Breakfast

Lentil Crêpes and Waffles – vegan, gluten-free

  We love pancakes, crêpes and waffles and we have lots of recipes for them here at REAL. Recently after interviewing Chef Ramses Bravo about his cookbook Bravo Express, I learned that crêpes can be made with just lentils and water. We make crêpes from raw Buckwheat and water, as well as with Garbanzo Bean…

Blueberry Better-Than-Bran Muffins, Vegan, Gluten-Free, SOS-Free

This is a hearty muffin recipe. This recipe does not use an All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour that typically contains starches. Instead, only whole grains are used along with a little Garbanzo Bean Flour. Ingredients: 1 cup Rolled Oats or Steel Cut Oats (or Oat flour) 3/4 cup Millet (or Millet Flour) 1/4 Flax Seeds (or…

Banana Peanut Butter Custard Cream

I created this recipe as a cream to spread on pancakes. To my delight, it firmed up like a custard. Not only can this recipe be used as a rich spread for pancakes or crepes but it makes a delicious, quick dessert. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen) 6 tablespoons…

Breakfast Black Beans

The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research published the most comprehensive study of diet and cancer called Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective in 2007. They have numerous recommendations including eating mostly foods of plant origin and eating relatively unprocessed cereals (grains) and/or pulses…

Steel Cut Oats and Millet Waffles

I am done with buying flours! I grind my own in my Vitamix. Millet and Steel Cut Oats grind up well and make wonderful waffles. Serve with Berries, Fresh fruit or Jam. Ingredients 3/4 cup steel cut oats, dry, uncooked 1/4 cup millet, dry, uncooked 2 Tablespoons flax seeds (brown or golden) 2 cups water…

Buckwheat Crêpes, Version 5, Gluten-free

  We have four other Buckwheat Crêpe or Pancake recipes on this site. This one is the newest and my favorite. Why? I start with raw buckwheat groats and make the flour by grinding them instead of buying buckwheat flour already ground. It’s fresher tasting and more flavorful. I find that making the flour fresh…

Cherry Almond Waffles

We love waffles and make them all the time. We have many waffle recipes on this site that are vegan, gluten-free and totally yummy. Some are crispy, some are soft and cake-like. Try them all! This recipe is especially good because ground almonds are added to the batter for a rich flavor. I got started…

Staffordshire Oatcakes

Serve these Staffordshire Oatcakes with our REAL Apricot Butter on a Autumn or Winter morning. 1 1/2 cups warm water 1 1/2 cups warm, unsweetened, plant milk 1 tablespoon sugar, optional (we use vegan evaporated cane juice) 1 (.25 ounce) envelope active dry yeast 2 1/2 cups rolled oats 2 cups All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour…

Sourdough Crêpes, gluten-free

We make Almond Yogurt about every two weeks. When a new batch is done, I like using it for a sourdough batter, like this one. Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all purpose gluten-free flour (We use Bob’s Red Mill) 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds 2 cups unsweetened plant milk 1/2 cup unsweetened…

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Biscuits, gluten-free

Wake up late on the weekend after a great date night and roll these up for the perfect brunch. Or make them with the kids for a weekend breakfast treat. These are rich biscuits, slightly sweet and full of cinnamon. Dough 2 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-To-1…

The China Study Family Cookbook DOUGHNUTS!

When I interviewed Del Sroufe this week on It’s All About Food I knew I would be making this recipe soon. It’s in his newest cookbook, The China Study Family Cookbook. It is a MUST-HAVE vegan cookbook with all kinds of yummy comfort foods made with REAL ingredients, like this doughnut recipe for example. The…

Caryn’s Eggs

Here’s a new scramble recipe. I’m naming it after me! Ingredients 1/2 red onion, chopped 8 ounces firm tofu, mashed 1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast 1/4 cup water, plus more if needed Directions In a heavy frying pan or skillet, dry sauté the chopped…

Yogurt, Dairy Free, Version 2

Dairy-free yogurt is easy to make. You can use a variety of nuts or seeds, depending on what you like. Cashews tend to be the creamiest, but I enjoy almonds best. In this recipe, I used soaked almonds or cashews, water and yogurt from my last batch. I let the probiotics do the rest. To…

Late Night Corn Pancakes, Gluten-Free

We make a lot of pancakes in our house and have a number of pancake recipes (and waffles too) to choose from. This may be the new favorite. They are wonderful for breakfast or brunch and especially delicious late at night! Update 4/22/2020: I recently made this pancakes using 2/3 cup polenta and 1 cup…

Banana Peanut Butter Quesadilla

This is a quick and delightful taste sensation! Ingredients 2 Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Wheat Tortillas (or any tortilla of your choosing) 3 Tablespoons peanut butter (the ingredients in peanut butter should peanuts and nothing else!) 1 banana Directions Preheat oven to 350oF Mash banana with the peanut butter. Heat tortillas about 30 seconds on each…

Tofu Scramble in light Dijon Cream

You don’t need a lot of space or many ingredients to make a great dish. While traveling I made this breakfast scramble in an efficiency kitchen where we are staying. We typically save the kale stalks for juicing when we use the leaves for salad. It’s hard to make green juice while traveling so I…

Buckwheaties

I first made and tried Buckwheaties when I was eating an all-raw vegan diet and I was looking at recipes in Juliano’s Raw, The Uncook Book book. It was one of the few recipes in the book that wasn’t smothered in olive oil and nama shoyu. I loved them! But I seemed to forget about…

Fruity Corn Waffles

From one waffle recipe comes another. Wanting to make our Fruity Waffle recipe but out of most of the essential ingredients, I made this new version with what we had on hand. Gary says it’s his favorite (but he says that a lot!) He also said it reminded him of his pre-vegan days long ago…

Fruity Cacao Nibs Breakfast Bowl

I bought some cacao nibs for the first time a while back and wasn’t sure what I would do with them. I have been creating recipes that I love using these chocolaty, bitter, crunchy bits and this breakfast bowl is my favorite of all. Mixing the cacao nibs with the fruit and coconut tricks my…

Gary’s Special

Gary talks a lot about Original Joe’s in San Jose. I remember going there when I lived in the Bay Area, late at night after performing in a show. They had huge plates of pasta, which was the best way to calm the post-performance adrenaline and get a good night’s sleep. Gary’s favorite dish from…