Tuesday, April 5, 2011

worth a short stack of beans

i've reported this in an earlier post: my son is an extremely picky eater. look at those gnawdorable monster sammies above made with ww pita, almond butter, pointy pear teeth, and grape eyes. i'd eat it, wouldn't you? he shredded it to bits and most of it landed on the floor. if it ain't breakfast cereal, bananas, milk, or pb--forget it. i've tried the sneaky chef approach, and that didn't work either.

then god threw me a muse--beans.

beans. go jen, put beans in pancakes. he'll eat it.

whuuuuut? for an elastic second i thought i was having a hallucination. i patted the top of my head-- did i need a tin foil hat? then i heard it again: beans. so i did it--ground up oat flour, cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger. mixed it with some maple syrup and pureed vegetarian baked beans.

holy shit--IT WORKED! i've tried hidden veggies in pancakes before and ended up with a bunch of whining and gagging noises. these worked. i made them small so they were perfect for the toaster. fiber! protein! yay!

what have you made into a pancake lately? stay tuned, i've been practicing some GF cooking for-(some successes, some frustrations, and a new appreciation for living without bread) my spouse's chronic pain condition, some big love for manic panic eye makeup, and robin robertson's mayo recipe from vegan on the cheap-(my favorite cookbook for 2011). seriously, you'll NEVER buy veganaise again!

eat well, be happy, and for the love of pancakes--stay vegan.

be well


vegan.in.brighton said...

I love those monster sandwiches! I'd totally eat those.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Beans in pancakes?! Crazy awesomeness!