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Rockin’ and Rollin’

We’re pretty sure it has been ages since we’ve talked about pancakes over here- did you think we had given up eating them?

Of course, that would crazy talk!  Who in their right mind would ever give up eating pancakes?

Not us, that’s for sure!  Rest assured, there has been no shortage of pancakes over here, but our pancakes have been looking a little different lately…

You see, we’ve discovered a new way to make pancakes, and quite frankly we may never eat them any other way ever again!

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the pancake parfait roll-up!

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Seriously people, this is a genius idea!  It’s a fruit-and-yogurt parfait all wrapped up in a thick, fluffy pancake- does it get any better than that?

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This recipe is inspired by an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives seen while doing hamstring curls at the gym.  That’s right, we watch foodie shows while lifting weights…

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Unfortunately there was no sound to accompany the show (yes, we watch silent foodie shows while lifting weights…) so we have no idea what restaurant was being featured and cannot properly give credit to whoever came up with this fantastic idea.

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But we can share it with the world!

So what is so great about a pancake roll-up?  It takes about half  the time of regular pancakes!  Think about it- one giant pancake vs. making a whole bunch of small ones?  Some of you cool kids might have one of those awesome pancake griddles that have enough space to cook a million pancakes all at once, but for those of us who don’t, this is a huge time-saver!

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And the faster you can cook pancakes, the sooner you can eat them.  And of course, fluffy pancake + creamy yogurt + sweet fruit + crunchy granola = breakfast heaven. 🙂

So go make use of all the delicious fruit that is hitting its prime right now, and make yourself this to-die-for breakfast- you may never eat pancakes the same way again!

Pancake Parfait Roll-Up

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

2/3 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

1 egg, beaten
2/3 c. buttermilk
1 tbsp maple syrup

1 c. yogurt
1 c. fruit of choice
3/4 c. granola

Directions:

Preheat a large frying pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Combine the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.  In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined.  Divide the batter in half and pour onto the frying pan.  Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles begin to form on the surface and the edges begin to firm.  Flip and cook for another 2 minutes, then remove to a plate.  Repeat with the rest of the batter.

Spread the pancake with yogurt then sprinkle with fruit and granola.  Roll up and top with the rest of the yogurt, fruit and granola.  Drizzle with a little maple syrup if desired.

~twosaucysisters

Do you ever watch the T.V. at the gym?  Have you ever seen a recipe from a T.V. show that you’ve tried recreating?  How did it turn out?

Craving Conquered

So we’re back after a beautiful long weekend, and it seems like Mother Nature is playing some kind of cruel April Fool’s day joke on us with this crazy weather.  Yesterday it went from sunny blue skies to blizzarding, back to sun and then blizzarding again within a span of about 15 minutes, and it did that all day long!  And today she’s pretending it’s January again and hitting us with -12C temperatures.  Apparently Mother Nature thought it would be fun to extend April fool’s day.  Not cool.

But regardless of the weather, it was such a lovely weekend full of sunny skies, family, and of course chocolate!  And as we mentioned the other day, ours was also filled with carrot cake!  But if you never got to have any carrot cake, or you’ve polished off the entire thing already (ours was gone in 2 and a half days!) and you’re carrot cake craving is still raging like yesterday’s weather, do not fret- we are here for you 🙂

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With another pancake in a jar, of course!

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Ok ok, we know what you’re thinking- another pancake in a jar?  Seriously?

Yes, we are serious.  We have a major back-log of these things, so if you really hate pancake-in-a-jars, we apologize (but not actually :P)

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When we posted the recipe for our apple pie version, we asked you to offer up any other flavour suggestions that you’d like to see us make.  Jan at Sprouts n Squats suggested a carrot cake flavour. Well great minds must think alike, because this was one combo that we have had in a our recipe book for quite some time, and since Jan suggested it, we knew we had to share it with all of you pronto!  So really, you should probably thank her for this one 🙂

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We have to say that this might be one of our all-time favourites. Ok, so we say that almost every time, but this one really takes the cake! (no pun intended :))

But before you go and make this, we want to warn you:

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If your pancake comes out looking like this, don’t be alarmed!  Just cut off some of the top and eat it as a little appetizer while you assemble your toppings 🙂

Seriously, if this doesn’t crush your carrot-cake craving, we don’t know what will!

Carrot Cake Pancake in a Jar

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

1 c. whole wheat flour
2 tbsp coconut flour (optional)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp shredded coconut
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp walnuts
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 tbsp coconut butter (or almond or walnut butter)
1/4 c. pineapple juice
3/4 c. milk of choice (if not using coconut flour, reduce to 1/2 c.)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Diced pineapple
raisins

For the Pineapple Syrup:

2 tbsp pineapple juice
1 tbsp honey

Directions:

In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.  Whisk together with a wire whisk to remove any clumps.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just until fully combined.

Fill two medium-sized jars 1/4 of the way with diced pineapple and raisins.  Divide the batter in half and spoon into the jars on top of the pineapple.  Cook in the microwave for 5 minutes, or until the pancake is firm (yet still springy) to the touch. Top with syrup, extra raisins, walnuts, and a dollop of yogurt if desired.

