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TRIPLE-B Pancakes

The Vegetarian Librarian & Pancake Master RØB Severson

Dry ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 Tsp baking powder
1 Tsp baking soda
pinch of salt

Wet ingredients:
2 cups soy milk
2 TBS vegetable oil
splash of vanilla

Triple-B ingredients:
2 mashed bananas
fresh blueberries
butterscotch chips (vegan if you can find them)

Mix together the dry ingredients, then add the wet. If the batter appears too thick you can add more soy milk to “suit your desires.” Next add your mashed bananas to the batter.

Heat your griddle up to 375 degrees. If you do not have a griddle, a fry pan with some soy butter works nice as well. Form your pancakes on the griddle about 5 inches in diameter. Immediately add your blueberry and butterscotch chips. Push them down with your finger so that the batter covers them.

Keep an eye on the pancakes (or go stroll around St. Louis) and flip them when they are golden brown. You can keep the pancakes warm in the oven as you make multiple batches.

Serve and enjoy!

Be creative. You can add all sorts of things to your pancakes. For a kick RØB suggested a little bourbon with the soy milk.



-The Gateway Arch, which is exactly as wide as it is tall, is the tallest man-made monument on earth, was designed by noted Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, and was completed in 1965.

-The oldest bowling alley west of the Mississippi, Saratoga Lanes, is in the St. Louis area. Eight lanes upstairs since 1916!

-The first olympic games in the United States were held in St. Louis in 1904, the same year as the World’s Fair took place there.

-The 1944 Major League Baseball World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Browns (now the Baltimore Orioles) was dubbed the “Streetcar Series.” Both teams played in Sportsman’s Park (since demolished).

-The exorcism that inspired the famous movie THE EXORCIST took place in St. Louis (and I went to a Halloween party at the house where the family lived a coupla years ago!).

-The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis contains the largest collection of mosaic art in the world!

-Theodore Roosevelt became the first US President to ride in an airplane when he boarded a plane at Kinloch Airfield in St. Louis in 1910 (he was no longer President at the time).

-It was in an address to the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis (officially called the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, as it celebrated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase) that noted fruit specialist Doctor J.T. Stinson first said “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

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