Cooking with Synectar for the first time

Pancakes made from Synectar. To drink, or not to drink. Egg, or no egg.

I happened to find myself in a situation (for information about why and how this happened see daily log, day 26) when I craved for a solid food, but had no intention to throw away my already prepared Synectar. There was banana in there!

There was no time pressure upon me so I decided to take that already made blend, thicken it a little bit and make something that would, at least from a distance, look like pancakes.

To make this recipe, you’ll need:
  • A half of already made Synectar blend (about 350ml)
  • A pinch of fine scottish oats (1-2 scoops = 30-60 grams)
  • Something greasy to put on your heating pan (e.g. oil)
The real how-to part

I splashed Synectar from the shaker to the bowl.

Watery dough in a bowl

Dough moved from shaker to a bowl

The one thing I knew for sure was that I’d be using fine scottish oats (of which we have plenty, as they are one of the main Synectar ingredients) for thickening the dough. The real dilemma in front of which I was standing was “throw an egg in or not”. And being the right lazy person I decided for the latter, because the egg would’ve need to be broken, spilled out, I would need to throw away the egg-shell and then stir the dough even more. That’s too much work.


Dough in the process of thickening

I did some magic moves and voila, there was a ready dough sitting (or flowing) in the bowl. Despite the oil being already a part of Synectar, I chose to put a splash of it on the pan too, as the pan I selected wasn’t the most inadhesive one.
Next step was heating up the pan and scattering some dough all over the oil and then just observing its consistency and readiness (to be eaten).

First pancake

First pancake during cooking

I decided to call it a pancake for simplicity, but I’m not really sure that you can call something this surreal a pancake.
It took quite long (a million years, give or take) for the pancake to be at least finished-ish. I called it al dente and then flipped it. Pancake flip 180, no problem, standing ovations all over the kitchen. I left the flipped pancake on the pan for about another million of years and then catapulted it on the plate to make the first tasting.

I was really surprised by the flavour. Or rather, not surprised at all because there wasn’t any. The solid pancake had no flavour, even though liquid Synectar was quite sweet because of added banana. However, pancakes should be sweet, even in the evening. I didn’t want to add any sugar though (because of Illuminati), so I took some dried cranberries and tried to chop them in a chopper (like this one). My attempt wasn’t very successful (maybe because of the altitude) so I didn’t force it and threw them in the dough just like that.

I changed my pan for a more non-adhesive one, but truth be told, there was small to no difference. The dough was too sticky. I tried to make one pancake without any oil on the pan, but that only produced a thing I’m not very confident to call pancake.

First cranberry pancake

Cranberry pancake no. 1 before flipping, without any oil

Before the next batch I sprinkled a little bit of oil on the pan and it didn’t help much. But it was a little bit better, I guess.

Second pancake

Second cranberry pancake, with oil, after flipping (obvious, right?)

Each of the pancakes took about milion years to cook, as I already said. Each side. That means 2 million years each pancake. Fortunately, the dough lasted only for 3 pieces, that means only 6 millions years spent making it. Give or take. And even all this years weren’t enough to make the pancakes fully cooked. But there lies one of the big advantages of Synectar pancakes – I don’t need to be afraid of eating them uncooked because I would drink the dough nevertheless and I wouldn’t even care.

Cranberries fixed the absence of sweetness but using even more of them would be better. I think that I felt more full after this solid Synectar then after the liquid one.


If one doesn’t care only about saving time, but about the nutritional balance aspect too, then these pancakes could be a very nice addition to their menu.


  • Nutritional balance of these pancakes
  • You don’t have to worry about eating them uncooked
  • It’s a way how to kill some time in a kitchen


  • Dough is stickier than classic one
  • Nutrition values are definitely being changed during cooking, mostly ratios of water soluble vitamins. But we have enough of those.
  • These pancakes take quite long to cook
Protein tasting - batch one - Chocotest
First (and next) samples arrived and are waiting to be tasted