Sunday, January 30, 2011

Better-For-You Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes with Homemade Strawberry Syrup

There is no photo because I gobbled these up before I remembered to take one! Serve with your favorite topping or make your own fruit syrup. Strawberry syrup recipe below.

2/3 cup + 1 TB non-dairy milk of your choice
1 TB lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup peeled, chopped apple

Mix milk and lemon together and let sit while you mix all of the other ingredients in another small bowl. Add vanilla to liquid ingredients, mix and add to dry ingredients. Mix well. Heat a skillet and lightly oil it; add 1/3 cup pancake mixture for each pancake. Dot each pancake with 1 TB chopped apple. Cook until a few bubbles form on top and bottom is browned; flip and cook other side. Serve hot with homemade strawberry syrup or whatever turns you on.

Strawberry Syrup
10 oz. frozen strawberries
2 TB agave syrup (or to taste)
1 TB lemon juice

Put all of the ingredients into blender (VitaMix if you're lucky enough to have one) and blend until completely smooth. If you are using a VitaMix, blend until warmed up which will take several minutes. I usually just take it out while it's blended but still frozen and heat it on the stove.

This recipe also makes a delicious sorbet if you're using a VitaMix; just stop blending before it heats up in the container.

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