Safe to say that I’ve been dealing with a bit of a pancake obsession since I moved (nearly two months ago now!). When you are spoiled with a high speed blender, as I now am, pancakes come together in no time at all, so I’ve indulged this obsession to the point of obliterating it completely.
That doesn’t mean I didn’t come up with a few pancake plates I wasn’t proud of! (It also seems that I can’t not form a sentence that doesn’t contain not too few negatives.)
The pancakes in these pictures came from the Blendtec recipe book—they’re a hybrid of whole wheat and cornmeal; not sweet at all. I layered them with grilled slices of eggplant and zucchini, then drizzled on a “syrup” of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Don’t let the savory-pancakes-for-dinner thing throw you off too much. If I’d have called them crepes, you wouldn’t have batted an eye.
But since I aim to please, I’ll also include a pancake concoction that I did indeed eat for breakfast.
The orange blob threatening to consume my whole wheat pancakes is a little something that I shall call carrot cake…sauce.
I guess a similar effect could be accomplished by throwing a carrot cake in the blender, but that sounds wacky even to me, so that ought to tell you something. Let’s go the traditional recipe route instead. It might even be a little bit healthy.
Carrot Cake Sauce
- 1/2 cup milk (non-dairy or otherwise)
- 4 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1/2 packet stevia (or other sweetener to taste)
- 4 tbsp cream cheese (or vegan alternative such as Tofutti)
- generous shake of cinnamon
- splash of maple syrup, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. This should make you 2-3 servings, depending on your love for carrot cake.
I hate to admit that this is pretty much the pinnacle of my kitchen creativity in the last few weeks, but it’s basically true—my schedule has kind of exploded, so I hope you’ll bear with me as I adjust my blogging routine. I’m thinking once a week is about right, pitiful as it sounds. But on the other hand, it can’t be forced! I mean, I could post daily on the state of my dust bunnies, but they’re pretty camera shy. The odd pancake will have to do in the meantime.
What’s your favorite way to eat pancakes?