Sunday, April 25, 2010

The BEST Saturday Morning Pancakes

Took a day for myself yesterday.  Started off with Bar Method, followed by coffee with friends that take the class.

Came home craving crepes, but instead decided to experiment in the kitchen with a pancake recipe, attempting to make it more healthy.  The results were pretty delicious.

(Sorry this pancake is a clip from the internet and not the real thing.  My camera isn't working...and actually, this recipe requires no baking, so it falls under "$h*t I Make Up in the Kitchen")

Angela's "Heathly" Pancake Recipe

-1/2 Cup White Flour
-1/2 Cup Wheat Flour
-1/4 Cup Wheat Bran
-2.2 oz scoop of Muscle Milk Protein Powder (Vanilla Flavored)
-2 Tablespoons Sugar
-2 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
-1/2 Teaspoon Salt
-1 1/4 Cups Rice Milk (I ran out, so used 3/4 cup milk and 3/4 cup water)
-3 Tablespoons Butter Melted
-1 Large egg, lightly beaten
-Vegetable oil or more melted butter, for brushing in pan
-(approx.) 1/4 Cup Emerald Glazed Walnuts (helpful if you put them in zip lock bag and crush pieces a little)
-1 Large banana, sliced thinly
-1/4 Cup non-fat cottage cheese and clover honey, for topping

1/ In bowl, combine all flour, wheat bran, protein powder, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Add milk, butter , and egg and stir until flour is moistened

2/ Heat Griddle or 12-inch skillet over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles; brush lightly with oil (or butter...mmmmm, butter).  Pour batter by scant 1/4 cups onto hot griddle, making a few pancakes at a time.  Quickly decorate each pancake with a few banana slices and pieces of glazed walnut.  Cook until tops of pancakes are bubbly, some bubble burst, and edges look dry.  With wide spatula, turn and cook until underside is golden.  Transfer to platter; keep warm.

3/ Repeat with remaining batter, walnuts and bananas, brushing griddle with more oil if necessary.  (Original recipe says it makes three servings...for me, this makes two. )

Top with traditional maple syrup or with cottage cheese and honey if you are feeling sassy.
Bon apetit!

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