Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pancakes and Healthy Breakfasts

I think breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A lot of experts out there have always maintained that a good breakfast energizes you and makes you alert of the rest of the day. It makes the difference between being focussed and mentally drifting off into lala land. It helps in weight loss and also in avoiding constant snacking between meals. Calories consumed early in the day are far better utilized by the body than those consumed later.

Now the point is we all know this, but how many of us act on it?

I have a child who simply says "I cannot eat so early in the morning". What do you do? Try telling him it is good for you , you will do better in your work, it is to no avail. He just will not eat.

But once in a way, we like to make something different. Something that the kids look forward to eating. It may not always be the healthiest but at least they really enjoy every bite. Waffles and pancakes top the list of breakfasts that the kids ask for. Confession time: I don't make it as often as they ask but ...

It is pretty easy to make. Takes just a few minutes to assemble the batter. Few minutes on the pan and delicious pancakes are ready for joyful consumption.

PS: My son hated the pancake introductory picture I put up and so I have promised to make pancakes again on Sunday and take another 'better' picture and update...





3 tablespoons Butter melted
1 1/2 cups AP Flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 1/4 cup Milk
1 Egg lightly beaten


Sift all the dry ingredients together

Mix in all the liquids (egg, milk, butter).

Make a pouring batter as shown above in the picture. Do not keep the batter too long as the baking powder will lose its strength.

Heat a non stick pan to medium heat.

Pour in a ladle of batter. It will immediately start cooking and. Toss when bottom is a golden brown. Cook the other side for about a minute.

Serve along with maple syrup, honey.