Cornbread Pancake Burger “Buns”
First of all, hi! It’s been quite awhile, hasn’t it? Nothing terrible happened, I just… well honestly I haven’t been feeling motivated to blog. I started this as a “yeah! this will be fun!” project but quickly realized how much work keeping a blog actually is. Writing posts, taking pictures, remembering to take pictures of things I make that turn out well… and finding the time to do it all. I’ve been avoiding making a blog-posting schedule or regulating how I post because this was supposed to be fun! Fun things don’t have schedules! Haha ok, Maria. Except my refusal to set aside time for the blog meant that I would forget about it for awhile and then I would be rushing around trying to put something together. And feeling like I was “wasting” my Saturday morning because putting a post together always takes longer than I want it to.
But when I stop pretending that I’m not feeling guilty about not posting anything, I remember why I started this thing in the first place: I love cooking and even though I follow a super-restrictive diet I’ve managed to make some pretty awesome things. And I want to share that with other people!
So we’ve got a schedule now. And hopefully you’ll be hearing more from me from now on. I’m also going to try to focus more on everyday-type recipes that don’t require a lot of time + effort. I really love creating extravagant things – I’ve been known to turn a simple sandwich-making affair into a full blown kitchen tornado – but those super involved recipes don’t solve the “what on earth can I have for dinner” dilemma.
It all started one night when Marc came home from work and asked the always daunting question: “Do you have any thoughts on dinner?” Like 99.9% of the time my response is “uh…. hm. Dinner. well… no not really. Do you?” That night was different though, because the Gods of Inspiration had struck not minutes before Marc walked in the door.
I had been thinking about burgers. Yes, I really wanted burgers, but there was a problem: burger buns. If you’ve ever tried to use Udi’s bread as buns, you’ll know it’s not that great, and so I had been trying to come up with a homemade solution. Except getting gf bread to rise is the worst, and whatever I made always came out flat & disappointing. Also I never had the foresight to make yeasted dough.
That’s when I came across this recipe. It got me thinking about cornbread… except cornbread was too crumbly for buns. But you know what is kind of burger-shaped and not crumbly? Pancakes! Cornbread… pancakes!
The Inspiration Gods sure have some weird ideas, huh? Luckily, Marc was willing to volunteer his Master of Pancake skillz to make a corn flour variety. (He makes us pancakes every Sunday morning with no recipe… I don’t know how he does it.) And they turned out awesome! They’re super quick to whip up, and waaaaay better than any store-bought bun. I’ve put them with turkey burgers here (I actually like turkey burgers better than beef… is that weird?), but you’re welcome to use whatever meat you like – or veggie burgers!
Let’s have us an end-of-summer hurrah and grill up some burgers, shall we?
Cornbread Pancake Burger "Buns"
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