I Can’t Believe it’s Tofu Turkey Meat

I Can’t Believe it’s Tofu Turkey Meat

About This Recipe – Tofu Turkey Meat

When I was younger my mom would buy turkey meat as an alternative to red meat. I guess it’s healthier? Usually, she would buy ground turkey meat to use instead of ground beef and turkey bacon because we didn’t eat pork.

She would always make a really good baked ziti with the ground turkey that I have been thinking about “veganizing” for a while. So now this tofu turkey meat takes me one step closer.

This recipe was an accident. Do you know when you find yourself in a situation where you have tofu but no sauce? So you kind of just throw every spice in the pantry on it? Well, that’s pretty much what happened. But, what makes this recipe work are the exact spices and measurements that I put into it. Unfortunately, if you waver from the recipe, your tofu will not taste like ground turkey meat.

To Start

I recommend pressing your tofu first so it will fry in oil easier. This is when you squeeze out the majority of the liquid from the tofu. A lot of people will use a tofu press to do this. Luckily, you do not need a tofu press to press tofu.

I have a post on how to press tofu without a tofu press here:

After pressing the tofu, crumble it up so it resembles ground beef. You can use your hands or a fork to do this. Reference the photo here. I left some big chunks because when you fry the tofu those chunks will get broken down even more.

Spices and Oil

Now we can talk about spices. You will be surprised to find that this recipe does not require a big variety of spices. For this recipe, I use Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Cumin, Nutritional Yeast, Salt, and Pepper. That’s it!

Line the bottom of your pan with vegetable oil. I cannot stress this enough but it has to be vegetable oil. I tried it with olive oil and it changed the flavor. However, I have not tried it with any other oils. So, if you happen to use a different oil and it works for you that’s great!

And don’t be shy, leave a comment and let me know…

What also might affect your tofu is the pan you use. Here I use a cast iron. It worked well for this recipe but it is annoying to clean. Also, I am aware that not everyone owns a cast-iron pan. So, maybe use a non-stick? The tofu just might take a little bit longer to cook. Oh, and it’s best to use a larger pan when frying!

Once the oil is hot enough (I put the burner at medium-high heat) add the tofu and spices together.

To see if the oil is hot enough you can hover your hand a couple of inches (Maybe five inches? Just be safe!) over the pan and if you can feel the heat on your hand then it is hot enough.

Just stir the tofu and spices around occasionally with a wooden spoon. Like you would with ground beef. It’s important to keep your eye on the stove.

Tofu Turkey Meat - Tofu and Spices

You cook it until the tofu is brown, dry, and crispy. You can reference the first photo at the beginning of this article. Cook time took me about 5 to 10 minutes.

Now it’s ready to be enjoyed. A great meat substitute for taco and pasta recipes!

I Can’t Believe it’s Tofu Turkey Meat

An easy and delicious way to make tofu meat crumbles. Great on tacos, pasta, and salads!
Keyword gluten-free, meatless, Tofu recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 16 ounces Extra Firm Tofu
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • ½ cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Vegetable Oil enough to cover the base of the pan


  • Press tofu. This takes about 30 minutes.
  • Crumble the tofu with your hands or with a fork.
  • Line the pan with oil and heat at a medium-high heat.
  • Add the tofu and spices into the pan.
  • Cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Occasionally stir with a wooden spoon or wooden spatula.
  • Finished once light brown and crispy. Enjoy!


If you substitute oils or spices this will most likely affect the flavor of the tofu.

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How to Cook Fluffy Quinoa

How to Cook Fluffy Quinoa

About This Recipe

Before becoming vegan I didn’t eat a lot of different foods. I had never tried kale or tofu, let alone try to cook them. I bought the same items at the grocery store in college consisting of frozen chicken, the same veggies, ice cream, white rice, and microwave dinners. So I pretty much bought whatever was the easiest to cook and what was compatible with soy sauce. Maybe you can relate?

When I made the change to a vegan lifestyle I had no idea what to eat. It was easiest to just buy a ton of vegetables and order salads at a restaurant. I lost 10 pounds because the only thing I was eating was vegetables. I had to start getting creative and also, leave my comfort zone.

So, me buying new foods led to me having to learn how to cook. And trust me, I was not good at it. I burnt a lot of pans and made meals that did not taste good at all. Sometimes I still do. So this leads me to the mystery of how to cook (fluffy) quinoa.

