Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Healthier Pancakes

It is against the law for pancakes to actually be good for you in my opinion but there are ways to feel less guilty when you make them. Here is my adaptation:

1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons Agave Nector (or honey)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1 egg
2 - 3 tablespoons oil (sometimes I use melted butter for a richer feel)
2 tablespoons wheat germ
3 tablespoons quick oates
3 tablespoons favorite dried fruit or 1 medium apple chopped finely

Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the other items. DO NOT OVER MIX, hand mix for 30 seconds and walk away for 5 minutes

Heat a skillet on medium heat. When heated, scoop the pancake batter recipe into the frying pan with a large spoon to make individual pancakes about 4 inches across. The pan will probably only take 1 or two pancakes at a time. Cook on one side until the top begins to bubble, then flip over and cook on the other side

Serve with your favorite and whip cream, honey, syrup, etc...