Got Pancakes? Try These.

I don’t know about you, but pancakes are one of those comfort foods that taste great any time and any place.  They’re so easy to make, yet when done it feels like something special.  A perfect Sunday breakfast or brunch, or busy weekday supper.  Who doesn’t love having breakfast for dinner?

I know many people have their favorite pancake mix or go to recipe, and I’d like to share one of mine in honor of NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY (SUNDAY 20-28).

Multi-Grain Pancakes
IN A LARGE BOWL COMBINE: ¼ C white flour 1/4C whole wheat flour ¼ C oats 1T brown sugar 1T wheat germ 1tsp baking powder
IN A MEASURING CUP COMBINE: ¾ C + 1T almond milk 2tsp oil or melted butter 1 egg
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir until combined and smooth. If mixture appears thick, pancakes will be thicker. I like thinner ones, so I add a bit extra milk. This is your call.
Pour onto a hot, greased griddle or skillet.
Serve with butter, maple syrup, or jam.       2015-02-18 03.02.54

What is YOUR favorite pancake recipe?

Happy Eating, and please pass the syrup (real maple only, thank you!)

After eating, why not enjoy a delightful picture book, LADY PANCAKE AND SIR FRENCH TOAST by Josh Funk.  Here’s the trailer: https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=lady+pancake+and+sir+french+toast+book&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-002

Celebrate Random Acts of…Pancakes?!

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

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MULTI-GRAIN PANCAKES

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.