Friday, September 26, 2008

Whole Wheat Flour - and WW Pancakes :)

Sometimes I love living at home! We ran out of whole wheat flour the other week so I asked my mom if she would buy more. "Buy?" she asked, "we don't buy wheat flour, we grind it ourselves". So I pulled out the old kitchen-appliance size wheat grinder (the good 'ol Magic Mill I remember from childhood) and dumped a bunch of red wheat grains into it. I turned it on and watched the wheat turn to flour before my eyes!

2 cups (freshly ground) whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups soymilk
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

Mix well, it took a minute longer for the liquid to all be absorbed into the wheat flour vs. white, but that's okay. Cook on griddle - smother in margarine and syrup - enjoy! :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Banana Bread Giant Muffins


1/3 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 ripe mashed bananas
1/2 cup soymilk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the margarine and sugar together, then stir in flour, baking powder and soda. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into greased muffin tins and bake for 30 minutes.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Basic Pancakes

1 cup white flour1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups soymilk
1 - 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

Mix dry ingredients, then add wet. After stirring a little, I put the batter in my Magic Bullet blender (any blender would do) and give it a few pulses to take care of yucky flour lumps. Work wonders, just don't over blend. A few pulses will do you.

Cook on a griddle on high, I also brown some Gimmie Lean "sausage" with it and I eat it all covered in real maple syrup