Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes (China Study Cookbook Giveaway)

Ever since Mr. B and I have decided to become mostly vegetarian, I have been on the lookout for some good recipe books. So, when I was contacted to review a cookbook based on one of the most comprehensive studies of nutrition in regards to a plant-based diet, I couldn’t pass it up.

Plus I have an addiction to cookbooks. 😉

Now, most of the vegan/vegetarian cookbooks out there have a large number of recipes with tofu. Well, Mr. B isn’t too fond of the stuff. (Although I have snuck it into a recipe or two without him figuring it out. Hehe) So, I was a little apprehensive about that with this cookbook. But, thankfully LeAnne Campbell (daughter of the guy who wrote The China Study) did a great job of not having many tofu based recipes!

The China Study Cookbook Giveaway from Brooke: Not on a Diet

When I received it I immediately began to flip through and drool over may of the recipes! Including Thai Peanut Soup, Fettuccine with Broccoli & Cashew Sauce, No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars, and Chocolate Banana Pie. I was excited to try all the things! Nothing appeared to be overly complicated and most of the ingredients I know I can find at my local HyVee! Always a win for me when it comes to cookbooks!

Since it is fall and I enjoy a hearty breakfast on Sunday mornings, I decided to make the Pumpkin Pancakes! Super easy to make and rather tasty too! My only suggestion is to make sure that you cook them all the way through! I didn’t do so on a few and they were mushy in the middle! Oops. But, no worries of salmonella since there are no eggs in the recipe!

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes from Brooke: Not on a Diet

Pumpkin Pancakes
Makes 1 Dozen pancakes

2 pancakes: 4PP

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
2 egg replacers (2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal with 6 tablespoons water)
2 cups nondairy milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
½ cup pumpkin (canned or pureed)
5 tablespoons maple syrup (I used a light syrup)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1) Preheat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.
2) Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
3) In separate medium bowl, mix egg replacers, nondairy milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
4) Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir just enough to remove any lumps. The batter should be pourable; if it seems too thick, add more milk.
5) Use a ¼ cup (I used 1/4) or ⅓ cup measuring cup to measure and pour small amounts of batter onto the heated surface. Cook until top bubbles, about 2–3 minutes. Turn with a spatula and cook the second side until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Now that I’ve teased you with one great recipe, you now have a chance to check out all the others! The publisher is kindly offering a copy of The China Study Cookbook to a fellow reader!

All you need to do is use the nifty widget below to leave a comment! I want to know what your favorite cookbook is!

I don’t know if I have just one favorite, but I constantly use my Hungry Girl cookbooks for ideas and inspiration for meals!

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Contest ends Wednesday (October 30th) at 12:00AM CT

I received a copy of The China Study Cookbook in exchange for a review/giveaway. All opinions (as always) are my own.

  • One of my favorite cookbooks is Peas and Thank You by Sarah Matheny aka Mama Pea. I love that the recipes are all vegan and very family friendly. I have read the China Study and have been inching closer and closer to a vegan diet since. The pumpkin pancakes sound delicious. I love just about anything pumpkin this time of year.

  • Jamie Holloway

    Like you I have several cookbooks that I enjoy looking at for ideas. I just find one to read that I am looking forward to reading called Meatless All Day by Dina Cheney.

  • Okay, this is going to sound ridiculous, but my favorite cookbook is the Richard Simmons Golden Edition Cookbook from the early 90s. I got it with my first Deal-a-Meal kit after 7th grade (goes to show how long I’ve been struggling with dieting, too!) but a lot of the recipes are still really good!

  • Dacia

    My favorite cookbook is probably Happy Herbivore Abroad :)

  • Wendy B.

    My favorite cookbook is probably Aaron Sanchez’s book “La Comida del Barrio,” it’s basically a Latin cookbook (with mainly Mexican recipes). I love his 3 leches cake recipe! :)

  • The pancakes smell delicious.

    I am also a cookbook addict, though recently, I’ve taken to printing off recipes and adding them to a 3-ring binder. Don’t like the recipe? In the garbage it goes!

    • I’ll second the 3-ring binder technique. It allows me to add my own self-created recipes, printouts from the Internet, and recipes from a cook book get scanned/printed and hole-punched.

  • Sarah Cotter

    the great vegan bean book!

  • Laura

    My favorite cookbook recently is the SparkPeople Cookbook.

