maple flaxseed pancakes
(pictures coming soon)
i love eating breakfast with my littlefoodie dude. we have some pretty interesting conversations. lately most of them have me thinking that i shouldn't be having these convos with a 2 yr old..most are heart melting and adorable.
while eating these hearty and sweet pancakes littlefoodie starts up the most recent cute one this morning and here it goes:
littlefoodie: mommy, when i get bigged i be a growned up just like mommy and daddy right?
me: yes baby.
littlefoodie: but i no be a growned up like mommy.
littlefoodie: because i want to be a growned up like daddy.
sometimes it doesn't get sweeter although i was hoping he'd want to be a cook like me to pick up some of my slack but i'll brainwash him...don't you worry!
anyway, these pancakes are delicious and good for you too. the maple syrup added the perfect amount to it. after doing some reading on sugars i found out that maple syrup contains about 65% sucrose verses 95% in refined or cane sugar...blackstrap mollases is even better. its a good thing to bake with when you are interested in reducing your sugar intake. plus, it contains a ton of b vitamins and being a mom to a very inquisitive 2 yr old b vitamins are a good thing for tired and loopy brain. adding blueberries adds the wonderful antioxidants that they offer. i adapted this recipe from one i found on epicurious.com
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup organic grade b (richer flavor) maple syrup
1/4 cup dried blueberries (from tj's, perservative and sulfite free)
combine flour, oats, flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together.
whisk milk, maple syrup, and egg together.
add wet to dry and combine then fold in blueberries.
cook in skillet however large or small you want.