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Most families wait until the weekend to make pancakes because they think they don’t have time during the week.  In reality, pancakes are not that time consuming!  A couple weeks back I told you about cornmeal-pecan pancakes!  Today I’m going to give you the recipe so you can enjoy them yourself on any morning of the week!  Kids will love them before school, and adults will devour them before they go to work!  The best part is, there is not a lot of work involved, and since this week is all about time – and how we all tend to rush around in the mornings, these will work great for you and your family!

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Cornmeal-Pecan Pancakes

TIP:  Have your dry ingredients measured and laid out the night before, covered with plastic wrap, to save time in the morning.

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup almond milk (other dairy free milk such as soymilk, can be used also)
  • 1 banana – smashed
  • 1 – 4 oz. container of all natural unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Maple syrup
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Note:  Choose whole grain cornmeal instead of degerminated cornmeal. It provides better nutrition and also a deeper corn flavor!

Combine cornmeal, rice flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg in large bowl, mix well.  In a separate medium size bowl, combine milk, banana, applesauce, oil and vanilla; whisk until smooth.  Add the milk mixture to cornmeal mixture, stir until smooth batter forms.  Stir in pecans.

Spray pan with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat.  Spoon batter into hot pan – 3-inch diameter usually works great!  Shape into Mickey Mouse faces or something fun for the kids!  Cook 3 minutes or until tops of pancakes are bubbly; flip and cook 2-3 minutes more or until bottoms are golden browned.  Serve with syrup and enjoy!  TIP:  If you have left over pancakes, simply wrap and put into the refrigerator and eat later as a cold treat!  They taste like banana bread!!  M-m-m!!  To really save on time… make pancakes the night before, wrap & refrigerate, then grab one or two the next morning!  These are great both cold or reheated in the microwave (heat for 10 to 20 seconds in microwave)!  Enjoy with fresh squeezed orange juice or a glass of cold almond milk, and a side dish of fresh fruit!!

I wish that we could all just ‘slow’ down, and make time for ourselves!  We tend to find time for everything else!  Meals are best enjoyed at home, around the table, and with those you love!  But certainly, there will be times when we are ‘flying,’ so with that in mind, let’s do our best to find not only quick, simple, delicious meals, but more importantly, nutritious as well!

Stay well,