Saturday, August 25, 2007

Breakfast Day or Night, Pancake Style

I don't know about you, but one of my favorite easy peasy dinner ideas is to do breakfast for dinner. This is a pancake recipe that I make regularly for breakfast/brunch (usually on the weekends when my wonderful husband can help corral the kids while I whip them up) but can also be used for a fun dinner.

This recipe is super easy, and you can add blueberries, banana slices, apples, peaches, etc to them. I have even added steamed little chunks of sweet potatoes! Just add the fruits or vegetable once the batter is in the pan.

Our Favorite Pancakes

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour (can use all whole wheat or all white flour, if you don't have both on hand)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

2 egg whites, beaten
1 cup skim milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon applesauce

Combine dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until *just* blended (there will be little lumps--that's ok!).

Preheat a nonstick pan to medium heat. Pour the batter into the pan (add fruit, etc if desired), wait until the pancakes are covered with little bubbles, and flip and let cook for 2-3 minutes longer.

**Instead of butter and syrup, try on of these different toppings:

--fresh fruit with a touch of sugar
--no-sugar-added jam (you can heat this in the microwave to "melt" it to make it more syrupy)
--peanut butter

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Deep in the Heart said...

Brian is out of town this week and Breakfast for Dinner sounds perfect. I'm definitely trying these!

Steel Magnolia said...

you know how much we love breakfast for dinner in this household-always a fave!

Renee said...

We love these pancakes. This morning I put bananas and chocolate chips in them but we didn't use syrup.