I know I’ve mentioned several times that I have a couple meat-free go-to recipes. I love stocking up on meat when it goes on sale, but I still have the hardest time remembering to pull it out of the deep freezer the night before. Thank goodness for tofu, black bean burritos, and brinner (breakfast for dinner). Thankfully those options are pretty healthy and cost friendly.
Today was one of those days - I forgot pull out the meat. (That’s what she said.) We’ve been eating out a lot lately, and in order to avoid doing that again, I mixed up a batch of pancakes and waited for Chris to come home. I waited for two reasons: 1. I wanted the pancakes to be warm when we ate them. 2. After many failed attempts and burnt flapjacks by me, Chris is the official hotcake flipper. I also mixed up a batch of blueberry topping. The photo above is an old one, and I’ve gotten much better at making blueberry “syrup”.
I do believe I have one of the best pancake (from a mix) recipes ever, and I’m going to share it with you because I love you.
- 2 cups Bisquick mix
- 1 cup applesauce (unsweetened is best)
- 1 tsp cinnamon (I use pumpkin pie spice)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar (If you only have sweetened applesauce, skip it. I usually use Splenda Brown Sugar blend)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Cook as usual. They’re delicious and sweet. Be sure to taste them before you pour on maple syrup because they may not need as much as you’re use to. If you want to top them with blueberries, this is how I make mine:
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1-2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cornstarch
Microwave blueberries and brown sugar for three minutes or until thawed. Stir in cornstarch and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. If it’s not thick enough, microwave a bit longer.
I can’t tell you the exact cost on the pancakes or their calorie count. These are things that I usually buy in bulk at Costco or on sale with a coupon. The calorie count will vary depending on the type of milk and applesauce. Regardless, it’s much cheaper and healthier than running through a fast food drive-thru. Plus, the leftover pancakes will freeze well and will make a great quick breakfast!
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