How to Cook Fluffy Quinoa - Dried white quinoa

To Start

The rule that I follow is the 2 to 1 ratio. What does this mean? For every part quinoa, you use 2 parts of water. So if you use a 1/2 cup of quinoa you will put in a cup of water or if you use 1 cup of quinoa you will use 2 cups of water. I don’t know if you noticed but it’s the same rule when cooking rice.

I like to put the quinoa and water in the pot and then heat it up, opposed to heating up the water and then adding the quinoa.

So in this recipe, as an example, I am using a cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water. I add the quinoa and water to the pot along with salt and 3-4 tbsp of olive oil. Oil is optional but I feel that it adds more flavor to the quinoa.

I am also using a small to a medium-sized pot. You don’t want to pot to be too big but also leave enough space in order for the quinoa to cook properly.

Place it on the stove and set the heat to high. Once the water starts to boil turn the heat down to simmer and cover the top.

Leave it for 20 minutes. I found that 20 minutes exactly works every time for me.

Note: I am also cooking 1 cup of quinoa every time. If you are cooking more or less just be sure to check on it every couple of minutes. You will know it’s done when the water is completely gone.

After 20 minutes your quinoa will be ready. It should look like all the water has been absorbed but the quinoa isn’t burnt or stuck to the sides of the pot. Turn off the heat and fluff it with a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

How to cook fluffy quinoa

How to Cook Fluffy Quinoa

An easy way to cook the quinoa and get it right every time!
Keyword gluten-free, quinoa
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups Water (use vegetable broth instead for more flavor)
  • 3-4 tbsp Olive Oil optional
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • Add Quinoa, Water, Olive Oil, and Salt to a small to a medium-sized pot.
  • Place the pot over high heat to bring to boil.
  • Once water is boiling, lower heat to a simmer and cover pot.
  • After 20 minutes, turn off heat and fluff quinoa with a fork. The water should be gone and the quinoa should not be sticking to the sides or the bottom of the pot.
  • Add more salt and pepper to taste and serve!

Check out some of our other “How To’s”. Click here for: How to Press Tofu.

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How to Press Tofu Without a Tofu Press

How to Press Tofu Without a Tofu Press

What Does This Mean and Why Do We Press Tofu?

Tofu is like a Sponge. It holds a lot of water. So when we are making a recipe that requires us to fry tofu in oil, we press the tofu first.

This will get rid of a lot of the water. As a result, the cooked tofu will come out dry and crisp.

Should I buy a Tofu Press?

No, you do not need to buy a press. You can if you would like to but it’s not necessary. All you need is a towel and a heavy household item.

For example, a book or a pan. Or a pan with a book on top of it. I found that a medium size cast iron pan worked best for me, but not everyone owns a cast iron so just use what you can find around the house.

Note: The item should be light enough as to not break or crush the tofu, but heavy enough so that there is still enough pressure to get rid of a lot of the moisture.

What Kind of Tofu Should I Use?

In my opinion, it is best to use firm or extra firm tofu when you plan on frying it. Here I use extra firm tofu.

To Start

Wrap the tofu in the paper towel. (The paper towel is optional. You can just use a clean cloth towel if you are okay with it touching your tofu.)

Then, wrap that in the cloth towel.

Now, put the wrapped tofu on a surface that you do no mind getting a little wet. For example, I am using a cutting board.

Place your heavy item on top of the wrapped tofu. Reference the picture below. It is a little odd to look at, but it does the trick!

And let that sit for about 30 minutes.

How to Press tofu without a tofu press- cast iron pan on top of towel wrapped tofu

Then you can carefully unwrap the tofu.

You will see that the tofu is flatter and denser and that the towel has soaked up a lot of the water.

How to Press Tofu Without a Tofu Press - Tofu

Now it is ready for frying!

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How to Make Hummus 5 Different Ways

How to Make Hummus 5 Different Ways

Here are 5 different ways to spice up your hummus! I use my original hummus recipe as a base for these different flavors linked below.

Red pepper hummus dip in white plate on wooden surface

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Use three small red peppers or one regular sized red pepper. I just happened to have the small peppers on hand.

First you will want to set the oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit (246 degrees Celsius) and then loosely wrap the peppers in aluminum foil.

