AB& J Pancake Coma

by Lori and Michelle on December 21, 2010

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This morning just a few hours ago Michelle and I got up early to make our dad a surprise for breakfast!

PB&J Pancakes…with a twist!

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Almond butter and jelly pancakes, a.k.a AB&J

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We got the inspiration from the wonderful Jessica! Who creates the most amazing food combinations and recipes :) Thanks to Jessica we already enjoyed another mouth watering treat – chocolate chip cookie dough pie! DSC_0048

We used Twin Cakes Bakery Gluten Free Vegan Pancake mix for the base of the pancakes. Instead of peanut butter we used almond butter since Michelle and I are sensitive to peanuts.

We took about 1 cup of almond butter placed in a small pot on low-to-medium heat with a splash of coconut milk and maple syrup.  Even though this tasted amazing, it did not stay thin and runny, Jessica’s looked a lot better :)

I made my families favorite fruit compote (I used to make this compote all the time growing up). I took one bag of frozen mixed berries with juice of 1-2 oranges and 2 tbsp arrowroot. Place all fruit compote ingredients into a saucepan over heat heat. Stir together. Once arrowroot is dissolved, reduce to low heat. It will become thick and sticky.

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When we all finished eating our PB&J pancakes, we all wished there was more to eat!

But wait there was…but sadly it was for our older sis. She joined us a little later for breakfast, but we saved her a plate!

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But she loves pancakes as much as we do.

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And with almond butter and fruit compote just put it over the top!

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I think for a moment, we have all become little children again :)

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Once again thank you Jessica for this out-of-this-world PB&J (but for us AB&J) pancake :)

Twins Question: What is your most favorite blog inspired meal??

Till next time,

Lori

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

VeggieGirl December 21, 2010 at 7:47 am

OHHHH my heavens, those look amazing.

Favorite blog inspired meal = anything having to do with blondies and chocolate ;)

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Pure2 December 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

Veggiegirl – oh yes blondies and chocolate!

Tamikko December 21, 2010 at 7:55 am

mmmmmm! drools – perfect breakfast for Christmas morn :) thanks for sharing.

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Pure2 December 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

Tamikko – yes it was a perfect breakfast! :)

Katie December 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

I can’t even come up with a favorite. I’m pretty sure everything I eat these days is blogger inspired. Thanks to everyone! And you guys, with all your dips/sauces/cheezes. I am starting to think I like experimenting with those more than cookies.

Wait. Pretend I didn’t just say that.

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

Yum! These look so decadent! I love jam :-)

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melissa @ the delicate place December 21, 2010 at 9:14 am

oh can i come over haha? my fave blog inspired meals are ususally ones with great sauces ala katie (making food and other stuff) or gena’s wonderful raw ideas (choosing raw)and who can forget averie’s desserts?!

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Pure2 December 21, 2010 at 9:23 am

Melissa – please come over, we would love to chat over pancakes :)

lindsay December 21, 2010 at 9:55 am

oh wow, great combo! I love that display. Practically drooling. i wonder how it would be using cashew butter? :)

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Pure2 December 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Lindsay – cashew butter would be great. We did a tiramisu pancakes that we made using cashew as the cream!!

allison December 21, 2010 at 9:59 am

YUM YUM YUM YUM!! I was seriously saying that that entire time i was reading this!! I love putting peanut butter and jelly on my pancakes so i know this take on it will be divine!! Must. Eat. NOW!!!

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Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 21, 2010 at 10:17 am

My dad would love those too!! He’s a PB&J fiend. Favorite blog-inspired meal is probably OIAJ or salad beasts with hummus. I could live off of them!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

Omg the fact that you made these GF and I am assuming vegan or a flax egg/no dairy…you two are geniuses! And so is Jessica..her recipes make me sooo hungry :)

I didnt know that you two had your own pancake mix, very cool!

And the fruit compote and crunchy look to the brown sugar or granola or whatever that is..looks delish to me!

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Little Bookworm December 21, 2010 at 10:37 am

The pancakes look amazing! Favourite blog inspired meal – Katie’s Fudge babies and your raw brownies – they taste like fudge! :)

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 21, 2010 at 10:52 am

These look delicious! I was inspired by Jessica’s pancakes too and used fresh grapes as the jelly part. They were so good. I need to do that again…now I am craving them!

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Jessica @ How Sweet December 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Girls! They look FABULOUS!!

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Pure2 December 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Thanks Jessica!!! They were…xoxoxo

Lori December 21, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Wow. Wow. And Wow. Incredible dish! This looks fantastic and warm and comforting- just in time for cold weather!

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Christine (The Raw Project) December 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Wow, these look amazing! I’ve gotta try this for hubby, thanks! A Fave blog meal? That’s a tough one because there are so many I adore and so many I want to try. Your lasagna and socca rocked, I like a lot of Gena’s recipes and … oh, so hard to narrow down! I love all the new directions I’ve been inspired to go thanks to blogs.

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Katey @ Bonne Santé December 21, 2010 at 6:22 pm

You ladies sure do know how to make a girl drool! Pancake love :)
Fave blog inspired meal would have to be vegan pizza (ie. the miraculous hum-nut sauce). SUCH an awesome vegan substitute that I would never have thought of myself! Raw seed/nut balls come in a close second.

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hihorosie December 21, 2010 at 10:21 pm

WOW! Those pancakes look so amazing! What a great surprise treat for your pops (and fam)! I’m thinking I might have to try this Christmas morning. ;)

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Sarah December 22, 2010 at 4:23 am

Hi lovely ladies!

Loving the new site and congrats on starting a computer course. I’d love to be able to design more of my blog.

Hope you guys have an awesome christmas.

Lots of love xxxxxxxxxxx

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Pure2 December 22, 2010 at 5:29 am

Sarah – thank you sweetie!!

Kristina December 22, 2010 at 6:35 am

Not good that I just woke up and saw those pancakes! yum!!!!!

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Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather December 22, 2010 at 7:55 am

Ab and fresh compote sound so good on pancakes! I definitely prefer homemade stove top jam over any kind you can get in a jar.

Gosh there are so many inspirational blogs out there! You girls inspire me with your yummy treats!

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Katie December 22, 2010 at 8:24 am

Those pancakes look delicious! When I have pancakes, they have to be really special with all sorts of yummy toppings. These definitely qualify!

I love 101cookbooks’ Carmelized Brussels Sprouts with pecans and tofu. I’ve made it so many times!

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shannonmarie December 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Oh yummy! That looks delicious. I want to come over for breakfast. Happy holidays :-)

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Pure2 December 22, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Shannonmarie same to you and your family, we will save you a seat at our next family breakfast ;)

Kara March 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm

These look phenomenal and healthy! Can’t wait to try them out :) thanks for the recipe!

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