Wednesday, April 02, 2008

More on whole foods experimentation...

I made pumpkin pancakes today, and the kids like them a lot so here's the recipe:

1 cup pancake mix (recipe to follow, or just a store mix)
1 cup water
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional, but we like it)

Just mix it all up (I mix the liquid and the pumpkin and then add the mix) and cook it on a griddle sprayed with a little oil to prevent sticking. If you have an electric skillet, set it at 350.

Now, I make my own pancake mix... I will admit that it isn't fully whole grain, but come on they are PANCAKES after all!LOL

2 cups powdered buttermilk
4 cups all purpose flour
4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
8 tsp baking powder
4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt

I put it all in a air tight container on which I wrote the directions for making said pancakes in sharpie marker. The container will need to hold about 10 cups. The standard recipe for pancakes is:

1 1/2 cups mix
2 tbsp oil
1 cup water

And for waffles:

2 1/2 cups mix
2 cups water
3 eggs (separated and the whites beaten until stiff)
1/4 cup oil
Basically you mix everything but the whites and then you fold the whites in. It makes unbelievably fluffy waffles. You can skip the thing with the whites but your waffles won't be as fluffy and crispy.

For now, that's it. I have been working on other recipes but mostly from books. The other thing I have been thinking about it yummy things like veggies in tomato sauce and that sort of thing. Truly, the whole menu thing is kinda fun!LOL Now I just have to see what the best sources are for the things I need. I am thinking about using the same company as the local whole foods market. We'll see.


Us.. said...

That's look delicious..

Mona said...

Yum, that picture looks so so good. GOod for you, you're taking good care of yourself and your family.