Monday, January 18, 2010

Hello Breakfast

I am a big fan of mixes that cut down on prep time in the kitchen. I however do not want to give up on deliciousness or nutrition. I also value REAL food. Here are 2 of my favorite mixes:

Wheat Germ Buttermilk Waffles
3/4 cup wheat germ
1 TB milled flax
4 1/2 TB buttermilk powder
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 cup whole wheat flour

Beat 3 eggs, add 1 cube melted butter and 1 1/2 cup water. Cook waffles in hot greased waffle iron.

Variation: Leave out the buttermilk powder and the water and add 1 1/2 cups buttermilk.

Note: I like to fill up several bags at the same time and shake them a bit to combine. The buttermilk powder can lump if you don't mix it in well. This mix also looks lovely in a pint jar as a gift. (If you do, make sure to include the instructions to wisk the dry ingredients together BEFORE adding the liquids.)

Whole Grain Pancake Mix
(inspired by Great Harvest pancakes)
1 1/2 cup dry milk
4 cup whole wheat flour
2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 t baking powder
1 t salt
3/4 cup milled flax (optional)

Mix together and store in an airtight container. Measure out 1 1/2 cup dry mix and add it to 1 beaten egg, 1 cup water and 1 T oil. Cook on med/high heat buttered skillet. I love these so much that I eat the cold leftovers plain.

Banana Pancakes
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1 cup water
1 banana mashed
2 cups mix

Mix 1st 3 ingredients, then gently mix in the pancake mix just until combined. Cook on med/hot heated buttered skillet.