For the syrup:

In a small ramekin, stir together the pineapple juice and honey.  Pour over top of pancake.

~twosaucysisters

Do you have a certain breakfast that you make over and over again?  What are some of your favourite ways to re-make it each time?

Apple Pie

Today we have another case of “we found a new recipe, so let’s make one in every flavour combination possible”.  You might remember us explaining this in another post not too long ago.  Today, though, we are not talking about french toast.  Today we are talking about one of our all-time favourite breakfasts that we make at least once a week, and yet for some reason have failed to share it with you all! (Shame on us…:P)

The recipe we are referring to is a pancake in a jar!  After the original peanut butter and banana version, we were pretty much hooked.  We’ve been making every variation of this recipe that you can possibly think of, including, of course, our eggnog rendition.  But that is only the tip of the iceberg!  So in an effort to bring you up-to-date with our slight obsession, we bring one of our favourite versions:

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Apple Pie!  Consisting of soft, sweet cooked apples, plump and juicy raisins, crunchy walnuts, and of course a fluffy “pancake” laced with ribbons of apple butter, this is an apple-pie lovers dream come true!

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Of course, this also has plenty of cinnamon, too, but that goes without saying, doesn’t it?

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So here’s the thing, if you love (or even just like) apple pie, love pancakes, and love breakfasts that can be done in the microwave in under 5 minutes, then you should probably go make this.  It will change the way you look at mason jars, and probably have you dreaming up a million other flavours you could make.  But if you’re short on ideas, don’t fear, because we’ve got a whole bunch more combos comin’ your way! 🙂

Apple Pie Pancake in a Jar

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Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Serves: 2

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
1 tbsp almond butter
2/3 c. milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c. apple butter
1 large apple, diced
1/4 c. raisins

Directions:

In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.  Add the almond butter, milk, and vanilla extract to the bowl and stir until everything is just combined.  Add the apple butter to the batter, and gently stir, just to swirl the apple butter in, but not to stir it in completely- you want ribbons of apple butter!

Dice up the apple into small pieces.  Mix the apples and the raisins together and divide evenly into the bottom of two medium-sized mason jars.  Divide the batter in half and spoon into the jars on top of the apple and raisin mixture.  Place in the microwave and cook on high for 4-5 minutes, or until the dough is firm to the touch.  Top with additional almond butter, yogurt, cinnamon, raisins, walnuts, ect. and enjoy!

~twosaucysisters

Do you like apple pie?  What flavour of pancake-in-a-jar would you like to see us make?

Breakfast in a Jar

Like most food bloggers/foodies out there, we have an ever growing pinterest board, with the list of things to make getting longer and longer.  It seems like for every recipe we make from our board, we pin three more!  (we’re fighting a losing battle here, people). What can we say – you guys have awesome ideas!

So whenever we do actually get around to making one of the recipes we’ve pinned, we’re very proud of ourselves! Of course, we often make our own versions of these recipes, tailoring them to items we have in our pantry and to our own likes and dislikes, but really, did you expect any less?

Today’s recipe was inspired by a relatively new-to-us blogger, Danny from Boy and the Rabbit. He has a unique style of writing and really tasty recipes, so if you haven’t checked out his blog yet, you should!

About 3 months ago, we came across his recipe for blueberry pancakes in a jar, and instantly fell in love with the idea- and we finally got around to actually making it!  (better late than never, right?)

Of course, blueberry season is long over, so we made a peanut butter banana version instead! (It’s always banana season in our house… :))

Wow, this breakfast was even better than we thought it was going to be!  And with only a 3-minute microwaving time, we have no idea why it took us so long to make it!

We were surprised at how much this actually tasted like pancakes! Not only that, but the texture was perfect. Light and fluffy, with an ooey-gooey banana bottom.

Forget fruit-bottom yogurt, fruit-bottom pancakes are where its at!

We’ve also come to the conclusion that any food tastes better when placed in a jar 🙂

Since having this first pancake-in-a-jar experience, our minds are bursting with the endless possible flavour combinations! We’ve already made a ginger peach one. 🙂

Topped with banana peanut butter (mashed banana + peanut butter), this was breakfast perfection!

A light and fluffy pancake… in a jar… in 3min… genius.

Thanks, Danny! 🙂

Peanut-Butter Banana Pancake In a Jar

adapted from Boy and the Rabbit

Prep time: 5min
Cook time: 3min
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

1 c. whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c. milk
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1/4 tsp banana extract (optional)

2 bananas

Directions:

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add milk, peanut butter and honey to the dry ingredients, stir just until moistened throughout.
Dice 1 1/2 of the bananas and place them in the bottom of two medium-sized jars. Divide the pancake mixture between the two jars, spooning the mixture on top of the bananas.
Place in the microwave and cook for 3min.
Mash the other half-banana and mix with peanut butter to top.

-twosaucysisters

Do you have a gigantic pinterest board? What are some of you favourite recipes you’ve pinned? (We’re looking to grow ours even more 😉 )