Friday, September 17, 2010

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Cinnamon Butter Syrup, and a GIVEAWAY!!!

How did the week get away from me so fast?! I guess that is the life of a Mother of 3 kids under the age of 6!! Sometimes the week is a bit of a blur! haha.
I was sent a product to review from a new company called XAGAVE.  They also sent me a very nice (although not vegan) cookbook that is full of really healthy recipes that I can put my vegan spin on very easily! Excited to veganize and try some of those!


 XAGAVE brand agave nectar is a mixture of white agave and blue agave nectar, resulting in a mild, sweet, wonderful flavor. Xagave brand agave contains calcium, iron and inulin, as well as other vitamins and minerals. Inulin is a water-soluble dietary fiber that has many benefits, including strengthening the immune system, moderating blood sugar levels, improving digestive health, improving regularity, enhancing calcium absorption, increasing bone density and reducing risks of colon cancer. Regular sugar actually does the exact opposite!  I thought the flavor was really great, and it worked really well in some of my baking recipes a s a sugar replacer.
You can read more about XAGAVE here on their website...

Now for the GIVEAWAY...one of you is going to win a 50-ounce (36 fluid ounce bottle) of XAGAVE from me! And I have the yummiest way for you to use it! (recipe will follow)

 To be eligible to win...

*Become a follower of the Little House of Veggies blog and leave a comment stating that you have done so, and why you want to win the agave...and for extra entries, you can do any of the folloing, but make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. Every separate comment/entry gives you more chances to win!
*Become a fan of the  Little House of Veggies Facebook page
* Follow on twitter, and/or tweet about the giveaway
if you are already following the blog, facebook page, and/or twitter, state that you are already doing so.

Thats it. This giveaway will close one week from today (Sept. 24) and a winner will be picked at random. Good Luck!!!

Ok, Now on to the recipe...My kids love pancakes (but who doesn't?!). I make them all the time for them.  This recipe is so good, 100%  whole wheat, and dipped in the best, most simple cinnamon butter syrup. You will love it!  I also will cook these in little "silver dollar" sized pancakes, and pack them in my daughters lunch with a little dip for a fun lunch once in a while. She loves it! 



Whole Wheat "buttermilk" Pancakes with Cinnamon Butter syrup
serves 4-6

What You Need:
2 1/2 cups unsweetened Almond milk
1/4 tsp blackstrap molasses
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cups white whole wheat flour
4 Tbsp. wheat germ
2 Tbsp. evaporated cane sugar, or Sucanat, maple sugar, etc.
3/4 tsp sea salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat a griddle. In a small bowl mix together the almond milk, lemon juice, and molasses. Set aside for 5 minutes. This will create a vegan buttermilk. While the milk mixture sits, whisk all of the dry ingredients together. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and fold together until just mixed together. It is ok if the batter is a little lumpy. For larger pancakes, use about 1/4 cup batter per pancake. For silver dollar pancakes, use about 1-2 Tbsp. Cook for a few minutes on each side.

Cinnamon Butter Syrup
1/2 cup XAGAVE agave nectar
1 Tbsp. Earth Balance butter
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

In a small saucepan, gently heat the agave, butter and cinnamon. Once butter has melted and the mixture is warmed through, take off the the heat. Pour over the Whole Wheat "buttermilk" pancakes! YUM!

50 comments:

  1. I love substituting agave for sugar! A neat trick I recently learned was to mix 2 parts agave with 1 part unsweetened baking cocoa powder for a quick chocolate syrup. Love that on top of some banana soft serve! I am a follower, facebook fan, and follower on twitter. :) Thanks for hosting this giveaway. And how about those pancakes? SO FLUFFY! I have yet to find a vegan pancake that I like, I am all over this one!

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  2. Though it's pretty hard to beat maple syrup on pancakes, this variation may give it a run for it's money! Sounds like a nice change of pace for a Sunday brunch... ;)

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  3. I am a follower of Little House of Veggies and have been for a while now! I love your recipes! I would love to win the agave because I could put some in my oatmeal every morning and use it to bake :)

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  4. A newer follower of Little House of Veggies about 2 months now (when I decided to switch from vegetarian to vegan)! This would be a great addition to my new vegan pantry!

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  5. Love reading all of your delicious recipes, have been following you for months now. I would love to win this so I could use it in all of my cooking!

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  6. I have the "Delicious Meets Nutritious" Xagave cookbook. You are right Morgan, this book is really easy to make Vegan. On page 13 of the book, it says the Xagave brand agave contains calcium, iron and inulin, as well as other vitamins and minerals. Inulin is a water-soluble dietary fiber that has many benefits, including strengthening the immune system, moderating blood sugar levels, improving digestive health, improving regularity, enhancing calcium absorption, increasing bone density and reducing risks of colon cancer. Interesting enough, regular refined sugar does the exact opposite. I have the book, but have not tried Xagave. After your post, I grabbed my book and started reading it. I haven't tried Xagave, but would love to after reading about all the health benefits. Great give away-I WANT SOME:) I love the pancake picture you took. YUMMY!

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  7. These look so good and I love the chocolate syrup tip from Sarah S!

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  8. vegan pancakes and my favorite. I will eat them whenever possible!

