Chocolate without the chocolate

I woke up this morning with a craving for pancakes. The craving was problematic for one main reason: I had a number of other already-opened starchy foods hanging around, and I did not want to add to the collection! Enter tapioca goop.


My fruity tapioca goop pudding from yesterday got mixed with an egg, baking soda baking powder, lucuma powder, and goji berries. (I did not measure anything.) I heated canola oil in an oven-safe frying pan and then poured in the batter. The whole pan went into a 425 degree oven for about 30 minutes.


Half became my breakfast crepe for the morning:


I stuffed it with fruit salad and a ricotta/yogurt/cardamom mix:


And topped it with peanut butter!


IMG_1353.JPGOh my goodness, this little spur-of-the-moment crepe was soooooooo good. There was no chocolate in these, but they somehow tasted like the chocolate pancakes that my grandpa used to make for me when I was little. I promptly turned the rest of the batch of goop into several more crepes so I could keep being gourmet all week long 😀

I spent the morning being ridiculously productive, doing things like sipping on iced yerba mate with yesterday’s homemade ball-bits while completing three loads of laundry at the laundromat while talking to my mom hands-free on the phone for over an hour while completing the afore-mentioned baking project while getting some schoolwork out of the way. Phew!

There were other snacks during the morning. Some are not worth mentioning, but some definitely are! I have pieces of a cinnamon bun muffin in my freezer left from a City Harvest donation at work, so I took a little hunk out and smushed two super-ripe CSA strawberries between the layers:


These strawberries are so so so sweet! Who needs jam?

I also had a snack that needs no explanation and was absolutely perfect in its natural form:


Are there any foods that taste like other foods to you even though the actual ingredients are different (i.e. my “chocolate without the chocolate” pancake)? Does that question even make any sense? Sometimes I write/talk so much that I forget how to write/talk, and the things I am trying to say come out as gibberish!

16 thoughts on “Chocolate without the chocolate

  1. Alison says:

    I can’t really think of any other foods other than the stereotypical “tastes like chicken.” I tried frog’s legs when I was 6…the only thing I remember is that it tasted like chicken.


  2. Susan says:

    Wow, your creativity sometimes amazes me!! I’ve never looked at pudding/goop and thought “I’ll turn it into a crepe!” 😛 Looks deeelish.

    And to answer your question – long island iced tea!!! I have no clue how a bunch of booze, cola and lime tasted just like iced tea, but it does!


  3. Jessica (jesslikesithot) says:

    That chocolate-less crepe looks and sounds AMAZING!! I’m sure i’d be oooohing & ahhing throughout the entire meal!

    And don’t ya just love having moms to talk to when you need to kill a little time?! It’s always so disappointing when they’re actually busy, haha…THE NERVE! 😉


  4. april says:

    Your so creative! I do weird combinations but I’m not that great at making recipes from randomness! ha! It looks super yummy though!


  5. Gina says:

    haha, the question makes sense! What doesn’t make sense is that your pancakes tasted like chocolate even though they weren’t! I can’t really think of a similar situation, however I did have a meatless soy dog today that I would have definitely never guessed was made of soy had I not seen the package! Not the same thing, but does that count??


  6. burpexcuzme says:

    I love the looks of that crepe! YUM!
    I think sometimes pistachio-flavored stuff tastes a bit like green tea? I don’t know why. Because they’re both green? And has the refreshing taste?


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