Thursday, August 04, 2011

Yummy Pancakes and Blueberry Syrup

Ok, so normally I dont put recipes on my blog...but hey, why not!  This morning, a beautiful morning in Northern CA, after getting a really good nights sleep (no dreams or nightmares..LOL) I decided to make something yummy for breakfast.  Hubby was still in bed, my youngest is still snoring, so it was up to me and my 2 kitties to put something together!  I didnt have any pancake mix, besides I dont usually like the stuff, so I did the hunt online to see what I could find.  I found a basic recipe, nothing exciting, but it gave me the basic idea of how to make home made pancakes....So this is my recipe.  Now mind you, I cook by scratch, I never measure anything when Im in this mode!  So the measurments are not accurate but approximate. But I think they are close enough to what I used....and I also used my new Kitchen Aid mixer...LOVE IT!  Why didnt I buy this thing years ago I will never know...LOL  Ps, I am trying to go the healthier route in life, so this is my version of a healthy pancake!

As always with anything I teach...read the entire directions before you begin to make....  :-)

Almond Pancakes
1 C. white flour
2/3 c. wheat flour
2/3 almond flour
1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder

Mix these all together, then add:

1/4 cup raw sugar (I think I put more and they were a tiny bit too sweet...so less is better in this case)
1 egg
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt (I think I used a tad more than this, I emptied what was left in my container)
1/2 n 1/2 milk  -  I used about 1 - 1 1/2 cups, not exactly sure because I added this in as I was mixing to get a nice consistency. So, put one cup in first then as you are mixing, keep adding the milk until you are happy with the consistency.  Should be almost like cake batter thickness, not too runny and not too thick!

I used Half N Half because I think it adds a nice richness to the pancakes.  You can also use Almond milk or regular milk.  I dont suggest water, I think the pancakes would be a little bland and not as fluffy
Mix well but don't over mix.  Even though I used my Kitchen Aid, I still mixed the wet ingredients by hand.

Once you get all the ingredients mixed, start cooking away!  Makes about 15 pancakes approx. 3 inches in diameter and 1/2 inches thick...