Good Jedis know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Thank goodness my book, The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes, has plenty of morning options.
All of the recipes in the book — published in 1998 — are aimed at young people, so they’re simple to make and delicious to eat.
Start the meal with C-3PO Pancakes, so named for the humanoid robot’s round eyes. Pineapple rings add fruit to the breakfast favorite.
Next up, try the Skywalker Smoothies, a simple concoction of frozen fruit, juice and yogurt.
Finally, it’s hard to talk about anything related to Star Wars and food without a nod to Princess Leia’s hairdo. Here is an easy-to-make cinnamon roll recipe that starts with refrigerated pizza dough.
This recipe is from The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes.
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cans (8 ¼ ounces each) pineapple rings
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
Butter and maple syrup for serving
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
- Put the butter in a small saucepan and switch on the heat to low. When the butter has melted, turn off the heat. Let the butter cool slightly (5 minutes).
- Meanwhile, open the cans of pineapple. Drain off the juice from the cans into the sink (or save for Skywalker Smoothies).
- Put the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed.
- Crack the eggs into a medium bowl. Add the milk and 4 tablespoons of the butter. Whisk until well mixed. Add to the flour mixture. Stir just until blended (a few small lumps are fine).
- With a pastry brush, lightly brush some of the remaining butter on a griddle or large skillet. Set the skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
- Fill a 1/3-cup measuring cup with batter. When the skillet is hot, pour in the batter. Cook the pancake until golden underneath and bubbles burst on the top, about 3 minutes.
- Place 1 pineapple ring in the center of the pancakes. Using a spatula, carefully flip the pancake. Cook until golden brown on the second side, about 2 minutes longer. Use spatula to transfer the pancake to a baking sheet. Place in the oven to keep warm.
- Repeat steps 7 and 8, brushing the skillet with butter as needed. Serve the pancakes warm with butter and maple syrup.
Makes 2 servings
This recipe is based on one from The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes.
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 ripe banana
½ cup pineapple, grape or orange juice
½ cup vanilla yogurt
- If you are using fresh strawberries, cut off the stems with a knife. Put the strawberries in a blender.
- Peel the banana. Break into pieces. Add to the blender. Then add the juice and yogurt.
- Put the lid on the blender. Make sure it fits tightly. Turn on the blender first to low speed, then increase to high. Blend until smooth and frothy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off the blender. With a wooden spoon, check to see that the fruit is thoroughly blended. If not, repeat this step.
- Pour into 2 small glasses and serve immediately.