Saturday, January 10, 2009

Whole Wheat Banana Nut OR Blueberry Pancake Recipe and Liahona Rice Crispy Balls Recipe! (Sarah)

The kids asked me what was for dinner tonight and when I caught a gander of the over-ripe bananas decorating our counter, I said "Banana Nut Pancakes, Blueberry Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, and Smoothies!"  They jumped up and down and asked if they could help.  So much better than a squinchy, grouchy, yucky face and leaving me all alone to fend for myself in the kitchen!

I found a recipe online and then tweaked it and here's what we came up with:

Whole Wheat Banana Nut OR Blueberry Pancakes

1 and 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 t baking powder
1 egg
1 cup soy milk (or regular milk if you're not a granola chick like me. . . heh)
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1 t vanilla
1/4 c apple sauce
2 T olive oil
1/2 cup frozen blueberries for blueberry pancakes
OR 2 mushed up bananas and 1/4 cup slivered almonds for banana nut pancakes

Stir together dry ingredients and make a well in the middle.  Add wet ingredients until incorporated.  Then cook 'em like you'd cook any other pancake.  (I figured you probably don't need any more instructions. . . If you do --call me!  We need to talk!) (OH!  Did you seriously notice how healthy these are?)  I didn't even use any syrup!  (Of course my sweet-teeth-kiddies did. . . what can I do?)

I have to chuckle a bit at the pictures because only the advent of the blog could induce mothers to take pictures of absolutely everything.  I never would have staged a photo-shoot in my kitchen without the tantilization of a silly blog post!  Really, who takes pictures of their kids eating a lazy-night breakfast-dinner?

 Rice Crispy Liahona Balls

For FHE on Monday, Holden gave us our lesson about the Liahona.  I was charge of the treat and decided to make Rice Crispy Liahona Balls.  We mixed up the rice crispy recipe and added yellow food coloring to make them golden.  Then I sprayed Pam on the kids' hands so they could make their own balls.  (Stoopid Mom, I know, but we got a good laugh out of it.  Of course I had to help them get their fingers un-gooed.)  Then we let the balls cool and dipped them in melted chocolate chips (because obviously they weren't sweet enough already) with skewers.  We put them in the freezer to harden the chocolate because they were already foaming at the mouth wanting to dive in.  (Peter chose to eat his on the skewer because the chocolate was melting in his chubby fingers)

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