Peanut Butter Pancakes

August 23, 2008

Peanut Butter pancakes are a yummy breakfast treat. Kids can help making the pancake batter.

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INGREDIENTS:

* 1 cup pancake mix
* 2 tbsp sugar
* 1 egg
* 1/3 cup peanut butter
* 1 can (5oz) evaporated milk
* 1/3 cup water

DIRECTIONS:

Mix the pancake mix and sugar in a bowl. Microwave the peanut butter in a small bowl until it is warm. Stir well to distribute heat evenly. Don’t let it get hot. Add the eggs and beat until well combined. Add the milk and water.

Stir the peanut butter mixture into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Heat a griddle or pan, grease it and pour about 1/4 cup of the peanut butter pancake batter in the pan. Turn when bubbles start coming up in the middle of the pancake. Cook a few more minutes and serve warm.

Serve with warm chocolate syrup if desired.

Tip: Heat your oven to 200 F and keep the pancakes you already made warm in there until everyone is ready to eat.

Overnight French Toast Casserole Recipe

August 23, 2008

French toast is such a treat for breakfast. Now you can make it the night before with this overnight french toast casserole recipe.

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INGREDIENTS:

* 1 cup dark brown sugar
* 1/2 cup butter
* 2 tablespoons corn syrup
* 12 Slices of white bread (crusts trimmed)
* 1 1/2 cup whole milk
* 6 Large eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1/4 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS:

Combine corn syrup, butter and brown sugar in a saucepan and simmer gently until the sugar melts. Pour this mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×12 inch casserole dish. Place the bread slices over the sugar mixture. In a separate bowl beat together eggs, milk, vanilla and salt. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover the dish and let stand overnight in refrigerator.

The following morning, preheat over to 350F. Uncover the casserole dish and bake for approximately 45 minutes.
* This is a basic french toast recipe that’s very versatile. Try adding slivered almonds into the egg mixture. You can also add sliced strawberries, blueberries or even chocolate chips!

Healthy Pancake Recipes

August 23, 2008

Here’s one of the best healthy pancake recipes I’ve come across. Wheat germ, whole wheat flour and orange juice turn basic pancakes into a healthy breakfast item. These healthy pancakes are so good that the only side item you may need is a little fresh fruit or a touch of honey.

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INGREDIENTS:

* 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 2 tablespoons wheat germ
* 1 cup whole-wheat flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 cup skim milk
* 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
* Egg substitute equivalent to 1 egg
* 1 teaspoon grated fresh orange peel
* Vegetable oil spray

DIRECTIONS:

In a medium mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix until well blended.

In another medium bowl, combine all liquid ingredients and orange peel. Stir well.

Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Don’t over stir.

Preheat griddle. Spray lightly with vegetable oil spray. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle , turning once edges of pancake are dry and there are bubbles on top.

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