Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Loaded Elvis pancakes

So, apparently, Elvis Presley had quite an appetite for low-fuss food.  This includes possums, pig's ears, banana pudding and bacon.  He liked to eat with his fingers.  It seems fans of Elvis know this and have written books on the topic of his diet and some peculiar details. 

Will people know stuff like this about me when I've left this Earth?  Has Elvis left this Earth?  He'd be... 77 now, do you think he's in Hawaii which is the last rumour I heard?  Here's a song I really like from him, performed by him, go play it and come back to read this while he serenades you.

A little bit of Elvis in our menu tonight.  We had a vegan version of Elvis pancakes.  I think he'd enjoy the peanut butter 'n nanner topping.  I liked it all - the pancakes were great and the toppings were fun and healthy too!  Judging by this entry I found online, you could summon The King himself to join you for a plate if only you added bacon.  Here's a yummy combination for a sandwich - the peanut butter, banana and bacon fried sandwich.  Drool!

Well now, THIS is what they call "food porn", it makes you want some!
(Don't worry, I probably won't use that term again, I find it kinda crass.)

Well, anyway, we made loverly vegan pancakes, smeared them with PB, topped with sliced banana and drizzled (in one case, drowned) them with syrup.  Real maple syrup. Which reminds me, it's that delicious time of year again when we visit a maple sugar shack and stock up!

Vegan pancakes risin' high and fluffy.

Vegan Elvis Pancakes
adapted from Cheeky Kitchen
1 very ripe banana
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup soy or almond milk (cow's if you need to, it won't be vegan)
1 Tbsp vanilla (I used my homemade vanilla)
1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (or white)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon (I rounded my measure, I usually do)
1/2 tsp salt
- whirl banana in stand mixer to mash (or do it by hand).  Add all the wet and mix well.  Add dry and mix, you actually don't have to be careful to mix very little -   give 'er.
- cook your pancakes as per usual
- plate one pancake, lay on the peanut butter, cover with sliced bananas and blueberries (or any berry mix), top with another pancake.  Drizzle with syrup to taste.  I recommend using a fork with or without a knife (though one of my minis just picked his up like a sandwich - hey, he ate it, I'm not picky)

I am finding the cost of cutting most meat out of our diet is enabling me to continue to buy high quality ingredients which is now branching out into the organics.  I'm thrilled to see the changes in our menu is balancing out cost-wise, just thrilled.  And I'm feeling encouraged to keep it up.  Have you made any changes you'd like to share here?


  1. Yummy! These look delicious Rana... I love pb & b on just about anything :)

  2. Note to self....do not read Rana's blog when you are hungry! haha

    1. Note to you, that's the best time to read and get inspired!