“It was important to me to include some healthier options in this book, but it was just as important that I not sacrifice flavor to do so. I used more nutritious flours, loaded them up with protein where I could, and snuck in as many vitamins as possible,” Karly Campbell writes her cookbook, Stack Happy: 70 Flipping Delicious Flapjack Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Dessert.
At one hundred and eighty pages, this hardbound targets those interested in food recipes involving pancakes or flapjacks. With full-page, full-color photographs that cover each of the complete meals plus sometimes both opened pages, there are seventy recipes.
After a short introduction that includes a page of tips and techniques, six chapters cover the topic of stacks, ending with an index, author’s biography, and acknowledgments. The table of contents does not list all recipes so one has to search each section or look in the index.
Beginning the first chapter with pancakes that include fruits, the next covers breakfasts followed by healthier options. The section on savory pancakes offers dinner recipes while the next is on desserts. Sauces and syrups compete the main part of the book.
After its title, each recipe has a short description or author’s note. An area giving the preparation and cook time along with serving size is on the right side of the page with a list of ingredients in used order under it. Instructions in paragraph format are on the opposite side of the page. No nutritional or caloric information is given.
Some of the mouth-watering concoctions of pancakes include blueberry granola crunch, carmel apple, chocolate strawberry skewers, maple-glazed bacon, hoecakes, cinnamon roll, whole wheat butternut squash, pumpkin quinoa, garlic parmesan zucchini, ham and cheddar rice, loaded potato, cookies and cream, pecan pie, and pineapple upside-down cake. Sauces and syrups range from strawberry rhubarb and salted carmel to cinnamon honey and raspberry fruit butters to name a few.
Although the recipes lack caloric data (which may be a good thing for those with a sweet tooth), the book would make a wonderful gift for the pancake lover or one looking for additional recipes involving flapjacks.
Author Campbell is a homeschooling mother who married her high school sweetheart. As a dedicated blogger, she has been featured for her homemade food on popular websites.
Thanks to Cedar Fort for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review of the reader’s honest opinion.
Rating: 4.5 stars of 5
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