Archive for Pancakes

Whole wheat apple pancakes!

 

 

Nonconformist pancakes

 

It’s fall and all the apples I see everywhere look absolutely gorgeous. After a streak of having only cereal for breakfast for about a week and a half (how boring), I decided to make a batch of pancake batter the night before a long day at work, so I could wake up and throw the pancakes right onto the griddle, and then be on my way. I made a batch of whole wheat pancakes (the same one I used for my blueberry one as well), and altered it slightly to have an apple spice flavor, including small chunks of apple.

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp applesauce
  • 1  cup almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 apple, diced

 

Good morning!

 

I love these! The warm chunks of real apple, combined with the extra apple flavor from the applesauce in the mix is so good, especially with a good kick of cinnamon. They are super filling and dense from the whole wheat flour, and they aren’t terrible for you, so you don’t have to feel bad about eating them. It was a great way to start the day!

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The first of many pancake entries

good morning!

I woke up one Wednesday morning and didn’t have work until noon, giving me the perfect amount of time to throw together a batch of pancakes, especially since I know they will keep my full (usually) all the way through my shift. I was looking to make relatively healthy ones as well, rather than just a pile of carbohydrate, white flour, no-nutrition pancakes. I admit, when I am looking for something super quick and easy, I will pull out a box of Bisquick, mix in some soy milk, cornstarch, cinnamon and lemon juice, and cook myself up some pancakes. Knowing I had a large bag of whole wheat flour on hand, as well as a handful of frozen blueberries, I knew I could make something tasty.

I found this recipe, tailored it slightly, and made my own:

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • 1  cup almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • handful of frozen blueberries

I didn’t want to discolor the pancakes, so i didn’t add the blueberries until the pancake mix was already on the griddle. They turned out to be delicious! They were very hearty and filling, more so than non-whole wheat pancakes in my opinion. They were only slightly more chewy and a little more dense, but I thought that made them into really good pancakes. I even ate half of them without maple syrup – the cinnamon, lemon juice and blueberries made it flavorful enough without it.

The leftover pancakes I did what I normally do – saved them for when I got out of work and then made peanut butter and jelly pancake-wiches with them. Never underestimate how awesome that is!