Morning Pancakes

Morning Pancakes

morning pancakes

 

I make breakfast… almost every morning. I enjoy creating a healthy breakfast for my girls so that when they go and face the world their tummy’s are full and they are happy!

Mornings are easier now that my girls are getting older and able to help me out. I like to switch it up in the mornings and not let my girls have cereal every morning {even though I let my girls have cereal}.

Pancakes, waffles, French Toast, Baked Goods etc… all make the rotation. Since my healthy lifestyle change I am looking for ways to substitute  healthier items into our meals. Pancakes are a must have… and I don’t want to totally eliminate them… so I try to make them as healthy as I can. { I know you can’t have everything healthy}.morning pancakes

I found this recipe for Multigrain Pancakes… and adapted to what I had. The reason I call them Morning Pancakes is because I went to make pancakes and I was totally out of milk!   I usually have milk and almond milk in my fridge but because I was out… I had to come up with something else to put into my pancakes for the milk. I went to my pantry looking for an instant milk and found Morning Moo’s Low Fat Milk Alternative.  Morning Moo’s is a milk food storage item that can be stored in your pantry.

Using the Morning Moo’s actually worked! I simply followed the recipe on the back of the can and added it to my pancakes in replace of regular milk.

Now… I know that even if I am out of milk I can still make many pancakes.

morning pancakes

 

Here is the great and simple recipe for my Morning Pancakes.

Morning Pancakes

By Carrie Perrins

*** Slightly adapted from Cooking Light Annual Recipes 1998

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 Tbsp. yellow cornmeal
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup of milk- To substitute the morning moo’s simply take ½ cup of the powder and mix it with 1 cup of luke-warm water.
  • ¼ cup plain-fat free yogurt- optional- I didn’t have any available so I did not add it.
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 large egg

Directions:

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Combine milk, yogurt, oil, and egg in a small mixing bowl. Beat with beaters for 1 minute.

Add egg and milk mixture to flour mixture. Mix to combine.

Spoon about ¼ cup batter for each pancake onto warm griddle. Flip Morning Pancakes when tops are covered with bubbles and edges looked cooked.

** My first batch somewhat burned even when I used the same warm settings are usual. You might want to start with a lower temperature and then turn up if needed! 

morning pancakes

 

As you can tell they turned out light and fluffy. They tasted just fine…. and I hope that you and your family will enjoy them in the mornings too!

morning pancakes

 

Also… we like to serve our pancakes with real maple syrup.

Do you use real maple syrup?

 

morning pancakes

morning pancakes

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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