I made breakfast for dinner one night this week. I wanted something simple that night. I started with Hodgson Mill's Whole Wheat Pancake Mix, which I picked up at The Fresh Market. I had not ever tried that pancake mix before, but it looked good, and the ingredient list was simple and trans fat free. I have to say, it was delicious and hearty. I really liked the texture of this mix.
I made the mix per the box instructions for 12-14 pancakes. I then added 1/8 cup chopped walnuts and 1 banana, chopped into small pieces. My girls don't love nuts at their age, so I chopped the nuts pretty finely. I then made the pancakes on the griddle as I normally would. I will say, it only made 10 pancakes (and I don't feel like I made them that big). But they were nice and fluffy, and because they were so hearty, 10 was more than enough for our family of 4.
For the syrup, I (again) wanted to try something different that wasn't pure sugar, something with some nutritional benefit. So I went with the theme of the banana again. Bananas are so inexpensive right now. I buy a huge bag of them at Sam's Club, and they're only about $1/bag right now.
Banana Maple Syrup (for 4)
3/4 cup PURE maple syrup
3 bananas, mashed completely with a fork
1-2 Tbsp orange juice
Mix all together. Warm if desired.
Because it's never enough, I served fresh raspberries on the side. Yum!