There is nothing I love more than waking up on a Sunday morning and heading to the kitchen to make myself a delicious, warm breakfast. With so much going on during the week, I use the weekend to slow down a bit, recharge and cook my favorite meals.
One of these meals is my pancakes with fresh berries and maple syrup. You might notice that the pancakes pictured above have a brown tint to them. Instead of using bleached, white flour, I include whole grain flour in the recipe. It has more fiber and nutrients than white flour and is just as tasty. I'm sharing this recipe with y'all because these pancakes are made with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
For those of who you have never made pancakes, I encourage you to start with this recipe. Your confidence in making them will grow over time and you'll soon find yourself wanting to put your own twist on this recipe. Maybe you'll add chocolate chips. Maybe you'll add lemon zest. The great thing is that you have so many options of ingredients you can add to this recipe to make them uniquely yours.
PANCAKES WITH FRESH BERRIES
INGREDIENTS 1 cup Whole Grain Flour
¼ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Baking Soda
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Melted Butter
1 Egg Beaten
1 cup Buttermilk
1 tsp Butter
½ cup Fresh Blueberries
Mix flour, salt, baking soda and sugar in a large bowl.
Add melted butter, egg and buttermilk and whisk until incorporated.
Heat nonstick pan and dot with butter.
In a small, lightly buttered pan over medium heat, spoon ¼ cup-fulls of batter. When batter begins to bubble, turn pancake and cook until golden brown.
Serve with fresh blueberries and maple syrup.
Whenever Nicole and I sit down and have a meal with the boys, we put the phonebowl on the table. It's our way of guaranteeing that we're not distracted by technology and can focus on spending quality time with each other. If your kids are tech savvy, I encourage you to get a phonebowl for your family. It's a fun way for the kids to release their phones. Just don't forget to set an example and throw your phone in there too!
Over the past week on CORA-ntine Cuisine, I got to reunite with several friends that Nicole and I have made over the years. Our incredible guests included Maria Shriver, Sheila E, Debi Mazar, Chef Gabriele Corcos, Chef Karen Akunowicz and the Shirley Temple King! Many of the guests spoke of the importance of taking care of your health and eating foods that boost your immune system.
Hey y'all! This past week was one for the books. Not only did we celebrate Greek Easter, but it was also my son Caje's birthday! I got to chat with some incredible special guests including Cameron Mathis, David Burtka, Scott Evans, Chef Andrew Zimmern and superstar film director Tate Taylor! I'm going to share a few of my favorite recipes from last week and fill you in on some of the topics we discussed.
I've had so much fun on CORA-ntine Cuisine this past week. I got to chat with several special guests including Chef Ingrid Hofffman, Chef Dominique Crenn, Cake Wars host Jonathan Bennet and my partners at the Little Kitchen Academy, Felicity and Brian Curin. There's been one common theme in all of my chats so far and that theme is positivity.