Monday, June 30, 2014

DIY recipe edition: Lemon Blueberry pancakes

I love short work weeks. If only the long weekends would last longer :-).

I often purchase our staple fruits during grocery shopping. J likes bananas so we get those, I like oranges or green apples or pears and I get those. JOE used to LOVE grapes but she is going through her phase. So we decided to let her try different fruits. I purchased a box blueberries for her thinking "she has to love them since they are small, and burst with yummy goodness in your mouth"! Well, not so fast, she HATED them.

So, what to do? I already had my fruits for the week and honestly, I prefer blueberries baked into something. Blueberry pie? YES PLEASE!!! Fresh blueberries? No, thank you!
But I don't like food going bad and hate waste so I decided to make pancakes for breakfast on Saturday. A deviation from our Saturday morning Nutella banana crepes.  People often say variety is the spice of life right? :-D.

I went to my trusted site (Pinterest) and found this recipe. I love when I have all the necessary ingredients at home so I don't have to go out to get something.
Note: I used lemon juice from a bottle instead of the freshly squeezed one and skipped  the lemon zest. Just not a fan of it.









Topped with reduced sugar maple syrup. YUM!!!


I would love to say JOE hungrily ate every single bite. But that would be a lie. She took a bit of it with blueberries and out it came. 
So I proceeded to give her the parts that didn't have blueberries and she loved it!

JOE enjoyed her milk after a few bites of the non-blueberry filled areas of the pancakes.

What better way to relax than with the iPAD and Doc McStuffins?

Later that evening...my loves together cheesing it up for the camera :-).

This was definitely an easy recipe to follow and I would recommend it to anyone looking for creative ways to add fruits to your breakfast menu. I plan on eventually trying it with strawberries to see if that'll appeal more to JOE. 

Have an awesome week!

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    1. It sure was. I made it again yesterday :-). The family LOVED it!

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  2. That looks so delicious! My niece loves, LOVES blueberries. When I was there over the weekend she kept on asking for it! I'm going to show my sister this recipe.

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    1. Wish Jordan would enjoy blueberries. Perhaps the next time I make it? I made them yesterday and she still would only have the parts without the blueberries. Oh well...

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  3. Your pancakes look delicious. I tried making blueberry pancakes a few years ago, but my daughters weren't big fans of the blueberries, either. I never thought about trying it with strawberries, though. Let me know how it turns out... :)

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    1. Thank you! They were delish :-). I haven't tried them with strawberries yet but will do so soon. Made them again yesterday and everyone loved it. Well, JOE preferred the parts WITHOUT the blueberries mixed in :-).

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  4. Those look yum!!! So fluffy. Was reading through you're posts and doing some catching up, congrats on doing a mini chop!

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    1. They were.

      Yup...started the journey last year and so far so good. I can honestly say for the first time (last weekend), I actually liked my hair after I washed it. It only took 9.5 months! :-D. Thank you!

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  5. I usually like my pancakes regular but definitely a fun recipe to add to my list!!

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    1. Yup. I think your family will enjoy it. A good way to add fruits and fiber to a family staple :-D.

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  6. Made these over the weekend with my sis and the fam loved them! I also made a blueberry syrup to top the pancakes and they were delicious. Great recipe!

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    1. So glad your family enjoyed them! I made them again yesterday and my family loved it too. Thanks for the feedback.

      How did you make the blueberry syrup? Would love to try it next time.

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    2. I took it off a lemon cake recipe that I hope to try soon.

      1 cup frozen blueberries thawed
      1 cup sugar
      2 tbsp corn starch
      1 cup water

      Mash up the blueberries as best as you can, then mix everything together. Heat it up on the stove and stir it for several minutes. It looks like water with blueberry pieces floating around when you start. But when the mixture gets gooey and all blueberry colored, you're done. Just be careful when making it because sugar burns!! I got a little burn on my hand in the process because I didn't get the pan off the stove fast enough before the mixture started to boil. Aggh! But, it was super yummy!

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    3. This sounds sooooo yummy! Will have to try it next time I make these! :-). Thanks for sharing :-).

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  7. Thinking about you guys. Hope everything is good!

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    1. All is well. Thanks for checking in. Was just crazy busy for a few weeks. Trying to get back into the swing of things now :-).

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