Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Holy Hell, folks, it's National Pancake Day! My favorite food on earth has a day. I mean, I'd be disappointed if it didn't.

I have TWO recipes for you today. Yes, two. Yesterdays breakfast, and today's. And yes, yes, there is a give-away in this post as well.

Yesterday morning I got in on this raging fad of "breakfast bakes." I made one with sweet potato and oats. The results were quite excellent, and I imagine I will be doing it again someday. I enjoyed the finished product with some maple syrup and peanut butter (after the peanut butter sweet potato fries, I was rolling with a theme).

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

1/4 cup sweet potato
1/3 cup oats
2 tbsp oat flour
1 tbsp flaxmeal
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp milk substitute

Preheat your oven to 350. In a personal-sized, heat-safe bowl (Spray it with non-stick something. This is a step I failed to take, but would encourage others to do), mix the dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients, and mix until incorporated. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until you can fork it and it comes out clean. Eat with favorite toppings.


This morning, I continued to use my leftover sweet potato (no peanut butter this time).

Sweet Potato Pancakes for One

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ginger
dash of salt
~1/4 cup sweet potato (maybe a bit less)
1/3 cup fake milk
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp maple syrup
Extra coconut oil for frying
Some hazelnuts (optional)

Heat cast iron skillet over low-medium heat. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Create a well in the center, and put in the wet ingredients. Mix until just incorporated (clumps are A-OKAY). Melt some coconut oil in the pan to fry the cakes. Drop 1/4 cup of batter in per pancake, and cook until each side is golden brown. Makes about 3 1/2 cakes.

When I was making the 1/2 cake, I toasted some chopped hazelnuts in the pan for a nice topping (along with the traditional maple syrup, of course). They were delightfus. I love National Pancake Day. It's almost like my birthday.

Ready for that give-away?

In honor of National Pancake Day, I will be giving away the best tea mug one could ever own. I own one. X-tina owns one. Everyone on staff at Planet Rock owns one. Now it can be yours.

Perfect for hot drinks, soup, oatmeal, and just about anything that needs bowl-like containment. If you're curious about the logo, the gym I work for manufactures their own climbing holds through this company (The Detroit Rock Climbing Company--DRCC). Since we don't get many readers, I'm going to keep this give-away opened until at least 10 people have participated. This give-away is not open to family members or Planet Rock co-workers (both current and past). Sorry guys. How to enter? Simply leave a comment on this post. Tell me what your favorite flavor pancake is. If you don't like pancakes, fuck you.

Have a nice Pancake Day, everyone. I'm off to Detroit later for a bit of fun.


  1. I tasted my favorite pancakes at the Sweet Water Cafe in Marquette, MI... I *think* they had granola on them and were made of a bran-y substance.

  2. Oh, Marquette! A city abundant with things that make me happy. Granola pancakes are amazing when they're done right!

  3. Can't I just say I love ALL pancakes? But I think I like buttermilk blueberry chocolate chip pancakes. What can I say - go big or go home!

  4. Bless your heart, Bugnet. That sounds like a combo I'm going to have to whip out myself!!

  5. I'm not sure if Canadians are eligible, but I like pancakes so I'll comment anyway. My favourite kind of pancakes varies, but today I'm craving apple-cinnamon.

  6. Yo! My favorite pancake flavor is plain topped with blackberry syrup and butterz. :)

  7. To our Canadian friends: I would be willing to pay a bit extra to mail this to you. I won't scorn your presence on our blog! To FFF--UM YOUR UZBEKI FLATBREAD LOOKS AMAZING.

  8. Thanks! I really suck at consistently posting but thanks for checking out my blog.

  9. OIV makes me smile and salivate at the same time - messy! Can I still enter? My favorite is the Danish pancake of my childhood: cook it thin, and to serve - pour on raspberry syrup, roll it up and pour on maple syrup.I'm salivating again!

  10. Yes, Cathy! You can still enter! I need five more people to enter before I select a winner. =)

  11. The best pancakes I have had are my brother-in-law Bill's pancakes! DELICIOUS! And a special treat when we visit them!

  12. Pumpkin flavored cream cheese pancakes are my dream right now! I hope to make them MY favorite Saturday morning at my favorite breakfast spot.

    p.s. I'm not really interested in adding to my mug collection at this time. Have a lovely day.