In the summer, I like to make fancy breakfasts for my kids, even on the weekdays, but I don’t want them all to be sugary cereals or empty calorie pancakes. For this reason I have the following flax seed-wheat germ pancake recipe below. My kids feel nurtured and loved but they will also be healthfully fueled for their day. Isn’t that what breakfast used to be, back in the day? Healthy with fruit?
What also used to be back in the day was a written list of all your friend’s phone numbers, one of which I still have and have strategically placed on my bulletin board for easy access. My friend , Raj, was so struck when he noticed my old school list (well, more like a crazy collage of numbers covering every inch of a page of loose leaf), that he wrote me the following email:
” The whole idea is very retro and counter-cultural relative
to today’s trends. Yet, your choice of organizing critical information
(anti-technology) harks back to a fundamentalism and simplicity that people
today have forgotten about in a technological world but that remains highly
relevant. That is, your’s is a seemingly backward looking approach, however, it
is actually trailblazing in that it actually speaks to a certain part of us that
is fast going away; the need to remain connected to a more organic world as
organic beings, given that so much of our world is being replaced by technology.
Not really a new idea, but certainly relates to the organic food movement as
Who knew Raj was a genius and that I was a trailblazer ? 🙂
Thanks for the musings, Raj and I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Flax Seed Wheat Germ Pancakes:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
2 TBS wheat germ
1 TBS ground flax seeds
1 tsp baking soda
2 TBS olive oil
1 1/2 cups heavy cream (can substitute with buttermilk or full Greek yogurt)
1 beaten egg
butter or olive oil for frying
fruit of your choice-I used cherries and strawberries
Mix dry ingredients in one bowl, mix wet ingredients in a bowl and combine dry into wet ingredients until combined.
In a cast iron or non-stick skillet, heat up a tsp or two of butter or olive oil. When melted spoon out a few TBS of batter, let cook for a minuet or two, check underneath with a spatula to make sure it is browning and then flip. Let cook for another couple minutes and set aside on plat. Repeat until batter is done.
Serve with fresh fruit (I used cherries)
Serves about 3-4