Wednesday, January 28, 2015

just for fun - It is Blueberry Pancake Day!

Today, January 28th, is Blueberry Pancake Day! And, who doesn't enjoy a warm, tasty pancake . . . add blueberries and you have a very tasty way to start your day . . . or enjoy for lunch, supper or a snack! Blueberries make pancakes even more fun . . . and delicious.

While recipes for pancakes can be found in cookbooks as far back as the 1400's, blueberries are a relatively "new" addition. Blueberries are native to North America with Michigan leading the pack in growing the most - 87 million pounds in 2012! Maine is the state which grows the most wild blueberries - 91.1 million pounds in 2012 . . . whether wild or not, blueberries are growing in abundance here in the USA!

Blueberries are easy to add to your favorite pancake recipe . . . I used to use a mix for my pancakes, but then one time I made pancakes from scratch. The next time I used the mix, I couldn't hardly stand to eat them because compared to homemade, the mix tasted not so wonderful. So, now I always make my pancakes from scratch. My favorite recipe for pancakes is . . . 
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil
  • Blueberries
Combine dry ingredients and make a "well" in the middle, add the milk, egg and butter or oil and then stir just until everything is moist - should be lumpy. Add blueberries. Set aside. Warm your griddle and spray with cooking spray. When griddle is ready, spoon out your pancakes - flip when bubbly. Top with peanut butter and enjoy! (Or syrup or jam)

When you have your grandchildren over for a sleep-over, surprise them with blueberry pancakes for breakfast! Talk with them about how God created blueberries and spend time thanking Him together for such a wonderful, delicious treat!


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