Nuts are my favorite snacks. If there are no nuts in the house, I start opening and closing cupboards looking for something to eat. In other words, I start acting like a teenage boy on the prowl for food.
My brothers are significantly younger than I am. My youngest brother was only two years old when I got married. So, in order to foster a better brother sister relationship with them, I invited them to spend the summer with me and my family the summers after they graduated from high school. Those summers were a blast. We still laugh over some of the things that happened.
One of the surprises for me was having teenage boys in my kitchen. I would just sit and watch them cycle through. First they’d open the fridge and look. Then they’d move over to the freezer. Finally, they’d walk over to the pantry cupboards, open them and stare. But they weren’t done! The whole thing would start again. When I asked why they kept opening the fridge, they’d sheepishly say something like, “I am just checking to make sure nothing changed from the last time.” All three of my brothers did this during different visits over different years!!! Now, I have teenage sons and it’s happening again. So when I say I know about teenagers prowling for food, believe me, I know.
When I went to make another crazy pancake variation, it was only natural that I reached for nuts. This time, I went whole hog and used trail mix with dried fruit. The crunch of the nuts was unusual in pancakes, but I will be making these again.
- 2 Tbsp garfava flour
- 3 Tbsp white rice flour
- 3 Tbsp potato flour
- ¼ tsp xanthan gum
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 7 Tbsp milk
- 2 tsp pepitas
- 2 Tbsp puffed millet cereal
- ⅓ cup nut and fruit trail mix
- Whisk together dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add wet ingredients and stir until smooth.
- Fold in pepitas, puffed millet cereal and trail mix.
- Cook on greased griddle or fry pan as normal pancakes.