Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blueberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes

blueberry pancakey goodness.
Pancakes and I? We have a great relationship. We go way back.

They're a simple breakfast that are easy to make, satisfying, and heart-warming. Huge bonus: they're a fantastic way to squeeze some fruit and nutrients into your breakfast and into your kids' bellies!

All you need:

- 1 and 1/4C whole wheat flour (you can use white flour if desired, but why not get in your whole grains?)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp flax
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1.5C of milk (more if you prefer a thinner pancake)
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 1C blueberries
- 1/2C dark chocolate chips

Toss all your ingredients into a bowl and whisk them together, adding in your blueberries and chocolate chips after your wet and dry ingredients are well mixed. My kids absolutely adore helping me mix the batter!
mixing fun!

Pour a desired amount of batter in a lightly greased pan (I use Pam) over medium heat until the tops of the pancakes start to bubble. Flip them over and keep them going until cooked through. I like my pancakes to be thinner so I flatten them while cooking, but my husband likes his fluffy so I let it rise!

Everyone in my house seems to have their own preferred pancake toppings - I adore using raspberry jam, Boy Lego loves his topped with yogurt, Daughter Lego likes hers plain, and Daddy Lego uses syrup.
me with my raspberry jam topping! yuuummm
definitely a child-approved recipe.
Prepare your batter before going to bed, and all you have to do is in the morning is cook and serve!

Public Service Announcement: best served with coffee. Just sayin'.

The entire batch comes out to be 23 points - so divide that by however many servings you get out of it. We make six medium pancakes out of our batch, so they cost roughly four points each. You can make 12 mini pancakes or even four huge ones - just make sure to calculate the points and don't forget to count your toppings too!

Enjoy! :)