Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Egg-less Pancakes

I know, it doesn't sound that good. But these are, I promise! We all gobbled them up. My kids woke up wanting pancakes last Saturday, and it sounded good to me too, but we didn't have any eggs in the fridge. So I found a recipe, modified it to our liking, and came up with this:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used lactose free)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • a handful of chocolate chips (oh yes I added that to the recipe)
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flours, flaxseed, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Pour in the vanilla, water and milk. Mix until all of the dry ingredients have been absorbed, then stir in the pecans and chocolate chips.
  2. Cook pancakes (about 1/3 cup of batter) over medium heat on a large skillet or griddle.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Grapefruit Slushes

I grew up making these and have been making them for Adam and I almost every night. Very refreshing! It's a great way to use your citrus.

2 grapefruits, juiced OR 10-12 oz. of grapefruit juice
1 1/2 C water (10-12 oz.)
1 C sugar

Put ingredients in blender and then add ice (so that the ice is just covered by the juice...probably about 3 C). Blend until smooth and enjoy!