James Van Der Beek’s ‘Famous’ Mung Bean Pancake Recipe 

03 Dec
James Van Der Beek’s ‘Famous’ Mung Bean Pancake Recipe 

James David Van Der Beek is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson’s Creek. (

When you’re jet lagged in James Van Der Beek‘s household, pancakes are just the solution for an easy breakfast.

After flying home from London, the Dawson’s Creek alum got to work in the kitchen on Sunday, whipping up what he calls his “famous pancake recipe” on his Instagram story — and even got a little help from his adorable kids.

James Van Der Beek/SnapChat

“And try to ignore the chaos,” he says as he zooms over to his daughter Annabel, 3, crying about a very serious coloring matter.

James Van Der Beek/SnapChat

James Van Der Beek/SnapChat

He says to set the griddle to 250 degrees, pour the mixture on and flip when they bubble.

The 40-year-old revealed his “secret ingredient” for his flapjacks is mung beans, which he boils with rice before before blending and adding to classic pancake batter.

“It’s what you make dal out of,” Van Der Beek says, referring to the traditional Indian stew that uses the beans.

James Van Der Beek/SnapChat

“And try to ignore the chaos,” he says as he zooms over to his daughter Annabel, 3, crying about a very serious coloring matter.

The actor also has a smart tip for prepping the ingredient: “When you boil the mung beans, the shells come off so you kinda just pick them out like that and that’s how you deshell them.”

Van Der Beek’s son Joshua, 5, then makes a cute cameo as he was put to work on stirring duty, mixing up the rest of the ingredients.

James Van Der Beek’s Mung Bean Pancakes

¼ cup mung beans, rinsed
¼ cup rice, rinsed
Chopped dates
3 eggs
3 tbsp. coconut oil
3 cups pancake mix
1 palmful cinnamon

1. In a saucepan, boil beans and rice in 1 cup water until tender. Transfer the mixture to the blender, add dates and puree until smooth.

2. Stir together the remaining ingredients with 2 1/4 cups water, then whisk in the mung bean puree.

3. Heat a griddle to 250° and ladle the batter into circles. When the tops start to bubble, flip the pancakes and cook on the other side.



Posted by on MonAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-12-03T14:15:30-08:00America/Los_Angeles12bAmerica/Los_AngelesMon, 03 Dec 2018 14:15:30 -0800 31, in breakfast, brunch



9 responses to “James Van Der Beek’s ‘Famous’ Mung Bean Pancake Recipe 

  1. Joan E Wilder

    TueAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-12-12T17:21:57-08:00America/Los_Angeles12bAmerica/Los_AngelesTue, 12 Dec 2017 17:21:57 -0800 31, at 0:00

    They are so cute! So I guess you are saying that even I could make those :) LOL. What is a Mung bean? What do they taste like?

    Liked by 1 person

    • America On Coffee

      TueAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-12-12T18:09:45-08:00America/Los_Angeles12bAmerica/Los_AngelesTue, 12 Dec 2017 18:09:45 -0800 31, at 0:00

      Hello Joan! I am familiar with it as part a Masala Dosa meal (South Indian cuisine) it us a nutritious green or red round bean w/hull made into a soup, Sanbar which I love. So full of minerals. Sikhs and Hare Krishnas use it a lot for various vegetarian dishes. Now I’m hungry!😕

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  2. Joan E Wilder

    FriAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-12-15T04:19:20-08:00America/Los_Angeles12bAmerica/Los_AngelesFri, 15 Dec 2017 04:19:20 -0800 31, at 0:00

    Sounds delicious and nutritious and you can’t beat that! Oh boy, now I’m hungry too! Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • America On Coffee

      FriAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-12-15T09:51:53-08:00America/Los_Angeles12bAmerica/Los_AngelesFri, 15 Dec 2017 09:51:53 -0800 31, at 0:00

      Good Morning Joan. Thanks for dropping by. Hope you’re enjoying! Have a fantastic weekend!


  3. The Bubbly,Tipsy Mermaid (TIB)

    TueAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-12-04T20:48:11-08:00America/Los_Angeles12bAmerica/Los_AngelesTue, 04 Dec 2018 20:48:11 -0800 31, at 0:00

    This is sure family love! Warming and tasty to the heart.

    Liked by 1 person

    • America On Coffee

      TueAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-12-04T23:18:34-08:00America/Los_Angeles12bAmerica/Los_AngelesTue, 04 Dec 2018 23:18:34 -0800 31, at 0:00

      Oh yes!


  4. Jyo

    FriAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-12-07T09:05:48-08:00America/Los_Angeles12bAmerica/Los_AngelesFri, 07 Dec 2018 09:05:48 -0800 31, at 0:00

    That’s a great share… interesting with mung beans ! Looks damn delicious 👍

    Liked by 1 person

    • America On Coffee

      FriAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-12-07T09:28:31-08:00America/Los_Angeles12bAmerica/Los_AngelesFri, 07 Dec 2018 09:28:31 -0800 31, at 0:00

      You bet it is!**


  5. Visionariekind

    FriAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-12-07T15:21:16-08:00America/Los_Angeles12bAmerica/Los_AngelesFri, 07 Dec 2018 15:21:16 -0800 31, at 0:00




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