Monday, April 16, 2012

Funnel Cakes, the easy way.

EDIT:  I wrote this recipe three years ago or so, and since I now eat primarily vegan, I thought I'd veganize it for you all!  Enjoy.


Tonight, out of having few ingredients and a need to fill a house full of sweet teeth, I decided to make funnel cakes.  I came up with an easy-peasy recipe that everyone can make.  Enjoy them as much as we did...they were inhaled around here.

2 c. of baking mix
1 c. of vegan milk*
1/2 c. of water
flax or chia seed egg replacement x 2 **
1 tablespoon of oil

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Put mix in a large liquid measuring cup.  Add 1 c. of oil to a frying pan and turn on med high heat until oil starts to ripple.  Pour mix into oil in a traditional funnel-shaped pattern.  When the edges are brown, flip over and cook until done.  Put onto a plate covered in paper towel or napkin, sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Eat while hot.

This recipe is so incredibly versatile.  You can use any kind of baking mix and adding wheat germ & ground flax will add a touch o' healthy.  You can add a bit of cocoa powder for added yum.  You can also use any kind of milk you prefer, dairy, soy, rice, almond, or even evaporated milk works fine.  You can cook, ahead of time, a cup of berries with 1/2 cup of sugar until thick and you have another kind of topping.  You can add whipped cream, nuts, or chocolate syrup to top.  Like I said....versatile.  It can also be made using pancake mix of any kind, just follow the directions on the box and add or top in the same way.

*Almond milk is great here, but any vegan milk will do such as: cashew, coconut, flax, or soy.  Flavored vegan milks would be especially delicious!

**For each egg you need mix together:  1 T. ground flax or chia seeds with 3 T. of water.  Mix well and let sit in the fridge for 15 mins.  For two eggs just double the recipe and so on.


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