Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Recipe: Blueberry Protein Pancakes

I woke up this morning wanting pancakes instead of my usual egg whites or smoothie. I've posted previously about my protein pancake recipe, but I got a request for this recipe, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to add this one as well. You can never have too many pancake recipes!



Ingredients:
-3/4 cup Buckwheat Pancake Mix (You can use your favorite pancake mix here)
-3/4 cup Milk (Regular, Almond, or Soy...)
-1 egg white (Option: 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
-5 Tbsp Raw Organic Whey*
-1/2 to 1 cup Fresh Blueberries (You can use more or less depending on your love of berries)

*I cannot say how this will turn out using a different protein powder. This one is very fluffy, creamy, and I definitely recommend it. But, feel free to use what protein powder that you have.

Directions:
-Spray pan with Pam (or something similar) and place on stove top. Turn heat to medium (5 or 6 out of 10 on mine). Allow the pan to get warm.
-Mix all ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl, the batter shouldn't be thick. If it is, add 1/4 cup milk and stir until it is not thick.
-Pour batter onto warm skillet, see my post on how to make the perfect pancake for tips.
-Serve with syrup, plain, or with fresh fruit!






Saturday, March 16, 2013

Recipe: Zucchini Muffins/Bread (With Chocolate & Walnuts)

If you have never had Zucchini Bread, then you haven't lived yet. The zucchini makes the bread really moist and delicious. I have previously posted another version of Zucchini Bread, but I think this one is even better!

This is my first time baking with Sugar in the Raw and I think it really added to the flavor of this bread in a positive way. (Side note about Sugar in the Raw: It is still sugar. It is not 'healthier.' It is simply less refined and retains some molasses.) I am not *against* Splenda, but I have been trying to use natural products as much as I can lately. I have been putting honey in my tea and espresso instead of Splenda. I haven't baked in a while, but I think I will be sticking with Sugar in the Raw because I really like its flavor.

I loosely adapted this recipe from one posted on food.com. I am not claiming this recipe since I changed very little.



Ingredients:

-1 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
-3/4 cup Sugar in the Raw (or whatever sugar you have)
-1/4 tsp Baking Soda
-1/2 tsp Baking Powder
-1/4 tsp Salt
-1 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
-1 Whole Egg (Vegan option, in place of egg/egg white: 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce)
-1 Egg White
-2 1/4 cup Zucchini, fresh, grated
-1/4 cup Oil (I used a little less than this)
-1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
-1/4 cup Walnuts, chopped (optional)
-1/4 cup Mini Chocolate Chips (optional)

Directions
-Pre-heat oven to 350F
-Mix all dry ingredients together
-Mix all wet ingredients together
-Combine wet and dry ingredients together until all dry ingredients are moist
-Prepare baking pans by spraying with Pam or something similar
-Pour into pans and bake for:
--Mini Muffins: 20-30 minutes
--Regular Muffins: 30-40 minutes
--Bread Loaf: 45-60 minutes
(It is fully baked when you poke the center with a toothpick and nothing comes out on the toothpick)



What is one of your favorite bread recipes?