  • Karen H.

    Sounds delicious. I’ve been thinking about buying a cookbook and this could be just what I need.

  • Anna Beck Szimonisz

    This is the 3rd time I have heard about this cookbook over the past few days…I love cookbooks too! My favorite cookbook is “Love Soup”. It is a vegetarian soup book with seasonal recipes. The recipes are a little time consuming, but there is something about the process of making soup that is so comforting…and all the recipes I have made are worth the effort.

  • Jennifer D

    My favorite cookbook so far has been The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook.

  • Simona Cat

    Mine is probably The great vegan bean book! But im addicted to cookbooks 😀

  • Anne L.
  • Wendy B.

    My favorite cook book would have to be Aaron Sanchez’s “La Comida del Barrio.” Latin American cuisine (mostly Mexican) and an amazing 3 Leches Cake…yeah the tacos and salsa recipes are also fantastic too lol

  • Laurel Cahill

    My favorite is one that my mom had when I was growing up, called “Laurel’s Kitchen” I liked it when I was little because it had my name in it, and I like it now because it’s great vegetarian recipes, based on whole foods.

  • Rebecca R.

    I also love the Hungry Girl cookbooks but am definitely ready for something new focusing on whole foods rather than packaged or process ones. I’d love to win this!

  • Holly

    365 Slow Cooker Dinners! I love my crockpot! It’s so easy!

  • Rose Hayes-Dineen

    I love the eat to live cookbook, and the vitamix cookbook is actually really great too! Thanks for the entry!

  • cezovski

    I like any of Martin Yan’s Chinese Cookbooks!
    Rafflecopter: Carolsue

  • Cee

    My favorite cookbook … Isa Chandra’s Appetite for Reduction, currently!

  • I would love to win a cookbook! I currently rely on pinterest for a bunch of recipes but I occasionally check out books from the library to get some classic recipes

  • Erin Robinson

    My Mr. and I were just talking about adding more vegetarian meals to our diets. Currently we have one meatless night a week, but I’d like to have our diet be closer to 1/2 & 1/2. I, like many others rely on the internet (Pinterest, Google, and for my meal planning. This would be an AWESOME addition to our cookbook collection.

  • Adrienne V Williamson

    No cookbooks for me, right now my cookbook is my recipe box, full of my grandma and mother’s recipes!

  • The China Study is on my library list! What a cool way to make the material more accessible – in a cookbook! I can always use more cooking ideas. 😉 Currently my favorite is Hungry Girl’s 200 under 200 cals!

  • Megan Green

    I love the Hungry Girl cookbooks.

  • Amanda

    When we got married our church put together a huge cookbook and individuals/familes included their favorite recipes. I just love how personalized it is! Also, I have several Rachel Ray ones that I love.

  • Tori

    I use my hungry girl cookbook all the time!

  • Shannon

    Have been dabbling in the vegan menu since being scared off of meat some by a few well meaning documentaries! I admit I use as my main recipe course.

  • Rebecca Kristensen

    I like Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker and also Appetite for Reduction (vegan)

  • Jes Marie Harmon

    Looks awesome, would love it. I don’t really have a fav, i get most of my recipes online.

  • Samantha Godwin

    I would love a copy of this book, I currently rely on Pinterest and various other websites for my recipes :)

  • Cori Castro Anderson

    I have read The China Study (and watched Forks Over Knives)….I use the FOK cookbook a lot!!!! By far my favorite for veggie meals!

  • Carol Belles

    I have all the hungry girl cookbooks and love them!

  • Kelly @No Thanks to Cake

    I love cookbooks too! My faves tend to be the quarterly WW 5-Ingredient 15-Minute Recipe books. Love them!

  • Ronna Ross

    I love the recipes I have tried in my weight watchers tastier than takeout cookbook. All the recipes in the china study cookbook sound awesome..especially the no bake peanut butter bars! yummy!

  • Biz

    It’s funny Brooke, I bought whole wheat pastry flour when I was at Whole Foods not knowing what I was going to do with it – I’ll try this, except with eggs – I’ll let you know how it turns out! Keep on getting Insane girl!!

  • i am the nightwriter


    when i tried to lose weight i learned a lot that surprised me. actually it´s quite easy when you avoid addictive foods and of course i felt the need to write about it 😉 would mean a lot when you could read it, you will not be disappointed! 😀 thanks!