Friday, January 13, 2012

Ricotta and Blackberry Pancakes

I know most of you lovelies have already had breakfast today but I had to share a recipe we tried this morning that was simply divine...

Um... can you say yum! :)

Do you want to know the best part about these tasty pancakes is? (hint: if eating healthier was your new year's resolution, you may or may not be very happy)

They are organic and packed with extra protein. These delicious pancakes were found in one of my all time favorite organic cookbooks: "Mom-A-Licious" by Domenica Catelli. 

I know what you are thinking... "eating organic is so hard, expensive and difficult."

Let me clear some of those myths up for you a little...

1. Eating organic is a little hard at first but once you get the hang of it, its easy because you feel so much better! 

2. Eating organically is a little more expensive than your average conventional groceries but in the long run its less expensive. Here's the equation I use: EATING HEALTHY = LESS $ FOR HEALTHCARE LONG TERM. 

3.  For all you lovelies who (like me) really really dislike cooking: cooking organically is not really that hard. ;) Seriously, the recipes in the book I pulled the yummy pancakes from are like 7 steps or less and most of them take less than 30 minutes. 

If your not ready to dive head first into all the organic food stuff right now, here is a LIST of all the fruits and veggies that are best to buy organic.

You can also start with these mouthwatering pancakes...

Ricotta and Blackberry Pancakes:
Mom-A-Licious- Domenica Catelli


* 1 1/3 cups: Whole Wheat Flour

*2 1/2 teaspoons: Baking Powder

 *1/4 teaspoon: Salt

* 1 1/2 cups: Milk (whole or lowfat)

*1 cup: Ricotta cheese (whole or lowfat)

*3 tablespoons: Maple syrup plus more for topping

*2 Eggs

* 1 tablespoon: Vanilla

*1 cup: Frozen or fresh blueberries or blackberries

*A bit of butter

The Process:

1. Whisk dry ingredients together in a bowl

2. In a separate bowl, whisk all the wet ingredients together with the berries (including the 3 tablespoons of maple syrup) - I decided I wanted the berries on top instead so I waited until the end to put those on top.

3. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Add a bit more milk if batter is too thick. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat.

4. Add a teaspoon of butter and spread over the hot griddle.

5. Drop batter on the griddle one large tablespoon at a time. Flip when edges start to bubble.

6. Serve with warm maple syrup.

Enjoy... I know you will...

Happy Friday!

Love, Sierra :)


Unknown said...

Mmmmm these look amazing Sierra! Definitely going to try this recipe :)

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

These look divine! We're always looking for a good pancake recipe around here. :)

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