Breakfast for dinner
Once every 2 weeks or so I make a big batch of pancakes, bacon veggie strips, eggs and baked beans if I have some on hand for dinner. Australians don’t do baked beans like us Canadians (they add tomato chunks and peppers) so I’m waiting it out for my crock pot. The girls are pancake freaks and always happy for pancake dinners. They’ve learned a new topping here which consists of lemon juice and sugar….I think it’s nasty but apparently that’s the way it’s done and really, it’s no worse than a puddle of syrup.
Kitchen sink pancakes
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour (can use 2 cups ww)
1/2 cup wheat bran
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup oat bran
1/4 cup ground flax
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla
skim milk (or milk alternative)
Combine all dry ingredients and blend. Add everything else except milk and blend again. Now you will add enough milk to make the pancakes the consistency you like. I added about 3 cups this time and they came out fairly thick. Using a blender or hand-held mixer, beat the batter until bubbles start to form. Drop by 1/2 cup full onto a very hot griddle. This should make 11 or 12 good-sized pancakes. I always make extra for pancake sandwiches for the girls lunches.
These also freeze well. For a quick breakfast, remove from freezer and pop into the toaster.
If you’ve never tried veggie bacon you really should! I just microwave a few strips on a glass plate until crispy. I use Vegie Delights and although I won’t tell you they taste exactly like bacon, they do have a definite bacon flavor and add a nice crunchiness to your breakfast. In Canada I used Yves bacon veggie strips which are just as good. The best part of course is no saturated fat, low calories and high protein. Even the girls like them!
Now all that’s left are the eggs. Poached, fried, boiled or omeletted :), eggs are good. I usually stick to egg whites with veggies and lots of spices but one of my favorite things is a runny poached egg with tomatoes and avo’s.
Do you ever have breakfast for dinner?