The thoughts of an American Muslim and mother of four raising her children in small town USA with her Egyptian husband.
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.
I am a mother to four wonderful kids and the wife to one wonderful Egyptian! We live in a small town in the Midwest and work in our small businesses. I am also a Waldorf preschool teacher and childcare provider, a backyard chicken lady, a part time homeschooler, and a generally crunchy mama (think hijabi in birks).