Let them sit in the oven until they are soft and starting to brown. Check them frequently until they looked ready. You can reference the pepper in the photo above.

The peppers should cool down before you blend them into your hummus.

Avocado hummus dip in white plate on wooden surface

Avocado Hummus

Can you guess that this one is my favorite? It’s super simple to prepare too!

Just add about half of an avocado to the original hummus recipe and a little bit more salt to taste. Then that’s it!

I would recommend putting this one on sandwiches or toast.

olive pits and hummus on white plate on wooden surface

Kalamata Olive Hummus

For this one I removed the pits of kalamata olives and blended them in. Don’t over blend the olives, just enough so there are still chunks of the olives in the mixture.

I used about five olives because they pack a lot of flavor, but you can also try different types of olives too if you’d like. Even blend in a vegan tapenade. I am sure any type of olive will be equally delicious.

Orange hummus and basil on white plate on wooden surface

Pizza Hummus (Tomato and Basil)

I am calling this one pizza hummus, but really, it’s just sun dried tomatoes and fresh basil.

Use a couple of leaves of fresh basil and sun dried tomatoes from a jar. I was surprised when I had to use a good handful of them. Start with a third cup of sun dried tomatoes, then go from there.

Once again you can keep adding ingredients until you are happy with the flavor.

lavender and hummus on white plate on wooden surface

Lavender & Rosemary Hummus

This hummus flavor is definitely the weirdest one I came up with. I most likely will not eat this on a daily basis but it is a fun one to bring to parties.

A couple of mistakes I made that I don’t want you to make:

  1. Only use like 1 tsp of lavender, because he flavor is crazy strong.
  2. Grind the lavender before you put it in the hummus, but don’t worry about it if you don’t have a food processor.
  3. I didn’t use fresh rosemary and I wish I had because the flavor didn’t come through enough.
  4. Finally, just skip all of these steps and blend in some herbs de province. Then, call it a day.

I hope that you enjoyed these recipes on how to make hummus in 5 different flavors. If you liked the recipe please pin it, share it, and subscribe to get email updates on my latest recipe posting! Also, let me know if you make one of these flavors!

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How to Make Hummus from Scratch

How to Make Hummus from Scratch

About This Recipe

So you want to learn how to make hummus from scratch ? Don’t worry, because hummus is as easy as it gets! You can eat it with bread, veggies, or spread it on a sandwich. It is also super healthy and a great source of protein.

This recipe in particular is meant for you to use as a base, so that you have the freedom to experiment and add what you would like to it. It’s also delicious on its own. Just top it with some olive oil and paprika!

To Start

I always rinse my beans! I am not sure if it’s scientifically proven but it is suppose to help reduce gas. You might notice that this is a problem for you when you start incorporating more beans and plant based foods into your diet, but don’t worry, because this usually goes away as your body gets used to these foods.

Tip: You can also save the chickpea water from the can and use it as an egg replacer in other recipes. This liquid is called aquafaba.

how to make hummus from scratch

I then like to remove the skins of the chickpeas in order to have smoother and creamier texture.

They are really easy to remove and just slide right off. This step can be a little tedious, though. Because this takes some time, this step isn’t necessary if a bumpy texture doesn’t bother you.

chickpeas - how to make hummus from scratch

After you’ve removed the skins go ahead and add all of your ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. You’ll notice that I don’t include tahini as an ingredient. This is because I personally don’t like tahini in my hummus but definitely try it out yourself. You might like it!

Chickpeas in food processor with lemon and garlic - how to make hummus from scratch

And that’s pretty much it. Once your ingredients are fully blended it’s done. Once again you can top it off with more olive oil and salt!

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How to Make Hummus from Scratch

A classic and healthy recipe great as a snack or side dish!
Keyword gluten-free, homemade hummus, hummus from scratch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup Chickpeas
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 3 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 ½ tsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • Salt to taste


  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  • Remove the skins from chickpeas.
  • Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Serve with extra olive oil and spices. Enjoy!


You can taste as you blend and add more of a specific ingredient if you like. I put these specific measurements because I always end up serving hummus with more olive oil and spices on top.

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No Oil Vegan Cheese Sauce

No Oil Vegan Cheese Sauce

About This Recipe

This no oil, vegan cheese sauce is my favorite to make at home because it is so easy and fast. It also doesn’t have any crazy and unattainable ingredients. It also contains no oil!

