3-Ingredient Pancakes

3 Ingredient Pancakes - The Vegan Rhino

 

We all know how busy the mornings can be which is why I have created this simple 3 ingredient pancake recipe. With a little help of ripened bananas, oat milk, and flour, you can make a simple breakfast in a matter of minutes. Topped with a homemade raspberry jam, you can add tons of flavor with toppings, granola, whipped cream, and much more!

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Ingredients

2 medium ripe bananas

2 3/4 cups organic all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups oat milk

Butter, for oiling pan

Optional:

3/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1 Tbsp. organic cane sugar

Pinch of Himalayan salt

Pinch of cinnamon

 

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine smashed bananas, flour, and oat milk. Mix until combined and smooth.
  2. Heat a large skillet on a medium-low heat and lightly grease with butter to prevent sticking. Spoon 1/3 cup of batter onto skillet and cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles. Flip the pancakes over and cook did an additional minute.
  3. Serve warm with desired toppings like maple syrup, vegan butter, fruits, James, etc.

 

Chef’s tip: If you want to add chocolate chips or blueberries, place it on the individual pancake once you pour the batter.

Coffee-Banana Marble Bread

Coffee-Banana Marble Bread - The Vegan Rhino

Coffee-Banana Marble Bread - The Vegan Rhino 

This awesome banana bread is a mixture between coffee cake and marble loaf, two of my favorite things! Banana bread is the best when you have some bananas that are a bit too brown and mushy. Usually when I make a loaf, I always add an extra banana to the mixture for extra flavor and moistness. This is a great breakfast idea or mid-afternoon snack for busy days.

Coffee-Banana Marble Bread - The Vegan Rhino

Yields 10 slices

Ingredients

4-5 ripe bananas, mashed

1-1/2 cup Organic King Arthur All-Purpose Flour

1 cup organic cane sugar

1/2 cup dairy-free butter

2 Tbsp. Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer + 4 Tbsp. water

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. Vitacost Himalayan Pink Salt

1-1/4 tsp. coffee extract

1 Tbsp. Cocoa powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In small bowl, prepare egg replacers according to package directions.
  2. In mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar until creamy. Slowly add egg replacers, one at a time, and mix well. Add bananas and stir to combine.
  3. In separate mixing bowl, sift flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Slowly combine dry and wet ingredients until fully incorporated. Add coffee extract and stir until just combined—do not overmix.
  5. Remove 1 cup of batter and place into a small bowl. Add cocoa powder and mix until smooth.
  6. Pour batter into greased starting with the vanilla batter. Alternate layers between the two until all the batter is gone. Using a knife, give a few swirls to move the batter around.
  7. Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown. When ready, remove from oven and let cool completely.
  8. Serve immediately or store in an air tight container.

 

Chef’s tip: Like your banana bread on the moist side? Add 1-2 more bananas to the batter and bake for an extra 5-10 minutes.

Coffee-Banana Marble Bread - The Vegan Rhino

Simple Breakfast Oats with Fruit

Simple Breakfast Oats with Fruit

Simple Breakfast Oats with Fruit

When breakfast rolls around in the morning, this oatmeal with berries and chocolate granola is the best. Drizzling the warm oatmeal and toppings with some agave gives a perfect sweetness to the meal that isn’t over powering like maple syrup can tend to be. Topping your oatmeal with my homemade granola is a great way to add some extra crunch!

Simple Breakfast Oats with Fruit

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Ingredients

1 cup rolled oats

2 cups oat milk

1/4 tsp. Vitacost Himalayan Fine Pink Salt

1/4 cup berries of choice

1/4 cup granola

Drizzle of agave

Directions

In a small sauce pan, add oats, salt, and oat milk. Bring to a boil and reduce heat too low. Cook for 2 minutes.

Top with agave, granola, and berries.

Serve hot!

 

Chef’s tip: Add some blueberries to the oatmeal while cooking!

 

Easy Cheesy Biscuits

Easy Cheesy Biscuits

Easy Cheesy Biscuits

Turn plain biscuits into something special with this Easy Cheesy Biscuit recipe! It is 100% plant-based, dairy free, and insanely delicious. Whether you are enjoying biscuits and gravy in the morning or having a family dinner, these biscuits will do the trick.

