It was a great day on set. I made my Vegan FroYo. We shot in this adorable little kitchen studio in Brooklyn complete with exposed brick and natural light-drenched, original wooden floors. It was a Pinterest-lover's dream kitchen:)
So yeah! I'll be sure to pass along the episodes when they're finished, but in the meantime, you can check out their neat website. Sooo, when I got home last night, I wanted to have a celebratory meal. And in my opinion, nothing says "party" like breakfast for dinner! Especially.....PANCAKES!
And not just any pancakes......MONSTER PANCAKES!! Yep. These officially rock. Basically, they're my decadent monster cookies in pancake form!
These could also be called "kitchen sink" pancakes because they literally have SO MANY healthy and yummy ingredients in them: coconut, raisins, peanut butter, and sunflower seeds with a fabulous drizzle of strawberry purée to take it over the top!
Delicious AND healthy?! Count me in!
Here's what you need: (serves 1 -- makes 4 silver dollar pancakes) 1 egg + 1 egg white 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 "droppers full" of pure liquid stevia (SCD sub 3 tsp honey) 1 1/2 Tbsp EVOO 1/4 tsp baking soda Pinch salt 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 1/2 Tbsp organic natural peanut butter 2 Tbsp shredded coconut (unsweetened) 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup almond flour Drizzle1 1/2 cups strawberries (I used frozen that I thawed) Start out by creaming your peanut butter and egg. Add in your sweetener, vanilla, oil, and spices. Stir in the remaining ingredients. The batter will be thick. Heat a non stick frying pan on medium. Add 1 tsp EVOO and scoop four 1/4 cup pancakes. Let them cook for about 3 minutes a side, or until golden brown. Meanwhile, purée your strawberries in the food processor. To serve, top the pancakes with a healthy serving of the strawberry sauce and enjoy!
Wow. A meal fit for a queen! Let me tell you! These were not some wimpy pancake. No ma'am. These were thick and chewy, with bits of chewy and sticky, crunchy and crispy!
These were so much fun to eat because of all the fun surprises hidden inside! Every bite had a different hidden gem inside from the raisins to the coconut to the sunflower seeds!
And the flavor was just outstanding. These were like a PB & J on steroids! The peanut butter in the pancake really gave it a wonderfully nutty and rich flavor that went perfectly with the bright and sweet strawberry purée! Next time you're hankering for a special meal --breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner --- give these monster pancakes a try! They're so freakin fantastic, you won't believe they're actually healthy!