“He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.” — Anonymous
My husband and I have been talking about the importance of eating healthier lately. We have little ones and we want to be around as long as God will have us.
I have been researching so many delicious, healthy recipes I ask myself, “Why didn’t I start a long time ago?” But it is never too late to start getting healthy. Just as it is important to keep our bodies (God’s temple) holy and pure, it is just as important to take physical care of our bodies. How can we possibly be useful vessels if we are always feeling lethargic, and sluggish.
As I embark in my new journey of living well, and eating well I want to share some of my favorite recipes that I have collected. Today, we are eating on some yummy Vanilla Bean Pancakes with Maple Butter Pears by Naturally Ella.
“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.” 1 Corinthian 3:16 & 17
- ½-3/4 cup milk
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon nut oil
- 1 large pear
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
- cinnamon to top
- To make pancakes, scrap out vanilla bean into a small sauce pan and add ½ cup milk with vanilla bean pod. Heat to a scald and set aside to let cool slightly.
- In a medium bowl, combine whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl,whisk together with the maple syrup, eggs, and oil. Remove vanilla bean from milk and pour with egg mixture over dry ingredients. Stir just until combined-don’t over mix. If batter thickens too much (and isn’t easily pourable) and a bit more milk.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. When skillet is hot (if you flick water onto the skillet, it should sizzle), take about ¼ cup of batter and pour onto skillet. Let cook for 1-2 minutes (until the pancakes begins to bubble slightly. Flip and let cook for another 1-2 minutes until pancake is cooked through.
- To make pears, melt butter in a medium skillet. Core pears, slice into thin slices (around 1/16″), and add to butter. Stir in 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and continue to cook over medium-low heat until pears are soft. Add more maple syrup if you like a little extra sweetness.
- Serve pancakes with a healthy scoop of pears, liquid, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Check out more healthy, vegetarian meals at Naturally Ella.
What are some of your healthy pancake recipes?