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Raw Pancakes!

January 23, 2013

Last week I met Leah, my chef that worked for me at Grezzo, for dinner in the North End of Boston. It was all very nostalgic as we were reminiscing about Grezzo and all of the memories of the people that used to come in and the great times we had there. And of course we talked about the food! So the next day I was inspired to make the pancake recipe that’s in our book. There are so many incredible recipes in Raw Food for Everyone but this one is so easy and there’s no planning ahead. You may want to make a double batch though as they are hard to resist!


Morning, Noon, and Night Pancakes 

When you want pancakes for breakfast or dinner, try these. These pancakes are the real deal. They have a maple-pecan flavor and the fluffy texture of real pancakes.  Since they’re dehydrated ahead of time, keep some on hand for a quick breakfast or dinner.

 Makes 10 pancakes

2 cups pecans, soaked for 4 hours

2 cups pine nuts 

2 ripe bananas

1 cup agave nectar

Seeds from 2 vanilla beans

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 cups blueberries, muddled

1.  Put the soaked pecans and any remaining soaking liquid, pine nuts, bananas, agave, vanilla, salt, and ½ cup water in a Vita-Mix. Blend until smooth. Using a spatula, fold in the muddled blueberries.

2.  With a ladle, drop ½ -cup measures of the batter onto Teflex-line dehydrator racks, leaving at least ½ inch between the pancakes.  They should be thick like pancakes, about ½ inch thick, not thin like crêpes. Dehydrate for 8 hours.  Flip the pancakes onto clean Teflex sheets and dehydrate for 8 more hours.

3. Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.


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  • Valcharman

    ooh gosh! these sound sooooooo good!

  • Betsy (AKA Raw Food Betsy)

    My family loves these blueberry pancakes.  They beg for them!

  • Dean Diefendorf

    instead of seeds from vanilla beans, how much vanilla drops?

  • alissa

    They are good!
    So glad your family loves them!
    Just use a few drops for some suble flavor.

  • Alissa

    They are good!
    So glad your family loves them!
    Just use a few drops for suble flavor.
    I always use vanilla beans so you’ll just have to experiment!

  • RawTruth

    I find many people want to avoid that amount of agave nectar, so I encourage them to use stevia drops for the sweetness and add some chia seed water to make up the liquid lost. Do you have any other suggestions for un-sugaring it?

  • Alissa

    Hi Rawtruth,
    I understand about the agave. I don’t use it much anymore but this recipe will change considerably without it. You can try other things it just won’t be the same flavor and texture. A friend left me a message last night that he made these after getting my email and used date paste thinned with water and it tasted great! So maybe that’s something you can try. Let me know how they turn out!

  • Marthaannlandry

    Thank you i’ll surely try this.

  • Cwilgus

    Soak the pecans in what?

  • Alissa

    Just water for a bit, then drain and use.

  • KindLife

     I don’t like using most agave either since it is processed, and am still educating myself on it, but I have read little negativity against organic raw agave since it is left in it’s raw form.

  • healthconscious enthusiast

    I love pancakes and raw pancakes sound dremy, yet alas, so many nuts! as I would like to loose weight need to therefore minimize nut intake…what can be utilized instead/minimized…perhaps chia or ground flex?

  • elise

    just a question, isn’t the price of the pancakes incredibly high with the amount of pine nuts? Please post a link of where to buy them for a decent price, thanks!

  • 4veggiesever

    The Board has been closed for quite some time now… everything’s gone, don’t worry!