Divine Decadence Darling

Now, if you’ve followed my blog since it started, you’ll know that I stick to a pretty tight schedule when it comes to lunch.  I usually just want  one of three things for my middle of the day meal: A sandwich, or a salad, or soup.  I’m pretty simple.

Today, however? Um…no.  I had bought a box of Vosges Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix at Whole Foods a few weeks ago, and my best friend and I decided that today would be the day to try it.

You heard me right.  I had bacon chocolate chip pancakes for lunch today.  And they.  Were.  Amazing.

First, let me start with breakfast.  Since I was going to have something sweet for lunch, I decided on something savory and chose eggs (we live in an area unaffected by the recall!).

After my workout this morning (30 minutes of weights DVD and 40 minutes elliptical) I threw three eggs in the pan and served them over easy topped with salsa alongside with a light English muffin, spread with a little Smart Balance and coconut butter.

I overcooked the eggs so they weren’t runny, unfortunately 😦 But I ended up sticking one of the eggs on top of the English muffin half and eating it that way, which was great.  This was also my first time using coconut butter on my toast and I LOVED it.

Breakfast dessert was a peach and blueberries with a dusting of nutmeg.

Now for what you’re really here for.
When Connie came over I prepared the mix almost exactly as is, except with an Egg Replacer, almond milk, and Earth Balance vegan butter instead of the egg, buttermilk, and butter.  It came out just as delicious and fluffy, thank goodness!  The bacon comes from the chocolate chips.  The company makes a bacon chocolate bar, and they simply turned that recipe into chips not unlike Nestle Tollhouse’s chips.  Connie and I both tried one to just make sure we had a good thing here, and thankfully we did! The chips were sweet with a smoky afterbite.
The only hiccup came when it came time to put the chips on the pancake.  I was confused as to what to do when the time came to flip the pancakes, as I didn’t want the chocolate to melt.  So I ended up placing the chips on one side of the pancakes and folding them in half to create a crepe.  

That gigantic blob of stuff on top? That would be 1 banana soft serve mixed with .5 tbsp of Trader Joe’s Flaxseed Peanut Butter and topped with another .5 tbsp of the peanut butter.

You guys.  I urge all of you to find this stuff or order it online and make it, immediately.  It was melt in your mouth, fluffy fantasticness, made even more lush by the addition of the soft serve.  This took a second to hit me, but once it did, I was stuffed and remained pretty full for four hours.

I was still full when dinner rolled around, but I managed to put away a big bunch of steamed asparagus (with ketchup natch), along with a turkey lettuce wrap topped with guacamole and salsa.  I also snacked on some carrots this afternoon when I got home from shopping and hanging out with Connie, but after that I passed out for an hour and a half!

For dessert, I enjoyed a mug of Ovaltine prepared with almond milk and a little bowl of grapes (and a few cherries I swiped)

I might go back and grab another handful of cherries.  What can I say? I’m going to miss them dearly when they go.  Shockingly, they’re still at my grocery store! I think they’re trying to make me feel better about the disturbing lack of figs at my grocery store.

My summer is two days away from drawing to a conclusion.  I plan to spend tomorrow (after a nice run) hopefully getting some reading done on the porch.  Also, if I don’t make s’mores before this summer is out, it will be a very depressing summer indeed.

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One thought on “Divine Decadence Darling

  1. Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake?! Oh. My. That sounds heavenly. And you're right I need to make smores too! I have the rest of the night, and then tomorrow, and then I'll have classes again 😦

    Well it's my first time stopping by. So just saying hello 😀 I'm a food blogger too so say hi sometime 🙂

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