I. Love. Pancakes. Give me a fluffy, whole grain buttermilk pancake and I’m in brunch heaven. Slather it with peanut butter and some syrup? Divine.
To me, pancakes mean a lazy Saturday morning, Sabbath brunch with my family, music in the background, with me flipping pancakes while everyone chows down.
Problem is, I don’t really get pancakes much anymore. It’s just me, so I typically have a lot of strong coffee for weekend breakfast and not much else. However, I went for a run a few Sunday mornings ago, and when I got home I was absolutely ravenous. I mentally ran through my meal options and decided I was craving pancakes, but needed to make them as healthy as possible. So I took my family’s buttermilk pancake recipe, and swapped in mostly whole wheat flour, wheat germ, flaxseed, and some chia seeds for good measure. And it was delicious!