I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day! Jordan and I didn’t make a big deal about Valentine’s Day this year since we’re going to Hawaii in about 5 weeks, but he still got me a card, chocolates, jelly beans, and a stuffed bear. (The stuffed bear is tradition – he gets me one every year. This was the 10th one =). ) And honestly, I find that the longer we’re together the less of a deal we make over Valentine’s Day, our anniversary, birthdays, etc. This year on our anniversary, we were all like, hey it’s our anniversary, with no presents or cards or anything – haha. Maybe we’re getting old?? Or maybe we’re just getting terribly unromantic…either way =). But maybe, your sweetie is still terribly romantic and made you something similar to these pancakes this morning. And brought them to you in bed! I made these pancakes over the weekend and they were delicious. The raspberry flavor really comes through and so naturally I topped mine with some chocolate syrup. They’d be delicious with a homemade raspberry sauce too, but I was just too lazy ;). Enjoy!

Whole Wheat Raspberry Pancakes
1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 cup raspberry puree (about 1 cup fresh or frozen)
1-1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
3/4 cup 100% bran cereal (such as Kellogg’s All-Bran Original or Fiber One Bran Cereal)
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
2. In large mixing bowl, combine egg, milk, raspberry puree, vanilla, and cereal. Let stand 5 minutes or until cereal softens. Add flour mixture, stirring to combine. (If batter is too thick, you can add another tablespoon or two of milk, but don’t add too much or your pancakes will be gummy. It’s ok for the batter to be thick. You can “help” it spread out when you pour it in the skillet.)
3. Using a #20 scoop, portion batter onto preheated griddle or non-stick skillet. Turn once. Makes 19 pancakes.

Nutritional Info (per pancake): 61 calories; 0.7 g fat; 12.5 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g fiber; 2.6 g protein

Categories: Breakfast, Pancakes

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