Pancakes in the Age of Enlightenment

Back in the good ol’ days of my 30s, we lived in San Francisco. The economy was booming, swing music was all the rage, and we spent Thursday nights at the Hi-Ball Lounge (photo of Frank behind the bar, leopard velvet settees), sipping martinis and working on our East Coast Swing with the cool cats and kittens. We followed the Brian Setzer Orchestra on tour for summer vacation and rocked our faces off with Social Distortion at the Hootenanny.

And we watched the movie Swingers. My favorite scenes are, of course, the big dance number, “little baby’s all grows up,” and Mike’s excruciating multi-call debacle.

This might be my very, very favorite: Pancakes in the Age of Enlightenment. Enjoy!

Enlightened Dino-Chow Pancakes
[Hugs of thanks to Performance Menu for the paleo pancake recipe.]

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/2 c maple almond butter

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

  • coconut oil


Mix all of the ingredients except the coconut oil in a bowl. Stir well, until you have a uniform batter.


Use a bit of coconut oil to grease a non stick skillet. Spread some of the batter into the skillet to form a pancake, then cook over low/medium heat. Flip after 1 to 2 minutes, being careful not to burn them.


Serve with turkey bacon or homemade sausage (ground beef/pork mixed with Penzeys breakfast sausage seasoning). Top ’em with chopped peaches, strawberries, raspberries, or apples sauteed with a little Penzeys Apple Pie Spice.

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