Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Farmers Market & Yummy Blueberry Pancakes

One of my strategies in maintaining  my Healthy Eating is to use more wholesome/organic ingredients in my traditional family recipes.  With a family of Cajun's, our recipes have been passed down through many generations but are not always the healthiest.  My ancestors didn't believe in waste, they truly cooked anything and not always with fat/calories in mind.   They were more concerned with feeding their family on limited incomes.  Now I try to reinvent those recipes to make them healthier.

Saturday our family visited two local farmers markets.   I purchased some fresh farm eggs and shelled peas from my favorite guy.



 Next week I plan to purchase goat's milk & cheese.  I've never tried goat's milk, so it will be a new experience :)
 
I also bought some plump juicey blueberries!
 
 
 
This morning for breakfast, I made a family favorite blueberry pancakes a bit healthier by replacing ingredients with fresher, organic choices.  I added some greek yogurt for added protein.
 

Kajun Gumbo's Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

 
 
160 calories per serving, 10g protein (2 med pancakes)




Dry Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1t baking powder
  • 1/2 t fresh cinnamon
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
 Wet Ingredients:
 
  • 1 fresh egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh/organic milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 T extra Virgin Olive Oil
 
 
 
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Whisk all the wet ingredients in large (4cup or larger)  measuring cup then slowly stir in dry ingredients.  Fold in blueberries.  I usually get 6-7 med pancakes.  They refrigerate well.   Top with sprinkling of blueberries & warm maple syrup.  In Cajun county we love Cane Syrup, it's pure without additives but I have grown fond of Organic Maple Syrup so like them both.
 
 
I usually get 6-7 med pancakes. Top with sprinkling of blueberries & warm maple syrup YUM!
 

TIP:

To save preparation time, I make extras of the dry & divide into bags with the wet ingredients written on outside.

 
 
 
 
 
 


 


2 comments:

  1. If you have a good Cajun gumbo recipe, I'm all ears!! :)

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    1. We have family recipes but gumbo is very difficult to reinvent as healthy without losing its flavored, but I'll be working on that

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