This post will honor two events taking place this week: Today kicks off Random Acts of Kindness Week. Why not do something special for someone? Here’s a unique idea that combines kindness with another event: Pancake Week. Host an informal brunch sometime this week for friends, some lonely seniors, a neighbor you’d like to get to know better, or some kids who could use some TLC. Here is a healthy recipe for MULTIGRAIN PANCAKES that taste great with syrup, berries, or even ice cream. (see photo)
To get more inspiration for performing acts of kindness, visit: http://www.randomactsofkindness.org
¼ c white flour, ¼ c whole wheat flour, ¼ c quick oats (not instant) 1T wheat germ, 1T brown sugar 1 t baking powder 1 egg ½ c + 1 T milk, 2 T oil
1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. 2. Combine egg, milk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients until moist. If mixture is too thick, thin it out with milk…one tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency. The thinner the batter, the thinner the pancakes. 3. Pour onto hot, greased griddle. Serve with STRAWBERRY or BLUEBERRY SYRUP.
To make syrup: Place one pint (2 cups) of fresh or frozen berries in a blender. Add 1 T. honey and puree until smooth. Serve as is or warm it up in the microwave for 30 seconds and pour over the pancakes.