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Monday, February 1, 2010

Pancakes for Elia (Mommy and Daddy Too)

Today's breakfast...PANCAKES!! We love pancakes in our house; especially with bananas, but let's see how we can make them healthier. I made 2 batches of these, which should give you about 24 pancakes. Elia eats about 1-2 depending on the size, and they're great to freeze and pull out when you need them, and are in the mood for a pancake.
  • 4 cups flour
    • I used 3 cups whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup quinoa flour, and 1/2 cup soy flour
    • Please play with the combinations and try different flours that you see at the store
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) plain yogurt
    • Choose your level of fat - For Elia I used her Stonyfields whole milk yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 bananas - mashed
    • These could be eliminated, or you could even add more if you like
    • Other pureed fruits could work too; like mango, peaches, applesauce, etc.
    • I was also thinking that Avocados and Banana would be an awesome mix
  • Blueberries
    • I used 4 per pancake, but they could be eliminated if you're not a blueberry fan, or you could substitute another berry
    • If you're making for yourself and like chocolate, chocolate chips would be yummy too
    • Another neat thought...you could make them crunchy by adding granola to them while cooking
  • Serve
    • Plain, or with applesauce, maple syrup, peanut butter (or sun butter for non-nutties), etc.
Mix dry ingredients together. Whisk eggs, mash bananas, and blend wet ingredients. Mix wet into dry and stir just until ingredients are moistened. Scoop about 1/4 cup pancake mix onto 325 degree griddle, or preheated skillet/fry pan. I just used our olive oil mister to coat the griddle. Once the pancakes were down, I placed 4 blueberries on each. Once done, place on cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper and layer. Then serve and/or freeze. Once frozen, place in ziploc bag. They can be kept frozen up to 2 months. I just heated the pancake in the microwave to thaw. 

3 comments:

  1. These were fantastic today!

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  2. Yum! I put walnuts in our banana and wheatgerm pancakes. Speaking of nuts, is Elia allergic to anything?

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  3. Not that we're aware of, but we're stearing clear of nuts until she's a bit older.

    Here's a link with nutrition facts pretty close to the pancakes: http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/recipe/1430627/2

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