Peter, please, it’s pancakes!

Posted: April 10, 2012 in Food, Gifts, Health, Recipes, Vegan/vegetarian
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My default breakfast is cold cereal with almond milk, preferably with fresh fruit.   But sometimes I want something else, so I was excited when in a copy of The Vegan Diner, I found a recipe for a whole grain pancake mix.  It’s always great to have something homemade that’s also quick, delicious and healthy, which this recipe is.  I make it in double quantities and store it in the freezer.  Pull it out and in a few minutes, breakfast is ready.  All I need to do is keep blueberries in the freezer and some maple syrup at the ready.  My husband loves the pancakes and even our younger daughter, not big on pancakes, likes them periodically.  At Christmas, a large bag of the mix found its way into the baskets I made for family and friends.  Lovely to be able to give both the gift of time and health!

Julie Hasson graciously gave me permission to share her recipe, but I would encourage you to look at the cookbook, whether or not you’re vegan.  We all love the Old Fashioned Rice Pudding, which is extremely easy to make.  The Blueberry Loaf Cake With Lemon is a delicious springtime (or anytime) dessert.  But if you want a dessert simple to make, delicious to eat and stunning visually, make the Double Chocolate Strawberry Pie!!  It’s divine!  You can find more recipes on her website, The Everyday Dish, http://www.everydaydish.tv/home.  Thanks for letting me share, Julie.

Whole Grain Pancake Mix

Vegan Diner, Julie Hasson

2 ½ c. whole wheat pastry flour

1 c. fine/medium-grind cornmeal  (preferably stone-ground) or corn flour

½ c. quick oats

¼ c. packed light brown sugar

2 T. baking powder

½ t. fine sea salt

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and transfer to an airtight container.  Store in the fridge until ready to use.  Make sure to stir the mix very well before using.  Makes about 4 c.  For long-term storage, store in the freezer.

To use:  Mix together 1 cup mix, 1 cup milk (or more if needed) and 1 t. vanilla extract.  Add ½ c. frozen blueberries or chopped pecans, if desired.  Cook.  The batter will get thicker as it stands.

By the way, the title of this post is from a children’s song on a 45 record we had when little.  Peter’s mother is trying to entice him to come to breakfast and says, “Peter, please, it’s pancakes.”  Hence, the title: to lure you into trying these pancakes for breakfast and if you do, think of Peter.  Your little Peter will love them, too.

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