t over cook because you still want it to resemble an eggs texture. Place the tofu onto one of your English muffin slices.
Next I throw on a vegan sausage patty and/or a slice of vegan Canadian bacon. Once these are cooked I place them on top of my tofu I just cooked. I then take my vegan American cheese slices and put that on top of the sausage and/or Canadian bacon.
After that, take the last slice of the English muffin and put it on top of the cheese. Flip the sandwich over so the cheese is now on the bottom, and place in the microwave for 13 seconds. Once that microwave goes beep, it’s ready to eat! Spread some jelly on it if you’d like or use some ketchup. However you once enjoyed this sandwich, will be even better than you remembered it because of this vegan version! Peace, Love, Grub!