Breakfast around our house is a chance to fuel our crew for the day. We like to include protein, whole grains and fruit. Two to three of the mornings we eat granola that we buy from a food co-op, so there isn’t added sugar, coloring or preservatives. Since we only order twice a year, we keep the extras stored in the freezer. We have one egg morning with fresh fruit, Saturdays are pancakes and Sunday is brunch.
The pancakes are made from scratch, filled with grains, oats, fiber and protein. We make a double batch, so we have enough left for two breakfast during the week. During the weekdays we reheat the pancakes in the toaster, spread them with peanut butter, top with a spoonful of unsweetened applesauce and a drizzle of syrup.
Depending on the season and occasion we will add chocolate chips, blueberries, raisins, walnuts or bananas. My favorite banana-walnut! Thought I would share our tried and true recipe with you. In addition we add a couple of scoops of plant based protein powder.
2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Oats
1 Tbs. and 1 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsps. Baking Soda
2 tsps. Salt
3 Cups Milk
1 Tbs. and 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Oil
Mix dry ingredients first. Then add milk, vanilla, oil and eggs. Mix well. Scoop onto frying pan, add banana slices and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.