I think that the hardest thing to do when choosing to adopt a vegan lifestyle is giving up cheese. That’s the reason most of my vegetarian friends have not made the switch (yet). But with veganism growing there are so many nondairy options available. For example, yogurts, milks, ice cream, mac and cheese, plain old cheese, pizza, and the list goes on. You won’t be able to find the time to try them all!

Side Note: Nutritional Yeast is not a crazy and weird ingredient. You’ll find this ingredient in most vegan pantries. Trust me, a year from now you will always have it on hand.

vegan cheese sauce on noodles

zucchini and noodles for vegan cheese sauce

Pictured above are just a couple of examples of what you can put this cheese on. So, you can heat it up or eat it cold! I always put this sauce on zoodles (zucchini noodles).

Start by

soaking cashews in water. You will find that the base of a lot of vegan cheeses are cashews. Cashews are really great because they are creamy and add to the “cheesy flavor”. They also work in desserts like vegan cheesecake, for example.

cashews soaking in water for vegan cheese sauce

I don’t soak the cashews for very long. Maybe 10 to 20 minutes. Some people soak cashews over night. I’ve done it both ways for this recipe and the only difference its the sauce will be a little smoother if you soak them over night. I find that its better to first make the sauce and then put it in the fridge overnight because the flavors will have time to set.

You want to then blend your cashews with some of the water you were soaking them in.

spices used in vegan cheese sauce
Spices shown from top to bottom: nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic salt, turmeric, salt, and pepper

So the last step is to blend in your spices.

That’s pretty much it. You can now proceed to heat it up with your favorite noodles, drizzle it cold onto your salad, or eat it with a spoon!


No Oil Vegan Cheese Sauce

Perfect on vegetables or your favorite pasta noodles!
Keyword gluten-free, oil-free, vegan cheese sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup Cashews
  • ¾ cup Water
  • cup Nutritional Yeast
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • ¾ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 pinch Tumeric
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper


  • Soak the cashews in water for about 10 to 20 minutes or soak overnight for a smoother texture. I wait 10 minutes because I am impatient.
  • Save 3/4 cup of the cashew water and drain the rest of the cashew water.
  • Put the cashews in a blender/food processor with the 3/4 cup of water you put aside.
  • Add all spices to the blender.
  • Blend until sauce is creamy and has no bumps.
  • Eat right away or store in the fridge. If stored in the fridge the sauce will be even smoother and tastier the next day!

Did you like this no oil, vegan cheese sauce recipe? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to pin it on Pinterest!

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Quick and Easy Vegan Ramen

Quick and Easy Vegan Ramen

About This Recipe

This quick and easy vegan ramen is so simple to make and to me it tastes so similar the top ramen we all used to conveniently eat in college. Also, I am cheating with this recipe. I am literally just recommending two products for you to put together to make this ramen.

You will most likely find these two products at your local health food store. What is special about the better than bouillon veggie broth is that it almost tastes like beef broth. I haven’t found a similar broth yet but maybe I will try to replicate it in the near future because I am sure not everyone has access to this particular broth. For those of you that do find it though definitely make this recipe!

Green Onions or Chives and Organic Better Than Bouillon Seasoned Vegetable Base with Organic Millet and Brown Rice Ramen Noodles by Lotus Foods

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To Start

Boil water. I think I boiled about four cups of water. Once water is boiling add your noodles and a spoonful (reference photo below) of the better than bouillon base. Once the noodles start to separate add the vegetables. You can add the chives while cooking but I recommend adding them as a garnish at the end.

You don’t need to add all of the extra veggies as shown in the photo, but you should because its delicious.

