Friday, June 11, 2010

Monster Pancakes?

You're heard of monster cookies, right, Sisters and Brothers?  Nice big cookies with several types of additional ingredients often including chocolate chips, candy pieces, maybe nuts or peanuts and sometimes even some fruit.  I found this mix in our local Target and decided to give the idea of a monster pancake or waffle a try.  Here's how that turned out.

First, there were two options for preparation on the directions.  The pancakes show in the photo on the box with a lot of added candy pieces or waffles. In my house I'm the waffle maker while the Milk Chocolate Acolyte makes the pancakes.  It was an early Saturday morning and I was the one up so I chose the waffle recipe.

The directions were very easy to follow and I made the entire box since we are three big eating adults in this family and it was our Saturday which is our "eat what you like" day so we can eat very carefully during the week -- or that is our ideal any way.  I wanted to show you the mixed up product because this where you see how the candy pieces started to melt a bit just from mixing.  You can't see them but this also included peanuts, raisins, chocolate chips and peanut butter drops.

The finished waffles numbered six huge ones, probably could have made seven easily but how do you divide that between three people?    Note that you can't see all those added pieces very well though every now and again you seen a colored stain or a spot that is darker.  We ate these with some light marble syrup though you could eat them without.  Over all we weren't impressed for two different reasons.  First the raisins just were ... weird, their texture was a surprise every time we encountered them and they added an unnecessary sweetness we thought.  Secondary the peanut drops and peanuts themselves were almost unnoticeable.

So for my family, I could make something with items we just like -- bananas and cinnamon perhaps for one of us and chocolate and peanut pieces for the other two. Wait, that's a lot of work, I'd have to clean the waffle maker between that and then someone's waffles would get cold.  Drat!  I guess we'll stick with simple waffles for now until one of us is gone and I can make special waffle for just two of us.  I'll let you know how that goes when I try it.

What type of things do you add to your waffles to make them a bit more special?


Sylvarose said...

I don't do waffles...pancakes are my thing (probably because I don't have a waffle iron). However..I enjoy WALNUT pancakes. I especially love whole wheat pancakes with walnuts.

I have made banana pancakes..when i need to use up some bananas.


TheChocolatePriestess said...

I need to experiment more with waffles but I live with such picky eaters. Myself is included in the picky category.

mavido79 said...

My pumpkin pancakes/waffles (my waffle iron died after 40+ years of service... yes, it was a hand-me-down from Mom) have been a hit with friends and family for years. I replace the fat in the recipe with pumpkin pie puree and add about a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. The flavor is subtle but noticeable and it makes a healthier breakfast.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

What do you think of adding chocolate to the pumpkin? Any idea if that would taste good or bad? Probably depends on what type of chocolate and in what form I imagine.

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