Yes, that is actually the name of one recipe. How exactly did I marry Green, Trail Mix and Pancakes? Why exactly would I do that?
Yesterday when I asked Ben what he wanted for breakfast (he was the only one up at the time), I expected a 'normal' answer-- oatmeal, Ben's cereal, pancakes, french toast.... you know, normal breakfast food.
Ben said, "What we had yesterday for lunch: almond butter and jelly, strawberries, peppers and chips." I started to say, "That's lunch food! We can have that for lunch-- what do you want for breakfast?" But instead, I decided it didn't really matter. Who cares if you have a sandwich for lunch or breakfast? We had the same thing again today for breakfast, too. :-)
So, today for lunch, I decided to have breakfast. But, I wanted it to be healthy and packed with delicious things. So I came up with Green Trail Mix Pancakes! I used my basic pancake recipe and just added a bunch of stuff to it. :-)
Green Trail Mix Pancakes
1 cup flour
3/4 milk or water
2 TBS oil or butter
1 egg (or 2 TBS flax meal)
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 TBS honey or sugar or maple syrup (I don't always put sugar in but today I wanted to go syrup-less, so I added a bit of sweetness to the batter)
1/4 cup oats
1 cup blanched, pureed spinach
2 TBS raisins
2 TBS chocolate chips
2 TBS sunflower seeds
1 TBS hemp seeds
1/4 fresh blueberries
I blanched the spinach and then put it in the blender with the water and the egg. Then I transferred it into a bowl and added all the other ingredients and mixed well. Finally I cooked them in my cast iron skillet. Delicious!
Think of the possibilities! You can add anything to pancakes! And it could be a meal! What would you add?