The Unintentionally Eggy Pancake

Doesn’t that sounds like the name of a rock band? You’d better snag it now, because apparently all the good names are taken.

Why unintentionally eggy? I experimented with a new pancake this morning, and I would DEFINITELY make an alteration next time. I’ll share it with you anyway, so you can decide if you like eggy pancakes or not.

The Unintentional Pancake

1 egg (please, try it with just an egg white first, or else you’ll come back to haunt me)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cornstarch (makes pancake crispy!)
1 Tbsp brown rice flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch salt

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a skillet over medium heat.

After bottom cooks, flip and let cook through. Turn onto plate and top with your favorite toppings. I topped mine with strawberries (of course) and a “frosting” of Greek yogurt mixed with Chillin’ Chocolate. Plus a little more Chillin’ Chocolate (I’m going to be so sad when it’s gone 🙁 ).

Verdict? Deliciously filling, but waaaaay too eggy! Please, do yourself a favor and make this pancake with egg whites. I used a whole egg because egg yolks have some wonderful healthy fats and other nutrients in them. But, they don’t taste good in these pancakes. With egg whites – voila! Perfection!

Lunch included a lovely strawberry and greens salad with crumbled blue cheese and the best balsamic vinegar we had – thick and syrupy and sweet.

… What’s that? You say you want to see the long-awaited salmon recipe? Well, if you insist …

Leeky Salmon with Sweet Grapefruit Sauce

1 pound salmon
1 leek, thoroughly cleaned and sliced thin
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp grapefruit zest
1 Tbsp grapefruit juice
Just keep the rest of the grapefruit, too
2 tsp honey
Salt and pepper

Cook the salmon by your favorite method. Peter cooked our salmon in his homemade sous-vide setup.

For the non-Peter cook, I recommend broiling the salmon with a little olive oil and thyme on top, or using this little salmon trick.

While the salmon is cooking, prepare the leeks by placing them into a saucepan of boiling water for 2 minutes, then draining them and plunging them into an ice bath (or cold water like I did, if you don’t have ice).

Whisk together the olive oil, zest, juice, honey, and salt and pepper. Arrange a few leeks on the salmon and pour the sauce over all. Place a grapefruit slice or two next to the fish (in place of the typical lemon wedge) and serve with a snooty upturned nose and a French accent.

Who knew that grapefruit and leeks went so well together?? I originally came up with this recipe to enter into last week’s Cook’s Mission competition, but with my hemming and hawing last week, I never got around to making it until today. I’m sorry, Mae! And, I chose the secret ingredients, too! For those of you who want to enter this week, the secret ingredient is rutabaga. So, get cooking!

I just wanted to thank you all again for your sleeping suggestions! For the last two nights, I’ve been sleeping like a baby – sleeping until 7 am with no major interruptions other than a bouncing Maddies. No caffeine and unplugging for at least half and hour before bed really seems to help. I’ll see how it goes during the week, but for now, I feel WELL. RESTED. 😀 For those of you who want to see a summary of everyone’s sleeping tips, look under the “Reader Tips” tab at the top of the page.

On a final note: LeQuan of luvtoeat was so sweet as to give me this Happy 101 award! There are few people who bring a smile to my face as much as LeQuan. Everyone should check out her blog to see her mouth-watering dishes and adorable kiddies! 🙂

Here are the rules:
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. List who gave the award to you and use a link to her blog (or hyperlink).
3. List 10 things that make you happy.
4. Pass the award on to other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know about the award.

Of course, don’t feel obligated to participate if you don’t want to. I know we’re all busy!

