My kids & I make breakfast on the weekends. Our main objective is taste & health, & here’s what we came up with today!
1 1/2 cups Blueberry Pancake box mix
1/2 cup low fat milk
1 egg & 2 egg whites
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup wheat bran
1/4 cup almond meal (Trader Joe’s)
Stir & dollop on griddle!
Tastes like blueberry muffins, really. If you don’t have Blueberry Pancake Mix, you can use regular pancake mix & add fresh or frozen berries (but my kids don’t like hot blueberries in pancakes, they prefer the fake tidbits.) We’ve used Blueberry Muffin mix too & it was really really good! Now that I think of it, we could use any muffin mix & make muffin “cakes” for breakfast on the griddle.
I like starting with a box mix & adding more fiber (bran, ground nuts & flax), calcium (milk) and protein (eggs & nuts.) Ground flax seeds also have Lignans, which are natural antioxidants & alpha-linolenic acid (plant version of Omega 3 oil.) If you keep them zipped up in the fridge & they’ll last 6 months!
If you don’t buy the flax seed, wheat bran or almond meal, you could add 1/2 cup Oats for fiber (or 2 Oatmeal Packets would work) & then maybe 1/4 cup more of the mix. Just keep adding until it’s the right pancake batter consistency!
We made some extra & froze ‘em for our busy school mornings.