Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Blueberry All Bran Cereal Pancakes

I let Bellamy play hookey today for a few hours, but she drove me nuts so I shipped her off to school.  Before all the craziness began though we made these pancakes together.  These are super healthy, sugar free delicious pancakes made from All Bran/Fiber One cereal and whole wheat flour.  They have a lovely texture and a nutty flavor from the cereal and wheat flour while getting its sweetness from the berries.  I also made some with peanut butter and bananas which were just as delicious.  They take no more time to throw together than normal pancake batter, so if you want to fill your kids with something wholesome, low fat and sugar free in the morning you can't go wrong with this recipe.  It's easy to change around to suit your own tastes as well.  Add a tablespoon of sugar or some honey into the batter if you want a touch of sweetness.  Add additional milk if you like your pancakes more on the thin side.  Pecans and pumpkin pie spice would be fantastic as well, especially served with some maple syrup.  These pancakes are also very yummy cold!  They make a great grab and go snack for your bag or kids lunch boxes.  Get creative!

Blueberry All Bran Cereal Pancakes recipe adapted from Courtney's Sweets 

2 Cups All Bran or Fiber One Cereal
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Skim Milk
1 Vanilla Bean
1 Egg, beaten
1/4 t Cinnamon
Blueberries, or other fruit 

Grind the cereal to fine crumbs in a food processor or crush in a plastic bag.  Add flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and combine well.  Whisk together milk, egg and vanilla bean seeds.  Add to flour mix and fold to combine.  Scoop 1/4 cup into a well heated, lightly buttered pan and add berries.  Once bubbles form, flip and cook 1 minute more.  Serve with fruit and more berries, powdered sugar, maple syrup or jam.

Makes 8 pancakes. 

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Anonymous said...

How are these sugar free? All Bran contains sugar and you suggest serving with 'powdered sugar'.

Jenna said...

The amount of sugar is very low, low enough that if someone, say a diabetic or someone extremely intolerant to sugar such as myself eats them, it will do no harm whatsoever. There is no added sugar, and as far as the powdered sugar suggestion, not everyone has to be sugar free or they could use a powdered sugar alternative.

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