Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pancakes!

Sundays around here mean pancakes or french toast, and as I was cooking this morning I realized pancakes are another every day, yummy, easy, recipe. AND you can sneak in veggies! Basically, you can put anything in them. I throw it all together, do something different every time, and never measure. I also plan to try freezing some so we have a good easy week-day breakfast, but so far I haven't had any leftovers.

Basic recipe:

1 1/2 C Bisquick
1/2 C whole wheat flour
1 C milk
2 eggs
(I like to add little bit of sugar, baking powder, and vanilla)

Add ins:
  • pureed cooked squash, pumpkin, or sweet potato, cinnamon, and nutmeg

This is what I have been doing a lot lately. I roasted my squash from the garden a couple weeks ago (end of the growing season) then pureed it in the food processor and froze it in 4 oz glass canning jars. Now I have a nice healthy and easy add in I can grab and sneak in to all sorts of dishes. I have a couple pumpkins I plan to cook up soon.

  • blueberries
  • mini chocolate chips
  • raisins
  • grated apple and cinnamon
  • mashed banana and walnuts
  • oatmeal
  • wheat germ
  • flax seeds

I don't get creative with the topping--we always stick to good ol' maple syrup. Joseph will even tell you that maple syrup comes from maple trees!

2 comments:

JG said...

Pureed squash??!! Gotta try it!

Ruth said...

Around here the big trend in mommy cooking is pureeing all veggies so you can sneak them in to everything and get kiddos to eat them. Deceptively Delicious is THE cookbook in every kitchen. I turned up my nose at first, thinking I would train Joseph to actually eat and like veggies. Then, I gave up and now puree away.

PS. I cleaned the cabinet. It wasn't so bad. I should try that more often!