Ten things that make me happy (in no particular order):
* My husb and his crazy hobbies that always remind me what a unique man he is
* My dad and sisters and my family in Canada and in Missouri and scattered all around
* Colored pencils
* A quiet morning, a light breeze, and a pair of sneakers
* Talking to my lovely friends 🙂
* Creating a new recipe and having it WORK
* Our doggles, Maddies and Bon
* Things that grow, be it person or plant
* Finishing something and finishing it well
* A good night’s sleep

I’m going to pass the award onto these lovely ladies:

Samantha @ Bikini Birthday
Darryn @ brio.gusto (whenever you get back from India!!)
Andrea @ Can You Stay For Dinner?
Christina @ Dinner at Christina’s
Katie @ Health for the Whole Self
Em @ HomecookedEm
Christie @ Honoring Health
Emma @ Midget Keeper Daily
Kristen @ Simply Savor
Lucy @ Sweet Spirit Shine

Feel free to participate if you’d like!

I’m off to do a little more work before unplugging for the night! Have a wonderful evening! 🙂

Q: Have you ever made a dish or recipe that did not turn out as you expected?


  1. That salad looks so awesome right now! I want it! hehe

    Congrats on your award and thank you for passing onto me!

    I am a recipe tweaker so I make stuff all the time that is a surprise as to whether or not it will turn out. Thankfully a lot of it turns out or I can at least use the leftovers in a better way!

  2. I am no fan of eggy pancakes and a lot of the gluten free recipes I find have a ton of eggs in them. I usually eat egg yolks too but you are probably right about the egg whites.

    Thanks for the award!!

  3. You definitely deserve that award, and thanks for passing it along to me! Your list of ten things that make you happy definitely made me smile…especially colored pencils. 🙂

  4. 1. I love eggy-pancakes. I love egginess in general. This is the way I think: the eggier, the better.

    2. I have seen many strawberry salads in my blogger lifetime and yours is particularly vibrant. I’m not sure why that is.

    3. Your salmon looks half-raw. What are you, some kind of bear?

    4. I love bears. (But only the ones that don’t want to eat me.)

    5. Good job on blogger award. I actually checked out luvtoeat and now I totally can’t let go of the fact that my Asian mom hasn’t started a blog yet.

    6. “Creating a new recipe and making it work” makes you happy? Well, I’m glad I’m not the only one like that. I can’t tell you how nuts I went over my discovery of Greenola. 🙂 Ha!

    Warm wishes and yummy fishes (technically, “fish” but oh well!) –

    1. I love bears, too, aletheia! 🙂

  5. Your food looks so yummy.

  6. Oh, I’m honored to receive this award from someone as amazing as you!!!!! Thanks so much Lovely Lady!! Means a lot!! 🙂 Your happy list is so sweet! 🙂

    The frosting on your pancake looks amazing!! I will have to give that a try!!

  7. Thanks for the award, you’re too sweet and always make me smile. Your happy list makes me happy 🙂

    I’m going to have to re-create your salad, it looks so good.

    I have had quite a few recipe disasters, but it’s a part of making you a better cook in my opinion.

  8. Not being the best cook, a lot of dishes I make don’t turn out as expected. haha.
    I always forget about adding fruit into salads. I always use just dried. The strawberries look delish in there.
    Hope you had a great weekend!

  9. Well, I like eggs, and I love yolks..but when it comes to pancakes, I do agree that egg whites are the way to go!
    Hm, I’ve never actually really had much kitchen failures…

    Loved your happy list! Esp the colored pencils! Funny, I have a case of Prisma colored pencils, and just looking at them makes me happy. I barely used them yet though! lol.

    1. I’ll say, sophia – I’ve never seen you make a misstep in the kitchen!

  10. Oh I’m totally going to try your salmon recipe. We always buy salmon from costco and I’m always looking for different ways to cook it. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe. I’ll let you know when I get the ingredients and give it a try.

    Congrats on your award! Teehee 😉 Loved your list of 10. The coloured pencils made me laugh. Who better to give a happy award to than Happy Jessie? You definitely deserve it, dear 😀 Hope you have a great sleep.

  11. I love your salad. I tried making a Risotto with wine and didn’t turn out great.

    1. Bummer, ’cause it sounds so good!

  12. I loved reading the things that make you happy! And congrats on the award! So well-deserved 🙂

    Everything looks delicious, but I wouldn’t want too eggy of pancakes, either!

