Breakfast-for-dinner is a favorite of mine, and no one else seems to complain. That’s why I tagged it special occasion- having breakfast for dinner is its own occasion. I have one stringent requirement- pancakes must be served separately from eggs, because syrup-y eggs are truly unappealing. Otherwise, it can be french toast, waffles, bacon, sausage, etc. It can be vegetarian (leave out the ham), probably could be made vegan (skip the eggs altogether and go with a tofu scramble) though I wouldn’t bother, or be super meaty if that’s your thing. And, leftover green pancakes make great toddler snacks.
We had omelets, blueberry pancakes, and leftover latkes, too, which- when served with eggs and ketchup- can be retitled ‘hashbrowns.’
For the omelet, blend 3 eggs with a splash of milk and a dash of pepper. Heat a splash of oil in an omelet pan. Fry a handful of chopped onions for about 2 minutes and add chopped bell pepper and ham. Or pretty much anything else you have leftover in your fridge. Cook for a couple more minutes, then pour egg mixture over frying fillings. Turn heat to low and let cook thoroughly; I put the lid on because that cooks things faster, and because I like my eggs on the over-cooked side. Once cooked, I put shredded cheese on top to melt while the pancakes finished.
For the pancakes, mix the ingredients (below) thoroughly. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and spoon batter in; flip when you see bubbles forming and bursting, serve. The pancakes should take about 5 minutes a batch.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tblsp flax meal
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup QUICK COOK oats (don’t try using regular ones!)
- 3/4 cup frozen blueberries, thawed (microwave) and drained
For PMM, we thawed a cube of blended greens and mixed it with 1 cup of the batter. This is a brilliantly sneaky Ninja trick, developed after PMM stopped eating broccoli. We put greens in anything and everything, and pancakes are no exception- in fact, they’re ideal. You can only taste it a little, but I can’t quite bring myself to eat them, too, because they just don’t quite taste right if you’ve spent decades eating your pancake without greens.