All of you foodie bloggers in the US, have you signed up for Maitri yet?? Maitri is foodie friendship chain where you get a box of secret ingredient from a like minded foodie. This is the Videsi version of Arusuvai chain in India. Priya and Reshmi are the organizers for the event and don’t forget to check out their blogs for details about Maitri and sign up to get your own secret ingredient.
I got matched with Rashmy who blogs at Amma & baby and I received my mystery ingredient along with a small hint last weekend. She said it’s a high protein flour and my first instinct said that it is soy flour and Rashmy confirmed that it is.
Soy flour is gluten free and can be substituted for some of the all-purpose flour in baking which gives the baked goods a protein boost. It also keeps baked goods from going stale. It also adds rich color, fine texture, moistness and tenderness to baked goods.
Today, I used soy flour to make chocolate chip pancakes. I modified the vegan pancakes recipe that I usually use to incorporate the soy flour and added some mini chocolate chips to make them a little fancy since today is yours truly’s birthday. Here’s how I made them:
Recipe adapted from Vegan with a Vengeance.