Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Almond Pancakes

J made a request for pancakes the other day (weird) so I thought to can I jazz this up a bit. I took a look in my fridge and found the PERFECT secret ingredients:

these cakes were the cat's meow....I'm not kidding you...they tasted like almond cookies!
Almond Pancakes
1 C almond milk
1 egg

1 T canola oil
1/2t Watkins vanilla
BEAT together
Stir in:
1/2 C almond meal
1/2 C whole wheat flour
1 t Stevia or sugar
1/2 t sea salt
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
bake away on your pancake griddle!


I always make a fruit sauce for pancakes so we can use less actual syrup. Boil down some frozen fruit (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries) and add a couple tablespoons of pure maple syrup. Now you have a flavorful fruit syrup with more health benefits!
mmmmm...almond cookies, I mean pancakes! J's huge masterpiece of a breakfast....remember, he is training for an Ironman :)
Good luck to my Solon track girls at Districts this Friday!
(pic taken at Drake after the 4x100 took 5th)
Until next time...
look good, feel good, do good


  1. Sara- these look delicious! However, my one-year-old can't have nuts yet, so do you have any other alternative "pancake" ideas that you could point me towards? We LOVE pancakes in this house :) Thanks!!!! Katie

  2. Katie,

    So of course there is the always yummy banana pancakes where you just add sliced bananas to the good topped with peanut butter. I also do apple slices (either in rings or diced). These are good topped with applesauce.
    There are all kinds of different flours/grains you can experiment with however, I always use at least half whole wheat flour. See here for some ideas:
    Buckwheat flour cakes are tasty!
    Check out my pancake label for a "protein pancake" made with oatmeal.
    Lastly, don't foget about those oh-so-good Mickey Mouse shaped cakes with chocolate chips :)

    Hope that helps! Sara