Monday, January 14, 2013

#Dairyfree Pecan Pancakes - Fruit Salad & Snowshoeing Fun

How about this title?  It sums up our Sunday fun :)  For breakfast we had fresh, hot pancakes, along with a fruit salad and then we headed for  Mount Hood again to go snowshoeing.  Snowshoeing for the parental entertainment and lot's of sledding for the girlies after the hike.  So much fun...and a gorgeous day up on Mount Hood with blue skies and lot's of snow.

Dairyfree Pancake with Pecan & Fruit Sala
For breakfast both girls requested pancakes - and I decided to "dress" some of them up a bit with leftover pecans in my pantry.  The girls, preferred the plain ones...but let me tell you the addition of pecans was fantastic.  And yes, the body needs more than pancakes for breakfast and there are not many things more delicious to accompany pancakes than fruit salad.
Dairyfree Pancakes - adapted from Joy of Cooking
1-1/2 C Flour
       3 Tbl Sugar
1-3/4  tsp  Baking Powder
       1 tsp  Salt
1-1/2 C     Soy/Oat/Hemp/Almond "Milk" - use Vanilla flavored for extra sweetness
       3 Tbl Canola Oil
            2   Eggs
    1/2 tsp.  Vanilla Extract
    1/4 C     Pecan pieces {optional}

1. In a big bowl mix all of the dry ingredients together {first 4},
2. In another bowl mix all the wet ingredients together.  Mix them thoroughly.
3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix it up into a smooth batter.
4. Heat a little bit of canola oil in a griddle. When hot add batter - I add it in 1/4 C per pancake. Flip
    when the first side is baked, and brown the second side.
5. Optional if adding pecans - add a couple of pecans to each pancake just before flipping it to bake that

Fruit Salad
At least 5 pieces of different fruit (this time I used kiwis, apples, orange)
1/4 C Sunflower Seeds {or pumpkin seeds}
1/4 C Raisins {optional}
1/4 C Pecans or other nuts {optional but so good}
      Juice from 1/2 lemon
1. Peel {I do not peel apples, pears, etc.} fruit if needed, and cut into bite size pieces. Mix into
    a salad bowl,
2. Add other ingredients and toss together

Before you go, here are a few pictures from our fun at Mount Hood.  This time we went to the White River West Sno-Park which is about 15 minutes from Government Camp. Amazing sledding hills,  snowshoeing, and cross county skiing.  Highly recommended for some winter snow fun by us :)



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