Tuesday, February 28, 2012

National Pancake Day

Today is National Pancake Day!
In honor of this wonderful cake that somehow made it to the breakfast menu I have a few favorite pancake recipes that I found on pinterest and other blogs that I thought I'd put up!
Tonight is a great night for breakfast for dinner!

"Blueberry Pie Pancakes" 
 Find the more photos and the originator of this awesome and super scrumptious pancake recipe and lots more on chocolatecoveredkatie.com

(Serves 1 person or 3 pancakes)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup flour (ww pastry, white, spelt, Bob’s gluten-free, etc.)
  • 2 T rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 T sugar or 1 packet stevia (omit if you don’t want sweet pancakes)
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • Unless you like the taste of fat-free pancakes, add 1 T oil and reduce milk by that amount.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, then add wet. Mix, but don’t overmix. Cook on an oiled (or sprayed) pan, on low-medium, flipping each pancake once.

 "Dutch Apple Pancake"

Photo from: /www.minnesotamonthly.com

 I found this on Pinterest from Minnesota Monthly Website... It looks amazing... 
Here is the link to the original site: www.minnesotamonthly.com

And here is the recipe!

Recipe via Williams-Sonoma
Serves 2-4
  • 4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 Golden Delicious apple, cored and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
Preheat an oven to 400ºF. Butter a 10-inch ovenproof braiser or fry pan.
In another fry pan over medium heat, melt 2 Tbs. of the butter. Add the apple, cinnamon and granulated sugar and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the apple begins to soften and brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Set aside.
In a bowl, using a whisk, beat the eggs. Add the milk and whisk until blended. Sift the flour and salt into the egg mixture and whisk until just blended. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the remaining 2 Tbs. butter. Add the butter to the egg mixture and whisk until smooth.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and arrange the apple slices evenly on top. Bake until the pancake is browned and puffed up, 25 to 30 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve immediately.

This next Pancake is from a blog that I love!!!
I's called The Healthy Foodie and you can get tons of healthy alternatives of our favorite foods here: http://thehealthyfoodie.net
If you are not following her on her blog you are seriously missing out! click on that link for lots more... :P

"Black Forest [Pan]cake"

Photo from:  http://thehealthyfoodie.net 

(Serves 1)
  • ⅓ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 7 egg whites (a little over ¾ cup)
  • ½ cup buttermilk
Cherry Sauce
  • 150g cherries, pitted and chopped (about 16 cherries)
  • 1 tbsp blue agave nectar
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ tsp corn starch mixed with 2 tbsp water
Vanilla Custard
  • 2 tbsp 0% fat plain greek yogurt
  • ½ scoop vanilla flavored whey protein powder
For the Cherry Sauce:
  1. In a small saucepan, bring cherries, water, and agave nectar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until cherries start to “melt” and sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  2. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool for about 5 minutes, then puree half the sauce in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Return to the sauce pan and bring back to a boil. Stir in corn starch mixed in water, simmer for 1 minute and turn off the heat.
For the Vanilla « Custard »:
  1. Mix plain yogurt together with whey protein powder to make vanilla custard. It might look like there is too much powder at first, but it will come together eventually, just keep stirring. Same goes for the “lumpy” feeling. Just let the custard rest for about a minute after mixing and it will become nice and smooth.
For the Pancakes:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined.
  2. Spray a non stick panwith cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
  3. When pan is hot enough, spoon as much or as little pancake batter onto griddle as you want, depending on what size pancake you desire. A little less than ¼ of a cup per pancake will yield about 8 small pancakes. (and a very high tower!)
  4. Turn pancakes over when tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Transfer to low temp oven to keep them warm while you cook the remaining pancakes.
  1. Start by laying a pancake on the plate, top with a little bit of cherry sauce, followed by a small amount of custard, about half a teaspoon of each.
  2. Keep building layers like that until you run out of pancakes, or until tower has reached desired height (mine got pretty high!).
  3. Finish by topping with cherry sauce, vanilla custard and about a teaspoon cacao nibs. Dust lightly with cocoa powder, if desired.
*** All of these pancake recipes are from other sites, please check them out! Note that I am not taking credit for any of the recipes on this post. I am encouraging you to check out all of the websites that were have these wonderful recipes!
Have a Happy Pancake Day! 
Lets Celebrate :)

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