Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

              How many of you consider pancakes a comfort food? And do you ever have breakfast for dinner? My reply is YES to both! Why, because you can combine the need for something sweet at the last meal of the day and you won't need any dessert! But, don't waste your money on those boxed mixes, they are fine for beginners but I know most of you are pros by now so I'm sharing the Perfect Pancake recipe this week. Why is it perfect you ask? Because you should have all the ingredients handy at any given time plus you can add just about anything to them and they still come out perfect: blueberries, mini chocolate chips, oats, flaxseed.

Perfect Pancakes

1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
3 Tbsp. sugar
4 t.. baking powder
1/8 t. salt
1/2 t. allspice
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1/4 c. canola oil
Heat griddle or large pan to med. heat. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and allspice. Add eggs and blend well. Pour in milk and oil and mix well with electric mixer. Using a ladle, drop 1/3 c. batter onto heated griddle. Repeat, spacing about 1 in. apart. Cook one min or till bubbles in batter pop. Flip and repeat on second side. Keep warm in a warm oven till batter is gone. Butter each one as you go.

     Can you taste the warm maple syrup yet? Did you know if you use real maple syrup, pancakes aren't too bad calories wise, it's the artificial syrups that pack on the pounds without the taste, so I highly recommend if your going for comfort here, make your pancakes from scratch and use real maple syrup! Hmmm, I think we'll have breakfast for dinner tonight! :)


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