Have you heard of the beautiful French holiday that is Mardi Gras? Being a very white and very suburban New Englander, I’ve never participated in any of the festivities down south but have only watched from afar—the costumes, the parades, the dances, oh yeah and the food. And damn if it’s not an interesting holiday. New Orleans has their full day of parades and festivities. Brazil has the enormous five-day Carnival. All around the Anglo-Catholic world people celebrate the day before Lent by relaxing moral codes and breaking out the purple and yellow and green and eating lots of delicious fried foods.
So while we may not be the type to ride a float through New Orleans or fast during the month of Lent, we can still enjoy the tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday—which, confusingly, is the same day as Mardi Gras and celebrates much the same things—also known as Pancake Tuesday. For this occasion I’ve put together a giant list of vegan pancakes culled from this blog as well as some other sources.
Honestly, I’ve been preparing for this day all year.
Here they are. All the pancakes you could ever want or need.
|Taking me back to Christmas day.|
|When the authentic Italian dessert is just too much work.|
|They're prettier in real life.|
|Truly like cake for breakfast.|
|Much easier than actual cinnamon rolls.|
|It's like Thanksgiving all over again.|
|Totally crazy; totally delicious.|
|Back when my photos were supremely shitty and not just regular shitty.|
30. Cannoli crepes.
|Because who wants those flimsy pastry shells anyway?|
|These really take me back.|
|That rosemary syrup is the stuff of dreams.|
|The most successful pancake recipe on the blog.|
|Chocolate for breakfast? That's a yes from me.|
|But make sure you use fresher raspberries than I did.|
|Olive oil adds a great flavor to these pancakes.|
|I have fond memories of this breakfast.|
That’s it folks, and have a great day!