Sunday, November 25, 2012

12 Grain Buttermilk Pancake Mix for a Helping Hands #SundaySupper

One of the things I remember fondly about growing up were Saturday morning pancakes. pretty much every Saturday saw us kids first mixing up the batter (we always fought about who got to break the egg yolks with a whisk), then waiting at the table with chocolate chips, maple syrup, pancake syrup (my sister doesn't like the real stuff) and margarine (butter was for Christmastime only) while mom did the cooking. Stacks of fluffy pancakes shaped like whatever my mom decided to do with the ladle (she would always do our initials, and was really skilled at getting dogs done and off the pan in one piece!) would be devoured greedily, and mom allowed us to eat our fill before dishing up her own portion.

Of course, mom took a little help from a certain Aunt when it came to Saturday breakfast. Since she was the main cook in the household (though my dad does make stellar pancakes, especially at our trailer!), as well as wife and mother to two constantly fighting girls and working full time and commuting 45 minutes minimum to and from work every day (does this sound familiar?), I think she's entitled to take a few shortcuts here and there. Whole grain options for "quick mixes" didn't exist back then, but I'm sure she would enjoy this one of mine - just as fast as good ol' Auntie's, but with 12 grain and whole wheat flour, a dash of spice, healthy stevia and a spoonful of the superfood maca!

If you live in the US, I'm sure that now, after the holiday feast (and extended weekend, if you're lucky enough to have it), the last thing you want to think about is something rich and heavy for breakfast. If your meals for Thanksgiving were anything like ours were at Christmas, you didn't want to see food for at least a week afterwards! But, sad glad but true, we all have to eat - and breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

This is also a special #SundaySupper, dedicated to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Whether this is your first time hearing about our movement to bring back mealtime around the family table, you're a long time fan or you're a contributor yourself, let's show what #SundaySupper Power is all about!!! You can join in the force to get everyone back on their feet and better than ever by checking and helping out the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and Hope Force.

Here are our Helping Hands offerings this week:

Breakfast and Brunch:
Comforting Casseroles and Entrées:

Warming Soups and Sides:

Sweet Endings:

Please join on us on Twitter for #SundaySupper on November 25, 2012, throughout the day. In the evening, we will meet at 7 PM EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat. All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat

We’d also love to feature your recipe ideas for #HelpingHands on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board so we can share them with all of our followers.

12-Grain Buttermilk Pancake Mix 
Makes about 5 cups, enough for just under 5 batches
2 cups 12-grain flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all purpose flour
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp sugar
4 (1-g) packets stevia
2 ¼ tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tbsp salt
1 tbsp maca powder (use gelatinized or roasted for optimum absorption)
2 tbsp dried whole egg powder
¼ cup buttermilk powder
  1. Whisk all the ingredients together. Store in an airtight container in the pantry or fridge.

To make 12-Grain Buttermilk Pancakes:
1 egg
1 tbsp oil or melted butter
1 cup low fat milk (or buttermilk!)
1 1/3 cups 12-Grain Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, oil or butter, milk and pancake mix.
  2. Stir with a whisk until moistened but still lumpy.
  3. Cook on a hot, greased griddle until cooked through.

Amount Per 4-Serving Batch (Dry)
Calories: 510.8
Total Fat: 4.8 g
Cholesterol: 63.3 mg
Sodium: 997.9 mg
Total Carbs: 101.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 13.9 g
Protein: 19.9 g

Amount Per Prepared Serving (1/4 batch)
Calories: 203.6
Total Fat: 6.6 g
Cholesterol: 207.6 mg
Sodium: 293.8 mg
Total Carbs: 28.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
Protein: 8.6 g

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