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  9. Hi Morgan! I wanna try to use "Agave". I can buy in Japan but really expensive (500ml alomost $20- or more..) , then it come from US!! OMG I had to bring to Japan when I get back to Japan lol. anyways your pancake looks sooo yummy!! you are awesome Morgan!! -Love xo

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  10. I follow your blog already, love your recipes! I would love to win agave because I use it like its going out of style--no one wants that to happen!

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  11. Wow! Thanks Mom for all of the extra info on Xagave! I hope you dont mind I added that information into my post! I thought it would be great additional info for my readers to know! :)

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  12. You have outdone yourself again!!! I love the cinnamon syrup idea!!!! They look incredible...I NEED to make them :-)

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  13. I am a follower already and I lurve me some agave nectar! :D That's why I would want to win! :D

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  14. I follow on facebook....idk WHY I wasn't already, sheesh!

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  15. I also am already a fan of yours on FB! :D

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  16. and i dont have twitter...if you ever have a giveaway again, can we just post that you're having a giveaway on our blogs? twould be nice for all the peeps out there that dont twitter. :)

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  17. GIrl omg this recipe is amazing... YUM I follow you on twitter!!

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  18. Oh yummy Agave...how I love thee!!
    This recipe looks so great - you never dissappoint!! I would love to win this - I put a drizzle of agave on my oats every morning!

    I follow your blog & love all your posts!

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  19. i'm a follower as well as a facebook fan, and i would love some xagave!

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  20. I have just followed you blog. Love reading all the great recipes. I would LOVE to win the Xagave because I am a new vegan (only a few months old!) and it had been very hard for me trying to find new recipes of my favorite dishes and also stay healthy. I think using this instead of sugar would be an amazing addition to my diet!

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  21. I follow you on facebook as well! i'm everywhere! :)

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  22. Thanks so much for the great idea's and recipe!!!
    I'm a fan of all your recipes!!! I follow you on here and on Twitter!
    Much peace and love to you xox
    ~Niki

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  23. I'm a new "official" follower of your blog! I used to just check your blog randomly. I *think* I found your blog via The Kind Life site. I'm in awe of your recipes -- this pancake one included!

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  24. i've been reading your blog and trying out recipes for awhile now (your pasta alla formiana has been a huge hit for several dinner parties not to mention anytime i want to throw together an easy yet impressive dish for home!) but just started officially following the blog! i love blue agave nectar in recipes and would be thrilled to get to try this new white/blue combo! i'm not a vegan dessert baking pro but i think this could help :)

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  25. I'm a follower of your blog because I visit it every day.
    Here in the Netherlands I buy agave, but Xagave isn't available here. I use agave to drizzle on my pancakes, oatmeal, and for baking - I would love to try this variation of my favorite sweetener!

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  26. I follow. I would love to win because I have never tried Xagave!

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  27. I'm a fan of the Little House of Veggies Facebook page (Melissa Dion)

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  28. I'm a fan on FB and a loyal follower. I use your recipes to cook at least half of the meals for my family. I am a fairly new vegan and your blog has made the transition so much easier. I would love the agave because I am addicted to SUGAR and need to switch.

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  29. These look soooo yummy! How about the kids and I come for a breakfast play date!

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  30. I'm a follower of yours and I would love to win the agave to make the delcious syrup recipe you just posted. :o)

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  31. I am a fan of your website! I have just recently started a vegan lifestyle and your blog has been wonderful in helping me with yummy & healthy recipes for me and my family.! I'm a fan on facebook too!

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  32. The pancakes and syrup would make the most amazing Sunday breakfast!

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  33. I just started to follow your blog per the recommendation of my Aunt, who is vegan. I want to start to introduce my family to more vegan meals and your recipes look delicious. I have three kids all under the age of four and I don't think they'd turn their noses up at all if I served some of your meals. :o)

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  34. Gosh, the x things I would do for agave! I have been following your blog for a month now since turning vegan, I made your southwest salad, and coconut lime pie and you are a brilliant girl with vegan food and agave. - Jenna

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  35. I have been a follower on your blog for a bit and facebook but didn't realize you had a twitter account so i clicked that little button to follow you.. in some way i almost feel like a stalker >.> haha.
    I use agave syrup for anything that takes/calls for sugar. I have made a lot of your recipes and love the easy of how you make things and still very yummy! These pancakes look awesome, you know what ill be making this weekend for breakfast :)
    Keep up the good work and thanks for everything you do. :)

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  36. I am now following your blog. I have been reading it for awhile now and love trying out your recipes. My husband has a sensitivity to regular sugar, so we have to watch how much he intakes. Having other types of sweeteners to use that are gentler and milder make life a lot easier for him, so he doesn't feel he is deprived of anything.

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  37. Have been unofficially following your blog for a while, now it's official! I would use the agave to make a vegan version of honey balsamic chicken. Husband used to love this recipe and has been missing it lately.

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  38. :( Shame can participate.

    Good luck to al the others who do though :)

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  40. I am a follower of your blog and a fan of your fb page. I love love love your recipes and am all over healthy eating! I can't wait to try some recipes with agave nectar in them. Good luck to everyone!

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  41. im a huge fan of this product ! and this amazing webpage i found !!!

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  42. your receipes are awesome! I am just started on my vegan journey and super excited! Love trying new receipes and ideas! Your page is awesome!!

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  43. Excellent recipe. I didn't have almond milk. So I used coconut milk. I also added 1 t vanilla and 1/2 t Cinnamon.

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