Thursday, February 4

Dinner Can Be Breakfast

Breakfast can be Breakfast. Breakfast can be lunch or even dinner. Once a week my family usually ends up having breakfast of some kind at a meal other than breakfast because its easy and a good way to stretch our food budget.  According to Wikipedia, dinner was actually referred to the first meal of a two meal day and was the heavier meal. The word dinner actually comes from the French word "disner" meaning breakfast so you see we have been confused about this whole breakfast thing since the early 1300's. Please see for more info.  Now, if your dad is anything like mine he was good at two things. He was awesome at breakfast and the bbq. So this recipe is adapted from his wondrous breakfasts in the kitchen. Thanks Dad for all those great pancake breakfasts. I tweaked your recipe (which was almost perfect).My Dad's Pancake Recipe Almost 
Ingredients:1 & 1/2 cup of flour (a combo of whole wheat/white or oat flour)1/2 Tbs of SugarDash of Salt1 Tbs of Baking powderWater or Milk (start with 1/4 cup - slowly add more if needed)1/2 cup of applesauce (or some other fruit such as a mashed up banana)1 egg2 TBS oil or melted non salted butter


1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a dish or bowl and all the wet ingredients together in another dish or bowl 
2. Add any extra nutritious ingredients you want to sneak in here to the appropriate bowl. Nuts would be a dry ingredient so it would go into the dry mixture. No sugar added applesauce is a wet ingredient so it would go into the wet mix.
3. Stir dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients with a large spoon
4. Heat a pan or skillet with non stick cooking spray (instead of butter)
5. Make sure pan is hot before adding circles of pancakes to your pan. Remember to space them out. They do spread out a little and rise to get fluffy.
6. Wait until the surface (side facing up has lots of little bubbles) and then carefully flip it over. Only takes 2-3 minutes per side on medium heat.
*** Optional: For a crispy texture apply just maybe a 1/2 Tbs of oil to the pan or grill after you flip them just around the pancakes.
7. After both sides are golden brown remove from heat and serve immediately. Top with fresh fruit, strawberries and whipped cream, pb, dab of butter and syrup, or some cinnamon and a little bit of applesauce whatever you prefer.

This recipe makes about 6-7 pancakes depending on what size you are going for. I usually use a 1/3 or 1/2 measuring cup to help me pour equal size amounts on to my grill. If you double the batch it keeps nicely in the fridge for several days just be sure to keep it covered in the fridge, and before cooking mix it well, and add more water or milk .

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