I was ecstatic recently to have won an Excalibur dehydrator. I’d been eying them off, but couldn’t bring myself to purchase one. I didn’t really have a spare $500 anyway. And for me, who doesn’t win anything, this was a huge event!
Whilst waiting for its arrival, I went hunting for all of those recipes I’d previously written off due to not having a dehydrator. I have them all lined up ready to go, though have only made three so far. The first were a batch of lemon cookies. They were a little hum-ho, mostly I think because I didn’t have the thermostat high enough. I also forgot to take a photo, so will post those when I retry them.
Next in line were raw blueberry pancakes – yummo! Whilst not the light, fluffy traditional pancakes, I found these still to be pretty darn scrumptious, and will definitely be making them again!
Original Recipe from Alissa Cohen
Morning, Noon and Night Pancakes
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
- Put the soaked pecans and any remaining soaking liquid, pine nuts, bananas, agave, vanilla, salt, and ½ cup water in a high-speed blender
- Blend until smooth
- Using a spatula, fold in the muddled blueberries.
- 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.
- Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.
Due to the pricey ingredients, I quartered the recipe and made 4 pancakes. They’re quite filling, so 1 is ample for a serving
I used vanilla extract rather than seeds
I had to research what ‘muddled’ means, as I’m relatively new to the world of fine cuisine 🙂 Basically, lightly mashed
I ate my pancakes with coconut butter, and a little raw honey drizzled over the top mmmmmm
I kept the last pancake until day 4 and it was still fine. Not sure how they lasted that long though….