Yields 24 biscuits

Serves 10-12 people

Ingredients

2 cups King Arthur organic flour

3/4 cup oat milk

1-1/2 Tbsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

1 cup shredded vegan cheddar cheese

1/2 cup avocado oil

1/4 cup green onions, chopped

1/2 tsp. Vitacost Himalayan Fine Pink Salt

1/8 cup nutritional yeast flakes

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, oat milk, nutritional yeast, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and baking powder.
  3. Once dough-like consistency forms, fold in the cheese and green onions.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray it with oil.
  5. Remove dough from the bowl on to a lightly floured area. Roll dough into 1/2″ round and use a biscuit cutter to cut the dough. Place onto the lined baking sheet until all dough is used.
  6. Baked for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately

 

Chef’s tip: Pair this with my Sunflower Haché “Sausage” and Gravy.

SunflowerFamily Haché "Sausage" Gravy

Gravy Recipe, click here.

Chia-Yogurt Parfait

Chia-Yogurt Parfait

Waking up in the morning and making breakfast can some times be time-consuming, especially if you’re normally on-the-go. This chia pudding recipe is totally easy to make and is made the night before, giving you extra free time. If you’ve never had a Chia-Yogurt Parfait, now is your chance. I promise that once you try this, you’ll be adding your own ingredients or flavoring, like different extracts, nuts, fruits, seeds, granola, and more! It’s just that good and fun to be creative with.

Chia-Yogurt Parfait

Yields 1 serving

Ingredients

1/2 cup plain almond milk

1/2 cup yogurt of choice

1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

3 Tbsp. chia seeds

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup seasonal fruit of choice

1/4 cup nuts of choice

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix together the almond milk, yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla, and chia seeds until combined. Allow to sit for 25-30 minute before giving another stir.
  2. Cover the mixture again and allow to refrigerate up to 8 hours (or overnight).
  3. To serve, drizzle with extra maple syrup and top with season fruit and nuts of choice.

Chef’s tip: This recipe is great for any meal prep! Just double or even quadruple this recipe to make more at once!

Cashew Chive Cream Cheese

Cashew Chive Cream Cheese
Cashew Chive Cream Cheese

Cashews are such a universal ingredient that can be used to make countless recipes. This cashew cream cheese is made with fresh spices, probiotics and other nutritional ingredients. At the beginning of each week (typically Sundays), I try to make one of these variations: a veggie, plain, or herb cream cheese. This recipe is a good base to use to create other cream cheese flavors, just be sure to switch up the herbs and other added ingredients.

Cashew Chive Cream Cheese

Yields 8 oz. cream cheese

Ingredients

3 cup cashews, soaked overnight

1 Vitacost ROOT2 Extra Strength Probiotic Vegan — 50 billion CFU

1/2 cup filtered water

1/2 tsp. Vitacost Himalayan Fine Pink Salt

2 Tbsp. chives (or green onions)

1-1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. smoked paprika, optional

1-1/2 tsp. lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a food processor, combine cashews, probiotic, water, salt and pulse until smooth in consistency.
  2. Using two cheese clothes layered in a colander, pour the mixture into the lines colander- folding the cheesecloth on top.
  3. Place this in a warm spot to culture for roughly 24-36 hours.
  4. Place your cultured cream cheese into a bowl and add the onion flakes, chives, garlic powder, lemon juice, and optional paprika.
  5. Mix until well combined and place back into the fridge for 30 minutes (this is to let the flavors meld together).
  6. Serve with choice of bagel or toast.

Chef’s tip: Make sure to soak the cashews for 7-9 hours for an extra creamy and smooth cream cheese.

Simple Breakfast Hash

Simple Breakfast Hash
Simple Breakfast Hash

Breakfast is my favorite meal because you are fueling your body with the nutrients it needs to start your day! This Simple Breakfast Hash uses a handful of fresh ingredients to make something basic really good. Since these are oil-free, I thought that it was important to share with you all how you can use lemon as a natural oil replacer! How neat?! This breakfast hash’s is incredibly delicious and absolutely worth making for your family and friends.

Simple Breakfast Hash

Yields 2-3 servings

Ingredients

2 cups russet potatoes, cubed

1 medium onion, diced

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tsp. rosemary, chopped

1-2 tsp. lemon juice

1/4 tsp. paprika

salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, place the cubed potatoes, onion, garlic, rosemary, lemon juice, and paprika inside and give a mix until well coated.
  3. Place onto a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until brown and crispy.
  4. Serve with tofu scramble

Chef’s tip: This recipe is a great way to be creative and add your own seasonings and vegetables!

