Monday, March 11, 2013


A few months ago, my wonderful, mind-numbingly talented friend Morgan Karr hosted a live, interactive performance of a few select tracks off his (then upcoming) EP.  He crooned and serenaded his digital audience from the intimate setting of his bedroom. And, being the giving, supportive friend that I am (Ahem. Morgan, take note.), I came over in the wee hours of that Sunday morn and showed my undying love by whipping up a batch up vegan, gluten-free banana blueberry pancakes.

This past week marked the official release of his stellar EP, "yellow skies." In honor of this momentous musical event (and his BIRTHDAY - give it up!!), I thought I'd share a reinterpretation of the pancakes from that morning:


-Ingredients - 

1 1/3 cups quinoa flour
1/4 cup maple syrup 
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 green apple, thinly sliced
1/3 cup walnuts
1 1/4 cup almond milk
1 tbsp ground flax mixed with 3 tbsp water (equivalent of 1 egg)
olive oil to grease pan


Apple Walnut Topping

1. Grease bottom of a skillet with olive oil and turn on oven to medium heat.
2. Slice apple thinly. Once the skillet is hot, throw in the apple and walnuts. 
3. Once the apples start to soften, turn down the heat and toss in the nutmeg and cinnamon (warning: your kitchen will start to smell REALLY good).
4. You still want the apples to have a bit of bite to them, so only keep them over the flame for a moment longer.
5. Take the apples off the stove and put them aside.


1. Mix the rest of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
2. In a separate
bowl, briskly stir together the wet ingredients.
3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.

4. Prepare a pan on medium high heat with a small amount of olive oil. 

5. Pour about 3-4 tbsp of the batter onto the pan per pancake. 

6. Once bubbles start to form at the top of the pancake, and the edges start to crisp, flip the pancake.

7. Allow the pancake to cook for a few more minutes.

8. Carry on with this process till all of the batter is gone.

9. Arrange the apples on a sky-high stack of pancakes and sprinkle the walnuts on top.
10. Drizzle with maple syrup, Earth Balance, or your topping of choice and EAT EAT EAT :)

Sidebar: Morgan's music is heart-stoppingly, knees-buckingly AWESOME. Do yourselves a favor and check it out :) You can rock out to his tunes while munching on some delicious pancakes! Sounds like a winning morning to this girl.

Here's the rock star in action, singing his beautiful heart out as always:

xx Hugs + pancakes

P.S. As an added vegan bonus, Morgan sported some stunning, hand-stitched vegan shoes from Kr┼że Studio to go along with his dapper duds at his EP release show. Peep these beauties:

1 comment:

  1. These pancakes look delish! They will go on my Sunday pancake-day menu this week for sure.