What a great Monday! It was a vacation day and the weather was gorgeous. A scorching 90 + degrees and humid. It was a day for water.
Ted and I took off up to Sue’s house to spend some time with Shane in the lake. He just loves it. You would think he’s more Lab than German Shepherd.
Before going to Sue’s, I did some really fun things in the kitchen and here is one of them.
This pancake recipe is based on an Ellie Krieger recipe. It mixes 1/2 all-purpose flour with 1/2 whole wheat so you get the benefits of the antioxidants and fiber so plentiful in whole wheat flour.
The ingredient list might look a little long but really, one bowl to mix, one pan to cook. These pancakes are that easy.
Makes 8 large pancakes
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- 2 large whole eggs
- 1 cup lite cream
- 1 small over ripe banana, mashed
- 1/2 cup 100% pumpkin puree
- 1 TBS honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 TBS Smart Balance or other “heart healthy” buttery spread to cook the pancakes
In a large bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Make a well in the middle.
Add to the “well” the eggs, cream, banana, pumpkin, honey, and vanilla. Mix well and into the flour.
Heat a stove top griddle on medium and melt 1 TBS Smart Balance per 4 pancakes (you will make these in 2 batches – or more depending on your grill size). When the Smart Balance has melted, add enough batter to make 4 large pancakes (about 1/2 the batter). Cook until bubbles form on top, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 1 1/2 minutes.
A very fluffy, pumpkin-banana nutritious pancake. It took me 6 minutes to blend all the ingredients and another 6-8 minutes to finish cooking them. What an quick breakfast!
An article in the local newspaper yesterday triggered my pancake idea. The article was about an online source for pancakes: Jim’s Pancakes. Jim has a site where he will post photos and recipes of pancakes he makes for his daughter. Great pancake ideas! Check it out!
Here is another one that my friend Joe Mezz sent to me: Patriotic Pancakes
Photo: manda2177, flickr
It’s just one of those pancake days! What is the most unique flavor you’ve experienced in a pancake? For me, it was chocolate chips about 10 years ago. I had never heard of such a thing!