Tuesday, 09 August 2011 07:51

Breakfast in Bed: Granola Blue Pancakes

Written by Stephania
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It is official.  My best friend and fabulous business partner, Miss Colleen Reilly, is hitched! Colleen and Derek's big day was beautiful, an absolute blast, and was full of Colleen's personal DIY touches.  I will definitely be blogging about their big day next week, so stay tuned! In the meantime, here is a tiny sneak peak.

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I decided to extend my trip a bit and stay in town to sneak in some extra time with my family in Indiana.  I tend to come every year during this week because its my baby sister, Meredith's birthday today! Even though Mer is turning 22 years old today, I still think of my youngest sister as my baby sister.  Its funny how that works, isn't it? Meredith is one of my favorite people on this planet (and I'm not just saying that because she's my sister!).  She is super easy going, funny, courageous, and was blessed with our dad's big lips and our mom's Greek skin.  I asked Mer what she would like for her birthday breakfast and she very excitedly requested my Granola Blue Pancakes. Happy Birthday Merbear!

 Family Favorite Granola granola-800
by Linda Bannister

What You Need:

  • 5 cups oats (we prefer Old Fashioned)
  • 1 cup Whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup almonds, chopped or sliced
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
Note:You can add other optional ingredients such as raisins, dates, and coconut. If you choose to add the coconut, wait until the last 20 minutes of baking.  

What to do:

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Grab your largest baking pan (Linda suggest a turkey roasting pan) and add your first six ingredients. Stir it up just to get everything mixed together and set aside. Take a medium sized pot and add the honey and vegetable oil to the pot. Heat over medium heat for ten minutes, stirring often. Make sure that it does not boil. Now take your honey mixture and pour it over the nut mixture. Use your hands to mush all the ingredients together or if you wanna be a bit less messy, use a wooden spoon. Bake the granola for 2 ½ hours, stirring every 20 minutes. Remove from heat when the granola is brown and crispy.  

 Stephania's Blueberry Pancakes
by Stephania Stanley

What you need: blueberry_pancakes-6024

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups non-fat buttermilk
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 2 tbs butter (melted)
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ Tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ blueberries
  • Cooking spray (or 1 ½ tbs of butter)
Note:For Granola Blue Pancakes, add 1 cup of granola to the recipe. I love making a batch of Linda's Family Favorite Granola, but you can also use store bought granola. Mix the granola into the pancake batter right before you mix in the blueberries.  

What to do:

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, buttermilk, sugar, butter, and eggs.  Mix until blended on medium-high speed.  Add baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Stir to mix.  Next add blueberries and using a whisk, stir to mix making sure not to mash the blueberries.  Heat a large skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray or melt the butter.  Using a ladle, pour about ¼ cup of batter onto the skillet.  Flip pancake when it begins to bubble (about two minutes).  After flipping cook for another two minutes or until pancakes is a light golden brown on the pan-facing side.  Remove from heat and repeat with the remainder of batter.

 

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