Recipes

Honey Whole/Buck Wheat Chia Seed Pancakes

Aloha all! I hope everyone is doing well. 🙂

I found a really great recipe for whole wheat pancakes, over at a blog titled “Peanut Butter Fingers” written by Julie Fagan, that I wanted to share with you all today. I went for the workout that she had listed (which is really awesome and I will also try and re blog as well) and stumbled upon the recipe while there. I adapted the recipe to add in buck wheat opposed to oatmeal and I used almond milk instead of regular milk and cinnamon and nutmeg instead of pumpkin spice, all in all the recipe turned out awesome! The whole family loved the pancakes, and they even froze well which allowed me to save some for breakfast for the fam in the mornings during the week.

I hope you guys are able to give these a try and I hope your family ends up loving them as much as mine did.

Enjoy! 🙂

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photo cred: Peanut Butter Fingers

 

Honey Whole/Buck Wheat Chia Seed Pancakes

Makes 8 – 10 pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c. buckwheat
  • 1 c. almond milk (can use dairy or coconut as well)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp.  oil
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • honey or other desired toppings

Directions:

  • Spray griddle or pan with cooking spray and heat to a medium heat
  • Beat egg and add milk and oil
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, buckwheat, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and salt
  • Slowing stir flour mixture into egg mixture
  • Add honey and stir until combined
  • At the last minute, stir in chia seeds
  • Pour 1/4 c. portions of batter onto griddle and cook until edges of pancakes start to bubble and bottoms are light brown
  • Flip and cook until centers are completely done (about three to four minutes)
  • Top with honey, or desired toppings and enjoy

recipe adapted from: Julie Fagan @ Mega Circuit Workout | Peanut Butter Fingers.

Meal Prep Recipe: Breakfast Casserole Squares

One of the things that I like to do on Sundays is to prepare breakfast and a few dinners, for the week. It helps me to ensure my family is getting a hearty breakfast in the morning, without me actually having to cook every morning, and on days when I feel tired after work I can just throw something in the oven and call it a day.

One of my newer recipes for breakfast that I have been making is a breakfast casserole. Thing 1 LOVES eggs. He could eat them everyday for every meal if I let him. So I used to make little egg omelets in muffin tins for the family, but I began to grow bored. So I decided I was going to make a breakfast casserole one day from some craps of stuff in the fridge. It came out great and the family LOVED it.

Once I completed the casserole I cut it up into squares (12) and everyone got one for breakfast on Sunday, and the rest I bagged in little sandwich bags and put in the fridge. Now in the morning all everyone would have to do is grab a square and heat it up and go!  My life made simple people. 🙂

I am including the basis of the recipe below, you can add in whatever you like to make it personal. Last week I wanted my kids to eat more veggies so I added in mushrooms and spinach and left out the salsa. You can pretty much make it your own. I hope you give this recipe a try and let me know how it goes over. If you have any questions feel free to comment below and I will answer. Enjoy!

(also, I keep forgetting to take a picture, so when I make this next weekend I will take a picture and upload to add to this post. Until then here is a pic from a similar recipe on allrecipes.)

Breakfast Casserole Squares

Ingredients:

1 package of turkey sausage, cooked and crumbled (you could also use the pre-cooked turkey sausage)

10 eggs, beaten (seasoned to your preference)

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup shredded cheese

1 1/2 cup Tater Tots

3/4 cup of add in vegetables (optional)

1/2 cup salsa (optional)

non stick cooking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8×10 baking pan or casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray and then sprinkle turkey sausage evenly across the bottom of the pan. Next sprinkle cheese and veggies (if using) on top of the sausage. Beat the milk into the 10 eggs, until well incorporated,  and then pour over sausage and veggi mix in pan. Next if using salsa scoop over the eggs and lightly stir into egg mixture. Finally you will place the tater tots all over the top of the mixture, and place into the oven and bake for about 25-35 mins. Once the casserole is done remove from oven and let cool for about 10 mins and then slice into 12 even squares.