life between the pages

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Apple Ginger Pancakes

Yes, it's a pancake morning!  The rain isn't letting me get out and take care of the yard today so we'll be doing things inside.  Here's what's for breakfast:

Apple Ginger Pancakes

3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. unbleached white flour
4 tsp. granulated organic cane sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Blend together dry ingredients, set aside.
Place 2 tbsp. all-vegetable shortening in pan to melt.
1/2 c. plain yogurt
1 c. all-natural unfiltered apple juice
1 egg
1/4 c lowfat milk

Blend wet ingredients well with wire whisk.  Add melted shortening from pan, stir to mix.

Pour liquid mixture into bowl with dry ingredients, stir to mix well.

Drop by 1/4 cupfuls into hot frying pan, turn when ready.  Serve warm with maple syrup.
Makes about 12 3 1/2" size pancakes.

These are luscious and good for you as the ginger, yogurt, and whole grain wheat flour work wonders for your digestion, and if you top them with molasses instead of syrup, almost as well as a spring tonic! Enjoy!

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