It looks a bit like a demented snowman at the moment, but soon it will be a yummy, golden-brown blueberry pancake.
If you eat its smiling face, you can absorb its powers….
Technically, I am having a bad week emotionally, but last night I had a dream that I was making blueberry pancakes.
I thought, if I make blueberry pancakes today then my dreams will come true.
Luckily for me I almost always keep fresh berries in the fridge; plus soy milk, vegan butter, eggs, and oil are all my kitchen staples.
I also had an unopened box of Maple Grove Farms gluten-free pancake & waffle mix in my pantry that I had not tried yet.
I suppose it is considered “cheating” not to make your pancakes from scratch, but when gluten-free boxed pancake mix is readily available in so many stores and online, we shouldn’t have to feel contrite for taking advantage of the convenience — even when we challenge ourselves to be gourmet.
What a time to be alive!
I was so desperate for the happiness pancakes to make me feel better that I didn’t even bother staging this photo.
I still think I created an attractive stack without the time-consuming arrangement that my other food photos suffer through, if I do say so myself.
My money shot.
When you’re depressed, you can have an increased appetite or decreased appetite — it is really just depends on the individual.
This week I’ve suffered from lack of appetite, until now.
These pancakes were so perfectly buttery and crisp on the outside, and fluffy with tart & sweet blueberries in every bite. Although I only managed to have two pancakes so far, I am proud to say that I finished them all and YES I do feel better already.
For my vegan fans, sorry, I used eggs in these pancakes. However, you can use egg substitute if you decide to make your own happiness pancakes because the Maple Grove Farms GF boxed pancake mix itself is vegan, it just suggests using eggs when mixing the batter!
I hope this helps you cheer up, too. 🙂