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Okay, maybe it's just me but my pancakes will NOT turn out right. No matter how long I cook them, they will not get done in the middle. The first time I tried I didn't use a recipe, I just winged it so I thought that might be the problem. I tried again this weekend using the banana pancake recipe in "How it All Vegan," and they turned out the same<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> . Please tell me what I'm doing wrong<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><br><br><br><br>
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How thick was the batter? I find that if the batter's too thick then the pancakes turn out thick and they take longer to cook. (Add more water or soymilk if this is the problem.)<br><br><br><br>
Also, did you preheat the pan? It should be good and hot before you put the pancake batter in.<br><br><br><br>
I hope that helps <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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The batter wasn't real thick; I could pour it. The pan was hot and I even covered it pan for two batches. Then I tried two batches uncovered to see if that would matter. It didn't. Thanks for the suggestions CookingVeg.
 

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maybe you can turn down the heat a little after pouring the batter so that you can cook it a little longer without buring the pancakes?
 

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I hear they come out good with Ener-G egg replacer. Never tried it myself though.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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Make sure that the batter spreads evenly, and it doesn't pile up in the middle.<br><br><br><br>
But yeah, my pancakes always come out mushy inside ... but I like 'em that way (As I like to say...nice, juicy pancakes!)
 

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Heat for pancakes needs to be nice and low. Give the pancakes a chance to go golden brown on one side (it's okay to peek!), then flip 'em over. Repeat, then eat!
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions guys (and gals). I....won't....give...up...will...make...perfect... vegan...pancakes!!!<br><br><br><br>
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pancake tips and tricks:<br><br><br><br>
pan should be hot enough to cause water droplets to "dance" over it's surface before you pour the batter in.<br><br><br><br>
only use 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter per cake.<br><br><br><br>
let the cake cook on the first side until the entire top is covered in bubbles and the edges are very dry looking.<br><br><br><br>
only flip a pancake <i>once</i> during cooking.<br><br><br><br>
don't press down on the pancake while it is cooking.<br><br><br><br>
my vegan pancakes turn out nice and fluffy every time. i use the recipe at <a href="http://www.veganmania.com" target="_blank">http://www.veganmania.com</a> (in the breakfasts section).
 

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What is your recipe for the pancakes? My vegan pancakes are always perfect. They tast like a normal pancake.<br><br><br><br>
I have almost the whole time the heat turned up to highest level. Only in the beginning I have it low. At that time I put some oil in the pan and when the oil is getting hot I put the batter in the pan.<br><br><br><br>
Turn up the heat after a while and wait. Then look if it is good at the bottom and then flip the pancake and bake it at the other side.
 

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Hmm... It's been the exact opposite for me. I could never make pancakes right before going vegan, but then when I started making vegan pancakes, it worked for me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:">
 

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I can barely cook to save my life, but my pancakes come out pretty good. I just use Bisquick mix and veganize it, using Ener-G egg replacer and rice milk. As long as the batter is a little on the thin side, I haven't had a problem with the middle cooking through.
 

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really? i love that recipe. Maybe your stove isn't hot enough? i know they suggest using a lid so it cooks in the middle. I've never had a problem.<br><br><br><br>
edited because of nonsense-icle typing due to lack of sleep.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by ebola</i><br><br><b>I hear they come out good with Ener-G egg replacer.</b></div>
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I use the recipe on the Ener-G box and never have a problem, but have had difficulty with other recipes.
 

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I just made the BEST pancakes Sunday morning. I couldn't stop talking about them all day. I've never been able to make a good pancake, vegan or not (boxed mix or from scratch). The recipe is from "The Compassionate Cook" - the PETA Cookbook. I didn't follow the recipe exactly but they still turned out like restaurant quality!<br><br><br><br>
PANCAKES<br><br><br><br>
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour (I used 1 cup W.W. pastry flour)<br><br>
1 Tablespoon sugar (I used sucanant)<br><br>
2 Tablespoons baking powder (this seemed like a lot to me, so I used 1.5 Tablespoons instead)<br><br>
1/8 tsp. salt<br><br>
1 cup soy milk<br><br>
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil<br><br><br><br>
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Mix in the soy milk and oil, and with an electric mixer or wire whisk, beat just until the batter is smooth.<br><br>
Measure 1/3 cup batter onto a hot, oiled griddle. When bubbles appear on the upper surface of the pancake, in about 2 minutes, lift with a spatula and flip the pancake. Cook the pancake for another 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and keep warm whijle you make remaining pancakes. Serve warm with maple syrup or fruit syrup.<br><br>
Makes 6 to 8 pancakes<br><br><br><br>
Just a note:<br><br>
As I was making my batter, it started to rise up to the top edge of the bowl, so be sure to use a large bowl. If you use a small bowl, it may rise up and bubble over the edge!<br><br><br><br>
Please let me know if you try this recipe! It's so easy, fast, and heavenly. Pure comfort food!
 

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By the way, I used Edensoy milk. It seems like the thickest soy milk to me, so they turned out so much like buttermilk pancakes.
 

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oops, I also forgot to mention that the recipe states that you could add bits of fresh or dried fruit, nuts or chocolate chips to the recipe. I can hardly wait to try this idea!
 

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You can also do some vanilla (sugar) in it. My recipe is:<br><br><br><br>
500 gr pancake mix (or whole-wheat meal/flour)<br><br>
1litre soya-milk<br><br>
maybe about 3 or 4 spoons of vanillasugar<br><br>
little bit salt<br><br>
some oil<br><br><br><br>
mix the vanilla with the pancake mix and the salt too. Put a little bit oil with the mix. Then mix the milk with it.<br><br><br><br>
Some oil in the pan. Then the batter in it.<br><br>
Wait for a while, then look at the bottomside of the pancake if it is turned a little bit goldbrown. (this is in about 1 minute with the heat on the highest level.). Turn the pancake. And then wait again until it is baked goldbrown.
 
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