Whole Wheat Pancakes

I used the recipe from SkinnyTaste.com for Whole Wheat Pancakes {new and improved} but I wanted to make some notes for myself. Whole Wheat Pancakes {New and Improved} Servings: 7 • Size: 2 pancakes • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts Calories: 172 • Fat: 2 g • Carbs: 31.5 g • Fiber: 5 g • Protein: 9 g • Sugar: 2.5 g Sodium: 561 g

Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour (I use white whole wheat) 4 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp sugar 2 large eggs 2 cups + 2 tbsp fat free milk (I used 2% because that's what we had) 2 tsp vanilla (my printout was blurry so I only put in 1 tsp) cooking spray


Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add wet ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix well with a spoon until there are no more dry spots; don't over-mix. Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Lightly spray oil to coat and pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter. When the pancake starts to bubble, you may add your fruit if you wish. When the bubbles settle and the edges begin to set, flip the pancakes. Repeat with the remainder of the batter.

Makes 14 pancakes.

I was able to get 15 pancakes but the last one was pretty skimpy. Our griddle is not working at the moment so I just used a non-stick pan on 4-5 heat on our electric stove. I had two with blueberries in them and am very full without feeling sick. Next time, I think I'll half the recipe so we don't have so many leftovers.

I'm pleased that my two pancakes with a smidge of syrup were under 200 calories and about 35g of carbs (the syrup and the fiber canceled each other out). And I used up the last of the Amish blueberries from Pennsic's Penn Mart.

Blueberry whole wheat pancakes

Ex-boyfriend Guacamole

I went to get a massage on Sunday morning and as usual it was 60 minutes of chatting with my massage therapist Laura while she worked. The subject of food came up and her hands starting working overtime as she enthusiastically explained how to make the best guacamole ever. The recipe came from her ex-boyfriend Chris and her dad would request it every time he came over. I intend to give it a try this week. It comes highly recommended! 1/4 of red onion, finely chopped 1 tsp salt 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Serrano pepper, minced juice from 1 lime 2 avocados 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped

Combine red onion, salt, garlic and serrano pepper in a bowl. Squeeze lime juice over mixture, cover and refrigerate for two hours. Remove from fridge and add contents of avocados, tomatoes and clinatro. Add any additional salt to taste. Mix and enjoy!

Turkey dressing patticakes

These patticakes are a family recipe on my mother's side. She was just telling me today that she has fond memories of helping her father make them in a large enamel tub, mixing all the ingredients. My aunt (Sissy) is usually the one who prepares them these days, but we have the recipe from her so we can make our own if need be. They're super easy to make and use common ingredients so you can even have some for Thanksgiving tomorrow. They even cook in a toaster oven, Megan. 1 loaf of stale bread, torn into small pieces 4-6 stalks of celery, chopped very fine 1 medium onion, chopped very fine 1/2 cup (one stick) of butter or margarine, melted sage, salt, pepper and celery seed to taste 1 small can of condensed milk (not the sweet kind but the evaporated kind)

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over it as you mix with your hands and form patticakes. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Continue baking for another 5 minutes at 450 degrees.

Note that if you are taking these to another house for dinner, you can wait to bake them those last 5 minutes once you get there so they're fresh and hot.