Posts Tagged "pancakes"

Healthy Pancakes (single serving)

Posted on Apr 29, 2013 in Breads, Breakfast, Cooking, Featured

 

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There are a lot of “healthy” pancakes floating around the web these days, however, a closer look reveals that they are still loaded with flour and butter and topped with sugar filled syrup!  These pancakes are truly worthy of the name healthy, and they’re pretty tasty too!  I have included two flavor options below; apple cinnamon and banana.  You can also use whole oats or put them in the food processor to form an oat flour.  I liked them the best when I used the oat flour because they had more of a pancake texture.  Top with peanut or almond butter, a small drizzle of honey, and some fresh fruit!  These truly are a great way to start your day!

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In the pictures above you can see the difference between using whole oats vs the oat flour.  The top picture with the apples was made with oat flour and looks (and tasted) more like a traditional pancake.  The picture with the bananas was made with whole oats and had a different texture.

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Healthy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

(makes 2 pancakes)

1/2 cups of oats, place in a food processor until you form a flour or use whole

few dashes each of  salt, cinnamon, nutmeg

2 tablespoons flax seed meal (optional)

2 egg whites (or 1/3 cup of liquid egg whites)

1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce

Toppings: these are great with a tablespoon of peanut butter and light drizzle of honey.  I also microwaved 1/4 of an apple, sliced, for 1 minute and put that on top.  So yummy!

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  Spray a small skillet with non stick cooking spray and heat over medium/low heat.  Scoop half of the batter in and cook like you would regular pancakes.  Serve immediately.

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Healthy Banana Pancakes

(makes 2 pancakes)

1/2 cup of oats, again you can use whole oats or put them in the food processor to make an oat flour

few dashes each of salt and cinnamon

2 egg whites (or 1/3 cup of liquid egg whites)

1/2 banana, mashed

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Spray a small skillet with non stick cooking spray and heat over medium/low heat.  Scoop half of the batter in and cook like you would regular pancakes.  Serve immediately.

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Strawberry Pancakes

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 in Breads, Breakfast, Cooking, Featured, For kids

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Nothing says the weekend to me like pancakes!  I always make something special for breakfast on Saturday morning, and this week I decided to go with strawberry pancakes.  I think my family was glad I did!  They are great with a little butter and syrup, or with a drizzle of melted Nutella.

Nutritional information per serving: 142 calories, 3.2 grams of fat, 23.8 carbs, .8 grams of fiber, 4.8 grams of sugar, 4.7 grams of protein.

 

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Strawberry Pancakes

(makes about 8 pancakes)

1 1/2 cups of flour

3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar

1-2 dashes of nutmeg and cinnamon

1 1/4 cup of nonfat milk

2 egg whites

2 tablespoons of butter, melted

1 teaspoon of vanilla

5 strawberries, pureed

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Using a food processor, puree about 5-6 large strawberries.  You should end up with about 1/2 cup of pureed strawberries.  Set aside.  In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Set aside.  In a medium bowl, combine milk, egg whites, butter, and vanilla.  Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until combined.  Stir in strawberry puree just until combined.  Preheat a griddle or skillet and spray with non stick cooking spray.  Scoop about 1/3 cup of batter in, and let sit until edges look set and there are small bubbles forming in the middle, then flip over.  Cook until both sides are lightly browned.  Continue with remaining batter. Top with butter and syrup, or sliced strawberries and melted nutella!  Best served immediately.

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Source:  Adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/healthier-good-old-fashioned-pancakes/

 

 

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Banana Pancakes

Posted on Feb 23, 2013 in Breakfast, Cooking, Featured

My husband and I will have been married for 5 years this October!  It is crazy to me how fast time has gone and how much has changed in our lives.  I am very thankful for a husband who loves me and our kids and always puts us first.  You know a man really loves you when he’ll do the dishes after you’re tired from baking all day!!  Anyways, we went to Hawaii for our honeymoon and we found this amazing little restaurant that served banana pancakes.  I remember sitting outside on the covered patio drinking coffee and eating banana pancakes.   I have tried many recipes to recreate them and these ones have come the closest.  They aren’t quite as good as the ones from Hawaii, but that might have something to do with the fact that we were eating them in Hawaii!  I hope you enjoy them!

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Banana Pancakes

(about 8 servings)

1 cup of milk

2 tablespoons of white vinegar

1 1/4 cup of flour

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoons of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

1 egg

2 1/2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla

1/2 -3/4 cup of mashed bananas (about 1 medium/large banana)

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Combine milk and vinegar in a measuring cup and let sit for 5 minutes or so while you prepare other ingredients.  (this will turn into a “sour” milk similar to buttermilk)  In a small mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  In a medium mixing bowl lightly beat egg, then add oil, vanilla, and “sour” milk.  Stir until just combined then stir in your mashed bananas.  (don’t leave any big chunks as they can make the middle of your pancakes undercooked)  Heat a skillet over medium low heat and spray with cooking spray or grease with butter.  I use a large scoop or a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop batter into skillet.  Once edges look set use a spatula to flip pancake.  Cook until golden brown on both sides.  serve immediately.

Source: Adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fluffy-pancakes-2/detail.aspx

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