For me there is nothing like getting up Saturday morning relaxing with a cup of joe and a healthy breakfast, then going for a hike/run in the Gatineau Park. My husband has been making pancakes on Saturday morning for years - fluffy banana pancakes, oatmeal pancakes, chocolate chip or berry pancakes. This morning he made some nice light fluffy low-fat and energy packed pancakes - Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes. These were enough to kick start our day which resulted in a 20km (31/2 hr) hike in Luskville.
1 cup each whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder and baking soda
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
2 egg whites
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cocoa
1/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
In a large bowl combing flours, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and sugar. In separate bowl whisk together egg whites, buttermilk and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry. Stir just until moistened. Gently stir in blueberries (or add to each pancakes separately).
Spray a large wide skillet with non stick spray. Heat to mediumheat. Spoon about 1/2 cup batter for each pancake onto skillet. Cook until underside is brown and then flip and cook for 2-3 more mins. Serve with maple syrup or vanilla yogurt and fresh fruit.