Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Cookbook Creation: Thug Pancakes
I have really been enjoying the Thug Kitchen Cookbook, and last weekend, we cracked open this beautiful book and searched for a pancake recipe.
As you may know, Sunday morning pancakes is a bit of a tradition in our house. I say tradition loosely, as it doesn't happen every Sunday. In fact, it hadn't happened in months, so I thought I would go all out with this one. I used the very simple recipe from Thug Kitchen, although I subbed pumpkin for the bananas, since we had that on hand from making cookies. They turned out beautifully.
I love to sprinkle in chopped nuts when making pancakes. I simply put them on the griddle, then add the nuts. It helps to make a crispy, crunchy bottom.
I feel like I had to thin out the batter quite a bit before I got the pancake thickness that I wanted. The first several were very dense, but I added some almond milk and got the thin pancakes that I wanted.
We had extra frosting left over from making these cookies, so we used that on the pancakes. We also made a quick berry compote the night before, because it's the best thing to put on a pancake.
If I had to choose between berry + frosting or just plain ol' Earth Balance and maple syrup, I would go with the latter. Both are great, though!
I'm happy our pancake tradition is alive and well. Now, I need to decide what to make next weekend!