Wild Western Tofu Scramble

Wild Western Tofu Scramble

If you were able to tackle my first scramble, than this Wild Western Tofu Scramble will be a breeze! Recently I have been enjoying these simple breakfast meals a lot, which I must say go great with toast or even on a breakfast bagel. In adding the black beans, vegetables, and herbs, I have given this scramble a southwestern pop with a more well-rounded balance of nutrients your body can easily use. If you’re like me, than quick, easy, and fast is constantly on your mind when in the kitchen. That’s why I created this recipe to be made in 20 minutes or less! Just give your tofu a good press and you’re ready for a delightful morning of plant-based “eggs”. 

Wild Western Tofu Scramble

Yields 2 servings

Ingredients 

8 oz. extra firm tofu, pressed

1/4 tsp. Vitacost Himalayan Fine Pink Salt

1/4 cup red onion, diced

1/4 tsp. white pepper

1/2 cup black beans, soaked overnight

1/4 cup corn

1 medium red bell pepper, diced

1/4 tsp. turmeric

1 garlic clove, minced

1 Tbsp. green onion, to garnish

1 Tbsp. avocado oil

Directions

  1. Using your hands, break up the tofu into small crumbles. 
  2. In a frying pan on medium-high heat, add avocado oil. Add the red onion, peppers, garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Toss in the crumbles, black beans, corn, and seasoning; cook for 6-8 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally so it does not burn or stick. 
  4. Serve with hot sauce and green onion.

Chef’s tip: Feel free to add spinach and diced tomatoes!

Scrumptious Blueberry Pancakes

Scrumptious Blueberry Pancakes
Scrumptious Blueberry Pancakes

Feast your eyes on these Scrumptious Blueberry Pancakes that are oh-so fluffy and light! You’re not going to believe how good these are until you try making them. The way these melt in your mouth with the freshly warmed blueberries is absolutely drool-worthy. Feel free to drizzle some maple syrup on top or dust it with powdered sugar as I did. Be sure to give these a try with your family for brunch or make them ahead for your weekly meal prep. They make for a quick breakfast or pancake roll-up with peanut butter and jam- either way, I guarantee you’ll be very satisfied.

Scrumptious Blueberry Pancakes

Yields 14 pancakes

Ingredients

1-1/2 cup King Arthur organic flour 

4 Tsp. baking powder

1 cup fresh blueberries

1 Tbsp. white vinegar 

2 Tbsp. Woodstock organic cane sugar

1 Tbsp. Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer + 2 Tbsp. water, mixed and set aside 

1¼ cup plain almond milk 

¼ cup Earths Balance Vegan Butter + more for cooking

1 tsp. vanilla 

pinch of Vitacost Himalayan Pink Salt

Directions

  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, almond milk, egg replacer, vanilla extract, and melted butter with a wooden spoon. Set aside.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium low heat. When the pan is hot add a small amount of butter and 1/4 cup of the pancakes batter. Sprinkle some blueberries on top of the pancakes.
  3. Cook the pancake for 2-3 minutes each side. Repeat with remaining batter.
  4. Serve the pancakes stacked with peanut butter and sliced apples.

Chef’s tip: You can add lemon zest to the pancake batter for an extra zing!

Scrumptious Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry-Maqui Nice Cream

Blueberry-Maqui Nicecream
Blueberry-Maqui Nicecream

Although many of you know what “nice cream” is, there are some of you who probably have no idea what in the world this is- and that’s okay! Taking bananas that have been frozen overnight and blending them until it reaches a soft serve “ice cream” consistency is a great treat for anyone who is dairy intolerant, or looking for a healthier breakfast, after gym re-fuel, or even dessert! This nicecream however is blended with Maqui berry powder and naturally sweetened with dates. Thats right.. no added sugar or unwanted sweetness- its all natural! Feel free to give this recipe a change and add your own favorite fruits to the top.

Blueberry-Maqui Nicecream

Yields 1 serving

Ingredients

4 frozen banana, diced

1/4 cup frozen blueberries

1/3 cup plain almond milk

2-3 tsp of Navitas Naturals organic Maqui powder

2 medjool dates, pitted

1/4 cup granola

1-2 fresh apricots, sliced

1 kiwi, sliced

1-2 Tbsp. nut butter of choice

Directions

  1. In your Vitamix blender, combine the chopped bananas, almond milk, and dates. Using the tamper, turn your vitamix up on high, pushing and stirring the mixture until it is smooth.
  2. Add the Maqui berry powder and give it one good blend till mixed.
  3. Scoop the mixture into a bowl and top with granola, apricots, kiwi, and nut butter.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

Chef’s tip: The great thing about this recipe is you can substitute the powder for spiraling, gogi, açaí, and many others to create different Superfood Nice creams!