Monday, February 23, 2009

smpx 34: sweet potato

We needed something simple and fast this weekend, so we used Bruce's Sweet Potato Pancake Mix (made in Texas) and cooked up a batch. Good ol' Bruce.

We've been wanting to make sweet potato pancakes and it doesn't get any easier than this "just add water" mix that cost like $1.39. And they were good. Actual pieces of rehydrated sweet potato and everything.

Our pancakes even turned out better-looking than the ones on the package. Maybe I should send Bruce's fancy Texas marketing company this photo.


We give sweet potato pancakes 3.5/5 stars.

Monday, February 16, 2009

smpx 33: mango

I chopped up dried mango and added it to the batter mix. Must have been dealing with a crazy sweet tooth, because I also added brown sugar and honey. The finished pancakes were topped with a little more of the secret ingredient.

Surprisingly, I didn't kill us with sugar overload. These were chewy and fruity and pretty darn good.

We give mango pancakes 4/5 stars. Next week: something exciting in celebration of National Pancake Day.

Monday, February 2, 2009

smpx 32: caramel apple

Cameo apples are the best. We'd already made apple pancakes, but as an excuse to use them again we made caramel apple pancakes this Sunday.
We cut up an apple, added some of the caramel syrup to the whole wheat batter, and cooked them up. Instead of syrup we used a little bit more of the caramel. They were okay; a little dry. Some applesauce would have been good to add to the batter.
** 1/2
We give caramel apple pancakes 2.5/5 stars. Next week: sweet potato pancakes?