Thursday, February 3, 2011

Almond Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

One of my favorite things about the weekend is breakfast. Time to cook and enjoy a delicious, healthy meal to start your day. During the week, it's all oatmeal and yogurt, but on the weekends I can expand my breakfast horizons. I am usually an eggs kind-of gal, but every once and awhile I get a crazy pancake craving and will except no substitutions. I adapted this recipe from my latest cook book obsession Whole Living's Power Foods, which is full of amazing information and wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try. Just reading it makes you want to eat your veggies. But anyway, back to the pancakes. They are absolutely delicious, the boyfriend could not tell that they were "healthy" (and I waited until he had scarfed down several pancakes to let him know), and they are served with a delectable blueberry sauce. The yogurt and almond flour pack in some delicious extra protein, and makes these much more filling than your average pancake. So whip up a delicious and guilt free batch this weekend!

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Almond Pancakes:
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1/4 cup of whole wheat flour
1/4 cup of almond flour or almond meal
2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt
2 tbsp of butter, melted
1 tbsp of maple syrup
1 egg
3/4 cup of Greek yogurt, nonfat
Any optional mix-ins you want (almonds, chocolate chips, bananas,etc)

In a large bowl mix together the flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Pour in the melted butter, maple syrup, egg, and yogurt. Mix until well combined, and smooth. Stir in any mix-ins or leave plain (I choose plain). Heat a griddle pan over medium heat, and grease or Pam. Spoon batter into small circles and use the back of the spoon to smooth them down and shape them a bit (the batter is slightly thicker than regular pancake batter). Repeat until pan is full. Cook until bubbles form in the center and bottoms are golden. Flip pancakes and cook until done all the way through. I had enough batter to make 13 small pancakes. To serve all the pancakes hot (if your pan isn't that big, like mine), leave them in a 200 degree oven while you are cooking the others. To be 100% guilt free, this recipe serves 4, about 3 pancakes each. (adapted from Power Foods)



Blueberry Sauce:
2 cups of blueberries
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1 tsp of corn starch
zest of half a lemon, plus one light squeeze of juice

Heat a small sauce pan to high heat with blueberries and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, then cook covered until all the blueberries have burst, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and whisk in corn starch, lemon juice, and starch. Stir until sauce thickens slightly. Serve warm with pancakes. (adapted from Power Foods)

Happy Eating


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11 comments:

  1. Oh my these look good. I'll have to make them after I get my hands on some almond flour. Heather at heatereatsalmondbutter.com makes peanut flour pancakes that I think look amazing too. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Those pancakes look so good with the blueberry sauce on top! What a great idea to use almond flour in the pancakes. Mmmm.

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  3. Oooh! I love pancakes ( we call 'em potcakes) and that blueberry compost os really catching my eye :)

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  4. I have never tried using almond flour before. I'm probably going to have to make some pancakes this weekend :)

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  5. I love pancakes, and the combo of almond flour and greek yogurt sound great! Breakfast plans set!

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  6. Wow, almond flour in pancakes? Genius! I've been wanting to try greek yogurt in pancakes, too. These look perfect!

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  7. Love the blueberry sauce! That's a new twist to the traditional way of adding in blueberries to the pancake batter, yum!
    I think I would add the blueberry sauce to my morning oats and lunchtime yogurt too :)

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  8. This looks amazing! I love pancakes for breakfast. I love the almond flour addition...I bet it was delicious! :)

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  9. Wow, those look so good! I love almonds and blueberries together. Must try these.

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  10. Yum, these look delicious! I've never tried almonds added to pancakes, but I love peanut butter on top of mine so these have to be fantastic. Blueberry sauce is so good, too :)

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  11. These almond pancakes sound wonderful! And so does the blueberry sauce!!!

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