Saturday, April 9, 2011

Saturday morning is pancake morning

In the book "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" it is declared that Saturday morning is pancake morning. The bee of course takes all things literary as fact, so of course in our house Saturday morning is pancake morning.

But the problem is pancakes aren't good for you. White flour, sugar, and fried up in some sort of grease. They are completely void of fiber, nutrients, and spike your blood sugar quickly. In little people blood sugar spikes are the things nightmares are made of. So I had to figure out a way to make pancakes that delivered protein as well as pancakey goodness that was supposed to be for Saturday mornings. This way I won't have to worry about blood sugar spikes and dips that make people lose control of their bodies and emotions! Two eggs and 1 cup of ricotta cheese gives this a lot of protein and balances out the straight carbs of regular pancakes. My kids eat them up and are getting a good dose of protein to help control their sugars and prevent behavior spikes. You can also add 2 T. peanut butter to this recipe and make peanut butter cookie pancakes

Pancakes:

1.5 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/2 c. whole raw milk
1 T. whey or 1 t. raw apple cider vinegar
3 T. butter melted and cooled
2 eggs`
1 c. ricotta cheese
3 T. baking powder (take care to find some without aluminum, Rumford is a good brand)
1 T. sucanat
1 t. salt

Mix the flour, milk and whey or vinegar the night before. Cover and let it sit at room temperature all night. The next morning add the rest of the ingredients and fry in coconut oil. Top with maple syrup, berries, fruit compote. Never ever ever top it with nutella, pecans, and whipped cream. That defeats the entire point of a healthy breakfast. Trust me. You'll never want to stop eating that.

2 comments:

Linda said...

I use almond meal, ground flaxseeds, eggs and milk in my pancakes. :)

Linda

Water Rolls Uphill said...

This sounds really good. I've never tried adding additional protein in that way to my pancakes. Thanks for the suggestion.