Peach Pecan Oven CakesPeach Pecan Oven Cakes (no-fry pancakes)
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Peach Pecan Oven Cakes
1-1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Oats, Rolled or Quick Oats
2 Bananas
6-8 Dates, pitted
2-3 Peaches
1/4 cup Pecans or Walnuts
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon, ground

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Peach Pecan Oven Cakes are a great vegan substitute for traditional pan fried pancakes, which allows you to be more creative, and they are more healthful, too, because they contain no added fat or oil. This recipe will make between 6 and 12 oven cakes, depending upon how large you want them. Preparation time is about 15 minutes, and baking time in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F. is about 20 minutes, or in a microwave oven in 10 minutes.

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. if you do not plan to bake them in the microwave oven. (If you bake them in the microwave, the peach juice remains in the oven cakes and becomes its own syrup.)

Peel the bananas, break into pieces and place in the container of a high speed blender, add the pitted dates, cover, and run the blender at high speed until the contents are creamy smooth.

Place the flour, quick oats or oat flour, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl and mix together. Mix in the Banana/Date mixture and mix into a batter. If the batter is too stiff, add additional water by rinsing out the blender into the flour mixture until smooth, but on the thick side, so that the mixture won't flow out on the baking pan. A stiff batter will make 6 oven cakes that will rise to about 1/2 inch in thickness. A thinner batter could make as many as 12 thinner oven cakes.

On a lightly oiled or non-stick baking pan, spoon out about 2 heaping tablespoons of the mixture for each oven cake. Arrange the Peach slices and Pecans or Walnuts on top for decoration and added flavor.

Bake in the preheated oven until the oven cakes are firm, but still springy to the touch, which will take about 20 minutes. The first time you make them, you might want to check the bottoms to make sure they are not burning or doughy.

These Peach Pecan Oven Cakes can be served in their own peach juice (if cooked in a microwace oven), or with Maple Syrup or your favorite topping.


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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!