Our family loves Brinner. Breakfast for Dinner = Brinner. Our brinners usually consist of bacon, pancakes or waffles, eggs, biscuits and sausage in some sort of fashion. One of my favorite brinner meals that we have had is chicken & waffles. But now that I am vegan, brinner is just a little bit trickier.
I made sweet potato pancakes, and I also made biscuits and sausage gravy. Yup. Vegan sausage gravy over biscuits. That kind of sounds like an oxymoron, but it works folks.
It was delicious and was enjoyed by all.
Sweet Potato Pancakes (with Cinnamon Honey Butter)
for the pancakes:
2 large eggs (flax eggs for the vegan version)
1 cup buttermilk (almond/soy milk)
2 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup bisquick
1 small sweet potato, cooked soft and mashed
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and oil. Stir in the pancake mix and nutmeg, until just combined. Fold in the mashed sweet potatoes. Batter should be thick, but pourable. A little bit more milk may be needed if its too thick.
Heat a greased griddle over medium-high heat. Pour about 1/4-1/2 cup of batter onto the griddle, and cook until a few bubbles show up in the batter. Flip over and cook on the other side until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.
for the butter:
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1 1/2 tsp honey
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Beat together the butter, honey and cinnamon until well combined. Store in fridge until ready to use.
Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
1 lb pkg sausage (I used Gimme lean which is vegan...feel free to use actual sausage if you eat meat)
2 pkgs premade biscuits (Publix Buttermilk biscuits are accidentally vegan)
5 cups almond (or regular) milk
5-6 (or more) Tbsp flour
salt and pepper
Add a Tbsp of oil to a large, deep skillet and cook sausage until cooked through. With the burner on medium-high, add in the milk and stir. Add in the flour, and break apart the clumps with a fork. Allow the mixture to simmer for a while. A few bubbles here and there are ok, but it shouldn't be boiling. Simmer until the gravy has thickened (you may or may not need a little more flour).
While the gravy is cooking, bake the biscuits according to the package directions.
Serve gravy over biscuits.