Pancakes with Fruit


Banana on Pancake

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King Arthur sells a wheat flour that tastes like white. It is very good. If you decide you do not like using just the wheat, it can be mixed with white until you get used to it. I did it this way with my daughters when they were teens:

I first used (for a 1 cup measure) ¼ cup wheat and ¾ cup white. We used this ratio for a couple weeks, then went to ½ and ½. After using this ratio for a couple more weeks, I changed the ratio to ¾ cup wheat and ¼ cup white. A couple weeks later we were using just the wheat with great results.

As long as you have no allergies or sensitivities to wheat products, wheat flour is far healthier than white. Making the switch now is a good start to eating better.

Plain pancakes can get a little boring after a while, so it is helpful to try new things when preparing them. Pancake add-ins are one way to spice things up. For example, adding diced apples and some cinnamon gives pancakes a wonderful flavor.

You might also try different pancake toppings. Syrup is not your only choice. I love mine with maple syrup, but you can also make a syrup from fresh fruit or berries. If apples and cinnamon are desirable, for instance, you could blend apple slices with maple syrup just enough so that the apples are in small chunks. Pour this mixture over the the pancakes, then shake some cinnamon on top. While the syrup is not the healthiest, it is better than the over-sugared general syrups purchased at the grocery store.

There are other fruit and spices combinations that will go well with pancakes, and you can mix the add-ins and toppings at will for new recipes.

Some fruits to try include:

  • bananas

  • pears

  • peaches

  • apricots

  • berries

Some spices to work with include:

  • ginger

  • nutmeg

  • pumpkin pie spice

Enjoy your breakfast!

Shannon

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Hello. My name is Shannon, and I am a single mother of two young adult daughters. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure. Feel free to visit me on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+shannonlbuck and on Twitter @ShannonLBuck.

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