Whole Wheat, Light and Fluffy Pancakes and Some X-Mas Cards
Posted Dec 10 2012 8:31am
This whole weekend, I’ve been getting over the flu. I spent it catching up on some TV and some movies and sleeping. I was absolutely dying. I hate being sick. And I’ve still got the sniffles.
Anyways, I am on a mission to start using up some of the baking, pasta and canned goods in my house. I never really realized how much of it I have until I’ve started to attempt to put a dent in it. It’s madness. I could honestly eat for weeks just based upon my non-perishable items.
For breakfast, I decided to make some Whole Wheat Pancakes that turned out to be really light and fluffy. They were extremely good, and not as dense as I normally picture those whole wheat items.
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 Tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar
2/3 Cup All Purpose Flour
5 Tablespoons Butter
1/3 Cup Ground Flaxseed
1 1/2 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk
1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Soften and cut up the butter. Add it to the mix using a fork and mix it in until the batter is a sand like texture. Then mix in the almond milk and eggs.
3. Heat up the skillet to a medium heat and add your batter. When the batter bubbles, flip the pancake over.
For the last few pancakes, I added some chocolate chips just to spice things up a bit. It made me wish they were all smothered in chocolate chips.
I like adding things like the flaxseed to the pancakes because it adds a bit more protein to the pancake. Something that you never really see in a pancake unless you add some protein powder .
For the topping, I took some frozen blueberries and some frozen blackberries and heated them up. Then mashed them a bit to get the juices out.
I love these berry toppings and this was one of my favorites. I don’t end up using NEARLy as much syrup as if I were just depending on the syrup. I usually just sprinkle it over the berries and that does it.
Last night I started to put a little tiny dent in christmas wrapping and my X-Mas cards. I wasn’t really in a crazy creative mood, so I think they turned out a little less stellar than I wanted them to…but they will do.
But they are going to work for now. I can already tell, that even though I don’t have too much on the books for this week, it’s going to be killer.