I’m trying to figure out what the line down the center of this picture is… 

Man, cravings! Sometimes they hit, and you can’t be held responsible for what happens when you satisfy those needs.

It was recently One Of Those Nights, and I was feeling hungry and kitchen-adventurous. Talk about cravings – here’s all my cravings, rolled into one weird little dish that was fun to make and eat.

The pancakes don’t have any further butter on them. I used my fingers to rip them up and dip a little bit in the sauce I made. I suppose you could pour it on, but a little goes a long way, in my opinion.

That said, if you’ve got a good twist on this for my next pancake outing, holler back! Aito thought maybe bacon in the pancake would be good. I must agree with him – perhaps next time. (UPDATE: IT WAS GREAT).

Read on for my “recipe” and some pictures!

Sweet Sriracha Pancakes with Maple Soy Dipping Sauce
(which is a real thing that I just typed)


Pancake mix
1 tablespoon sugar
Sriracha or other Chili Sauce
Butter (1/2 tablespoon per two small pancakes seemed about right)
1/3 cup Maple Syrup
Soy Sauce to taste

Mix up some pancake mix (I used a box mix, because I still can’t find baking powder). I added a little bit of
sugar to offset the chili sauce. Make sure you’ve got enough butter in the pan. Add the chili sauce and
cook to a golden brown on both side.

Maple “Syrup” and Soy Sauce turned out to be a flavor power-up –  I recommend
starting with the syrup and adding soy to taste. Mine was a bit too salty.

Make sure there’s enough butter for the second side. The chili sauce does a crazy thing – it leaves these little
crevices where it was. Very flavorful.
A stack of the little sugary-spicy babies.

I ended up ripping them apart and dipping them into the sauce. 

Cravings: BANISHED. Enjoy!