The way the light trips gaily through my kitchen window this Sunday morning – scampering in quick tiptoe across my purple petals – paints joy on every surface it touches…including me. A sort of celebratory mood.
“Pancakes!” I suddenly crave, remembering the half-used buttermilk still in my fridge. Not a staple I usually keep on hand. And not a luxury menu I usually allow myself to indulge.
That 100% maple syrup I picked up a month ago is still sitting on the counter, wooing.
Mm… maybe there is a healthier version I might uncover online?
Googling “Buttermilk pancakes, healthy?,” I suddenly find myself staring into a plate of the most luscious and fluffy flapjacks, soft and pale the way I love them (never charred!) and amazingly purporting to be the ultimate in healthy.
Easy peasy directions. Hardly any sugar or butter. Yet the picture looks incredible. Only one unique to pancake item I don’t have on hand – yogurt. A quick run I needed to make anyway to Target and I could have these going within the hour.
As soon as I see the first bubbles, flip the starting cake, I simply splutter aloud… Wow. The most delectable looking pancakes I’ve seen in a long time.
And I know… I am only going to be able to manage consuming two of these beauties for today (I hadn’t kept to the silver dollar size recommended in the recipe, but just regular medium rounds…still these treats are over the top gorgeous and filling!) – topped with a handful of fresh country blueberries and touch of that syrup…
Even in this once in a blue moon splurge, my heart sings of His beauty and delight. Wells up a praise within for tiny, unexpected gifts that seem to say…just because, I love you. (In particular to me, because I just can’t let myself have the sweets I used to enjoy any time… and asked Him for a way this day…)
And once more I marvel at this blogosphere where we can share and find the most unusual treasures at our fingertips…
The remaining batter is calling to me from the fridge this new morn…and I think, as I did flipping them yesterday… I want to share them with you.
In a flipping mood?
(I smile at those words echoing from a quirky and fun character in one of my favorite Christmas movies – Christmas in Connecticut… 🙂 )
Then you simply MUST hop on over to Amy’s and check these out!
P.S. I think these would even be fabulous as a shortcake base for strawberries – a quick
and on the health side dessert!
Perfect for a little afternoon tea! Especially for those of us trying to cut down on sugar and butter! Yum!
I found the batter quite thick, so I did follow Amy’s tip for adding additional buttermilk…
© Pam Depoyan
Pancake photo, courtesy of Amy at http://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2015/01/18/the-ultimate-healthy-buttermilk-pancakes/
Purple bouquet – my photo
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