Archive for cooking

for peanut butter lovers only

if you’re not a hard core peanut butter lover, turn back now.

after running 9 miles this morning (training for the run for burma), i decided i wanted a big pile of pancakes.  so i headed to the kitchen and immediately starting mixing up the batter – one of a few “recipes” i have committed to memory.

i have long used a version of the garden of vegan‘s pancake recipe that i personally modified, and i often change it up a bit – using oats, adding chopped nuts, using different kinds of flour (never ever use soy flour in pancakes – lesson learned), corn meal, and of course chocolate chips and blueberries (not together), etc.

the ripe mashed banana is the vegan’s standby binding ingredient instead of eggs, and many times i use banana in pancakes, but i learned awhile ago that you don’t even really need any egg substitute and they turn out fine – just use a little more rice milk/soy milk/water.  (i think there are lots of baking conspiracies – like baking powder and soda – do those ambiguous little white powders actually do anything?  i rarely use the right amounts or sometimes leave one or the other out entirely, and things always turn out fine for me).  plus, sometimes you get tired of everything tasting like banana.

but today – today, i had the grand idea. as i was mixing the rice milk into my flour mixture, i looked up and saw the jar of peanut butter.


why haven’t i tried this before? i thought to myself, and scooped a heaping spoonful into the batter.

10 minutes later i had my big pile of pancakes with the new peanut butter addition.  and, well – would i immediately post it on my blog if it wasn’t divine??!

the one downfall – i nearly puked after scarfing the whole pile of pancakes down – i ate all of them from the photo (damn, why did i use the chipped plate?!) PLUS the one giant pancake not shown – you know, the last one when you scoop the rest of the batter out thinking it’s not that much and then you end up with a pancake the size of the pan?  yeeaaaah.

so here’s the “recipe” from today:

1 cup flour: 1/2 whole wheat, 1/2 unbleached white

1/2 tsp-ish baking powder

i was out of baking soda, but you could probably throw in 1/4-1/2 tsp of that, too (again – i think it’s a conspiracy)

1/4-1/3 cup rolled oats

1 cup rice milk

1/3-1/2 cup water

2-3 Tbsp (?) natural crunchy peanut butter

(this should probably feed two people…)


Comments (1) »