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Fluffy Fruited Pancakes

Well, since I didn’t make it to the gym today to record my weight, my HH and I decided to go out to brunch instead.  (But of course!  If you can’t exercise, may as well eat.)  

We do this a lot, it seems.  For me, the allure is the meal itself; breakfast foods have always trumped lunch or dinner in my mind.  For my HH, it’s simply the act of going out to eat.  (Apparently, at one point in his twenties, he lived in an apartment for 2 years and never once turned on the stove.).    

Rather than bore you with the menu from today’s excursion, I thought I’d share a recipe for one of my favorite brunch foods, pancakes. So often, the ones you get in restaurants are heavy, wet, and shiny with griddle grease (how appetizing!).  The recipe that follows, however, really does live up to its name.  You’ll find these light, fluffy, and, as their eponymous title suggests, cake-like.   

To avoid overdoing the maple syrup when I eat these, I prefer to pour syrup on the side and daintily dip my pieces of pancake one at a time into it (rather than slathering it over the top of the stack, as in the photo, below).  This way, the pancakes don’t soak up too much of the syrup at one time (as they tend to do), and there’s no need to repeatedly re-pour when the pancakes start to appear dry on top. 

 Another way I like to eat these (perhaps while reading some Holidailies entries?) is topped with fruit-only jams–blackberry and mango are favorites–and forgo the syrup entirely.  

For the omnivores out there, feel free to use regular milk instead of soy or rice milk, and replace the flax seeds with 2 eggs.

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[This recipe appears in my cookbook, Sweet Freedom, along with more than 100 others, most of which are not featured on this blog.  For more information, click here.]

Other Pancakes and Breakfast Foods on DDD:

Carob Buckwheat Pancakes with Almonds and Carob Chips (gluten free; ACD Stage 2 and beyond)

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Pudding (gluten-free; ACD Stage 2 and beyond)

Coconut Pancakes (gluten free; ACD stage 2 and beyond)

Zucchini Bread Oatmeal (gluten free; ACD stage 2 and beyond)

 

 

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