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The Single Lady Pancake

July 7, 2010

Single Lady Pancake

I sleep in the middle of the bed.  I think I might hog the pillows.  I read a book in bed with a headlamp on my head.  It’s dorky.  Sometimes I fall asleep with the light on… mostly because I’m scared of murderers and not because I just happen to fall asleep with the light on.

I want pancakes for breakfast in the morning… every morning.  But I just want one pancake.  One crazy good, indulgent, morning breakfast for one pancake… with chocolate.  Is that too much to ask?  Heck.  No.

Hush yo mouth.  This mess is good.

… I just wanted to say hushyomouth… you were probably sitting there politely… my bad.

Single Lady Pancake

Single Lady Pancake

This is one big pancake.  It’s got oats and banana slices and chocolate chips.  Um… amazing.  On top?  More banana slices and toasted pecans.  And heck yes I poured maple syrup all over this sucker.

I scarfed it down in five bites… tops.

Then I went to the gym.  Seriously.  I did.

Single Lady Pancake

The Single Lady Pancake .eat it.

makes one large pancake

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1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 Tablespoon dried oats (quick cooking or regular)

2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt

1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons buttermilk (buttermilk is best , but you could also try regular or soy milk.)

dash of vanilla extract

small handful semi sweet chocolate chips

15 banana slices

toasted pecans

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In a separate bowl whisk together oil, vanilla extract and buttermilk.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir to combine.  The mixture will be thick.  Fold in the chocolate chips and half of the banana slices.

Heat a small frying pan with a teaspoon of oil.  Pour in the pancake batter and spread some with the back of a spoon.  Cook over medium heat until bubbles form and pop on the surface of the pancake.

Flip.  It’s ok if it doesn’t flip perfectly… it’s just you enjoying this pancake, remember!?

Cook until golden brown.  Remove from pan and onto a plate.  Top with the remaining banana slices, toasted pecans and maple syrup.


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