Food For Thought
If you read and follow my posts than you know how I feel about eating breakfast everyday (I never skip it). Breakfast for me is the fuel I need to jump-start my morning and give me enough energy throughout the day. Sadly breakfast is often not consumed by many people especially children worldwide. I watched a saved DVR program last night aptly titled “Hunger Hits Home” about our children here in America. Needless to say I was depressed by this story of how the richest nation in the world has many families and children who go hungry everyday. There is hope on the horizon however and I have beliefs that we can combat this ongoing threat of hunger that hits close to home. I really want to do something about this ongoing issue that surrounds us. Keep healthy and fit by eating breakfast because you can, and really should!
This morning I had no milk for my cereal, no English muffins and I was faced with a challenge of preparing a good breakfast for myself. I found a recipe for pancakes using no milk and whipped up a batch in less than 5 minutes. I added some turkey sausage (which I did have) and was sitting down in less than 10 minutes eating a hot meal. Can eating be this simple, nutritious and healthy?
- 1 C. flour
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 C. water
- 1 Tbsp. oil (I used Canola oil)
- In mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another mixing bowl, combine egg, water, and cooking oil. Add to flour mixture all at once. Stir mixture just until blended but still slightly lumpy. Pour about ¼ C. batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet for each standard sized pancake or about 1 Tbsp of batter for each dollar-sized pancake.
- Cook until pancakes are golden brown, turning to cook second side when pancake has bubbly surface and slightly dry edges. Makes 8 to 10 standard-size or 36 dollar-sized pancakes.
I cut the recipe in half for all ingredients except the egg and used canola oil. These were light and airy and very good. I cooked up some turkey sausage that I had on hand as well. This worked in a pinch, because I didn’t have any of my regular breakfast fare available. Enjoy!
P.S. these pancakes may look big but they are just silver dollar size