Monday, February 1, 2010

Saturday morning breakfast


It took me one hour to finally fry all the batter, by which time Lauren had been fed oatmeal by her dad because she got too hungry and fussy, Angelica has had countless slices of cheese bread (wholemeal bread slathered with cream cheese) because she is four and needs to be fed, and Zaine is having bananas because, well, he too got too hungry.

The pressure! After frying about 6 kid-size pancakes, I gave up and poured the rest of the batter in to make one big pancake. Oh, the recipe:

I used the whole grain waffles recipe from Cathe Olson's book Simply Natural Baby Food. My sister introduced this book to me and we both love it!

I modified the recipe a bit to work around what I had in the fridge. This is what I used:

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1.5 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2 eggs separated
1 tablespoon agave nectar
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup milk

Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add sesame seeds.
Beat egg yolks, nectar, oil and milk until smooth. Add mixture to dry ingredients and mix well.
Beat egg whites till stiff. Fold gently into batter.

Pour batter into pan and cook.

Serve with more agave nectar, bananas and strawberry jam. For the ingredients, I used mostly organic.

The pancakes were alright. Angelica took some, because I set up an outdoor breakfast area for her, and my sister used a cookie cutter to cut out hearts for her. That girl is all about the trappings:P Lauren also took a few bites, but I think she only liked it because of the agave nectar. I don't think Zaine liked it very much.

I need to try this recipe again. And this time I'll wake up before the kids to make sure they come down to the wafting smell of delicious pancakes!


Sweet Foodie said...

I love pancakes and I've got whole wheat flour and agave syrup sitting in my cupboard...guess what I'll be making for breakfast soon? :) Beautiful photo too!

Elaine said...

Thank you! Hope you enjoy the pancakes:)

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