So in my ever-ongoing quest to eat better at breakfast time, I decided to make another batch of my awesome Make Ahead Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes. These things are probably the best things I’ve ever made. It’s great being able to grab something healthy and quick on my way out the door. Life is good.
Except when you eat the pancakes at your desk, and the blueberries get all hot and gooey…but you don’t have a fork so you just roll them up and eat them with your hands. And then you bite into a very large, juicy blueberry, and the juice shoots across your desk. Onto a product you’ve been working on for the better part of a week and is due to your boss today. And he walks into your cube before you have time to print out a new cover sheet.
As I prefer to avoid situations that leave me juice-stained and unprofessional, so I needed an Option.
Options are the best thing ever. They’re what lets you adapt to life, to mold otherwise imperfect situations into your own personal Utopia, culinary or otherwise.
The pancake batter was pretty thick, so I figured it’s strong enough to stand up…maybe not on its own, but definitely IN A MUFFIN TIN!!!!
Who’s a fan?
As an added variation, I tossed in five mini-bananas I bought at the international market last week. I know they have a ‘real’ name but I can’t pronounce nor spell it, so for now, they’re “mini-bananas.” They were also about to turn brown, so I cut them up and added them into the batter before I let the stick blender do its stick blender job.
After the batter was all happy and blended, I chopped up about two big handfuls of dried apricots. I wanted to add some additional nutrition and change up the texture a bit. (SF Note: Be careful what kind of dried fruit you buy. A lot of manufacturers add in a gazillion cups of sugar during the drying process, and that’s not healthy at all.)
I ladled the batter into muffin tins using a 1/4 cup measure–this is the same measuring cup I used to measure out my pancakes when I made them the first time. If two 1/4 cup pancakes equal one serving…then two 1/4 cup muffins must equal one serving too!!
Finally, years after my formal education has been completed, those math skillz are starting to kick in. I wonder if I can retake any of those Geometry tests Mr. McCormick failed me on…
Guess who can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow?