Weekday Pancakes

>> Monday, April 30, 2012

I'd like to be the kind of person who thinks ahead. Reality is, I'm not. Stephen often (very sarcastically, of course) calls me "foresight Ashley" because there are so many instances when I just act before thinking. One classic example: Taking a shower when no towels are in the bathroom (or on the second floor, for that matter). I do that at least once a week and have to holler for Stephen to rescue me before the neighbors see something indecent.

At breakfast, I frequently let my appetite get ahead of me. Last week, in fact, I woke up craving a stack of fluffy pancakes. Couldn't get them out of my mind. With no time in the morning to follow a recipe, I figured cereal was a more likely bet. Then I thought about how, for a while, I had tried a seemingly fail-proof approach to keep this sort of thing from happening. I kept a container of dry homemade pancake mix on hand. But I haven't done that in at least a year.

So. I just tossed a couple ingredients into a bowl to see how it'd turn out. And . . . the resulting pancake was pretty fantastic.

To make quick vegan pancakes for two . . .

1 cup wheat flour + 1 tablespoon baking powder + pinch salt + 3/4 to 1 cup almond milk
Mix dry ingredients before adding wet.
Scoop heaping 1/4 cup amounts onto fry pan.

I've fussed with pancake recipes in the past. This recipe? There's no way I can't remember it for life. Plus, a stack this simple satisfies me almost as well as more complicated varieties. To make them more interesting, all I'd do is add a handful of blueberries or chocolate chips. Maybe a dash of cinnamon or a splash of vanilla.

I thought it'd be nice to share this with you all on a Monday. You have four more days to try it out for yourself! Which leaves me wondering what quick and easy -- but interesting -- recipes do you routinely make for weekday breakfasts? I get caught in these loops of oatmeal blahs and cereal ehhhhs, if you know what I mean.


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Basically, if you've left a comment in Blogger and not DISQUS during the past that you don't see coming up (and/or I haven't responded) -- I'm not deleting or ignoring you. No, no, no. It's just the clunky nature of what I've set up and I'm sorry! I'm going to try and get it working better. Just know that your words mean the world to me!

That's it for now. Ada's just stopping by to say hi. Hi!

And over on Writing Chapter Three, I shared a video of ANOTHER baby A. No, we're not pregnant again (the title to the post confused a few readers -- oops!). As well, we're posting a Q and A post later in the week and are looking for your baby-related questions!

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