3x Vegan Easter Brunch Recipes
Happy Easter Weekend! In our family this (pre-pandemic) means a big brunch on Sunday Morning. I love breakfast and brunch anyway- it is my favorite meal of the day and I can have breakfast meals any time of the day. Whether it is a smoothie bowl, some granola, pancakes or avocado on toast, I love it all. As a vegetarian I was often asked about my diet and two years ago I thought it would be a good idea to start a foodblog. I was however not consistent with posting and I often forgot to take pictures before eating- so I have now decided to share some of my favorite recipes here on the JUA Journal instead. A vegan or vegetarian diet is part of a sustainable lifestyle anyway, so I thought you might like it.
The first recipe looks great but is super easy to make, and also handy because you can actually make it the day before, the fridge will do all the work! Chia seeds are great for vegans or vegetarians as they are high in protein, omega 3 fatty acids and fibre. They pack a lot of nutrients with very few calories.
For 2 large or 4 smaller portions of Chia Pudding you need:
- 400ML coconut milk
- 75g Chia seeds
- 2 Teaspoons of honey
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cinnamon to season
- Mixed berries, mint and shredded coconut to garnish
All you have to do is pour the milk into your serving glasses and at the chia seeds, honey, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir and cover the glasses, and leave in the fridge overnight. Serve the next day with fresh berries, mint and coconut flakes- or whatever other toppings you like!
Chocolate and Strawberry Oats
Oats are so simple but one of my favorite 'powerfoods' I especially like it when I am doing a workout. Oats are grains and thus a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.
For one serving of oats you will need:
- 30g Oats
- 180ml coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon of shredded coconut
- Handful of Strawberries
To make one portion of oats, add the oats and coconut milk to a sauce pan and bring to a medium heat. Once it has a thick, smooth texture, add the cocoa powder and mix. Take the oats off the heat and transfer to a bowl. Serve immediately with some shredded coconut and fresh strawberries.
Vegan Matcha Pancakes
I saved the best for last: Pancakes! My favorite type of breakfast on a lazy Sunday morning. Matcha is claimed to have many great health benefits such as protecting the liver, boosting brain function, improving heart health and even preventing cancer. But, I also love how it tastes!
For 8-10 pancakes you need:
- 260g Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 500ml Coconut Milk
- Pinch of Salt
- 2 tablespoons of Sugar
- 4 tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
- 2 Teaspoons of Matcha Powder
- Fresh fruit to serve.
To make the vegan matcha pancakes, add the flour, milk and baking powder into a bowl and mix. Once it is mixed, add the matcha, sugar, salt and vegetable oil. Preheat some coconut oil into a pan and add a spoonful of the mixture. Flip the pancakes after a few minutes, and serve with fresh fruit or sirup.
I hope you manage to have a great Easter weekend despite the pandemic, let me know if you have tried any of the recipes!