Dried ramen noodles with cremini mushrooms next to vegetable based broth with chives and book Choy on wooden cutting board for quick and easy vegan ramen
Cremini mushrooms with bok choy noodles and red pepper flakes boiling in vegetable broth - quick and easy vegan ramen

While you wait for your veggies to soften add soy sauce and crushed red pepper flakes to the broth. If you don’t add veggies and choose to only use the better than bouillon and ramen noodles then I urge you to also add soy sauce and red pepper flakes if you have it in your pantry. It makes all the difference. Be careful adding too much soy sauce though. It can also ruin it.

soy sauce and red pepper flakes on wooden cutting board - quick and easy vegan ramen

When the vegetables and noodles are soft its safe to serve yourself a bowl, sprinkle some chives on top, and enjoy!

ramen soup in white bowl with fresh green onion - quick and easy vegan ramen

Quick and Easy Vegan Ramen

An easy vegan and gluten-free version of top ramen.
Keyword gluten-free, vegan ramen
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 tbsp Better than Boullion Vegetable Base heaping tbsp
  • 2 squares Dried Ramen Noodles Lotus Foods ramen noodles are gluten-free
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • Red Pepper Flakes to taste


  • Crimini Mushrooms
  • Bok Choy
  • Chives


  • Boil 4 cups of water.
  • Add ramen noodles and better than bouillon to boiling water.
  • As the noodles separate add vegetables, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes.
  • Once the veggies and noodles are soft serve and garnish with green onions/chives.

Did you like this quick and easy vegan ramen? Try this sweet potato soup recipe. And don’t forget to share your favorite recipes and comment down below!

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Vegan Sweet Potato Soup

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup

About This Recipe

This vegan sweet potato soup is one of my favorite soup recipes because it reminds me so much of the holidays! I like to use sweet potato in place of the butternut squash because I find it’s easier to peel and chop into pieces.

Since this blog is made for my fellow lazy vegans, my intentions for this recipe were to make it as easy as possible with few ingredients as possible. In total, there are about 7 ingredients and this soup is delicious.

vegetables for vegan sweet potato soup

To Start

First remove the skin from your potatoes and carrots. It is best to try to get all of the skin off because later your will puree the vegetables.

Then chop up the carrots, sweet potatoes/yams, and onion. It doesn’t really matter how you chop them since you will be pureeing them later anyway. Just try to make them close in size and on the smaller side so they cook evenly and fast.

Coat your veggies in oil, salt, and pepper. Then throw in your whole cloves of garlic and rosemary and place it in the oven. You can also mix everything together if you’d like. I only set up the picture above that way for the purpose of the photo.

Once finished baking, you can place all of the veggies in a pot. You will know the veggies are finished baking when you can easily pierce a fork through the carrots and sweet potatoes. Also, don’t worry if a couple of pieces look burnt, because it will only enhance the soups flavor. You can then throw the rosemary into the pot. Just make sure you remove the stems.

baked veggies for vegan sweet potato soup

Add some water to the veggies. I started with about two cups of water and continued to add more until I got the consistency I wanted. I also added more salt and pepper to taste.

vegan sweet potato soup

Now just reheat the soup over the stove while stirring occasionally and serve! Optional to garnish with coconut milk and sunflower seeds.

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Vegan Sweet Potato Soup

An easy, savory recipe perfect for the holidays!
Keyword sweet potato soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 Medium Yams/Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 Medium Carrots
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 5-6 cloves Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Rosemary
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Coconut Milk
  • Sunflower Seeds


  • Preheat oven to 475 Degrees Fahrenheit (246 Degrees Celsius).
  • Peel and wash potatoes and carrots.
  • Chop potatoes, carrots, and onion. Place on a baking tray.
  • Coat vegetables with oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Add garlic and rosemary.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
  • Place baked vegetables in a pot with water.
  • Puree and continuously add water until you have the desired texture and consistency.
  • Reheat soup on the stove and serve.

Eat more veggies! Try this Vegan Parmesan Asparagus recipe.

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Easy Vegan Parmesan Asparagus

Easy Vegan Parmesan Asparagus

I’m going to jump straight into the recipe

As hard as a try I can’t come up with a sentimental and personal story about this vegan parmesan asparagus. All I can tell you is as of now I refuse to eat asparagus any other way and that this is the only way.

I would categorize the asparagus I used for this recipe as thin but not the tiniest. But I didn’t go for the really thick kind also. So keep that in mind especially when it comes to the cooking time. Better to shoot for average sized asparagus (if that means anything to you).

I also cut off the bottoms of the asparagus because it tends to be dryer and chewier at the bottoms. So we don’t want that.

Let’s Talk Spices

Now that our asparagus is prepared let’s talk spices. I don’t use measurements for this recipe. You just want to evenly coat the asparagus first with olive oil. Then put salt and pepper to taste and evenly coat the asparagus with your garlic salt. I suggest the brand above or if you find another roasted garlic salt. Ten out of ten, I recommend roasted garlic salt over garlic powder or regular garlic salt.

