Friday should always be pancake day.
I made some last week as a treat and am wishing that what I was eating today.
Alas, I am 1 focus group, 1 executive presentation, and 1 flight away from my long weekend.
To those who were on Twitter last night: I did survive the Copperhead sighting.
Would you have checked out of the hotel? I did not. It wasn’t in my room… but let’s just say last night wasn’t the best sleep I’ve ever gotten.
After Tweeting about the incident, Starwood Hotels responded and comp’d my room…
too bad it was billable to the client anyway.
They should have comp’d my glass of vino.
Let’s focus on the good:
…and now, PANCAKES.
Yummy, fluffy, pea-nutty, vegan, gluten-free pancakes.
At first I was going to drown drizzle these in maple syrup. Then it dawned on me: jelly goes peanut butter like peas and carrots.
45 seconds later, I had homemade raspberry syrup – and it’s only sugar is from the fruit itself.
Approximately 5 mins after that, I had this:
Moral of the story: skip the Denny’s gut-busters and BYOP (bring your own pancakes), PYT.
For the Cakes:
- 1 T ground flax
- 1 T + 1 tsp water
- 1/4 C peanut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 3 T unsweetened almond milk (or other liquid)
- 10 drops NuNaturals Pure Liquid Vanilla Stevia
For the Jam:
- 1/3 C fresh raspberries
- 5-6 drops NuNaturals Pure Liquid Vanilla Stevia
Mix together ground flax and water. Set aside for 2-3 mins, allowing the mix to gel into a flax “egg.”
In small bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Add liquids and flax egg, stirring until just combined. Spoon on to warm pan (med-high heat), forming 1-2 pancakes. Flip half way through… you guys know how to make pancakes. 🙂
Meanwhile, place the berries and stevia in a small bowl. Place in microwave ~45 seconds. Remove and stir.
Plate pancakes and top with “jam.” Enjoy!
Notes: Any flour should work here. You can also use a regular egg or 2 egg whites in place of the flax egg.
Makes 1-2 pancakes.
You guys had some awesome comments/insights in response to yesterday’s obesity discussion. Thank you SO much – I really enjoyed the different perspectives. 🙂
Is there anyone out there that doesn’t like PBJ?
What fun are you getting into this long weekend?