Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pancakes!


Ok, I know I said this was NOT going to be a food blog, and, believe me, it is NOT.  I am preparing a few more Christmas posts before the holiday this week, but, on this snowy New England Day, the day after our annual holiday party, I decided to post some pics of some warm, gooey pancakes.

I actually made these pancakes for my husband the day after Thanksgiving but had held onto the pics for a bit.  These are whole wheat cinnamon walnut pancakes.  To create these, I start with the Fannie Farmer Cookbook Griddlecake recipe, and, follow the instructions for whole wheat (use 1/3 whole wheat flour and 2/3 all-purpose flour - more whole wheat flour can actually get very pasty...)  To this batter I add about a cup of walnuts, a teaspoon of cinnamon and  a pinch of ground clove.   I also used brown sugar in place of the white sugar.  Others substitute molasses for a dark sweet taste!

Personally, I am not a fan of cooked fruit, but, my husband is, as are my mom and and my aunt, so, when preparing for others, I slice apples thin, and, sort of saute them in butter and sugar until the butter carmelizes a bit and the apples soften.  To this mix I also added some grated fresh ginger (stored in the freezer).  I leave this part out of my own pancakes but, have been told by my husband that it tastes very good!

With all the butter and sugar in there it seems silly to add a low-fat option, but, I use zero-fat vanilla yogurt (Chobani or Oikos are my preferences) layered between to add some creamy goodness with a little less guilt!  On top of that are the caramelized ginger apples and then, top off with another pancake!  Yup, that is additional butter and maple syrup on top, so, not exactly a low-cal or low fat option, but, the whole wheat flour, nuts and non-fat yogurt make it a little better for you.  (But this is NOT health food - just yummy food!)

3 comments:

  1. yummm....just found your blog and I love it and the pancake recipe. Pancakes for my husband's treat and adding you to my favorites for mine!

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  2. Wow, thanks! Maybe I should post pics of food more often! :-)

    C&G

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