Raw Banana Pancakes (or Banana Nut Bread) ♥ from rawon10.blogspot.com
Banana Pancakes (or Banana Nut Bread) ♥ from rawon10.blogspot.com
7 servings ~ $.65 per serving
1 cup walnuts, finely chopped ($1.60)
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped ($.80)
1 cup flax meal ($.30)
3 bananas, pureed ($.45)
1/2 cup raisins ($.40)
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
4 bananas, sliced ($.60)
4 tbsp agave ($.40)
I had a hard time deciding what to call this. Trying to fit cooked food descriptions on raw vegan foods can be fun, but trying as well. I started out with an idea for raw banana nut bread that could be a breakfast meal with some fruit added. I was in a rush and took them out of the dehydrator when they were still quite soft, which was about two hours on each side. With bananas on top and some agave, they made perfectly soft, almost fluffy pancakes. The ones I left in a bit longer, about twice as long, were excellent for banana nut bread. And, I those I left in even longer, twice as long again, were crunchy banana cookies ... crunchy on the outside, but still having a bit of softness in the middle.
Call this whatever you like, and adjust your dehydrating time to suit your preference.
For this recipe, the ingredients need to be processed separately and then folded together. First, add one cup water to the flax meal and set aside to gel. I used the food processor with the S blade to grind one cup of walnuts fairly fine and put them in a large mixing bowl. Puree three bananas and chop the remaining half cup walnuts coarsely, add to mixing bowl. Add the salt, spices, and soaked flax meal and stir. Fold in the raisins.
Place on plastic, teflex or parchment sheets in the dehydrator. Use a spoon to scoop out 14 portions and smooth out into 3" rounds. They should be about 1/4 in thick and somewhat thicker than when making flax crackers, basically the shape and size of small pancakes.
For soft pancakes, flip as soon as it's possible to handle them and then allow to dehydrate on the other side until firm on the outside, but the desired softness inside.
Top with a sliced banana and a tablespoon of agave.