I made up a recipe for “apple pie pancakes” this morning, and they turned out great, so I thought I’d share.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup unbleached white flour
- 3/4 cup oats
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 3 Tbsp baking powder
- 3 packets stevia (or sugar if you like)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1 shredded apple
- 1 shredded pear
- cinnamon – as much or as little as you like
Mix it all together, and then add enough water to make it the consistancy you like for pancakes (I like mine a little thicker, so I use less water). Pour on griddle, cook until golden, and enjoy!
We ended up with lots of leftovers, which make great snacks. And since there’s very little in the ingredient list that’s not nutritious (white flour is pretty much the only thing, and I think it’s kept to a minimum here), you can feel good about yourself when you eat these.
I love breakfast. I’m always hungry when I wake up, and it’s a really important meal for me. Pancakes have always been a favorite, and who doesn’t like to go out for breakfast or brunch at a pancake place? But I don’t like the gazillion grams of sugar that come with a restaurant breakfast, or the bill that comes at the end, so I’ve been making pancakes on the weekends for quite a while now. I always use flax seed, oats, and whole wheat flour, and then I’ll use whatever I have in the kitchen as a filler. Today it happened to be pears and apples, so the apple pie pancakes were born. We eat them without syrup, so there’s really no harm done to our bodies or our budget.