  13. Thanks Jessie! 😀

    Your salmon looks really tasty. I don’t cook salmon too often because Matt doesn’t like it, but I’ll put this on my list of recipes to make when I’m home alone.

  14. I’m surprised one egg could make something so outrageously eggy tasting…mind you I made cupcakes a few weeks ago and they were so eggy they tasted like souffle.

    Wicked looking salmon…and made with leeks – one of my favourites and so completely underrated.

    As for recipes turning out – I wing most of my cooking and it always turns out delicious. My baking is another story altogether and I have to cross my fingers and say 10 hail marys every time I put something in the oven. I can follow a recipe completely and sometimes it still might go haywire when it comes to baking.

    1. Baking can be pretty tricky!

  15. I have seen things turn out way worse. Love the strawberries in the salad. I had some nice ones in my salad last Friday. Nice idea for the salmon too. Looks really good.

  16. im a fan of eggy pancakes too! looks delicious!

    xoxoxo have a GREAT day!

  17. What a delightful summer salad! I love tossing strawberries in for an extra punch.

  18. Yes my gnocchi last week was chewier than I expected. Something I always complain about when others make it for me!! Oops, lesson learned :).

  19. These pancakes sound great! I’ll keep in mind egg whites are the way to go. I only wish I could eat real eggs, but every time they do I get really bad gas from the sulfur in the whites. I can eat the processed egg whites though, yeah! I agree the fat in eggs are so good for you, it’s really a bummer.

    Glad you are sleeping better. Sleep is so important, and integral to healthy living.

    As for recipes that haven’t turned out how I expected….yes, it’s happened quite often with me! I am a kitchen scientist so I’m expected to fail every once in a while 🙂

  20. Many years ago, I made pancakes and my husband called them eggy. I was not happy! But looking back, I have to admit that they were eggy! 🙂

    The salmon sounds delicious!

  21. I think your pancake looks amazing — I love the oats in there! Your salad looks fresh and delicious too.

    Congrats on your sweet award!

  22. you are eating tooooo much strawberries !!! LOL…they really pair with any dish!!!
    I didn’t know that corn starch would make it crispy. It looks like a healthier version of pancake!! I need to give it a try !

  23. Hey Jessie, thank you so much for your e-mail about the sleep tips, I’m definitely going to try some of them!
    Sorry about your eggy pancake…yes I have definitely tried recipes that did not turn out as planned. Some of them were complete fails, but others just gave me something new that was still good, maybe better. You just have to experiment a little and see how you like things.

  24. Jessie, is it too soon to say that I am enamored by you? You are so funny, kind, and relateable! And you come up with the most inventive and delicious recipes, nonstop!! I want to try this salmon- it sounds so sweet and savory all at once- my kind of meal!! You never fail me. Oh, and I’m such an eggy pancake girl!!! I like them dense and heavy!

    Thank you so so much for the Happy 101 award. I really want you to know that it means so much to me. I just feel so full of joy when I know that someone whose blog I respect so much acknowledges mine. It feels so good. Thanks again!!

  25. HEY GIRL!!
    ahh sry bout the EGGIE pancake! boo!!!
    atleast your salmon made up for it-i freaking LOVE salmon!

  26. Thank you for stopping by the blog and the very kind words. I guess Andrea must be doing somthing right, because I nominated her yesterday for the same award. And Lequan, a total sweetheart, who nominated you…got it from the person who nominated me. Small blogging communtiy I guess.

    I love your Salmon and leek recipe. Leeks are wonderful love them.

    I made some olive oil pancakes a few weeks ago. They were really good. So here’s the link…in case you’d like to check them out…

    Glad to have met you and look forward to more of your fantastic posts.


  27. yay the salmon recipe… happy to see leeks. i absolutley love leeks. love how they cook down and are so flavorful. have a great day!

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