Morning! Man, I was dreading coming to work today just because the weekend was so fun and definitely not long enough. The best way to ease myself into a Monday is to start the day off right with pancakes, which is exactly what I did this morning. When I was in NJ over the weekend, my dad took me to a blueberry farm where they grow, pick, and package the blueberries for distribution. You can go to the farm and buy the already picked blueberries for really cheap. We split a flat, which is 12 pints of blueberries, and it was $15 total. So, I got 6 packages of blueberries for $7.50, or $1.25 each! Fresh, delicious, plump blueberries for cheap!? Yes, please! You’ll be seeing a lot of them over the next week or so.
I made the basic chiacake recipe with:
- 2 tbsp flax seed pancake and waffle mix (1 pt)
- 1/2 scoop protein powder (1 pt)
- 1 tsp chia seeds (.5 pts)
- 2 tbsp egg whites (0 pts)
- 3 tbsp light soy milk (.5 pts)
- 1 cup blueberries (1 pt)
I added the blueberries to the pancakes as soon as I poured the batter into the pan.
This recipe made 3 good sized blueberry pancakes.
I took the rest of the cup of blueberries and microwaved them for 1 minute total which made them get all melty and pop into a delicious blueberry syrup.
This made the perfect topping for the blueberry pancakes!
These pancakes had just 4 points, syrup and all! I think I’ll be making more of this 1 ingredient syrup, which could be great chilled in a yogurt parfait or as an oatmeal topper.
What is your favorite way to use blueberries? I need some ideas so I can make it through these before they go bad!
Happy first day of summer!