What’s for Breakfast?

19 Dec

What’s for Breakfast…how about experimenting?


Cooking is an art but it also is a survival skill.  Cooking is not about following recipes exactly nor having thousands of recipes to choose from, it’s about feeding yourself and your family.  Since I live alone with my two dogs and therefore no one else cooks for me, I modify recipes for smaller portions and to my taste.

One of my recent experiments was to make garlic popcorn – I love garlic and I love popcorn so I thought I’d try to make it work.  Still working on this, and will post about that when I am done experimenting.  This morning when I opened the fridge to decide on breakfast, the peanut butter jar was staring me in the face! 

Then it hit me: pancakes with peanut butter and orange marmalade. I was already figuring out what to do.  All I wanted was one pancake so this is what I did to make one pancake:

Pancake Ingredients:

¼ cup of your favorite pancake mix

1/8 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut milk

a pinch of cinnamon powder

a pinch of ground nutmeg

a drop of olive oil

Topping ingredients:

1 heaping tablespoon of your favorite peanut butter (I used Adams crunchy peanut butter).

1 heaping teaspoon of your favorite marmalade or jam

Place all pancake ingredients in a bowl and mix it up.  Pour it all into a greased frying pan on a low setting as one pancake.  Cover the pan with a lid and check it in a few minutes.  If  the top is still liquidy and bubbles have formed, wait another couple of minutes before you turn it over. The pancake should look dry not shinny. After you have turned it over, place a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter on top of the pancake and cover the pan with a lid.  After two minutes, look at the pancake, if the peanut butter has started to melt a little, the pancake is done.  Put it on your plate and add a heaping teaspoon of orange marmalade (or your favorite jam) on top and start eating.
If you use a commercially available vegan pancake mix, then this is a vegan recipe.  If you use a non-vegan mix, this is vegetarian recipe.  Check the ingredients on the box or bag of the mix you are using to confirm the ingredients – most commercially available mixes are not vegan.

If you’ve got a great cooking experiment, I’d love to hear it.

vegan pancake

vegan pancake (Photo credit: kalavinka)


3 Responses to “What’s for Breakfast?”

  1. Morgan December 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    I like peanut butter
    Smooth peanut butter
    Crunchy peanut butter, too! Making my mouth water.


  2. Piracetam December 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    Sunny makes her special peanut-butter pancakes with blackberry sauce. You can serve the PB and J pancake recipe for breakfast or dessert. This cooking how-to video is part of Cooking for Real show hosted by Sunny Anderson. With an understanding of everyday life and that real people deserve down-to-earth delicious meals; Cooking for Real offers real food, for real life. Serving up solutions for easy to prepare, fantastic tasting menus, Sunny Anderson elevates the everyday meal by taking affordable, easy to find, easy to use ingredients and infusing them with diverse influences and a taste for rich, rewarding flavor. Sunny’s fresh, uncomplicated approach to classic comfort foods, along with her passion for interpreting the flavors of her unique travels, brings a bright style to delectable, down-home dishes. Don’t let the rush of the real world deny you the real food, the real techniques and the can’t miss tastes, of cooking for real. Try making these peanut butter and jam pancakes for you or your kids.



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