Hello Everyone and Happy Weekend! Well done on getting through another week.
First of all, I want to say thank you for all of the support. I feel humbled and inspired by your words of encouragement. I am far less nervous and far more excited about what is to come with this blog. Ideas are pouring out of me and I can’t wait to share them all with you. I am going to have to get a new recipe journal soon. A great problem to have, for sure.
We all know I love my sweets, but another thing I CANNOT live without, is breakfast. I know there are people out there that can skip it, my husband being one of them, but I can’t imagine it. Its one of the things we severely disagree on. I mean, lets be real! Breakfast is an amazing combination of sweet and savory. It’s the only time its acceptable to pour syrup on your entire plate. I am not saying I do that, I am just saying you could. I am such a fan we have breakfast for dinner fairly frequently. I know…I’m such a rebel.
I wake up in the morning excited for my breakfast. I don’t know if that is a sign of a problem, but I literally wake up thinking about what I am going to make. Even during the week when my mornings are rushed, I make sure to have a decent breakfast of at least a veggie scramble and the absolutely necessary, better for everyone, cup (or 3) of coffee. I believe in taking a moment in the morning and collecting yourself, even if just for 5 minutes. I actually make sure to wake up a littler earlier because of the necessity of this time. It gets me prepared for what I need to do and gets me off to a good start. I feel more level headed and focused to conquer whatever it is I need to get done. Not to mention, it just makes for a happier me and I say if something makes you genuinely happier, then you should try to make time for it.
On the weekends, I really try to extend this time and enjoy my breakfast. Take a moment, sip my coffee, read a magazine (and when its not this dreadful, cold winter), sit outside and watch the sunrise. A normal egg scramble just won’t do for this kind of occasion. I need something regal and luscious…and a little sweet. Pancakes seem to always fit that bill.
As many of you know, on Saturday’s I go to my Weight Watcher meeting, where I bring breakfast, while my friend brings the coffee. It is a fun time for me to experiment on new recipes and ingredients as my friend is a very patient and encouraging tester. Recently she found out that she is allergic to nickel, so I have had to find interesting breakfast combinations that exclude nickel. Turns out that is harder then you might think. Nickel is in a lot of ingredients. One of those is baking powder, a classic ingredient in pancakes. So I started experimenting with other leavening options. This is what I came up with. Now I prefer these egg white raised pancakes instead of the baking powder version.
These pancakes have an almost regal texture and the blueberry explosions at every bite just take it to the next level. These things are addictive, which is fine, because you can have 5 per serving. When I was taking photos for this post, I had to keep reminding my husband to stop eating the subjects. I could see him sneaking bites though. And who can blame him?! They are delicious. They are surprisingly easy and are a total standout at any brunch.
Enjoy with a little sugar-free maple syrup, or the real stuff if you are feeling naughty. They are also delicious with a little whipped cream (or if you want to get fancy whip up ricotta. It’s amazing!) Also, just simple fresh blueberries will do the trick, and maybe a glass of bubbly if its that kind of morning. Whatever you choose, I can’t wait to hear about it.
Enjoy and as always, Happy Feasting!