I said: "You know I'm gonna trash this place once you leave, right?"
She sighed. She knows me well.
Some people throw parties when their parents go away for a weekend. Me? I bake the night away. This weekend, I had an overflow of recipes I wanted to try... and did.
UPDATE: Bread recipe has been removed due to repeated attempts, repeated failures, and repeated craptasticness.
If you don't subscribe to VegWeb, you need to get on that. Every couple of weeks, they send you a mess of vegetarian and vegan recipes. This month, I got pumpkiny ones.
I looked at the recipe for pumpkin cornbread and couldn't believe it. All pumpkin and cornmeal. No sugar. No flour. See? Like the song says. Unbelievable.
Again, the texture came out perfect. Bready, chewy and crispy, just like real cornbread. It wasn't very sweet or nearly as pumpkin-y as I would have liked. If I make it again, I will definitely add more cinnamon, more all spice, and maybe some agave. As it stands, it's perfect cornbread for a meal. I'm totally eating it with some chard, black bean, and tomato soup tonight!
Oh lovely, lovely Chocolate Covered Katie... I just found your blog a few weeks ago. I LOVE what you are all about. Your philosophy is mine. Let's make food that's so good that we never want mealtime to end. You are creative. You are decadently brilliant. Girl, I LOVE you.
But... look at this.
This is MATH.
Katie's recipes are mostly measured out in grams. So I spent a good portion of this morning trying to convert grams to ounces, cups, and tablespoons. It was quite pointless. In the end, I added extra applesauce, extra soy milk, and subbed different stuff for half of her ingredients.
Still. It was nice to have a recipe to bounce off. Thank you, Katie.
Can you tell I love the bready?
Let me see if I can recreate what I did here.
1/2 cup millet flour
1/4 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup brown rice protein powder
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup non-dairy milk
1/4 cup apple juice
1 big spoonful of peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4-5 tablespoons of unsweetened chocolate
3 packets stevia
1/4 teaspoon spirulina (optional)
Who doesn't want brownies for breakfast? These brownies contain protein powder AND spirulina. That means you get half a day's protein and a serving of vegetables in these pancakes. Perfect for your growing chil'ens.
Let me say this. I have no idea if I'm going to have my own kids someday. My experiences with relationships and boys has been pretty sketchy. (Basically, I'm a bitch who doesn't put up with shit.) I have hope, but whatever.
If I don't meet my FartyMan, I have a plan. I'm going to adopt. I'm going to adopt a little boy. And you know what? That kid's going to eat brownie pancakes for breakfast.
That kid's going to eat GOOD.
In the meantime, I'm pawning the extras off on my brother. I'll let you know what he says.