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Banana Eggnog Pancakes
Copyright © 2016 Isa Chandra Moskowitz, from The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook. Reprinted with permission from Little, Brown & Company.

A special seasonal touch on vegan banana pancakes, this recipe won't disappoint. (Since vegan eggnogs vary from brand to brand and some are thinner than others, you might have to play with the pancake batter a little, adding a tablespoon of extra flour or a splash of extra liquid to get the right consistency. Don’t sweat it.)

2 very ripe medium bananas
1 1/4 cups vegan eggnog
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg,
plus extra for sprinkling
1/4 teaspoon salt
refined coconut oil, for cooking


banana slices
Fresh or dried cranberries
maple syrup

In a medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a small masher until they are almost pureed. Add the eggnog, canola oil, vinegar, and vanilla and set aside.

In a separate large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the banana mixture. Use a fork to mix until a thick, lumpy batter forms. That should take about a minute. It doesn’t need to be smooth; just make sure you get all the ingredients incorporated. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.

Preheat a large nonstick pan (preferably cast iron) over medium-low heat. Lightly coat the pan with coconut oil. Add 1/3 cup of the batter for each pancake and cook until puffy, about 4 minutes. Flip the pancakes, adding a new coat of oil to the pan, and cook until golden brown, another 3 minutes or so.

Transfer the pancakes to a plate tented with aluminum foil while you cook the rest. Serve with sliced bananas, cranberries, and maple syrup.

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