Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes

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Happy Friday! To celebrate the weekend, how about some pancakes? But not just any ordinary pancakes (although there’s nothing wrong with plain ol’ buttermilk pancakes or whole wheat pancakes) – sweet potato pecan pancakes! I was thinking about making pumpkin pancakes, but I have been on pumpkin overload lately. So I figured why not try out the “other orange puree” – mashed sweet potato! Is that a thing people say, the other orange puree? Probably not, but they really should. Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Pancakes with Greek Yogurt

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I am a huge fan of pancakes.  Growing up, my dad made us pancakes almost every weekend.  I loved helping him make the pancakes – I used to sneak bites of the batter plain, which in retrospect is disgusting.  Cookie dough – yes; pancake batter – no.  TheBetterHalf is amazed that I didn’t get salmonella poisoning as a child due to my love for uncooked doughs and batters.  I tell him it is because I have a strong immune system, but really it is because my mom buys pasteurized eggs.

I came up with this recipe in an attempt to make pancakes a little bit healthier, using Greek yogurt and whole wheat flour. I can’t say these are as good as buttermilk pancakes, but they are pretty tasty! Super light and fluffy . They are very wheaty tasting – you could use half all-purpose flour if you want less of a strong wheat flavor.  If you prefer your pancakes a bit thinner, just add some more milk!   Continue reading

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

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Do you know what happens when you order a kale salad at Sunday brunch? You get to eat pancakes for dinner.  That’s a real rule, right?

On Sunday morning I went to brunch with my friend JC and I had my typical debate of whether to go sweet or savory.  It is really a struggle for me because I love pancakes.  I mean I REALLY love pancakes.  But savory usually wins out for two reasons: first, because I feel like it is usually a more balanced meal and second, because I like to bake my own sweet things (see here, here, here, you get the point).  So I ended up ordering a kale salad (at Acme NYC).  I love kale and I felt a little healthier starting my day with a superfood rather than with pancakes.

But then for the rest of the day I was thinking about  pancakes.  Dreaming about pancakes.  I even thought about pancakes during my workout class, so I decided to do something about it.  Breakfast for dinner, who doesn’t love that?! Plus I had some buttermilk to use up, so this was a perfect excuse! Waste not want not, right? Continue reading