January 17, 2009

deceptively delicious: pancakes with sweet potato and diced apple

Thank you Keegan for getting me this cookbook!

I had pureed a bunch of different veggies to have on hand in the freezer, but hadn't actually tried any of the recipes out until yesterday morning. Sophie's friend Bailey comes over on Fridays so I thought I would make them something "special" for breakfast...


With 1/2 cup of my sweet potato puree (as called for in the recipe) plus a diced Granny Smith apple. The batter is pastel orange, but once they're cooked they look pretty much like regular pancakes:

With some of my mom's homemade "pancake stuff" on top (it's really just jam that didn't set up), they look AND taste delicious.

And they passed the double-toddler approval!

The pancake recipe in Deceptively Delicious just calls for 1 cup of pancake mix, which makes them super easy to prepare with store-bought mix, but with an extra 15 minutes you can put together your own, healthier, pancake mix.

Basic Multi-Grain Pancake Mix:

2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup unbleached white flour
1/4 cup whole grain oat flour
2 tablespoons wheat germ
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Just dump all ingredients into a container, enough times to fill the container. Mix. Put in pantry.

Then just scoop it out by the cup to use in the sweet potato recipe (or any other recipe).

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