Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snow Day.

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....
Pretty crazy.

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.
Mmmmm.....all done!
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.
MMmmmmm......SO GOOD!!!
This recipe yielded 8 pancakes.

Please tell me if you try them!
They are my new favorite recipe, clean or not!

Happy Snow Day!!!


  1. This recipe sounds amazing! I will most definitely be trying it. I have been trying my hardest to eat all clean, organic foods and have never felt better in my life! I'll let you know how mine turn out.

    Jessica Munce

  2. That's awesome Jessica! Good for you!!! I'm *trying* to do the same! I just like to eat out too much...
    Let me know if you try the recipe and what you think!


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