Wanting to spice up a pancake breakfast, I decided to make the vegan version of “pigs in a blanket.” Just calling it that makes me cringe slightly and it reminds me of the absurdities in our meat culture that the good folks over at Suicide Food have documented through the years. However, going with the common terminology that is used, I wanted to recreate it and call it that in hopes that others will stumble upon a more compassionate culinary creation.
I used the timeless recipe for Perfect Pancakes from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s Vegan Brunch. I recently bought the new Tofurky Breakfast Links. They were easy to heat up and brown using a skillet and some light oil. I wrapped each one gently inside a pancake, sprinkled powdered sugar on top, served with real, local maple syrup and our breakfast was born!
I have always had a love/hate relationship with sausage. Sometimes it would gross me out, other times I found it enjoyable. Vegan sausage has been no different. The Tofurky Breakfast Links were firm and flavorful. Each link was also a whooping 10 grams of protein and fairly low carb. My omni husband liked them even more than I did though. The surrounding pancakes and sweet syrup really sealed the deal for the meal though. I would try this again and perhaps experiment with other vegan sausages.
Overall, we’d rate this meal a solid 4 1/2 out of 5 carrots on the veganlicious scale.