good morning crumpets


Somehow I became obsessed with the idea of making crumpets. It may have had something to do with going to see Alice in Wonderland. I had to have them though, despite possibly never having them before in my life. Oh what I’ve been missing. They’ make an amazing breakfast or afternoon tea snack. Crispy on the outside and soft and moist in the middle, they’re like english muffins and pancakes had a baby. And perfect with a bit of earth balance and jam. Now you can make them for yourself.

Vegan Crumpets
2 cups all purpose flour
1 rounded tsp yeast
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup soy milk, room temperature
1/2 cup water, room temperature
1 Tbsp Earth Balance, melted

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until there are no lumps. If you’re using a stand mixer it will take a minute or two with the paddle attachment. Cover and set aside in a warm place so that it can rise. It should take about an hour, and you’ll be able to see a bunch of bubbles popping to the surface.

When your batter is looking good, you’ll want to head up a griddle or pan. It’s best to use a medium low heat so that they can cook all the way through without burning.

Grease two crumpet rings and place them on your pan, making sure they’re flat. Scoop  or pour about a quarter cup of the batter into the rings on the pan.

After about five minutes you’ll see the edges begin to firm up. You can then gently remove the rings using tongs or an oven mitt.

They should hold their shape. Let them cook for a minute more without the rings.

Flip them over and let the other side cook through, another 5 minutes or so. That’s it! Eat them up! Quick while they’re still warm!

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25 responses to “good morning crumpets

  1. You’ve now given me crumpet lust as well. Must acquire crumpet rings.

    • miss alix

      luckily they’re versatile and you can used them for biscuits and cookies as well. i have way too many specialized cooking implements.

  2. They’re adorable! Every time I read or watch Alice and Wonderland I want to have a tea party.

  3. Lex

    I always wondered what the trick was behind the crumpet bubbles, letting them sit for an hour! No more grocery store crumpets for me!

  4. Those look delicious and pretty easy to make. I’ll definitely try them! 🙂

  5. Oh yum! I bet it would be fun to get some big metal cookie cutters and make cute shapes, too!

  6. Such a great idea! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. ASB

    The only crumpet I’ve ever had were those Tastycake butterscotch ones. So good, but so not vegan.

  8. You have no idea how much I love crumpets. I can’t believe I’ve never thought to veganize them, thank you SO much for this. I know exactly what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow.

  9. I don’t think I’ve had a crumpet since college and these make me want to run home and make a batch! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

  10. yosoyblog

    Oh my god, I fucking love crumpets and these look perfect!!!!!

  11. Yum! They would be perfect for brekky or as an afternoon snack.

  12. OH MY GOSH. THESE LOOK SO AMAZING 🙂

  13. Holly Jackson

    Oh my goodness, Alix, you are my hero! Being English and all, I was raised on crumpets, so finding out that I can still have them is just about the best news I’ve had since becoming vegan. You have to try them the traditional way, with some Marmite (a British yeast extract spread) on top of the Earth Balance. It sounds a little odd, and it’s definitely an acquired taste if you haven’t been eating it since the age of two, but I think it’s delicious. It also happens to be an excellent and completely vegan source of that elusive vitamin B12!

  14. Holly Jackson

    You won’t regret it, I promise.

  15. How wonderful. They look yummy, I just adore crumpets. I should try making them too. I’ve never tried a fresh one.
    *kisses* HH

  16. Claudia

    Those look like they make the absolute most perfect breakfast.

  17. i wanna put a vegan sausage in between some crumpets and chow down!

  18. Awesome! I love crumpets- got hooked on my year abroad in college. And you are SO spot-on! They are totally English Muffin +Pancake babies.

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