Last 10 days were spent visiting family and hibernating during pleasant, cozy North-Indian winter. It was so relaxing. Generous hot mugs of ginger tea and coffee were gulped while the endless conversation flowed. Bowls of warm red carrot halwa, Gulab Jamuns, Sarson ka saag & Makke ki Roti (corn flat-bread) were devoured. Insane amount of homemade white butter was consumed with everything! Happiness!! Such wonderful days! I stayed away from the blog for the duration and I am back just in time 🙂
I know this is very last minute and most of you have already planned the menus for tomorrow (In that case, make these the next day!). Last minute planners, I am here at your rescue! Try this super-quick, super-simple yet ultra-delicious breakfast option for a total fuss-free Christmas morning. Oh, they are healthy of course! The pancakes are unbelievably soft and fluffy, that too without addition of any oil/butter. They require very few ingredients which I’m sure you will already have at your disposal! This way you can kick-start your morning on a right note 🙂
Wishing all of you MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Merry, happy & lotsa love!! ♥ ♥ ♥
Honey-Cinnamon Whole-Wheat & Flax-seed Pancakes with Maple-Strawberry Compote
Yields: 12 pancakes | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 20-25 minutes | Total: 30 minutes
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 4 Tbsp ground flax seed
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 7-8 oz. fresh strawberries, cut into thick slices
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Sift together flour, flax seed, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract and honey.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients & stir to combine.
- Heat a medium non-stick skillet to medium heat. Spoon a ladleful of batter into the center of the skillet and form a nice round pancake. Let cook till the bubbles start forming on the top surface and the bottom will be golden brown. Flip and cook for an additional minute or so until browned and cooked through. Handle them carefully while flipping as they are quite soft and delicate. Transfer each pancake to a plate until all batter is used up.
- Compote: In a small saucepan, heat the maple syrup and strawberries on a low heat. Let the mixture cook and come to a boil, stirring in between, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla extract. Top the pancakes with the compote.
* You may serve these pancakes coated with peanut butter or with fresh fruit preserve.
* If you don’t have buttermilk, feel free to use plain or vanilla yogurt instead.
*The pancake recipe is an oldie from my Archives and was posted on my Facebook page (on 10/04/’13) just before I started blogging here.