Father's Day Pancake Recipe

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This Father’s Day, make him feel special right from the start with a decadent treat he’s guaranteed to love. Deliver breakfast in bed this Sunday with a stack of hot fresh pancakes and warm strawberry syrup. These pancakes have the look and taste of a white flour pancake, yet there is absolutely no flour in them! You’ll be nourishing him with hearty fare, packed with enough protein and whole grains to keep him feeling good all morning long.  And when dad’s happy, everyone’s happy!

Keep this recipe for regular weekdays when your mornings are rushed (and whose aren’t?!). You can make the batter the night before, then serve freshly made pancakes any day of the week; or place the cooked pancakes in a plastic bag and freeze them for up to three months, then simply toast them in the morning. These pancakes also hold up well as a “grab and go” handheld breakfast in the car on the way to work. You can find the Free Recipe right below this post.

Make the man you love feel special this Father’s Day!

With healthiest regards,

Missy 

Sneaky Chef Father's Day Pancakes with Warm Strawberry Syrup

Makes about 6 servings

1⁄2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1⁄2 cup low-fat milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1⁄2 cup rolled oats
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1⁄2 cup Flour Blend (equal parts all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour and wheat germ) 
2 to 4 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips, optional

In the container of a blender, combine all ingredients except Flour Blend and chocolate chips and blend until smooth. Add Flour Blend and pulse a few times until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated. Add the chocolate chips and mix lightly with a spoon (do not blend the chips if you want them to remain whole).

   Spray non-stick cooking oil on a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Test the pan by tossing in a few drops of water; it will sizzle when it’s hot enough. The skillet will grow hotter over time, so turn down the heat if the pan starts to smoke.

   Drop small ladles (about 1 tablespoon) of batter onto the skillet in batches, making sure there are some chocolate chips in each pancake. When bubbles begin to set around the edges and the skillet-side of each pancake is golden (peek underneath), gently flip them over. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the pancake is fully set.

   Serve stacked high, drizzled with a little warm Strawberry Syrup (see recipe below) or dusted with powdered sugar.

Strawberry Syrup: 

Strawberries (fresh or frozen) combined with an equal part pure maple syrup. Pulse in blender. Warm, and serve.

Sneaky Time-Saving Tip! 

Put all ingredients (except the sprinkles) in the blender the night before and refrigerate overnight. 

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