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My All American Pancakes

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

Today I bring to you my All American Pancakes.

I had this grand idea of making these pancakes, and I did make them, but they turned out awful!  They were over mixed, ran short on batter and were just a total flop!  I was so disappointed!!  But they do look cool don’t they?

On my second batch of pancakes I scrapped the idea of food coloring and yogurt.  I used to much yogurt and the flavor of the pancakes were not good!!  Like I said, I way over mixed them!  I could use them for a frisbee!  I also decided to use whip cream for my middle layer instead of yogurt!   Much better choice if I do say so myself.

I decided to make a Blueberry Quick jam for the topping.  All I did was take two bags (6 cups) of frozen blueberries, lemon juice and some stevia and cooked it up in a skillet.  I do love my quick jams.  It will go great on yogurt, ice cream and oatmeal.  Oh and pancakes of course!

This batch of pancakes turned out light and fluffy!  I used my spelt pancake mix, since I was out of whole wheat pastry flour.  The spelt gives it pretty speckles.  I also decided to go with old fashion maple syrup for my topping, since it’s been a while since I have had it.  Maple Syrup and pancakes are make a wonderful companionship!  Just don’t take the time to take pictures of it, the whip cream will disappear to quickly!

Here is the recipe for the Blueberry Quick Jam:

  • 6 cups blueberries, frozen or fresh
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. stevia or 1/4 cup of sugar

Directions:

In a large skillet add blueberries, lemon juice and stevia.

Cook blueberries, stirring constantly until thick. About 15 -20 minutes.

Place blueberries in a jar and let it sit on your counter until cool.

Store in the refrigerator.

Calorie per 2 Tablespoons:  30,  Fat:  .04,  Cholesterol:  0,  Sodium:  .06,  Potassium:  32, Carbs:  7.2,  Fiber:  1.6,  Sugar:  5,  Protein:  .02

Making this batch of pancakes I used a scant 1/4 cup of batter.  I did run short and ended up with 5 pancakes.  If your going to make this for more than two people I recommend doubling the batter.  Since it was only me eating them, I kept it with 5.  I’ll take the other two to work tomorrow and have it for breakfast.

My All American Pancakes
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 5 Pancakes
  • Serving size: 2½ pancakes each
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A light and fluffy pancakes made with strawberry and blueberry jam with a whip cream middle.
Ingredients
  • ⅓-cup 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup Spelt Pancake Mix or see notes for from scratch pancakes
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • Topping:
  • 2 tbsp. Blueberry Quick Jam
  • 2 tbsp. Strawberry Quick Jam
  • ¼ cup fat free whip cream
Instructions
  1. Mix Greek Yogurt, Egg Whites, and vanilla Extract into a small bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl combine Pancake Mix and sugar ( or Flour, Baking Soda, & Salt see notes for ingredients)
  3. Combine and whisk till evenly mixed
  4. Place ¼-cup batter onto non-stick skillet and cook till bubbles start appearing through the top of the pancake and then flip.
  5. For topping:
  6. Layer the pancakes: Bottom layer put 1 tbsp. strawberry quick jam.
  7. Middle layer: 2 tablespoons whip cream
  8. Top Layer: 1 tablespoon blueberry quick jam.
Notes
Subbing Spelt Pancake Mix: ⅓ cup whole wheat pastry flour ½ tsp Baking Soda, Dash of Salt

Calories per serving: 160, Fat 1.2, Sodium: 90.0, Potassium: 148.6, Carbs: 24.6, Fiber: 6.4, Sugar: 5.5, Protein: 13.2

Glad today is the last day of work!!  I decided to take off Thursday, so I can have two days in a row.  It kind of stinks that the fourth of July falls on a Wednesday.  It’s hard to see the firework show and get up for work the next morning.  Do you have Thursday off?  Any big plans for the 4th?

Have a great day!

Toodles,

Jen

 

Comments

  1. Jennifer, your pancakes make me feel like saluting, so patriotic! Also love that jam recipe. I always make freezer jam which we love but it does have a lot of sugar so this will be wonderful when I’m trying to keep an eye on the girlish figure! Thanks

  2. There isn’t much better than pancakes and maple syrup. This looks fantastic!

  3. Hi! My Sweet Party – July with theme My Favourite Pie is now open for submission and I’d love you to join again! In the next few days I’ll feature my top three favourite recipes from My Sweet Party – June. Make sure to stop by to se if your contribution is one of my favourites:-)

    XXX

    Johanna

  4. I love that you’re so honest about making mistakes. Thank you for that. I get so frustrated when I mess up.

  5. Food Stories says:

    These are so cute 🙂

  6. Such a great and easy recipe! I love making jams and cannot wait to get some more blueberries so I can make this!

  7. I love pancakes! What wonderful recipe. Yours look fabulous

  8. This is a delicious recipe, big thanks for sharing this, gonna make these today.

    Simon

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