Sunday, June 03, 2007

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Ah, nothing like a lazy Sunday morning . . . Today, I slept until 8:30! Those of you who know me know this is highly unusual, as I am generally up by 7:00am on the weekends. It was relaxing and luxurious, and I allowed myself to enjoy it. Yay me!

The weather's been calling for "spotty showers," and since I've returned from a long walk around the park and the neighborhood, I am secretly wishing for an afternoon shower/thunderstorm so that I can sit on our covered back porch and read my book. Don't tell anyone, I have friends who would never forgive me.

Whole-Grain Pancakes with Yogurt
From Everyday Food
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour or traditional whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup corn meal (medium to fine grind)
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 T. flax meal (ground flaxseed--optional)
2 t. sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2/3 cup yogurt
1/3 cup milk
2 T. canola oil
1 large egg
Canola oil for griddle
Toppings of choice (fruit, preserves, yogurt, syrup, butter)

Mix the dry ingredients together using a whisk. Whisk up the wet ingredients in a bigger bowl, add dry to wet, don't overmix (small lumps are ok). This batter is a bit thicker than other pancake batters. Heat a skillet to medium heat, spread canola oil on surface with paper towel. Use about 3 T. batter for each pancake, spreading with the back of the spoon. Wait until bubbles form in the center to turn, 1-3 minutes per side.

Our Hero likes his with real maple syrup, I like mine with just a touch of butter.


kickpleat said...

yum, that breakfast looks amazing!

wellunderstood said...

thanks! it was really great . . . all the different grains give the cakes so much nutty, toasty flavor. and a special thanks to you because i am such a big fan of/avid lurker on your blog!

Rachel said...

These look great!

Pat said...

Oh that looks really Yummy!!!! Nice to sleep in once in a while.

Dad said...

This looks great, Kate. I'm thinking of changing the recipe slightly for my no-low sodium diet not only by cutting the salt out but by adding some orange zest for a bit of "zing." I'll also use my no-sodium baking powder and soda. I might try substituting natural apple sauce for the oil, as well -- following the lead from a recipe I use from my Lowest Salt Ever cookbook. Thanks!

wellunderstood said...

let me know how the salt-free version works for you dad! i think you'll be pleased because the whole-grain flours offer much more flavor than all-purpose.