Thursday, May 21, 2009

Great healthy start to the day!

We're all back up and running today...feeling pretty much back to normal...and had a really healthy breakfast I wanted to share with you. We're a pancake family, so we're always looking for new and healthy ones. This one is great! It's different...texture-wise, but tasty. All the boys (big and small) in my house liked them...score! We added strawberries and blueberries to our plates as well.

Blender Whole Wheat Pancakes
1 1/2 cup soy milk (or whatever milk you prefer to use)
1 cup whole wheat berries (bought them in the bulk section at Sprouts)
1 T whole flax seeds (I used already ground milled flax seed)
3 T water
2 T oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup oats (not instant, again...bought in bulk at Sprouts)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp.baking powder
2 T. sweetener, such as sugar, honey, or molasses (I used honey)

Blend the first 6 ingredients in a blender very thoroughly. Could take awhile (I think I blended about 2 minutes), make sure the berries are crushed. (Disclaimer from the original post: Just make sure, however, that you listen carefully to your blender for change in your motor sound. If this mixture is over-blended, the gluten in the wheat will begin to bind and create a sticky substance that will wreak havoc on your blender. If this happens, stop the blender immediately.)

Pour the contents of the blender into a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.

Pour on a hot griddle and cook both sides untl golden brown.

Top with your favorite butter spread, syrup or whatever else you'd like. The sky is the limit! Enjoy.

And enjoy your day!

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