Happy Mother's Day from Harvest Home! You deserve a celebration (and a Thank You, Mom) for all the meals you make, the laughter you share and the tears you wipe away. What's a celebration without a meal that's a bit special? We thought you'd enjoy a different twist on a breakfast favorite: pancakes. Not thick, heavy pancakes, these are light & thin as a tortilla and twice as delicious. Fill them with fruit, like apple or blueberry sauce. Mouth-watering! And healthy!
Swedish pancakes are easy to make. You might even get your children or your husband to make them and give you a break from the kitchen. Now that would be a treat!
In a bowl, mix together with a whisk
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
Batter will be thin. Pre-heat a medium non-stick frying pan or electric skillet. (If using a regular frying pan, add a little olive oil to prevent sticking.)
Pour a thin layer of batter in a heated pan and spread to edges. Cook until top surface appears dry. Flip with a spatula. Cook for another 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Roll each pancake up & serve with fruit or fill the pancake with fruit & then roll-up. Delightful either way.
While you are enjoying the taste, you will be getting lots of protein and calciumfrom the pancakes while the blueberry syrup (see below) gives you a powerhouse of healthy nutrition: fiber for your digestive system, potassium, vitamins B, C and K as well as antioxidants. All these help keep your heart strong and help fight heart disease. As a Mom, you know how strong you need to keep your heart! Happy Mother's Day.
Recipe: Blueberry Sauce for Swedish Pancakes
- 3 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup sugar
- 1½ tablespoons cornstarch dissolved into 3 tablespoons water
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
Place 1½ cups blueberries in a small saucepan. Cover with water and add sugar and vanilla. Heat over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a low boil and blueberries just start to break apart.Add dissolved cornstarch to saucepan and bring mixture to a rolling boil. Turn heat down and simmer on low heat for 2-3 minutes, or until sauce reaches desired consistency. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, if the sauce gets too thick.Remove from heat. Add remaining blueberries and stir gently. Serve warm or cold.
Tips: Make Mom Happy & Healthy
Quick Apple Sauce:
- Peel and slice your favorite apples in a saucepan. Add ¼ to ½ cup of water. Cook stirring occasionally until apples are soft and can be easily mashed. (Add more water as needed.)
- Remove from heat. Add a bit of sugar and cinnamon to taste. Serve on pancakes or eat with a spoon! Try this and you will never want applesauce from a jar.
Swedish Pancakes are good for breakfast, brunch or even lunch.
Use like a sandwich wrap. Fill with:
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Cream cheese and chopped nuts.
- Mashed banana with a dash of coconut
Eat with a fork.
Whatever you serve, make it pretty!
- Sprinkle almonds or walnuts on the pancakes.
- Add a little powdered sugar: Use a sieve to sprinkle just a light dusting of sugar on the top.
- Lay the lunch sandwich on a piece of crisp lettuce.
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