Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jump Start the Day...

Back to school means getting back into a morning routine that includes a nutritious breakfast to jump start the day (and your metabolism)! (See our September Newsletter article about how "breakfast boosts brainpower" at Some kids (and adults) like to eat the same thing every day- it provides stability and many can't stand to have the same things two days in a row. Either way is fine, whatever works for you and your family- just make sure to offer something to get a jump start in the morning. Try these delicious Multigrain pancakes (make extra and freeze for school mornings). Top with peanut butter and sliced bananas or serve with a hard boiled egg or a glass of milk (or soymilk, almond milk, etc) for additional protein.

-3 1/4 cups dry mixture (make your own combination of the following: oats, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, rye flour, wheat bran, flaxmeal)
-1 tbsp baking powder
-1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
-3 eggs
-3 cups buttermilk
-2/3 cup honey
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-1 cup nuts (optional)

1. Mix dry mixture, baking poweder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl
2. In another bowl, mix eggs, buttermilk, honey and oil.
3. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix! Stir in nuts if using them.
4. Heat pan to medium/high heat and pour batter and cook.

Makes 12-16 pancakes, depending on size.


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