Last Saturday I hosted a little party to celebrate my cookbook with friends and family, as you maybe saw on Instagram – you can see more shots here. It was simply awesome, almost perfect – it would be really perfect with my soul mate at my side. My best Italian friend – notice that my 2 besties are both Italian, but I’ll call the one who lives in California the American one! – knows me too well and she brought a vase with 3 aromatics: pineapple sage, Cuban oregano, and lavender. And on the same days, the cherry season happened and I couldn’t help myself, I had to prepare something with this amazing fruit and the violet flowers.
These pancakes come from this Jessie’s recipe.
Jessie uses almond flour so my first intention was to grind my almonds first thing first. But being so lazy, I simply throw everything in the blender and the recipe came out really good anyway.
[for 2 hungry morning persons]
1/2 cup rolled oats (50 g) – gluten-free if needed
1/2 cup almonds (72 g)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch of sea salt
1 medium banana, ripe (90 g)
2/3 cup plain soy or almond milk (160 ml)
Put in a high-speed blender – I use the Vitamix – all the ingredients and blend until smooth.
Heat a heavy pan – I use a cast iron crêpe’s one – adding 1/2 tsp of coconut oil if needed. Drop a fat tablespoon of batter into the pan, let the pancakes cook at medium flame until you can insert a spatula under them, flip and remove them from the pan after about one more minute.
Serve with 150 g of cherries – washed, halved and pitted – marinated with some fresh lavender flowers, a pinch of vanilla powder and 1 tsp of coconut blossom sugar.
Wow! The looks so yummy!
Lovely post xx
Izzy | https://plantbasedizzy.wordpress.com/
Thanks Izzy! xo
Your welcome! x
such gorgeous food,and those photos are stunning!
Thanks so much Amy! :*
Congrats on the book! Cherry + lavender is such a fantastic combo!
Thanks so much Shelly! :*
I love lavender with stone fruit ^_^
Your party looks oh so lovely, Valentina! Congratulations – your work continues to inspire me. Hope you are enjoying California. I made these pancakes too from Jessie’s site and loved them! xx
<3 Thanks so much Jodi, your appreciation means a lot! Oh, I miss so much California, but I'll be back in less than a month 😀
As i was reading this, I realized that I have had blueberry pancakes, apple pancakes, corn pancakes, banana pancakes, and strawberry pancakes, but never cherry pancakes. I love that you incorporated lavender in the recipe as well. Flowers give food a type of elegance that is simply unmatchable 🙂
I completely agree! I would like to add more edible flowers in my recipes ^_^
These look so delicious… gorgeous photos too 🙂 <3 xo
Thanks so much Ella! <3
Great recipe, I love how you paired cherries+lavender, I never tried this combo but it sounds so lovely. Congrats on your book ! xx
Merci Audrey! Je suis tombée amoureuse de tes photos du pudding de riz à la vanille *___*
Hi! I’m absolutely loving the “new” blog switch up – do you still have the recipe for the hazelnut pancakes? If so I would love to be able to see it again (they are the best vegan pancakes I’ve ever had!!!) xx
Thanks so much! Unfortunately that’s one of the posts I deleted while I was bringing the posts here on TBB, but I’m sending the recipe in your email box ^_^
That would be amazing (do you have my email?) Looking forward to reading more of your amazing blog posts! 🙂
You should already find it, I sent it to the email address you used to write here (the outlook one). Let me know!