It’s Pancake Day!
The day is not over yet, at least in the Pacific time zone. Hurry! Go make your pancakes if you haven’t yet. Breakfast at midnight can be a fun experience. [Read more…]
Want to have fun with your grandchildren in the kitchen? Put them to work. They’ll love it. Choose pancakes to make with them. They can stir the ingredients you’ve added to a bowl and pour the pancake mixture onto a griddle.
I made a stack of pancakes with small squares of eggs for my two little granddaughters. The three-year-old loved pouring the mix onto the griddle.
Sometimes you can get little ones to eat things (like eggs) they won’t normally eat if you make it fun. A Pinterest picture of a stack of pancakes gave me an idea. Stack egg squares around the pancakes.
It worked! They ate at least two or three egg squares. I knew the pancake stack would disappear quickly. The girls do love their bread (hmm, wonder where they got that from).
Use any of these options for pancake toppers:
Pancakes make a delicious breakfast at home or at a restaurant. Recently, IHOP had a 98-cent promotion on their short stack. My daughter and I took the girls for brunch. The restaurant wasn’t crowded at all. We ate short stacks and had some left over for breakfast the next morning.
What’s your favorite pancake topping? Want to share? I just might try it out! 🙂
Kick up the protein from simply adding an egg and/or sausage to pancakes prepared from a box mix. The protein from a pancakes box mix serving amounts to about 4 grams. Add an egg with another 6 grams. Add another 3 grams by including half a sausage patty. The protein in the pancake foldover will then equal approximately 13 grams. One cup of blueberries for the whole recipe only amounts to 1.1 grams.
Pancakes and syrup always go together. The foldover tastes great without the syrup. But if the extra dip-in-the-syrup sweetness seems better to you, go for it. I tried the foldover both ways but prefer it with no syrup.
Four options for the Blueberry Pancake, Egg, and Sausage Foldover are:
This recipe was a fun and tasty creation. It made me think of a funny story my daughter told me about my toddler granddaughter. She LOVES pancakes. One morning my daughter made her some special ones cooked with blueberries. My granddaughter looked down at the plate and started crying. She didn’t like the berries in her pancakes. When I was visiting, I made some pancakes one day and added blueberries to some of them but made sure she had her share with no berries. She really wanted another pancake after she finished all of hers so she tried one with the blueberries and did not like it.
Blueberry Pancake Egg Foldover
The pancake box recipe makes several pancakes. Make additional foldovers, save the extra pancakes for breakfast the next day, or freeze them for future use.
What is your favorite pancake filling or topper? Will you take a moment to share it in a comment?
I’m sharing my yummy blueberry pancake foldover at Full Plate Thursday!
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Blueberries are perennial flowering plants and have excellent nutritional value to begin the day with. One cup of blueberries has 85 calories, 0.5 g fat, 1 mg sodium, 114 mg potassium, 21 g carbohydrates, 3.6 g fiber, 15 g sugar, and 1.1 g protein.
You can eat a light breakfast of blueberries and yogurt with a hot cup of tea, or enjoy hot pancakes filled with blueberries.
Add an egg or two for extra protein, and you won’t think of food for a few hours.
Blueberry pancakes have made it on my comfort food list and no wonder. They contain antioxidants and are stress releasers. Blueberries come in second for popularity in berry consumption in the U.S. (strawberries rank first), and they improve memory.
A relative of cranberries, rhododendrons, and azaleas, blueberry bushes produce white or pink flowers in the spring, blueberries in the summer, and gorgeous red foliage in the fall. Azaleas can grow well about anywhere in the U.S., but rhododendrons do not. Learn about growing berries in your backyard, and consider growing rhododendrons or azaleas to add beauty to your garden.
If you’re serious about planting blueberry bushes, an excellent website to reference is Blueberry Hills Farms. According to their “Who We Are” page, their blueberries are firm. The worst kind of blueberry is the mushy kind you can sometimes find in some supermarkets.
Planning a trip to the state of Washington? Include a trip to Blueberry Hills Farms where you can pick your own blueberries, eat at the family farmhouse restaurant, and visit the gift shop.
Perennials, annuals, shrubs, vegetables, and herbs that need acid soil should grow well near blueberry bushes. The following list will give you an idea of what can be planted with blueberries:
Blueberry pancakes and other comfort foods are a necessity on certain memorable dates. For me, some of those dates fall between March 5 and March 11. My mother, the inspiration for my Kitchen Hospitality blog, passed away on March 5, 2008. During the following days after she passed, my brothers and dad and I were making plans for the funeral. At first, the plan was to have it on March 11. I didn’t think that sounded like a good idea because Daddy’s birthday is March 11. We agreed to change the funeral to March 10.
On November 7, 2015, my dad died at 90 years old. This coming Friday will be his birthday. So, blueberry
pancakes for breakfast last Saturday with my hubby introduced the beginning of comfort foods (including an appetizing soup and salsa to put on chips, burritos, and more) for making it through these days.
What kind of success have you had growing blueberries? I’d love to hear about your blueberry gardening stories.
Earlier this week I posted about Egg and Banana Pancakes. It’s a simple recipe with only eggs and bananas. Since that post, I bought some almond meal/flour to add to the eggs and bananas. This evening I tried it.
Mash eggs and banana with a fork. Add almond meal/flour and mix well. Add almond extract. Add Coconut Oil to griddle. Fill a ladle halfway for each pancake (makes 4-5).
The pancakes looked golden and fluffy and bubbled up while cooking like they usually do the normal way. The first pancakes without the almond meal/flour tasted great. The ones with the almond meal/flour had a wonderful flavor but were a bit on the mealy side. Mealy, or grainy, like almonds are. That’s the second part of this almond, egg, and banana pancake story. What happened before I decided to try it out was a disaster in the kitchen with soup. How can you go wrong cooking soup? I’ll tell you how. Heat it up on the stove and forget that you have it on high. Carry on a conversation on your cellphone so that you get distracted. That’s how. I cooked the soup yesterday and was heating some on the stove. My husband called, but the noise I was making putting soup in the pot was making it difficult for him to hear me. I set the pot on the stove and walked out of the kitchen. A few minutes went by (not sure how many, but enough to cause smoke in the kitchen and charcoal-cooked soup. Somehow, soup didn’t seem very appetizing to me after that. The almond egg and banana pancakes didn’t taste too bad after all.
Breakfast, eggs, and pancakes I love. So when I came across a recipe for egg and banana pancakes without flour, I had to try it. Flour thickens the pancakes (and the midsection, too). If they tasted alright, flat over fluffy might be worth it. There was only one way to find out what they would taste like without flour – make them.
They’re good! I was surprised they were so tasty without the fluffy flour. However, a few other ingredients were added which made them taste superb. I added a sprinkle of cinnamon, about half a teaspoon of almond extract and about one-half teaspoon of honey in the batter. Mixed all up with a whisk, the batter was ready for the electric griddle. I used a little coconut oil on the griddle. I measured half a ladle of batter for each pancake.
Topped off with a tad of butter heated in a small bowl with sugar-free syrup, the pancakes were delicious. What I like about them is they are very tasty – without the fluffy feeling you get from eating foods with flour.
The egg and banana pancakes were on my list of lean foods to stock up on for January kitchen organizing. You can follow my lean food list at houstonblognetwork.com. Create your own recipes from the list, and come back to share your results in the comment section.