Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Breakfast-for-Dinner Week

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After a decent day at work and some cleaning up around the house, I scooted over to our gym for some treadmill action. I wanted to do five miles, but I stopped at four, which still felt pretty damn difficult - and good!  Here's how it went:
4 miles and a lot of sweat
After that workout, a chat with my parents, and lots of running around with the kitten, I decided that nothing could satisfy my hunger like some banana pancakes. As I made them, I realized that yesterday's dinner was eggs and toast. What is this, breakfast-for-dinner week? Apparently so! No complaints here (well, obviously, since I'm the one creating the menu).

For my pancakes, I started with Lisa's recipe and made a few changes. Here is my slightly altered version:

Whole-Wheat Banana Pancakes
Serves 2, with leftovers

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted, plus butter for frying
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (I used 2%)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • A dash of cinnamon
Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add in the eggs, honey, butter, milk, and yogurt and stir to combine. Mash the bananas, and fold the bananas and walnuts into the batter. 

Banana pancakes
In a medium pan, melt the butter over medium-low heat and pour 1/4- to 1/2-cup batter into the pan. Add a dash of cinnamon on top of each raw pancake. Cook 4-5 minutes on each side, until the bottom is golden and the sides are firm. Serve hot. 

I liked the pancakes without any topping, but you could use maple syrup, berries, or peanut butter! Yum yum yum! These babies are the greatest pancakes I've ever tasted. They blast my old favorite - Bisquik - out of the water. The Greek yogurt makes the texture fluffy yet dense (is that possible?), and the walnuts add a magical crunch next to the creamy banana.

Tonight I worked on some Christmas gifts, tidied up the kitchen, and caught up on the Biggest Loser finale. They haven't announced the winner yet, but I'm so excited! I love that show!

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