Convenience and efficiency are two things we as humans love. It’s why 7 Elevens are successful. Does anyone remember White Hen Pantry stores? “When you run out of anything, run out to White Hen.” My siblings and I sang that song a countless amount of times growing up. Back to the point of the story…
A blueberry pancake that can be made in a mason jar and microwave screams convenient and efficient. I stumbled upon this recipe on Boy and the Rabbit. And on my way back from yoga one day as my stomach was grumbling I thought I should try to make it!
It has a simple ingredient list:
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 tbs of baking soda
- 3/4 cup of milk
- 2 tbs of sugar
- 2 tbs of oil or butter (I used coconut oil)
- Blueberries to your own liking
Mix everything together but the blueberries. Place blueberries in bottom of jar. Pour batter in jar.
Then microwave… Here is where it got tricky for me. I don’t usually use microwaves, but for the reason that is can literally suck the moisture out of things. No one wants an undercooked pancake or a dry difficult to chew pancake.
The recommended time was 60-90 seconds depending on the size of jar. I did 2 jars and still 90 seconds was not enough, meaning there were still uncooked gooey parts. So I probably cooked it for 2-2.5 minutes. But maybe they were supposed to be gooey? His pictures look that way.
It wasn’t terrible and and it was phenomenal. But after all, it is a pancake in a jar.
I like the idea of it. For a saturday I would just rather cook, but it was nice to bring to work in the morning and heat up there. But I felt like I needed to drench it with maple syrup, but that can most likely be attributed to me overcooking it. I might just try it again. And if so I will report back.
The saying that comes to mind right now is… “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is too good to true.”
I don’t always believe that saying, but it fits here. Sometimes shorts cuts can really pan out, but not for me in this case!
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