I think I jinxed things with putting out my 'winter' flag this year.
I *think* I've taught a total of like 6 days this month....
Mr. Free and I had the realization today that we will have snow days...for life.
Not too bad of a gig. : )
But part of our Snow Day tradition, is some pancakes to start the day.
With my new efforts to eat clean, I've come up with a great recipe for 'clean pancakes'.
They are very thin, nearly crepe like. And they are not the typical heavy 'whole wheat' pancakes.
They are sooo light.
Here's how I make 'em:
1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 tbs. almond meal, 1 tbs. flax seed, 1 tbs. wheat germ (this can be omitted if you don't have them)
1 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tbs. honey
1 c. Greek yogurt
(you could sub sour cream or reg. yogurt, but Greek yogurt is your cleanest, must nutritious option)
Here's what I buy.
It's $5.89 for 32 oz. at Costco. By far the cheapest deal for Greek yogurt.
I am using this a lot in my cooking. It is a great sub for sour cream!
2 eggs, 2 tbs. milk (I used organic half and half...needed to use it up!)
Whisk together til *just*mixed.
Make sure you have a hot griddle or skillet! I used non-stick cooking spray. You could use butter too.
Laddle in some batter.
Yes, my pancakes are shaped weird.
See how thin they are? They are so light and FULL of protein from the egg, milk and greek yogurt!
For toppings we use
If you're in KC, run to HyVee and get some.
You won't be sorry.
And our homemade mulberry syrup.
This recipe yielded 8 pancakes.
Please tell me if you try them!
They are my new favorite recipe, clean or not!
Happy Snow Day!!!