The original recipe came from Mel's Kitchen Cafe [recipe HERE].
|Photo from Mel's Kitchen Cafe|
Doesn't it look great?
My first attempt using this recipe was a disaster. Following the directions to blend for 3 minutes in Step 1 yielded a thick batter that looked more like dough AND was steaming when I opened the lid. I should have taken that as a hint. Proceeded to add the rest of the ingredients as the directions state and it quickly became clear that it was too thick to blend and my awesomely powerful Vitamix was starting to overheat. In a final attempt to save this, I added yet more liquid and tried to cook it. Bad idea. The batter remained gooey in the middle and wouldn't solidify. That one got binned.
Never having messed up on pancake before, I looked in the comments and discovered quite a number of other people who had similar issues with the recipe when using a high powered blender like the Vitamix or Blendtec!
Attempt #2 began with only half the recipe. Partially because I was cooking for 2 kids under 5 years and partially because I wouldn't feel as bad if this batch was also botched. Below is my modified version of Mel's recipe that works with Vitamix or Blendtec blenders.