Today is MoFo day 8, and our prompt today is asking us to get out there and make new friends. The person I have decided to write about today isn’t a new friend this year, but someone I met during last year’s MoFo. I spent every free moment last year reading all the blogs on the blog roll, commenting, and meeting new people. I had a blast and met some really interesting people. Even though I met so many cool people and found a lot of new blogs, after MoFo was done I stopped checking the blogs and didn’t talk to the new friends I had made much. I came back to MoFo this year and there was one person who I met last year that was still around and always commenting on my posts.
That person is Julie from My Apologies For The Novel, and I have decided to dedicate today’s post to her. Julie is the kind of person I imagine I would be really close friends with if we knew each other in the real world. We have a ton of things in common- her love of cats, vegan food, and tv shows like Parks and Recreation. I especially love her Veganlist theme. It’s food inspired by the tv show “The Blacklist”. I haven’t seen the show before, but it’s my father’s favorite show and he tells me about what happened every single week. I don’t know anything about the characters or the story, but I find the Veganlist posts on her blog to be so creative and entertaining. I just love it!
So today in honor of Julie, I made a recipe from her Veganlist theme during last year’s MoFo: Tom’s World Famous Pancakes, Gluten Free.
I spent hours going through Julie’s blog trying to find the perfect recipe to make today. I finally made a decision early this morning when I saw that these pancakes were gluten free. I’ve been dabbling in gluten free cooking a little bit here and there to see if it helps some of my continuing GI issues. Plus, I love breakfast for dinner! We call it Brinner!
I went to the store and picked up a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free pancake mix. I followed the recipe on back, but with Julie’s recommended changes: banana instead of egg, and non-dairy milk instead of regular. Julie used Soy milk, but I went with Almond. It was very quick to throw together! The batter seemed a bit dry, so I added a little bit extra almond milk. The recipe calls for 3/4 a cup, but I probably added closer to a cup. The batter didn’t seem as thin as I thought pancakes should be, but who am I to tell? I make the worst pancakes.
I decided to try something different today with these pancakes. I have a small wok type skillet that my father got me before I moved into my apartment. He thought it would be good for cooking small meals for myself. I use it for all sorts of things, but today was the first time I realized that it was the perfect size for pancakes.
Look at that beauty! Minus the blob on the side- this was my first attempt! Way better than any other attempt I’ve made since I’ve moved out and don’t have non-stick pans anymore. They cooked up very quickly and looked absolutely perfect.
I put bananas on top of mine as well, just like Julie did in her post.
They tasted just as good as they looked! I couldn’t believe what amazing flavor the gluten free mix had. I think I can say that I like them better than regular pancakes. They were super filling too. I couldn’t finish the third pancake on my plate!
Now that I know I can make delicious pancakes on my own, I am definitely going to be making these all the time!
So in review, Tom’s World Famous Pancakes, Gluten Free definitely live up to the hype! And a huge thank you to Julie for continuing to support me and my blog. Thank you for being a friend! I’m so glad I met you! Keep up the awesome posts. I’m looking forward to seeing what else you come up with this month 🙂
Until next time!