Recipe: Happy Pancakes and Roasted Strawberries
I’m a waffle girl. If given the choice between waffles and pancakes, I will almost always choose the waffles. I love the crispier exterior and the patterned texture. Pancakes are just floppy little creeps.
Unfortunately, using a waffle maker when you’re really hungry seems overly tedious and so sometimes, if you’re like me, you succumb to the ease of pouring small piles of mixture and flipping flapjacks over the time sensitive mess that waffles can sometimes be.
I’ve decided on an addendum to my not-liking-pancakes policy: If combined with roasted fruit dripping with warm juiciness and whipped cream, pancakes can sometimes beat waffles. These were probably the best pancakes I’ve ever eaten in my life. And the best part is that the whole thing is actually pretty healthy!
1 cup whole wheat pancake mix
3/4 cup water
2 tbsp ground flax seeds
2 tbsp shredded coconut flakes
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp oats
1/2 cup low fat whipped cream
12 strawberries, husked and quartered
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp shredded coconut flakes
Preheat the oven to 375 F degrees. Line a casserole dish or baking pan with parchment paper and spread the quartered strawberries across the bottom. Pour the sugar and coconut flakes over the berries and roll them around slightly to be sure they get covered. Bake for between 10 and 15 minutes, checking often. They should be soft and syrupy when they’re done.
Combine all the pancake ingredients in a large bowl EXCEPT THE OATS. Cook the pancakes like you’d cook any pancake — On the stove, waiting until one side has tiny bubbled before flipping. I’d suggest a medium type heat, but truthfully I always mess up the first two pancakes no matter what, so don’t be discouraged if it takes you a couple of tries to get a few good ones!
While the first side of the pancake is cooking, sprinkle some oats on each of the tops. When they flip over, the oats will get a yummy grilled taste on the outside of the pancakes!
After plating the pancakes, pour the roasted strawberries on top and add a dollop of whipped cream!