Have you ever mixed two breakfasts with one? Well, if your answer is no, you’ll love this one. Ready? Granola pancakes. This is an insanely addictive breakfast, but if you focus hard you’ll be able to limit yourself to eating it 24/7. Just regular pancakes and put granola not on top but inside the pancakes. If you want a little more then sprinkle some berries on top or add sliced coconut slivers. Sunday morning pancakes happen a lot in my family and this Sunday was even more exciting because now the NBA playoffs are underway.
The two games I followed were Pacers at Cavaliers and Jazz at Clippers. My favorite team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, squeaked by the Indiana pacers in Game 1. LeBron James had a great game with 30+ points and 10+ assists. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love helped out with 23 points for Irving and 20 points for Love. On Monday night in Game 2, the Cavs were in command most of the game until the Pacers had short mini-runs and were even able to close the gap from 19 to 4 in the final quarter. But the Cavaliers held their poise and were able to leave Quicken Loans Arena with a 2-0 series lead. Cleveland’s big three (James, Irving, and Love) all scored at least 25 points. It was a good victory for Cleveland as they go to Indiana for Game 3, which is on Thursday. In Jazz vs. Clippers, the visiting Utah Jazz took game one. The hometown L.A. Clippers were completely disorganized, with Blake Griffin and Chris Paul having to shoulder all the hard work. They got no help at all from Jamal Crawford, last year’s 6th man of the year, or J.J. Redick, one of the NBA’s premier catch and shooters. Rudy Gobert and Gordon Hayward played exceptionally well for Utah, and the Jazz stole Game 1 of the series. Can’t tell you what happened in Game 2, because I’m writing this Monday night and the NBA scheduled this game after my bed time.
And now, back to the Granola Pancakes. These are easy – not a lot of ingredients.
And, most important, these pancakes were epic. I ate like a caveman or a gorilla. Since the pancakes were super soft and the granola and the coconut slivers made an extra crunchy taste, I added some syrup to get some of the sweet taste in there. It was a rip shreddin’ jaw dropping, meal and I was mesmerized by it’s taste. I had recorded the Cavaliers game soI could skip through commercials, and while I was watching LBJ dish to Channing Frye for a three point attempt, I was getting double enjoyment. Cavaliers and Granola Pancakes. It was a slam dunkin’ idea.
- 1 Box King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Pancake Mix
- 2 Cups Dairy Free Milk
- 6 TBL vegan butter/spread or oil
- 3 tsp Ener G Egg Replacer
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups gluten free granola
- Optional - Maple syrup, fresh berries, bananas, shredded coconut
- Heat up water in tea kettle until just before boiling
- With small fork, whisk 4 TBL hot water with 3 tsp Ener-G egg replacer.
- Scoop 6 TBL vegan butter, spread or oil into small sauce pan and melt until liquid.
- Pour 1 1/2 cups dairy free milk into medium mixing bowl.
- Add 4 TBL melted vegan butter or oil (save other 2 TBL in sauce pan for greasing skillet or griddle)
- Add egg replacer mix and whisk together all ingredients.
- Add 1 whole bag King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Pancake Mix.
- Whisk all ingredients together until all lumps are gone. Gradually add a little more milk until batter is creamy enough to pour smoothly. Be careful not to make too watery.
- Add granola and whisk together.
- Let stand for 5-7 minutes.
- While pancake mix is standing, put cast iron skillet or griddle over low - medium heat. When ready, pour one (1) tsp melted vegan butter or oil onto skillet and use brush or spatula to spread evenly on surface.
- Spoon batter onto skillet into desired size. (Optional - sprinkle shredded coconut onto pancakes as they begin cooking for extra crunch). Flip pancakes when air bubbles begin to pop near center of each pancake. Cook for another 30-60 seconds until lightly browned on bottom.
- Remove from skillet and serve!