Stella had her first “official” sleepover this past weekend. She has had her best friend from NY and her cousins, but this was a sleepover with new friends made in her new home. In NY our house seemed to always have kids over on the weekends and I loved listening to the laughter, the conversations and the fun being had – it was wonderful to have all of that this past Friday night. The one thing that I could do without is the “time to go to sleep”, “time to be quiet” that seems to go on whether here or in NY. Sleepovers are nights when all involved get very little sleep! But the lack of sleep is so worth it when you hear the giggles, excitement and fun going on!!
Morning came early, before 6:30 – yikes!!! The three girls all have different breakfast food items – so to decide on one item was not easy for them, for me it was since we have no cereal in the house or a waffle maker, we decided on pancakes. I usually have pancakes in the freezer, but we had finished up the last batch last week and I had not gotten around to making more (we tend not to eat pancakes as often in the warmer months) – so I had to make a new batch. As I was making the batter, part of me was saying these aren’t that healthy, the flour hasn’t been soaked – I am not feeling good about these, but a solution came – I can put some hemp seed and flax into the batter and make it a little more nutrient rich! I also had some raw milk that was starting to sour – buttermilk pancakes these would be.
1 1/4 cup flour
2 Tbl sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/3 cup buttermilk or sour milk (DO NOT uses soured store bought milk)
1 beaten egg
1 Tbl olive or coconut oil
1 cup blueberries (optional – can use apples or other berries)
3 Tbl hemp seeds (optional)
3 Tbl flax meal
1. In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
2. In a separate bowl combine the milk, egg and oil – mix well.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until blended but still slightly lumpy.
4. Add the blueberries and combine.
5. This is when I had my “aha” moment and added the hemp seeds and flax meal, but you could add them to the dry ingredients in the beginning.
6. Melt butter on your pan/griddle and allow to get evenly hot.
7. Pour your batter onto the pan , when you see the bubbles turn the pancakes and cook on the other side.
Serve with maple syrup, honey or we used a jar of grape jelly that did not set – it was delicious! The girls loved the pancakes and more giggle were had at the table!