It’s a while since I heard about Lívance for the first time – to be exact it was when I was in Trondheim and visiting the Trondheim Vegan Fair. When I was in that nice city a girl from the Czech Republic who did her erasmus semester there hosted me. She is a really good cook dreaming every now and then about working in a vegan café. Her cooking skills would definitely allow that.

One dish she made was Lívance. Lívance are Czech pancakes. I usually don’t really like pancakes. And I actually don’t understand why everyone loves pancakes. But Lívance are different, I really liked them! (Actually a pity that I found pancakes I like, not that good for my body shape ;))

But what makes Lívance different from normal pancakes? The recipe of Lívance includes yeast, therefore they become quite fluffy and simply delicious. Traditionally you top Lívance with jam or other sweet toppings. I used hot raspberries with marple sirup ❤

Ingredients for about 12 pancakes:

250 ml plant-based milk (e.g. rice milk, almond milk, soy milk, …)
1 tbsp. oil + oil for frying
200 g flour
1/2 package of yeast
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar

A topping you like, e.g. jam, fruits, whipped coconut cream, marple sirup, agave sirup, chocolate sauce, …

Mix all ingredients for the dough in a bowl and let it rise for around an hour. Then heat some oil on your pan and add a spoon of the dough. Lívance are smaller than regular pancakes, so one spoon is already enough for a great pancake. Turn it once and fry it until both sides are golden brown.

Last but not least add a topping of your choice. I used hot raspberries with marple sirup.

Vegan Lívance Recipe (Czech)