Now GENEROUSLY (note the word is in caps) add your nutritional yeast. If you think that it is enough it most likely isn’t. Reference the photo below if you need to.

If you aren’t familiar with nutritional yeast that is what gives your asparagus the cheesy flavor and is definitely a vegan pantry must. (Try this vegan cheese sauce with your vegan parmesan asparagus)

vegan parmesan asparagus

Now you will put the asparagus in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit, or 218.3 degrees Celsius, for about 15 to 20 minutes. Don’t forget to check it as it cooks. When it’s ready you should be able to pierce the asparagus with a fork easily. I personally think the longer the better but that depends how soft you like your asparagus.

Serve and Enjoy =)

Easy Vegan Parmesan Asparagus

A healthy alternative to your traditional parmesan asparagus. Easy to make and so delicious!
Keyword Parmesan Asparagus
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • Medium Sized Asparagus
  • Olive Oil
  • Roasted Garlic Salt can use regular garlic salt too
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (218.3 degrees Celsius).
  • To prepare asparagus, wash asparagus and cut off the bottoms of asparagus stalks.
  • Place asparagus in a glass dish to bake in.
  • Coat asparagus with olive oil, salt, pepper, and roasted garlic salt.
  • Generously coat asparagus with nutritional yeast.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes based on how soft you want asparagus.

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Three Ingredient Lazy Oat Pancakes

Three Ingredient Lazy Oat Pancakes

There’s not much to say about this one and I am sure it’s been done a thousand times before, but this is my take on oat pancakes or as I like to call then Three Ingredient Lazy Oat Pancakes. Why? Because this recipe is literally only 3 ingredients. Unless you want to consider vegan butter and maple syrup as ingredients, then it’s 5 ingredients.

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About This Recipe

I started making these, not to be healthier, but literally out of pure laziness. So I was craving pancakes but didn’t have any store bought pancake mix and didn’t want to go out and buy some. I also didn’t feel like trying to figure out how to make pancakes using flour and baking soda and etc…

I remembered seeing that you can make pancakes from oats and had gotten accustomed to eating oatmeal and bananas anyway. So I thought why not just make it into a pancake? It of course took numerous tries before I really perfected them. At least in terms of how I like them.

And hence, three ingredient lazy oat pancakes are born.

So here we are. I must warn you, these are not as sweet as your average pancake. If you’re expecting IHOP style pancakes, then sorry to say, but you are not in the right place. These pancakes are really good in their own unique and special way. Also not to mention healthy. Just dress it up with maple syrup and fruit!

ingredients for three ingredient lazy out pancakes

To Start

So measurements do not have to be exact but I have included them at the bottom of this post. I started by putting a cup of rolled oats through a food processor or blender. Usually a food processor is better for turning it to an oat flour but to each their own. I then add a super ripe banana and nut milk.

Note in the photo above I used a frozen banana that I had to microwave to soften it. You can just use a non frozen banana. I just almost always have frozen bananas on hand. The nut milk I used is an unsweetened almond milk but you can use whatever you want. You can even just use water.

So this is IMPORTANT. The more liquid you use the flatter your pancakes will be. So if you like a denser, thicker pancake then use less liquid. If you like a flat and light pancake then use more liquid. I prefer a flatter pancake.

I kind of feel like everything is self explanatory at this point but for the purpose of the food blog: Put some non-stick whatever in a pan and fry how you would normally fry pancakes. Im using non-dairy butter here.

Now get yourself some maple syrup and enjoy!

three ingredient lazy oat pancakes

Three Ingredient Lazy Oat Pancakes

An easy and healthy breakfast choice that only requires three ingredients.
Keyword 3 Ingredients, Banana Oat Pancakes
Servings 7 small pancakes


  • 1 cup Oat Flour I blend rolled oats in a food processor
  • 1 Banana ripe and spotted
  • cup Non-dairy Milk or Water
  • Non-Dairy Butter or something to make sure pancakes do not stick to the frying pan


  • Put rolled oats through food processor.
  • Add banana and non-dairy milk to oat flour.
  • Blend/mix until liquid (add more liquid for a less dense pancake).
  • Fry pancakes on medium heat in non-dairy butter.

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