Yup. Beer. We’ve had a pretty crazy week complete with work, new freelance projects and trying to prepare our house (and the cats) for another puppy visitor this weekend. Once we dig out I’d like to actually post a few of the things we’ve been working on. But for now, here is our art from the past two days, gorgeous Blueberry Flax Pancakes.
As we head into our busiest month to date, I’ve been looking for ways to sneak more nutrients into our food to give us a much-needed boost. Flax is definitely something we need more of in our diet. There are too many benefits to even list! One of the easiest places to infuse more flax is breakfast food. It’s easy to add to breakfast breads, cereals, and oatmeal. We couldn’t think of a better way to test the waters than breakfast for dinner. Remember last time? We dared ourselves to make poached eggs (and we didn’t fail!) And yes, we washed the pancakes down with beer. What’s life if you can’t indulge?
Neil cooking our pancakies. Please ignore the cluttered stove…
- 1 cup flour
- 2/3 cup coarsely ground flaxseed
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- 2 eggs (separated)
- 1 1/4 cups nonfat milk
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup applesauce
1. In large bowl combine flour, flaxseed, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a medium bowl, lightly beat together egg yolks, milk, oil and applesauce.
2. Add egg yolk mixture to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
3. Coat a pan with butter or oil. Pour 1/3 cup batter for each pancake and cook until bubbles appear, about 1 minute. Flip and brown. Lightly re-coat pan between each pancake to prevent sticking. Serve with syrup, honey or topping of your choice!
Using the applesauce gave them a light, soft, bouncy consistency and an added sweet taste. I probably could have been more minimalist and found a way to eliminate eggs, but these are pancakes, you don’t shortchange them. We were however able to come by sugar-free syrup that was amazing. My dad always used Log Cabin when we were little and when I told Neil that he said, “does that mean it’s good or bad?” I said “well of course that means it good!” He then reminded me that my dad still uses dehydrated coffee crystals for his morning coffee. Touché.