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Vegan Brazil Nut Pancakes/Surya Brasil Day Spa

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Vegan Brazil Nut Pancakes with Organic Honey Agave

From Chef Inti Mendez of Espaco Surya Day Spa, San Paulo


•3 C organic whole-wheat all-purpose flour

•1 C canola, grape-seed, olive or coconut oil

•1 tsp cinnamon

•4 ½ – 5 C water

•1 Tbsp organic sugar

•pinch of salt

•1 C chopped Brazil nuts

•honey agave

•sprig of fresh mint (optional)

Pancake Batter Preparation

Place all ingredients, except for the agave, cinnamon, and Brazil nuts into a mixer and blend until creamy.

Cook pancakes individually in a soapstone skillet.

Assemble pancakes into layers with Brazil nuts, agave, and cinnamon.

Note: Brazil nuts contain exceptionally high levels of selenium, an antioxidant-rich mineral found in the soil. Cooking with soapstone is a sustainable way to reduce energy consumption. Its thickness and density retain heat twice as long as conventional metal cookware, thereby reducing cooking time.