I honestly do not know what has gotten into me.
I take that back, I know exactly what has gotten into me.
Right now my life is completely awesome, but also completely crazy all at the same time. It’s a good crazy, but it is still crazy, and my Sunday night/very early Monday morning was no fun.
BUT today is all about fun. No Debby Downer talk.
Which is why I am going to be telling you guys about maybe one of my craziest combos yet. A crazy tired brain apparently makes me think up crazy combos, but I have decided that I am totally onto something with these. I mean, Rice Krispie treat pancakes! Come on.
I know, I know, I was doing so good with the healthy eating thing in January. I even posted a few healthier desserts. Hello delicious banana bread, chia shakes and dark chocolate coffee almond cookie bites.
But it snowed all day yesterday, I was a little slap happy from lack of sleep and it was just a pancake kind of day.
One of the very first things I started making for my family was pancakes, and when I say family, I really just mean my mom. All through my middle school years almost any day that it snowed and I was home from school (or playing hookie) I made banana pancakes with chocolate chips……obviously with my mom, the chocolate chips where a must.
This was moms all time favorite lunch (still is). Ok, crepes probably beat out pancakes, but I can’t whip up crepes as quickly as I can pancakes, so pancakes it was.
Oh and yes, I did say lunch.
Since I started cooking and baking like a gazillion things a day, I make a lot less pancakes.
Yesterday even though I had plenty of delicious leftovers in the fridge and desserts on the counter and a list full of new things to make, all I wanted to do was make pancakes. Pancakes, pancakes and more pancakes.
So, I let the kid inside of me out and just made some darn pancakes.
And I when I say the kid inside of me, I really mean it.
A few weeks ago I had Rice Krispies on the brain, but no solid ideas for anything new. Then last week for some reason I was thinking about milkshakes and I was like “Oh, I gotta make a Rice Krispie Treat Milkshake”. But then this post happened and well, let’s be honest, I cannot top spiked rice krispie treat shake shooters. I just can’t. I mean, those are awesome.
So I put the whole Rice Krispie treat craving on hold. I just had no other good ideas.
Until my slap happy brain decided that I had the energy (and time) to go for my early morning hike. And this is where the Rice Kirspie Treat Pancake was born. At first I went back and forth in my head about whether or not I should make them. What would people think? Is it a gross idea? Too little-kidish?
I spent about an hour debating. Yes, an hour. I do this all the time. My brain needs some serious help.
Finally, I just decided to go for it.
So. Glad. I. Did.
Um….there is gooey, soft and melty Rice Krispie Treats in the pancakes. YES! They get a little caramelized and melty and it is so good. Best way to spend an hour of my Monday.
And now you should spend a little of your Tuesday making pancakes. Really, you must. Especially if it is cold and or snowy and or both. My cousins in Cleveland already knew last night they were having a “snow day” due to frigid temps. There is absolutely no excuse not to make these on a snow day… and I promise you will be very happy you did!
Pancakes make the world a better place.