Saturday, February 14, 2009

Working on his Valentines for school

Good Morning, Valentines!

I just love Valentine's day! I love the colors of it...the foods (aka, the chocolate) and the meaning of the day. Just a fun day.
Hope your day is fun-filled and your Valentine treats ya well!
A little Valentine from our house to yours....a recipe for our new favorite pancake!
Keep in mind, I am doing Weight Watchers again, so it is considered "lowfat". But, I really didn't think they tasted lowfat at all. Neither did the boys.

Happy Heart Day from our House to Yours...

Blueberry-Bran Pancakes (great with a glass of pink milk!)
1 small serving ready-to-eat bran flakes (about 3/4 cup)
2 large egg whites
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tsp canola oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup blueberries
2 tsp powdered sugar

Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat.

Crush cereal in a food processor or blender, or place in a zip-close plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin; set aside.

Stir egg whites, buttermilk, oil and cereal together in a medium bowl; allow to stand 5 minutes. Beat in flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda with a wire whisk until well blended.

To make pancakes, place 3 tablespoons of batter onto skillet for each pancake. (I used a heart-mold today!) Gently press 5 to 6 blueberries into each pancake. Cook until puffed, about 2 minutes; flip and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes more. Repeat to make 12 pancakes. Serve pancakes in a short stack dusted with powdered sugar (we totally skipped this and went a little more "traditional" with butter and syrup). Yields 3 pancakes per serving.

4 POINTS per serving.


J Stolle said...

Kristi, you are so awesome - I am grateful to call you my cousin. You inspire so many of us, when we are down and come up with such neat ideas to share with your family and friends.
Thank you cuz,
Love and hugs.

Leslye said...

What a fun Valentine's breakfast! We are also doing Weight Watchers, so thanks for the new recipe!

Melissa said...

How fun! I love the Val-Day breakfast and can't wait to try the recipe.

Sarah said...

We did heart food for Valentines as well. I love your decore with the scattered hearts!